Tuesday, January 19, 2016
3 Day Refresh Day 1 Review
The 3 Day Refresh is a healthy way to detox. It's not a juice cleanse. And so far, I like it.
I'm done with Day 1, and I'm thinking... that was easy. I've been on way more restrictive eating plans. When you've been on keto and Medifast, very little intimidates you.
I'm definitely going to incorporate chugging ice cold filtered water first thing. I say chug because I woke up late and had about 8 minutes to get myself out the door so I chugged. I chugged in a way that was reminiscent of my freshman year at UMass, except then I was chugging beer. I FELT AWESOME. I am definitely doing this every day from now on. I felt energized, alert and refreshed. As I write this, I feel kind of strange knowing that I'm talking about water, but I'm telling you the truth. I swear. Ugh I'm so cheesy. I have friends who have been telling me to chug hot lemon water first thing for years... Is this how you guys feel when you do that? If so, I may need to reevaluate my morning routine.
I missed unsweetened almond milk in my shake (on the refresh, you mix your Shakeology with water). Raspberries helped.
I LOVED the fiber sweep. LOVED. Though I love fiber drinks. As a kid I was a super picky eater, which landed me in chronic constipationland, so I drank a LOT of Metamucil growing up. As a result, I am obsessed with it. I am not sure if I like Metamucil because it tastes like an orange popsicle, or if I like orange popsicles because they taste like Metamucil. Either way, I LOVED the fiber sweep. If organic Metamucil from Whole Foods and Fresca had a baby, that baby would be fiber sweep. You do have to drink it very quickly. I've read some reviews that claim the sweep caused bloat, which I know all about due to my Metamucil superfandom. If you don't drink enough water, this stuff will make you bloat. It needs water to work. I drank probably 6 liters today and I feel fine. My pants are actually loser.
The vanilla fresh protein drink was fine. I'm not a huge fan of vanilla, but I will say I liked this more than the vanilla Shakeology. You can taste the Stevia a bit, but I'd rather taste Stevia than put a more dangerous artificial sweetener in my body.
I love that during the refresh you can eat fresh veggies and hummus. If I could eat hummus and only hummus forever I would. I ate it twice today.
I also enjoyed the cucumber tomato salad. I'm going to add this to my regular rotation.
Prepping everything the night before made this so much easier. I'm huge into food prep, but I don't usually pre-portion chopped carrots into ziploc bags. This time I did, and it helped. Having everything measured already helped. I had a wild day today and I was able to reach into my lunchbox and grab food in about 3 seconds and I loved it. I may need to do this more.
There was a moment around lunchtime when I got hungry rather quickly. I didn't want to blow through all my food too early though, so I split lunch into two meals. First I ate the veggies and hummus, then an hour later I drank the shake. This saved my butt, because I was still recovering from a double workout yesterday.
My favorite part of this 3 Day Refresh so far is that there is a whole page of the booklet dedicated to gas. As you probably know, if it involves talking about bodily functions, I'm 100% on board.
As of right now, I feel good. I've been feeling sluggish over the last couple of weeks, so I'm hoping this will help kickstart my energy levels. I was never hungry. I definitely felt weird at times being on a different routine, and I wanted to eat Smartfood popcorn, but I didn't.
If you're interested in doing the 3 Day Refresh, shoot me an email! A bunch of people on my team are going to do it in the coming weeks so you'll have company. firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned for day 2 :)