I recently completed Ultimate Reset, a clean eating and detox program. I had fallen way of the wagon in terms of my nutrition – snacking on my kids foods, eating too many sweets, having a glass of wine almost every night and just mindlessly munching in general. I really wanted to ditch those bad habits and felt like this was just the jump start I needed.
Many have had great weight loss success stories on this program. I have a few lbs I put on over the summer that I need to lose but again, my main goal is to ditch the bad habits I picked up and really get back to eating CLEAN!
Below is a review of my experience on the program.
Day One was great! All of the meals were great and you got a lot of food with all of them. I had an apple and almonds for my snack in the afternoon (snacks are optional). Coffee is not recommended but for now, I am allowing myself one cup of black coffee. I normally crave some type of snack or wine at night but not tonight! My mind is definitely ready to do this!
The food was great again today! I went to a family gathering today where others where drinking. Normally I would have went right for the drinks but it didn’t phase me today. I have had a headache at the end of both Day 1 and Day 2 but I think that is still caffeine withdrawal. I was definitely drinking way too much coffee before. I am looking forward to not being so dependent on it.
I was a tad tired this morning but I think that was due to my daughter throwing up on the carpet in the middle of the night (too much junk food for her at the family gathering!). After I got going for the day, I felt great and better yet, no headache tonight! Also, I tried lentils for the first time. I couldn’t eat them every day but I didn’t mind them!
OMG – This Quinoa Salad was the bomb! I’ll definitely eat this again. I felt like a treat mid-day so I had an approved Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte. Dinner was a repeat of Day 3. This has been going way easier than I thought it would. I think my mind was ready to commit to #cleaneating!
Today was my first day back at work since starting Reset. I knew to be successful, I had to plan ahead. I prepared my salad the night before and it fit perfect in the Mason jar. I have seen posts about this all of the time. I am not sure why I didn’t try this sooner! I had another first, tempeh – I really liked it!
I am really getting in a groove with this now. I packed my lunch again the night before and grabbed my fruit to go in the morning. Today was a busy day because we had family pictures. I knew this and planned on eating leftover tempeh for dinner. I ate the exact same food today as yesterday. It worked for me!
Today was my last day with oatmeal allowed for breakfast so oatmeal, yogurt and blueberries it was! I loved the Quinoa salad so packed that for lunch today. I did not plan a head for dinner and it was a busy night running my girls around so I again at the same thing for dinner – Tempeh, broccoli and rice. There is a different recipe for each dinner but I was starving by the time I got to eat, so this is just what worked for me. Time to mix it up tomorrow.
On to Week 2! Today started my detox drink – 3X per day. You may think that would mean you are running to the bathroom a lot, but this is not that type of detox and that does not happen. It isn’t too bad besides that you need to stir it and drink it quick! I celebrated Week 2 with an approved Vegan Chocolate Shake which was a tasty treat. The pinto beans and rice were fine but not really my cup of tea so I think I will skip them for lunch tomorrow.
Not many pictures today. I was on the go to an Apple Orchard with my fam. I planned ahead and brought all of my supplements and packed a salad and Pumpkin Spice Shakeology (YUM!). I was feeling like a glass of wine tonight but I made a cup a tea and went to bed early.
This weekend was definitely challenging to plan for as we were on the go and then tonight we had plans with family for dinner. I ended up eating leftovers – green beans, tempeh, and quinoa. Not exactly the meal for today but it was still in line with what I should be eating for dinner and my main goal is to clean up my eating. I did squeeze in time to go shopping for ingredients for this week. I plan to make the Asian Stir Fry and make enough to have leftovers for the week.
Well, I made it through the weekend. Mondays are easier for me because I am home with my daughter and it is easier to cook different meals. I tried out the Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf and also made the Asian Veggies for dinner and both were yummy! Besides losing my wedding ring (maybe because my fingers were fully de-bloated) today went smoothly.
Back to work today means a crazier schedule. Plus my daughter had her Day Care Halloween Party. Pizza, cookies and animal crackers were served (not exactly on the plan). I managed to wait until we got home to eat but I was hungry! On a positive note, I not only passed on cookies, but my husband found my wedding ring in our bag of plastic bags in pantry.
Today I have been feeling bloated! I think from the detox drink. Luckily I only have one more day left to take it. I wanted to make the Roasted Beet recipe for tonight but I got home late and wasn’t prepared for it so I made the Garlic Veggie Recipe in the Meals in a Crunch section & also a Sweet Potato which hit the spot. Note – I used to hate sweet potatoes but have now begun to love them.
Today is my last day of Week 2 and THE LAST DAY OF THE DETOX DRINK!! I am just ready to be done with that. I find that I am sticking to the meals in a crunch menu more frequently but It was nice to mix up dinner tonight with Edamame and Corn Salad. Snacks are optional but they have been a go to for me. I rotate between different Shakeology Flavors or an Apple. Its been doing the trick to keep me satisfied and giving me a bit of sweet in the afternoon!
As I move into my final week I can honestly say that I have not been craving sweets (I was eating them all day long before) and I feel like I am getting exactly what I needed out of this program. I am hoping I finally ditched those habits for good! My night time tea has been helping me ward of any need to snack at night.
Today we had a get together with some neighbors, which tested my will power. I SO wanted a glass of wine. I did manage to refrain and then the craving passed (I am stronger than my cravings!). I will say, I am looking forward to enjoying a nice glass of red wine once I complete this Reset. I was also a bit hungy when I got home so I “cheated” and had some edamame. If that is the worst of my cheats, I am calling it a win. The old me would have eaten a bunch of Annie’s Bunny crackers and 1/4 the bag of chocolate chips.
I loved the Moroccan Carrot Salad that I had for lunch. It was nice to mix it up for a change. I burnt my Garlic Veggies at dinner so I spared the picture. Nothing new to really report today!
The pears I bought at Sam’s Club are SO GOOD! I have been eating one every day at breakfast. I needed to mix things up a bit a dinner so made some Zoodles and a Sweet Potato. I know I am not following the recipes exactly but some of them have some interesting ingredients and I didn’t really know where to find Fennel Bulb LOL.
Ok, I am officially getting antsy! Don’t get me wrong, I am feeling amazing and I LOVE this program. I don’t know if it’s knowing the end is near but I am ready to mix up my food. I was feeling munchie tonight so I had a glass of camomile tea, and sure enough, it did the trick.
I have been pretty much eating the same thing every day this week. A pear and/or berries for breakfast, some type of salad for lunch and veggies and either tempeh or a sweet potato for dinner. I am feeling good about my progress and confident (or hopeful!) that these habits will stick. It takes 21 Days to create a habit! Shouldn’t I have learned that from my all time favorite workout program – 21 Day Fix!
My results! It is Halloween today and I cannot truthfully say that I followed the plan to a T but I am so happy with my results! I am down 9 lbs and back to where I was pre-fertility/pre-baby. I feel like a “weight” has been lifted off my shoulders. I cannot explain in words but truthfully feel that this program has changed my life! Now to keep on going with my nutrition and tone up! I love my at home workouts and now that I have my nutrition to pair with it, nothing is stopping me!
If you are interested in more info on Ultimate Reset, I’d love to help you! I joined some awesome accountability groups. I don’t know what I would have done with out it. Connect with me on FB here and order your Ultimate Reset kit here!