Our Ultimate Reset Journey

by admin on January 14, 2017

 

 

We decided to do the Ultimate Reset in January because I thought that was the perfect way to kick off the new year.  And plus since Thanksgiving, truthfully we have been going 2 steps forwrad and 1 step back. Holiday's , Birthdays, Family, Vacations!

I'll be the first to admit, though I'm not proud, I let the Holidays creep in and get a piece of me.   As I get older, I am going to be 54 in July , It has very hard to lose weight and VERY easy for me to put it back on.  After a week in Aruba  where I didn't get my workouts in and wasn't eating as clean as usual, the weight gain started and FAST. Even before that my cheat meals were becoming cheat days. I would find myself over eating and portions out of whack. My body was still in this limbo and I had zero control over it.  I started to think amd I going to be like this? Do I accept this?

 The Ultimate Reset changed ALL of that in just 21 days time when we did it 3 years ago. The constant worry if I'm going to gain weight over a meal, if everything needs to be detailed, am I going to be hungry later? -Those mental strains were gone. The Reset helped me learn to LISTEN to what my body was telling me.  To be more conscious of my habits and to change my psychological relationship with food.  

So what exactly is the Ultimate Reset?

The Ultimate Reset is a 21 day, three phase detox program.  This isn't a cleanse, it's not a magical weight loss program (though weight loss can and will happen), but it is a total internal detox. You get to scrub your insides.

Consisting of a detailed meal plan for your entire three week journey, as well as daily supplements to get your internal system working at its optimal function, the Reset is all about creating balance and getting your body back to homeostasis. 

How does it work?
The Ultimate Reset works by breaking the sequence of the detox down into three phases; Reclaim, Release and Restore. Each phase has a strategic meal plan as well as sequence of supplements which are all included. Before each meal there are supplements to be taken 30 minutes prior to eating.  Get ready to be hydrated because you will be drinking a lot of water! Throughout the duration of the program it is not advised to do any strenuous workouts.  This pulls the energy away from all of the internal work going on and you do not get the full benefits of the Reset. Light walking, Restorative Yoga, stretching and Tai Cheng are all acceptable activities to do while participating in the Ultimate Reset.

What are the supplements?

 

What do you mean by phases?
This is where the supplements and nutrition plan come into play. The nutrition is CRITICAL and the timing of the supplements are crucial to the system as well.

Reclaim: This is your first week. This week is all about inner balance with your body chemistry and preparing it for change. Nutrition is mainly clean and you are eating foods like eggs, oats, salmon, fresh fruit and veggies and chicken. The supplements in Reclaim are;

-Optimize 2 capsules before each meal
-Alkalanize 1 packate mid-day or before snack (this is like a shot of wheat grass. It's not the BEST tasting but it's only a shot-so power through!)
-Soothe 2 capsules before dinner
-64 oz of Naturalize + Distilled water (1/4 tsp Naturalize per 1 gallon distilled water) I averaged about a gallon of water a day.

You may experience headaches and tiredness in the first 3-5 days. 
The only time I experienced a headache was day one.  It could have been from a number of things but I was definitely hurting. It was nothing a good night of sleep couldn't fix.

Release: During this phase your body releases the toxic compounds that are clogging it's cells. In the second week you take the same supplements in phase one but also add in 1 packet of Detox 30 minutes before each meal with your supplements. This drink wasn't too bad but I found it to be better with cold Mineralize water. Nutrition during this week is vegan based.  I was a little apprehensive to this week and thought I would be hungry and miserable the entire time.  Not the case.  The meals were filling and delicious and I started to find myself craving the healthy food.  During Release my energy started increasing and I started seeing some major changes start taking place with my mood, mental clarity and energy.  At the end of Release I was down 9 lbs!

Restore: The home stretch! During this phase you restore your metabolism to it's maximum efficiency.  You reinforce your body with nutrients, enzymes and probiotics that your body needs to maintain healthy functioning in the future. Restore is an entire plant based diet of fruits and vegetables.  For supplements you continue with the supplements as in phase one and two, except Detox is replaced with Revitalize capsules. Again, I had no idea how I was going to survive this week just on fruits and veggies.  It has been much easier than I expected.  Now healthy foods are actually tasting good, my mental clarity is the best it's been in all of the three weeks and I am no longer stressing over food.

What is the food like?

The recipes are AMAZING! It was like a cooking lesson! Learned new foods and learned how to cook with spices! It is nice to be able to swap meals around too! If there is something you really enjoy and want to have more than once that week that's fine! OR if you like to meal prep and make things in bulk that is perfect too! HOWEVER you can only swap a lunch for lunch or dinner for dinner within the same phase. 

For example: No trading lunch in phase one for a dinner in phase three. 

TRUST THE PROCESS! You'll be glad you did!

TIP:: Meal prep as much as possible: Cut up your veggies a head of time so they are easy to grab for snacks or recipes. Have lentils, quinoa and brown rice prepared ahead of time.  Make your salad dressings in advance.  Do anything you can to make your Reset as simple as possible.

What has the Ultimate Reset done for me?
Well, we did this 3 years ago and are about to embark on another journey on Monday! I am excited! It literally changed our lives. We actually became vegans for a  1.5 years after that!

Always thinking about what my next meal was going to be, was it going to make me fat, would I always be hungry…My life revolved around food. Emotional eating, binge eating, kinda controlled me. I thought if I wourlded out I can cheat a little. NO WAY>>IT CAN:T HAPPEN THAT WAY! ..

 My psychological relationship has changed with food.  I now understand food isn't a reward food is what keeps my body healthy and running properly. I have learned to listen to my body and to treat myself better.  I am sleeping better AND I've lost weight! The Ultimate Reset has really opened my eyes to treating my body with respect and care.

What can the Ultimate Reset do for you?
-Remove harmful toxins
-Promote safe and healthy weight loss
-Increase energy
-Lower 'bad' cholesterol
-Boost mood and mental clarity
-Reduce inflammation
-Promote healthy digestion and improve regularity

What is included with the Ultimate Reset?

-Six Supplements
All of the supplements are included with your package

-Participant Guidebook
All the information you need AND meal plans, recipes, shopping lists and tips for getting the most out of your Reset.

-Quickstart Guide
Overview and what to expect and supplement schedule.

-2 DVDS: Reset Your Health and Cooking Class  
How to get started strong with your Reset and helpful tips and demonstrations to simplify your recipes and meal prepping

-supplement caddy
A pouch to carry all of your supplements in when you are on the go.

-The Ultimate Reset bracelet 
This will remind you what you are working towards (I wore mine all of week one, it really helped me stay strong and stick with it when I wanted to give in. You'd be surprised the power that bracelet has!)

If you are thinking about a detox program or a way to get control on your nutrition I HIGHLY recommend the Ultimate Reset. The meals are good, you're never starving yourself and the benefits are INCREDIBLE! 

I was very skeptical on what my results would be without doing any workouts. To my satisfaction I not only feel amazing but confident and happy in my skin again 🙂

Can't wait for that again!!! 

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Tips for eating out

by admin on December 28, 2016

 

Tips for eating out

 

Its Friday and I’m sure your weekend is packed with picnics, graduation parties, birthday parties or dinner at a restaurant. As I’m writing this sentence my blood pressure is already starting to rise because I know that all of these things are filled with high fat, sugary, and hard to resist temptations. The last picnic I went to the menu consisted of pigs in a blanket, roast beef, stuffed chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, salad, and fruit salad. Oh, and need I forget the beer, liquor, pop, cookies and cake! So needless to say there was not much for me to choose from. I did my best to keep it clean. People kept giving me weird stares and offering me cake and cookies. I politely declined and drank my water and ate my fruit. When I got home I prepared myself a healthy snack.

To keep from having to stress every time you go out in public to a restaurant or an event here are some tips fromTosca Reno’s Stripped book to keep your blood pressure in check!

 

 

Planning is best, when you are out you always need a game plan. You should avoid eating out as much as possible because once you enter a restaurant you surrender control over what is in your food.

1. Develop an “I don’t have to eat it all!” Mindset. Make up your mind before you go that you don’t have to get the most bang for your buck by cleaning your plate. KEEP YOUR GOAL IN MIND.

2. Satisfy hunger only-Don’t Gorge. Eat for the purpose of satisfying your hunger, but no more.

3. Start small and green. Start your meal with a salad, without dressing. Use a spritz of lemon or some balsamic vinegar.

 

4. Broth is best. When there is no salad option have a broth based soup.

 

 

5. NO BREAD PLEASE! Remember this is not helping you achieve your 10 pound weight loss goal.

6. Clean Cooking techniques rock! Look for entree options featuring steamed or raw veggies and grilled, baked or roasted meats or fish. If they aren’t listed, ask the server to prepare it that way. Oh and don’t always trust the low fat or fat free symbols.

7. Portion control is in. Have a good look at your plate when it arrives. Ask for a doggie bag and split your meal in half.

8. Fletcherize. The practice of chewing each mouthful a min of 25 times. It gives your body a chance to recognize when you are becoming full. (This is very hard to do when you are with kids, because you never know when they have had enough and you will have to leave your meal behind to take the kids out).

 

9. Zero Tolerance. You want to avoid alcohol because sugar can derail you in the most powerful way. Have sparkling water with lemon or lime slices.

10. Stop before the end. Think of your plan to shed those pounds, if you can’t resist something sweet ask for a dish of fresh fruit and leave it at that!

 

 

If you doubt your ability to resist restaurant offerings then pre-eat! Then when you go to a restaurant or social event you don’t have to worry about what’s on the menu and you can focus on socializing.

 

 

If you can’t resist the dessert table then pack a few clean cookies in a Ziploc bag and pull them out with your coffee while everyone else is eating their sugar laden cookies and cake. If you have to go through a drive through, familiarize yourself with the menu. Never super size and make smart food choices by ordering grilled chicken and a side salad. Cut up the chicken and place on salad and go with olive and vinegar dressing or, low fat balsamic.

 

One of the most difficult things to manage while following a healthy lifestyle is your social life. So surround yourself with family and friends that support what you are doing and are not sabotaging your efforts. Instead of going out drinking or to a restaurant here are some alternatives.

 

Meet a friend at the gym

 

Have a game night at home with healthy clean snacks

 

Batters up- organize a kickball or softball game in your neighborhood or with the kids.

 

Volunteer together at a local charity

 

Meet at the park for a walk or bike ride

 

Take a zumba class with friends- 

Eating clean and creating a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean that you are becoming a boring person. There is so much more to experience than food and drinks! Live outside the box and you will have people wondering what you are doing because your energy and personality are on fire!!!

 

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