Friday, January 15, 2016

3 Day Refresh

I'm a little late on this post, but better late than never! I struggled, just like the rest of the world that isn't struggling to get food on the table for their families, during the holidays. I was pretty good about getting my workouts in, but as I've said over and over again (for those who are somewhat following me) nutrition is key! I had my shakes every day after my workouts, minus a few on my trip when I didn't have a blender, and then my food choices went down from there. Every single day. I would wake up and say today is different, I can do better. And I'd end the day just as frustrated with myself as the night before. When we got home from our trip January 3rd, I was so ready to get back on top of things. It was the perfect time to try the 3 Day Refresh.

Here's my review of the 3 Day Refresh:

I woke up and had about 8 ounces of water. Shortly after that, I had my first shake. I wasn't sure if I could blend it with ice, so I just used frozen strawberries, water, and the package of vegan chocolate Shakeology. It wasn't bad, but I'm used to blending my shakes with ice and making them thick. 

I love tea, but missed the boat on some herbal tea in the morning. I had been warned about the fiber sweep, so I was expecting it to taste disgusting. The taste wasn't the problem, it was the consistency. I just shook the cup of water with the package of fiber sweep briefly, and then chugged it. It was thicker than I expected for just shaking it, and I'm glad I was warned to drink it right away. Not my favorite thing in the world, but not the grossest thing I've had, either. 

By lunch time I was fairly hungry. I drank my vanilla fresh plain, had half an apple, and celery with some almond butter. I have heard that people really liked the vanilla fresh. It would have been better had I blended it with fruit. Lesson learned, I'll blend it for lunch tomorrow! 

For the second snack, I had a carrot stick and some melted coconut oil. Creative, I know. It wasn't great. 

For dinner, last vanilla fresh and I had the lemon green beans what were in the book. They were pretty good! We are going to start making our green beans this way from now on. I also had a cup of vegetable broth.

For being my first day, I was pretty tired. I had a ton of energy early on, but I did a TON of cleaning. I can't tell if I'm tired from cleaning or having a very small amount of calories. I am glad this is only 3 days long. It feels great though, not feeling gross like I had the last few days before starting. With that said, I was ready for the 3 days to be over with!

My food choices were about the same. I had heard that a lot of people really struggled with the second day, and had a lot less energy. I felt quite a bit of energy. I wasn't as hungry as I was the first day. 

The shake and vanilla fresh are really good with fruit. I would highly recommend blending them with frozen fruit if you have a blender. For dinner, I made the roasted asparagus, those were delicious!

I didn't do much on this day, I was so worried about how I'd feel so I planned an easy day. It really wasn't bad.

This day was a lot like the second. I was ready for it to be over and to eat HEALTHY food. It wasn't like cleanses I had been on in the past where all I could think about was the junk I was eating before. I wasn't full of energy, but I wasn't extremely tired either. All of my food choices were the same except I had a salad with a homemade dressing following the guidelines for lunch, and then the green beans again for dinner. 

I lost 7 pounds on the 3 Day Refresh. 

Ultimately, I feel like the 3 Day Refresh helped me realize how much junk I was consuming. It also helped me focus more on when I ate, maybe I was eating more of boredom than actual hunger at times. I've never really been one to like cleanses. My husband jokes that I turn into a whole different person when I'm hungry I get grouchy, irritated and mean. But now I can appreciate the food that fuels my body in a different way. It really helped me refocus and get back to fueling my body properly.

Would you like to try the 3 Day Refresh yourself? Need help getting back on track, or want to get a jump start on a new program you are starting. Get it here.

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