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October 1, 2011 7:05 PM
Has anyone tried this/ It was in women's world. A friend told me about it, tried it for 4 days and lost 4 lbs. It's not a fad diet exactly. It's a soup that has 315 calories per serving (3 cups!!!). You also eat veggies, fruit and protein. I'm doing fine with my weight loss, but the soup looked great - so I'm thinking..why not?
October 1, 2011 7:10 PM
Sounds yummy. =)
October 1, 2011 7:13 PM
You can't go wrong eating healthy like that.....and healthy calories make a whole lot more difference than the same amount of calories eating processed junk. I always loose more when I eat only veggies, fruit, and lean meats.
October 1, 2011 7:14 PM
what was the soup? recipe?
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October 1, 2011 7:14 PM
One of my coworkers did this, and the only problem was she is diabetic, so wasn't enough protein allowed to keep her blood sugar from acting funny, so if u have any chronic health issues like that, it may not be a good idea. She complained that she was STARVING the whole time too lol!
October 1, 2011 7:14 PM
As long as you're eating those other things I would think it'd be fine, especially with cooler weather coming, warm soup is nice and helps up your water intake. I would just make sure that the sodium isn't too high (not sure if this is a homemade or pre-packaged soup). Best of luck ;)
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October 1, 2011 7:14 PM
To give proper credit - it comes from one of my most favourite magazines "Woman's World" Oct 3, 2011 edition. There's a meal plan to follow in that you basically have a high protein breakfast (I have 2 scrambled eggs with cheese or protein shake with fruits), and soup for lunch and dinner. Snacks that are allowed (2 daily) are unlimited veggies with salsa, Garden salad with 1 tsp olive oil and fresh lemon or vinegar to taste, 1 hard boiled egg/unlimited veggies and 1 piece of fruit.

It also says if you're not in the mood for soup at dinner you can substitue 5oz lean protein (such as eggs, fish, chicken or beefo) and 2 cups veggies prepared with 1 stp olive oil; add herps and spices and lemon juice as desired.

The article speaks to some of the slimming ingredients - the protein that is included which boost metabolism by 25% post-meal (there's 31g of protein in 1 serving of soup); Onions (loaded with chromium) which helps improve levels of fat storage hormones; Beans = fiber (stabilizes blood sugar which reduces the amoutn of fat-storage hormones our bodies make); cayenne - studies show that they boost metabolism up to 20% for up to 30 minutes; parsley and cilantro - they help relieve bloating by flushing out toxins and they're also loaded with antioxidants; garlic - studies show that a compound in garlic called allicin may prevent pre-fat cells from turning into full blown fat cells and tomatoes - rich in vitamin C and they also help burn fat 25% faster!


So here is the recipe my friends... it is yummy. I did it with lean ground beef this time but will try chicken next. It's a very hearty and filling soup!

- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 1/4lbs lean ground beef, turkey or shredded chicken
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 8oz mushrooms, chopped
- 1 (14oz) can of crushed tomatoes (I used organic canned tomatoes)
- 1 (32oz) bottle reduced-sodium tomato or vegetable cocktail juice (I used the veggie juice)
- 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
- 1 (14oz) can beans, rinsed and drained (since it didn't specify I used an organic mixed bean can)
- 1 Tbs ground cumin
- 1/8 tsp cayenne, or to taste
- 1/4 cup each fresh cilantro and parsley, chopped

In a stock pot, heat olive oil over medium-high setting. Sauté meat/poultr until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside. (I didn't use oil to cook my meat but rather to sauté next mix)

Sauté onion, garlic, peppers and mushrooms until soft, about 5 minutes.

Stir in remaining ingredients, except cilantro and parsley. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro and parsley. Cover; simmer 10 minutes longer. Store soup in refrigerator up to 5 days. Freezes well. Makes 16 cups. 1 Serving = 3 cups (I have 2 cups and I'm full).

Nutritional info: Servings 5 (I guess this is how many servings the recipe makes). Per serving
Calories: 315
Fat: 9 g (2g saturated)
Chol: 65.8mg
Protein: 31g
Carbs: 30g
Sodium 1,185
Fiber: 8g

The article speaks to long term results ... after a week or so on this plan, begin incorporating more variety. Opting for lots of lean protein and veggies plus a little good fat (such as nuts and olive oil) at most meals is key to ongoing success. You can also add a few daily servings of fiber-rich carbs (such as oatmeal, beans, sweet potato, brown rice). For more menus and recipe ideas, chec out any book in Ann Louise Gittleman's Fat Flush Series.
October 2, 2011 1:58 PM
I posted this last week. I must have misunderstood the directions. I was under the impression that you could only have (1) fruit as a snack or a boiled egg or a salad or unlimited veggies w/ salsa and we were to pick 2 a day along with 2 eggs plus 2 egg whites mixed in veggies for breakfast. I eat my daily requirement of fruits and veggies everyday, but when I was trying to stick to this diet, I was all thrown off on my veggies and fruit. I went shopping and found myself very lightheaded .... not sure why.... but I am assuming that it is because even though I ate 2 servings each of this 3 cups per serving soup, I was really under on my calorie intake those few days. I didn't quit the soup, IT IS A GREAT TASTING SOUP...... but I did freeze a good portion of it....in 3 cup portions... and I intend to feed my husband , along with myself with each 3 cup portions and I went back to my regular eating. I am having great success with just my daily fruits and veggies along with my oatmeal and lean meat w/ veggies and a small portion of brown rice or sweet potatoes / regular potato. I have been able to balance out my days along with my exercising to stay in the green with my calories, carbs, and fat. Those are very important to me. This soup is great, but it really threw me off and it is a good thing I lost when I first started it because for the first time since my journey began, I think I stalled on my weight loss. Back to plan ( A ) for me...... But I will eat the soup, occasionally for a nice , hot , bowl of what I think tastes like chili! wink
October 2, 2011 2:21 PM
I did a simular soup diet a few years ago as did a few of my friends. The soup is tasty but after a while we got get sick of it. I would make it and add it to a balanced diet in moderation.
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October 2, 2011 3:50 PM
QUOTE:

I posted this last week. I must have misunderstood the directions. I was under the impression that you could only have (1) fruit as a snack or a boiled egg or a salad or unlimited veggies w/ salsa and we were to pick 2 a day along with 2 eggs plus 2 egg whites mixed in veggies for breakfast. I eat my daily requirement of fruits and veggies everyday, but when I was trying to stick to this diet, I was all thrown off on my veggies and fruit. I went shopping and found myself very lightheaded .... not sure why.... but I am assuming that it is because even though I ate 2 servings each of this 3 cups per serving soup, I was really under on my calorie intake those few days. I didn't quit the soup, IT IS A GREAT TASTING SOUP...... but I did freeze a good portion of it....in 3 cup portions... and I intend to feed my husband , along with myself with each 3 cup portions and I went back to my regular eating. I am having great success with just my daily fruits and veggies along with my oatmeal and lean meat w/ veggies and a small portion of brown rice or sweet potatoes / regular potato. I have been able to balance out my days along with my exercising to stay in the green with my calories, carbs, and fat. Those are very important to me. This soup is great, but it really threw me off and it is a good thing I lost when I first started it because for the first time since my journey began, I think I stalled on my weight loss. Back to plan ( A ) for me...... But I will eat the soup, occasionally for a nice , hot , bowl of what I think tastes like chili! wink


I plan on keeping with my program on here...but thought it looked really tasty and since it was a "fat flushing" soup, it couldn't hurt to use it for a few meals thru the week. Especially with the weather getting cold..........but instead today I made homemade veggie soup....mmmm it's yummo!
October 13, 2011 10:02 AM
I started on this plan last week, Wednesday to Friday (but only using the soup not doing the whole Cranwater and Hot Lemon) I ended up losing almost 7lbs last week.

This weekend we had our Thanksgiving Dinner this and I allowed myself to enjoy it. Started back again on Tuesday, will be weighing in on Saturday will post my results. So first two days were as follows:

Started again on Tuesday and this time followed the recommendations in the book with the CranWater and Hot Lemon. I decided that I was going to make it easier for myself with a Shake in the morning; two eggs as snacks and soup for Lunch and Dinner, of course lots of water and still sticking to my workout plan.

Tue - felt a little tired and sluggish
Wed - Big headache, I believe body was detoxing; also had intense craving for sweets
Today - No hunger, had to force myself to eat my snack; am eating my soup for lunch and 3/4 way am stuffed; feel really energetic today.
Edited by chazzi1969 On October 13, 2011 10:03 AM
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October 13, 2011 12:47 PM
Yaknow I was thinking of trying this, but I dont understand why they didnt specify what type of beans to use!
October 13, 2011 6:47 PM
I saw the same womans world magazine and I did try the soup. It tastes amazing and is very filling. There was no way I could eat 3 cups of it at a time so I only had 2 cups. I ate it for 3 days in a row for lunch and supper and in that 3 days I lost 2 lbs. Its not something I would want to eat for 10 days like it says but for the 3 days I did do it....it worked. Lots of peeing and tooting.
October 13, 2011 6:48 PM
I made it and used pork and beans so I could get the extra tomatoe. My friend also made it and used green beans.
October 13, 2011 6:51 PM
I'm on my second batch of soup... i ate it for 4 or 5 days straight because i live alone and that recipe makes A LOT!! But i didn't see a significant weight loss of any kind. Its just a really delicious recipe so i made it again!!! :)
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October 13, 2011 7:49 PM
My mother-in-law tried it and told me about it. She said she needed to add some extra seasonings and spices because it was too bland for her, but she lost 4 pounds in 4 days. Sounds like a good recipe so I think I'll give it a try even if I don't see a huge drop in weight.
October 14, 2011 10:29 AM
I use the beans with the highest amount of fibre and run them under cold water for quite some time, find that helps with the gas and bloating. (Navy Beans; Black Beans and Lentils)
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October 14, 2011 2:17 PM
bump for the recipe
October 14, 2011 2:18 PM
Someone else posted about this and said that it was really good and they had lost a couple of lbs so far.
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October 27, 2011 2:54 AM
Why do I feel like EVERYONE on this planet (even the woman who designed this Fat Flush soup recipe) HAS TO LIE! This Fat Flush soup recipe DOES NOT make even close to 16 cups. I followed the recipe EXACTLY (2x I might add), & BOTH TIMES, it ONLY yielded BARELY 8 cups! (I have noticed that other people have found this to be TRUE, as well, yet NOBODY out there is ANGRY about it?) Why does this Ann Louise person EVEN GET AWAY WITH SUCH A BLATANT LIE that’s all over the Internet, not to mention FEATURED IN A WIDELY CIRCULATED MAGAZINE LIKE WOMAN’S WORLD? Not that the following FACT has ANYTHING AT ALL to do with soup, but my “beef” is with the RIDICULOUS LIE-not with the soup that was actually quite TASTY: Julianne Hough ADMITTEDLY did not either WRITE or CO-WRITE a single song on her debut album, yet a few of her fans believed otherwise, nobody corrected those 100% MISTAKEN fans, & that LIE spread like wildfire (across the Internet) just like this Fat Flush Soup recipe is listed on NUMEROUS websites as a recipe that yields a whopping 16 cups of soup. For a POOR person such as myself, there is a tremendous difference between ALL those ingredients providing me with approximately 5 meals VS. ALL those ingredients (& LEAN MEAT is not cheap-neither is vegetable juice) ONLY providing me with approximately 3 meals!
October 27, 2011 3:06 AM
bump
October 27, 2011 3:22 AM
Yep, bump so I can copy the recipe later.
October 27, 2011 4:27 AM
gwenmf, curious?How much did you lose eating this soup for a week?I have heard about it for years and made it for the family to eat as a meal but not eat daily.Didn't know how well it worked and it just sounded good for a nice hot soup in the winter.
November 6, 2011 1:13 PM
I started the fat flush soup diet today and will do it for 10 days and aim to 'release' 10 1bs smile . i thought that i would write truthfully what i eat each day on here and share my progress to help me stay on track and be part of a support network. So today:
Breakfast = 1 cup of fat free fruit yogurt and 4 strawberries (the yogurt was Source and has splenda in it so tomorrow I will have the fat free greek yogurt that is in the plan - i intend to follow it to the letter otherwise as its only 10 days out of my life!)
Mid morning = 1 apple
Lunch = 2 cups of the soup - with beef - loved it
Am def full but missing sugar already!
I intend to have the soup for dinner - again 2 cups - and 1/2 cup of the fat free yogurt that was part of the breakfast (one cup of yogurt was enough for me and I liked saving half a cup for mid afternoon munchies) . I know that the complete absense of sugar wil be my biggest challenge. i have a very sweet tooth so not being able to have splenda (what i usually use as it doesnt have aspartene) is banned then i am going to need a mind of steel - i will keep imagining seeing the pounds drop each day on the scales and comming on here to type my results! Also the plan seems to not have coffee...THAT will be really hard - l love my coffee with splenda! Is there anyone else out there who is doing this and is coping with the not having coffee and sweetners? Any words of advise on things you have done that have helped?
November 6, 2011 1:19 PM
bump
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