The Fat Flush Fitness Plan, written by a powerhouse team, offers Joanie Greggains' detailed exercise programme, designed to complement Ann Louise Gittleman's The Fat Flush Plan. Gittleman is a high-profile nutritionist, frequently featured in the media. Veteran fitness expert Greggains, author of Fit Happens, hosted television's long-running "Morning Stretch" and leads 15 workout videos. Greggains puts emphasis on low-impact aerobics, weight training, stretching, more sleep and calmer living. The eating programme (you'll need Gittleman's other books for the details) hinges on Gittleman's premise that "cleansing the liver and the lymphatic system is absolutely crucial for physical health, weight loss and an overall sense of well-being."
This isn't a quick-fix programme, but a long-term, lifestyle change including yoga, walking or rebounding, strength training with a weighted ball, stretching, lymphatic massage and aromatherapy baths. Start with Phase 1: "Detox, Start Moving--and Relax"; add strength training in Phase 2: "Build Lean Muscle Mass"; increase cardio and change the strength routine in Phase 3: "Lymph-Fit/Compound Strength and Stretching Plan". All phases present a step-by-step, clearly illustrated exercise programme. The book is nicely designed, with clear photographs, boxed tips, write-in questionnaires, pledges and a sample journal. --Joan Price, Amazon.com