Clinical nutritionist Jay Robb created the 3 day Fruit Flush Plan for people who feel they are in need of a detox and are showing signs that may include bloating, fatigue, irritability and carbohydrate addiction.
Jay Robb says that by eating specific foods dieters can remove toxins and flush away extra pounds in just three days. He claims that the key to maintaining health and long-term weight loss is to eat a balanced healthy diet with periodic cleanses with fresh raw fruit.
This is a 48-page book that gives instructions for a 3-day cleansing diet based on protein powder and fruit.
Fruit forms the basis of this diet and it’s high content of water, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and low glycemic index carbohydrates are said to help dissolve toxins, improve liver function and increase energy levels.
The first day involves protein drinks that are taken five times a day at two hourly intervals. Dinner is a large raw vegetable salad with lean protein and olive oil or avocado.
Days two and three involve a serving of fresh fruit in place of the protein drinks and dinner is a large raw vegetable salad with olive oil or avocado and a protein drink.
|8 am – Protein drink|
|10 am – Protein drink|
|12 pm – Protein drink|
|2 pm – Protein drink|
|4 pm – Protein drink|
|6 pm- 3 to 6 cups raw vegetable salad, 3-6 oz lean chicken and 1 tablespoon olive oil|
Days 2 & 3
|Days 2 and 3|
|8 am – 2 cups cantaloupe|
|10 am – 2 cups strawberries|
|12 pm – 1 medium banana|
|2 pm – 2 medium apples|
|4 pm – 1 large mango|
|6 pm- 3 to 6 cups raw vegetable salad, ½ avocado and a protein drink|
Robb advises dieters to avoid cardio and weight training exercises for the duration of the plan.
Fruit Flush costs $5 and is available in both hard copy and e-book format.
It is also necessary to purchase whey protein powder and a large amount of fruit.
While diets that overemphasize one food group to the exclusion of others are usually not recommended as a healthy approach to dieting, Robb avoids most of these problems by advising that the diet is only continued for 3 days and by including adequate amounts of protein and healthy fats in his plan.
His claims that dieters can lose 9 pounds in 3 days may be seen as misleading as it is not physically possible to lose this amount of fat in such a short time, so it is important to bear in mind that most of the weight lost on this plan is likely to be water.
Nonetheless this plan will be safer than many other detox plans for the majority of dieters, and will likely give a boost to motivation and energy that can kick start a lifestyle healthy weight loss program.