Friday, January 29, 2010

Ann Louise Gittleman is a Genius

A few years ago I discovered a brilliant woman by the name of Ann Louise Gittleman. Her basic health philosophy is that if your liver is clean, your body will be able to use what you eat more efficiently and you will be healthier and feel better. So, she developed a two week "Fat Flush" plan to cleanse and detoxify your liver, and in the process you lose weight because your liver is fully functioning. Here is one of my favorite recipes, adapted a little.

Zucchini and Beef Delight

1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium green pepper, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 small zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
1 lb leanest ground beef
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp ground turmeric
14 1/2 oz can fire-roasted, no salt added tomatoes, diced
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

Heat broth in large, non-stick skillet. Saute onion, pepper, garlic, and zucchini until soft. Transfer vegges to plate and set aside. In same skillet, brown ground beef with seasonings. When beef is cooked through, add cooked veggies, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste to skillet. Heat through and add grape tomatoes and fresh herbs before serving. Makes 4 servings.

So, here's the problem. Every few months when I start to feel a little pudgy or my size 2's are a little snugger than I like, I do the Fat Flush program and usually lose a pound a day for 10 days. This has never failed me until last week. At first I was really disappointed, but then I realized it just means I have a really clean liver, right?


Shelley said...

Super clean woman! Plus you look great in your jeans.

Nonnie said...

Thank you for sharing!! ;0)

Genuinely Garff said...

I need this right now - evidence on my last post on my blog! :)
I'll have to try this recipe. xoxo