Stray Dog Revolution
This picture is not my results due to the reset. Rather it's the result of two rounds of 21 Day Fix, Dr. Fuhrman's 6-week eating plan, and the reset. I only lost a couple of pounds on the reset, but that's ok. I wasn't doing it for that.
I didn't make it 21 days. I went 19, and that evening got drunk as a skunk. I figured it would happen. Big going away party that involved getting messy with friends old and new. As you can imagine, the rest of the weekend was shot. I was tired of the meals, tired of timing all the damn supplements, tired of being bone tired.
But I did learn from the experience. I figured out how much I eat to relieve boredom, anxiety, and stress. I learned that exercise is a non-negotiable for me. I mean, I'm fine with a rest day, or even a rest week, but when I go longer than that I want to kill someone. There's no way I could have exercised during this program; just not taking in enough calories.
I also learned that this kind of program, where I'm so focused on food prep and planning, makes me crazy. Like eating disorder crazy. I start to get way too perfectionist about it because I want to "do it right." I mean, I don't mind 21 Day Fix and its adorable containers because I'm never hungry and I'm eating super healthy. But this? Was just triggering me a bit.
Pros: Hubbie did it and lost a ton of weight. (I didn't, but I'm pretty sure my hormones are messed up- if you're under 40, it will probably work fine in this department.) The plant-based nature of it gets my approval and it really forced me to face my demons, rather than drowning them in ice-cream.
Cons: Hard. Fucking hard. And I've done a juice challenge! This felt harder. Expensive. The program and supplements were the least of my worries: the grocery bill was huge, and I already had many of the staples.
If you do want to give it a go, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll help you do it better than I did. I think it can definitely be worthwhile, especially if you're not the healthiest of eaters.
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.