Stray Dog Revolution
Not sure what I was thinking when I decided to do Beachbody's Ultimate Reset, but it probably went something along the lines of:
"Hey, girl. You're eating out quite a bit. And those pints of ice-cream? I mean, I know they're vegan and all, but you know that's not healthy, right? Maybe you need to do something drastic?"
So I did. For 21 days I would be following a strict supplement regiment and meal plan to reset my body to it's factory settings. Awesome.
Of course, I convinced hubbie that he wanted to do it as well. Here's what he has to say:
"No, you didn't. I agreed to do this out of love. Period."
Allrighty, then. :D So, what was the first week like? It was tough. And expensive. I didn't prep enough the week before and bought more food than we actually needed. But not much. It was still super expensive. If I do it again, I will definitely spend more time going through each (I originally wrote "eat"... I think that has meaning right there!) recipe and creating my own grocery list. There were some typos in the book that made shopping from their list less efficient.
There's a Facebook support group that is fantastic!! Lots of people and lots of encouragement. It really was a life-saver to see that everyone else was going through essentially the same things. I did learn, however, that I eat better than I think I do. I had zero detox symptoms (no headaches, no flu-like symptoms) and I was perfectly fine having salad everyday for lunch because that's what I do normally anyway. :) I did have some emotional freak-outs that first week, but overall I felt great. Lots of energy.
As for hubbie, he felt a little rough that first week. Some headaches. Kinda tired. But now he reports it's stabled out into more of an "ongoing misery." Poor baby.
Week 2 promised to really challenge us as the menu became more restrictive: no meat or dairy. Which is how I normally eat 80-90% of the time, so no big. But the portions are very controlled. Which I am not used to doing. But you're also not allowed to workout on this reset, so although I've been hungry at times, I'm not physically ravenous. Mentally? Well, that's a whole other story. :P
I've been studying nutrition and healthy eating for over a decade. As the saying goes, food can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.