Many weight loss and healthy lifestyle programs
recommend journaling. If you're overlooking it as
an optional element—stop! In this sneak peak of
The NEW Fat Flush Journal & Shopping Guide I share exactly
why jotting down your daily triumphs, setbacks, highs, and
lows is anything but unnecessary. In fact, it's setting a solid
foundation for success.
You are the masterpiece of your own life.
—DR. JOE VITALE
Welcome to your Fat Flush journey.
My hope is that during this time, as your body detoxes,
heals, and renews, so will your spirit. Quite simply, please
think of this guide as Fat Flush first aid for your soul.
That's because Fat Flush is much more than just a weight
loss program. It's a complete lifestyle transformation on all
levels that makes you feel so good and makes you feel so
good about yourself (your clothes start to feel looser, your
energy increases, your cravings diminish, and your skin
looks radiant) that you simply choose not to relapse into
those old habits that don't support your best self.
It's time for you to join the hundreds of thousands of
men and women who have fully embraced the Fat Flush
lifestyle and experienced a true rebirth of their physical and
mental wellbeing. But you don't have to do it alone.
Sometimes we all need a gentle nudge or a burst of
inspiration to keep us motivated, remind us of why we
started, or reignite our goals if we've gotten off track.
That's exactly what this journal is for and why it's such
an important component of the Fat Flush experience. It
provides a safe haven or sanctuary where you don't have
to take care of anyone but yourself. It allows you reflective
time to discover and embrace your most authentic self.
For many of you, this journal may be the only
opportunity where, for a few minutes, you get to focus entirely on yourself, reflecting on your progress, celebrating
your triumphs¡Xbig and small¡Xand being entirely candid
with yourself about what areas need improvement.
Journaling is also a tool that works wonders to help
you to identify triggers associated with falling back on old
habits. It's amazing how helpful it is to see in writing what
emotions and challenges you faced during the day alongside
what your diet consisted of. Once you've identified these
triggers, you can be prepared the next time you face them.
For example, if you notice that after high-stress situations,
your response is to immediately reach for a comfort food,
make sure a yummy but healthy choice is easily accessible
for the next time a stressor surfaces.
When it comes to your weight, I'm a firm believer in
throwing out the scale—but not throwing in the towel¡X
when you don't see your weight budging. While I provide
space for you to record your weight, always keep in mind
that as you begin to tone up, your size can decrease while
your weight may remain the same. Remember that muscle
weighs more than fat. The best measurement of success
is your tape measure, which is why I want you to measure
yourself once a week.
The Fat Flush Journal helps you keep tabs on all the
little steps along the way in your personal Fat Flush journey.
As the latest research continues to show, it is those babystep
changes that you make day by day in your eating habits
that have the longest-lasting effects. For example, many
Fat Flushers use phase 1 for periodic detox and cleansing
and follow their regular eating programs for the rest of the
time. But they integrate their Fat Flush staples¡Xlike the
daily eight glasses of cran-water¡Xas part of their ¡§normal¡¨
This journal can help you to identify the unconscious
physical and emotional roadblocks to both weight loss and
overall health, thus enabling you to fix them and get back in
the driver's seat. Once you are back on track, the following
sage advice will keep you there:
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent
will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men
with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost
a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated
derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
This is my favorite inspirational quote of all time, from Calvin
Coolidge, the president of the United States.
Keeping this quote on your laptop or on your desk and
journaling through the experience should help to take away
your guilt and remorse when you deviate from the Fat Flush
path. You just get up and dust yourself off and keep on
I've included motivational quotes on every day of the
journal so that you can find new inspiration each time you
Daily journaling can also help to pinpoint where you
need to tweak your diet if you have hit a plateau. It can help
you to set realistic goals and know when you have achieved
them. It can help you get back to your authentic self and
regain your personal power.
In addition to the journal pages, I have provided a
shopping list to make Fat Flush as convenient as possible
on the shopping front. This handy list includes my favorite
brands to make your next trip to the grocery store a breeze!
I've also included a vitality and wellness section with
my favorite tried-and-true remedies to recharge, relax, and
feel truly radiant from the inside out. It's "the cranberry on
top," so to speak.
I personally congratulate each and every one of you who
is so courageous in striking out to lead a more conscious
and balanced life. The time has come for you to start to
recognize and acknowledge your own progress in making
better diet and lifestyle choices.
Now, welcome to your new Fat Flush lifestyle—and the
journey to your most healthy, happy, authentic self.
Get started today with your copy of The NEW Fat Flush
Journal & Shopping Guide. This handy guide includes not
only a detailed journal with daily motivation, but also a
shopping list for all three phases. I like to consider it the
Cliff Notes of Fat Flush.