- lost 8.6 lbs (from 138.6 lbs to 130.0 lbs)
- lost 2% body fat (from 21.5% to 19.5%)
- total cholesterol dropped 12 points (from 151 to 139)
- glucose levels dropped 8 points (from 86 to 78)
- improved sleep
- less puffy and stiff in joints, especially knees
- reduced/eliminated cravings, especially for sugar
- day 12 I noticed a new glow to my compexion
- almost immediately on day 1 I had a great reduction in bloating and gas from taking the Optimize
To think that only 21 days can have such an impact on your life, your health and how you look and feel is CRAZY! There were ups and downs, but overall I am SO happy I did the Ultimate Reset, I couldn't be happier with my results, and I am already looking forward to doing it again after the new year! Here are some of my results! (and remember, this was only 21 days, NO working out, just clean eating and healthy supplements):
Everyone's heard of the Master Cleanse where you drink nothing but water with cayenne pepper and maple syrup, or the Cabbage Soup Diet or the juice fast or all the others on the market so it's not surprising that the #1 question I was getting asked while doing the Ultimate Reset was, "So what are you eating?" Well, here's the answer!
Today is Day 12 of the Ultimate Reset and I have made it over the hump! Only 9 more days to go! It honestly has been flying by. The only thing that has been making it seem to go slow is that I'm only weighing myself once a week during this. I'm usually an every day or at least every other day weigher so waiting a full 7 days has made the end of the week drag.
Today I have a case of the 'Reverse Mondays'. I was actually really looking forward to today. You see, weekends on the cleanse kind of suck. Especially when you live in Buffalo, NY and your summers are short enough already and it's 90 degrees and sunny out and it's the Elmwood Art Festival and you walk past Sole and can't get a margarita and guacamole and you walk past Dolci and can't get a vegan tirimisu cupcake and you're tired and super cranky! *sigh* This was the first time I was sick of doing the cleanse. So was Scott. First, he has renamed himself "Dish Dog". Seriously, your kitchen will NEVER be clean the first week on this so give up trying! Second, he's almost doing a semi-cleanse because of this. He eats super clean to begin with, but he's now lost his person to go grab a margarita and some guac with and that person to sit around the chiminea and have a beer with in the evening. I feel like I'm a really boring weekend partner. The weekdays are so much easier (which I knew they would be) because I'm on a set schedule and routine. I just have to make all my food in the morning or the night before, bring it to work with me, and eat when I supposed to. The weekends are when you realize just how much of your activities revolve around food and alcohol. And Scott said he wants whatever, beer, cupcakes, etc, just because he can't (but I keep telling him he can, I don't mind!)
Saturday was by far the worst. It was beautiful out, and as I mentioned we went down to the Elmwood Arts Festival. I was really tired for the first time during the cleanse and I was also super cranky. I had a bad headache that evening, too, but we went for a 3 mile walk and it seemed to help. BUT, I am happy to say that I didn't waiver and stuck to the plan 100% this weekend! I also came home with a new silver glitter sweaty band from Fleet Feet which cheered me up a bit, too. :) Yesterday we went on a walk around Dann Lake and came home to watch Forks Over Knives, again. I don't think it's possible to watch that movie too many times! If you haven't seen it yet I HIGHLY recommend it and it is available on NetFlix.
Well, today's a new day and my head is back in the game! I started off the morning with a fresh fruit plate including watermelon from our crop share. Now I just need to get through these next few days so I can weigh myself again on Thursday!
I also want to put together an FAQ section about the Reset so if you have any questions please post them below and I'll be sure to answer them!
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