I found this recipe on Facebook for something called Fat Flush Water. I tried it the other day and personally, unless you are absolutely crazy about mint, I would eliminate it. So today I made it without the mint and it tastes great. If you like it sweeter, just add a packet of Stevia to your glass. Want the recipe? See below the photo.
Recipe (body flush and detox water):
One cucumber, one lemon, one or two oranges, two limes and a bunch of mint (only if you like the taste of mint)
Slice them all and divide the ingredients between four 24 oz. water bottles (I used a gallon (glass) jug for all of it, as you can see in the photo), and fill it up with filtered water. Drink daily! This tastes delicious, helps flush fat and counts toward your daily water intake.
Lemons: Help in the absorption of sugars and calcium; cuts down your craving for sweets.
Cucumber: Acts as a diuretic and flushes fat cells. It is alkalizing to the body and if you have an alkaline body, it is difficult for disease to thrive. Cucumber also increases your energy level.
Lime: Promotes a healthy digestive tract.
Mint: A natural appetite suppressant that also aids in digestion.
To your good health! Namaste’
The reason I’m posting a picture of today’s lunch is that my WS (wonderful spouse) and I are on the South Beach diet. Actually, I hate the word diet, so I’m going to stick with new, healthy eating plan. It consists mainly of lean protein, plenty of veggies, some good fats, and basically VERY LOW carbs. No white sugar at all. Anything white we just don’t eat. Now there are many, many, many diets and eating plans out there, but most are hard to stick to and require some real concentration (stress) on what to do and what not to do. What to mix with what, etc. These days I’m into simple. So for us this is rather simple. Anyway, I’m not promoting any diets here, but my WS suggested I take a picture of his lunch plate, so I did.
There is one thing I can recommend, though, even if you’re not watching your weight. I’m using My Fitness Pal to record what I eat and how much water I drink. Truly an eye-opener and it’s totally free. It keeps count of calories, carbs, fat and protein. For those of us who love chocolate (and we know who we are, right, Zannyro?) there’s always the Hershey’s sugar-free dark chocolate. It does the trick for me. Will I have to cheat once in a while and have a piece of carrot cake or something like that? Yes! Once in a while but not often. I like how I feel now without the carbs/sugar. Namaste’
Low-fat cottage cheese, grape tomatoes, Hebrew National 97% fat-free beef dogs, and baked zucchini with parmesan, olive oil and garlic. I had one dog; WS had two 😉