Kickstart Your Health

What is the 3-Day Refresh?
The 3-Day Refresh consists of three daily shakes, a fiber drink, plenty of filtered water, plus a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats throughout the day to keep your energy and metabolism going.

Though the meal plan is simple, it also offers many alternatives, including some creative ways to prepare your meals, so you'll see that you can actually enjoy eating healthy food without having to season it in ways that can damage your health and undermine your weight-loss goals.

What You'll Eat and Drink During Your 3-Day Refresh:
1. Wake Up: Drink 8-12 ounces of filtered water
2. Breakfast (within an hour of waking): Shakeology plus Fruit option
3. Mid-Morning: Fiber Sweep (digestive health drink)
4. Lunch: Vanilla Fresh (high-protein, hunger satisfying shake) plus options from the Fruit, Vegetable, and Healthy Fats lists
5. Afternoon Snack: From the Fruit, Vegetable, or Fresh Juice Options lists
6. Dinner: Vanilla Fresh plus a delicious meal made from the Dinner Recipes list

When to Begin The 3-Day Refresh:
Many people start their 3-Day Refresh on Friday morning so they can stay focused and disciplined through Saturday and Sunday--while others prefer to do it during the week to avoid the temptation of weekend activities. Bottom's your call. Just do it when you can commit to the program and not get sidetracked.

How Often to Do The Refresh:
Kick Start: For some, the 3-Day Refresh is a way to kick-start a healthier lifestyle-to make a clean break from eating habits that are not supporting your health and weight-loss goals.

Monthly Tune-Up: For others, the 3-Day Refresh serves as a regular monthly "tune-up" they can use to knock off up to 3 pounds or so each month. Just think, if you were able to maintain that weight loss throughout each month, by the end of the year you could lose 36 pounds!

Ultimate Year of Health: Still others use the 3-Day Refresh within a comprehensive approach we call the "Ultimate Year of Health." Do the 21-Day Beachbody Ultimate Reset once annually for a deep cleansing, then tune up with the Refresh 3 times quarterly, or as needed throughout the year.

What to Expect When You're Refreshing:
We got consistent feedback from our test groups that people hadn't felt "famished" while doing the program. This isn't a starvation diet or an all-liquid fast, and while it is low in calories (about 900 a day), it's packed with protein and fiber. So you will be nourishing your body properly--and you won't feel starved.

Can You Exercise, while on the Refresh?
It is recommended that you do mild to moderate exercise during the 3-Day Refresh. Can you hammer out a harder program? Probably. But the 3-Day Refresh will use your energy more effectively to help clean up your system if you're not, at the same time, also taxing it with the effort of repairing muscle after intense exercise.

**All of the above information is taken directly from my 3-Day Refresh Booklet.

My Day One Review:
This morning I had a hard time keeping my commitment to the Refresh. I woke up at 5:30am, took my boyfriend to the airport for his work trip, and came home determined to begin this. After all, this little box of goodies has been sitting on my dresser since I ordered it two weeks ago! Now is as good of a time as any to see what it's all about.

I followed the meal plan exactly. The Fiber Sweep tasted a bit like ice tea and lemonade, while the Vanilla Fresh was basically like a cupcake! DELICIOUS. I could seriously drink that one every day. The only thing I chose not to have today was a cup of tea after dinner. I chose to drink water, instead. Overall, I felt fine throughout the day. I had a slight headache from lack of coffee this morning (I am used to having 2 cups a day), but that subsided pretty quickly. I realized that I eat out of boredom A LOT more than I ever knew.

Every time my brain had a moment to think, I wanted to reach for candy, cookies, anything that I knew would only push me further away from my goals. I also made the mistake of going to the grocery store after work to grab some more veggies. Talk about mental clarity. I was spotting things I never even give a second thought on a normal basis to, from across the room. Sweets and pastries, candy bars, chips, you name it!

I walked out of there with only my carrots, cauliflower, blueberries, oranges, and organic vegetable broth in hand. I felt accomplished. I made the Coconut Steamed Veggies for dinner with 1 cup of vegetable broth. It was actually really filling and satisfying. I topped that off with my second Vanilla Fresh shake, and haven't felt hungry since. I am happy to say I survived all the temptations of Day 1.

Days 2 and 3 were a little more difficult. Since I went into these 3 days sort of on a quick whim... I struggled with the urge to "cheat". I made it through Day 3, when I had to go pick up my boyfriend from the airport. I will admit, I indulged in 2 pieces of pizza that night. BUT, I was still surprised by my overall results.

Day 1 >> Day 3
Weight: 109.3 lbs to 108.9 lbs. (-0.4 lbs)
Chest: 31 (no change)
Waist: 30.5 to 28.5 (-2 inches)
Hips: 35.5 to 34.75 (-3/4 inch)
R/L Arm: 9 (no change)
R/L Thigh: 19.5 to 19 (-1/2 inch)

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