Let's begin with some background info....
Before starting the Ultimate Reset I was stuck in a bit of a rut. It happens to all of us! I was doing T25 Beta phase but I was not giving it my all as I usually do. I missed workouts and my eating well it was slacking....it quickly started catching up to me. I gained 3lbs in a month (first time I have gained since January) and was experiencing uncomfortable bloating, probably from something I was eating.
I have never done a cleanse prior to the Ultimate Reset. The word "cleanse" alone scared me. I was not willing to do anything that required me to only drink my food like a juice cleanse (don't get me wrong I love juice but I need food too!) or eat a crazy amount of grapefruits etc.
I also had never stuck to a strict meal plan...I am not good with restrictive diets (hence why I am clean eater, I don't feel like I am missing out).
But I was ready for a challenge!
|Day 1- 118lbs, feeling fluffy and constantly bloated|
I wanted to go outside my comfort zone and try something new to get me out of this "funk". I was DETERMINED to stick with this 100%.
What is the Ultimate Reset...
The Ultimate Reset is not just a detox or cleanse- although you experience those benefits it does so much more...Imagine if your body and a "reset" button that restored it back to its factory settings and helped everything work properly again. 21 days later I feel like a new ME!
The program works in 3 phases to slowly detox the body of toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis. Here is a break down of the 3 phases, what they do for your body and how I felt during this phase...
RECLAIM your body, accessing it's inner chemistry and preparing for change. You'll slowly remove foods such as red meat and dairy which are known to cause stress on the digestive system.
This phase was surprisingly easy for me! The recipes were delicious and as soon as I started taking the supplements I could feel my digestion working better. I slept like a rock (never happens) and woke up refreshed in the morning. During this phase you can still have salmon and chicken, meat was one of the things I was scared to give up.
RELEASE the toxic compounds that store in our tissues, clogging cells and blocking proper nutrient absorption. This phase includes a gentle colon cleanse (it won't keep you running back and forth to the toilet, just expect to be going regularly) and a fully vegetarian diet.
I felt AMAZING through phase 2. I had more energy and could feel my body leaning out. I was scared to give up meat but quickly realized it wasn't sooo bad after all! The recipes from this phase were easy to make and totally satisfying. When my sweet tooth kicked in I made vegan chocolate Shakeology or had an apple with almond butter but overall my cravings were greatly reduced.
RESTORE your metabolism to maximum efficiency, putting nutrients, enzymes, and pre- and pro-biotics back into your system. During this phase you cut back on grains and eat mostly fruits/veggies.
This phase was the hardest for me....maybe it was because we were getting to the end of the detox or maybe because I hadn't had meat for 2 weeks...it was challenging mentally that is for sure! I caved and had a glass of wine on Day 16 (alcohol is a big no-no during the reset) but it should be noted it was the best glass of wine I have ever had and it kept me from falling off track all together. Instead of eating meat (which I really wanted to do) I settled for a glass of wine and refocused myself to finish strong.
Here is some of the food I ate during the Ultimate Reset...everything on the menu is WHOLE REAL foods- one of my favorite things about this program! It teaches healthy eating habits that can incorporated into your everyday life. I will be making many of the recipes again and may even share a few of my favorite with you.
During all 3 phases you take a series of all natural supplements before eating which help your body detoxify...I am not going to get into the nitty gritty of what each supplement does otherwise this post will turn into a novel, stay tuned for a separate post :).
And now what you came here for...The RESULTS
Although I may have slipped up, I stuck with it! I am very proud of the changes I made and completing this program.
I feel amazing- energy through out the day, sleeping well at night, digestion, everything is on point now.
I learned a lot about my eating habits, which I thought were pretty good...
- I snack too much
- Give into my sweet tooth too often
- I sometimes feel "hungry" but I am really just dehydrated
- Vegetables taste good when they are prepared properly lol
- I need to incorporate more plant based foods (fruits & veggies) into my diet
I even lost 6lbs! I was doing the detox more or less for health reasons, I could tell my body was dragging and needed it. I was hoping to lose a few pounds that I had gained but I had no idea what to expect. I do not have much weight to lose so I was honestly shocked by this number. I had my boyfriend come double check the scale just to make sure I was reading it right.
|Day 21- 112lbs, and most importantly a healthy happy me!|
These results are from diet alone, no working out allowed during the reset. I did some walking and a little yoga but that was IT.
Everyone's results with the Ultimate Reset are different. What I can promise you, is if you commit to this program, you will feel better from the inside out. Not only that it will teach you healthy eating habits you can continue with even after the program is over. The Ultimate Reset takes out all the guess work. From shopping lists to recipes we have got you covered!
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Don't do the reset alone! That is NO fun. Join one of my upcoming detox support groups, be surrounded by people with similar goals and I will coach you through the entire process.
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Have you done the Ultimate Reset before? What was your experience?