The results are in from my 3 Day Refresh!
I’m down 2.6 lbs, my bloat is gone, my willpower has skyrocketed and my energy is up!
The 3 Day Refresh is a plant-based 3 day cleanse that is meant to jump start weight loss, break a plateau or get you ready for a trip or special event.
It is NOT the kind of cleanse where you have to worry about running to the bathroom. It’s a gentle, natural detox that will help you get back on track. I decided to do it after Passover and after Jake’s birthday weekend as I had more than my fair share of sugar and glutenous deserts. I felt like I needed a good sugar detox, and plus I wanted to look and feel my best before we headed out to Punta Cana for the Team Beachbody Success Club Trip!
So here is the scoop on the Refresh!
When you wake up you start with a large glass of water. You can still work out during the Refresh but I decided to go with lighter workouts to give my muscles and joints a rest. I did yoga on days 1 and 2 and a low impact cardio workout on day 3.
After my workout I had my Shakeology blended with 1/2 a banana as my serving of fruit. The program comes with a complete manual that gives you a list of what foods you can eat, at what time and what serving size.
For a mid morning snack, I had the Fiber Sweep! Fiber sweep is made up of psyllium, flax and chia and it contains a combination of soluble and insoluble fibre – 13 grams of it! It has a bit of a lemony taste – you mix it with water, stir, stir stir and then drink.
For lunch you have a shake called Vanilla Fresh. It is a plant-based protein shake and I thought it tasted great! You also get a serving of fruit, veggies and a healthy fat. I had pineapple as my fruit on day 1 and 2, and then cantaloupe on day 3. I had celery with almond butter for my veggie and healthy fat and it was yummy!
During the program you also drink lots of water and green tea. I was peeing a lot 🙂 All these liquids helped to keep hunger away and they also made my skin glow. It made me realize that I should be drinking more every single day, not just on Refresh days!
For my afternoon snack every day I made a juice with mostly veggies and a bit of fruit in my juicer. You also have the option of having a serving of veggies with healthy fat if you don’t want or don’t have access to juice.
Dinner is another Vanilla Fresh and then a veggie based dinner, made with a recipe from the manual. I had steamed broccoli with coconut oil and sea salt on day 1 and 2 and it was DELICIOUS! I know that might sound weird, but when you cut out sugar and the processed stuff your taste buds change immediately and fruits and veggies start to taste AMAZING. On day 3 we were at my mother-in-laws for dinner so I had some roasted brussel sprouts and salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, along with my Vanilla Fresh. Yes you CAN do this cleanse and go out and continue on with your normal routine!
I’ve done the Refresh 3 times, and this time it was the easiest for me BY FAR! Why? Well first I knew what to expect. I knew I might be a little hungry at times but I would survive. It’s honestly more of a mental challenge than a physical challenge.
I also had a group of amazing ladies that were doing the Refresh with me. Their accountability and support kept me going when I wanted to quit! They also got some amazing results – their weight loss ranged from 4-6lbs in 3 days. Pretty awesome!
I was also really motivated to get some great results before our trip. Let’s be honest here – I wanted to feel good in my bikini and not feel bloated and gross!
So let’s talk about my results!
In the 3 days I lost 2.6 lbs. I think it might have even been a bit more….but I had to weigh myself at the end at 3am because we were up early to catch a super early flight to Punta Cana! That early in the morning my body didn’t want to….how can I say this….eliminate waste. Sorry if that is TMI. LOL! A few hours later that probably would not been a problem and I bet I would have reached at least 3 lbs of weight loss.
ANYWAYS….it doesn’t even really matter….because I think the pictures show exactly what happened to my body on the Refresh – my bloat disappeared and my stomach fluff disappeared. I also felt GREAT! I felt energized throughout the Refresh. I wasn’t dragged down by starchy carbs, sugar, dairy and animal proteins.
The day after I finished we travelled to Punta Cana. I was motivated to keep the results of my hard work and not ruin how good I was feeling. Since the Refresh I’ve been eating more fruits and veggies than normal…and I’m eating fewer starchy carbs, and less dairy and animal protein. I also feel less hungry than usual, which is a nice side effect!
Also – I feel like my willpower and resolve are stronger than ever after finishing the Refresh. Sticking to the plan for 3 days has made me realize I can do anything I put my mind to! What I put in my mouth is ALWAYS my choice, no matter what is happening around me. Emotional eating….shoving random chocolate chips in my mouth…eating sugar to soothe myself….these are all things I have done before….but in the long run they just make me feel WORSE! Doing the Refresh has definitely made me more aware of my emotional eating habits.
If you would like to try the Refresh and if you would like to join our accountability and support group, please send me a private message via Facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our group starts May 1st! Don’t delay contacting me as you will need about a week for your materials to arrive!