This book has a lot of helpful information and ideas to help cleanse the body. That said, I have found it more a supplemental book with innovative information, ie: the cranberry juice and lemon water ideas, than a real "followable" diet. It is hard to imagine cooking scrambled eggs in chicken broth for breakfast to avoid the fat we ususally cook it in. I was unable to do the whole Fat Flush Plan because of the unappetizing recipes and cooking methods. I did, however, use flax oil, cranberry juice, lemon water and other helpful ideas with Weight Watchers(on my own), and found great results.
If you follow the plan you will lose weight, but it is a pretty ruthless plan. I did feel better after I satyed on it for a month. But then summer came and so did fried chicken, potatoe salad, and BBQ pork sandwiches.
This is a very difficult plan to follow, but it is broken down into Phases and if you do manage to follow it for a few weeks I promise you will feel GREAT! At this point in my life I really use only parts of the plan to supplement my diet (short on willpower these days!) There are some great recipes and a lot of very useful info in this book.
This book with it's recipes has helped me add variety to my heart diet and diabetic diet. The principles are good and can be adapted to restricted diets and help with wt. loss and maintance. The walking program and resistance program were reasonable and not the intense kind were are led to believe is necessary for good health. I have recommended it to others who are getting faster results than I am able due to my complex medical problems.I will continue to use some of the principles in this program.
I wanted to drop five pounds so I checked this book out of the library; while I adopted the lemon water idea I couldn't stick to the diet plan at all. Ick. After a few days I took the book back and used my reliable old stand-by, Carrie Latt Wiatt's "Eating by Design". The Power Player diet works great for me --bagel or oatmeal plus fruit and a latte for breakfast, veggie salad and protein for lunch, fat-free cookies, fruit, or cake for a snack, then protein, salad and veg dinner, including half a baked potato, plus a nice big bowl of berries for dessert (frozen cherries with some plain yogurt and Splenda on is surprisingly good). I supplemented with Gittleman's suggested amounts of lemon water and cranberry juice and I will say that after the third day, I felt great. The five pounds came off in about 11 days; would have been faster if I had time to work out every day. I would say use Fat Flush to begin a diet but I don;t see how anyone could stick to it for long.