Over the last week or so various people have been reposting a recipe for fat flush water that was made popular on the Dr. Oz show. Last year, I was down about 50 lbs and was seriously doing well on my quest to achieve my target weight. I do not have dreams and ambitions of being a skinny woman. I’m totally comfortable in the skin I’m in. However, I did have a certain weight in mind that would still make me a plus size woman but just some pounds lighter. After my vacation last year to Aruba and a few other places, my diet disappeared. I can only imagine that it decided to stay on the tropical islands and relax in the sun all day while I came back to face the fall and winter seasons. My diet was history right along with my vacation.
So in an effort to trim down a little for the upcoming summer season, I decided to reduce my calories and try this fat flush water. The recipe is super simple:
1 sliced cucumber
1 sliced grapefruit
1 peeled tangerine
10-20 mint leaves
Mix everything in a pitcher and add water (I added 4 bottled waters). Refrigerate for an hour and enjoy. According to the several post on Facebook you’re suppose to drink this before each meal 3 times a day for 10 days.
Judging from the reviews, I expected the water to taste rather refreshing. I am firmly aware that sometimes food that is good for you don’t always taste that great. I was expecting the water to taste at least OK. Upon my initial sip of this concoction, I seriously wanted to spit it out. It tastes absolutely horrible!!!! And the after taste is something I can’t even describe, which is why it stated that you should drink it before meals. I have no idea why people try to make it seem like diet drinks actually taste good. It doesn’t!!! I would rather drink a Dr. Pepper. As a matter of fact, dieting sucks!!!! If someone tells you dieting is fun; it’s a damn lie!
I’m going to attempt to stick with this for 10 days because I do understand the nutritional content of the citrus and cucumber. This will undoubtedly be a huge challenge because judging by the taste my fat doesn’t need to be flushed that bad that I would subject myself to drink this. But we’ll see what happens!
Has anyone ever tried this or any other water? What were your results?