Have you found yourself over indulging this Holiday Season? Have you ever had a weekend where you maybe ate or drank a little too much? I know I have. Not only did I feel the bloat and the yuck, but then I felt the guilt.
The 3 Day Refresh was and continues to be a game changer for me and my pursuit of better health and fitness. I am not saying that this product is an excuse to go crazy on the Holidays, but it sure helps ease my mind and allows me to enjoy a guilt free few days.
Why might you choose to refresh?
• You need a clean break from a unhealthy eating.
• You used to eat pretty well but have recently fallen off the wagon and need some help getting
• You want to jump-start healthy eating habits for a new workout program.
• You want to quickly lose a few pounds for an upcoming event.
• You’ve never been a healthy eater, but are ready to kick-start better nutrition for the first time.
• You want your clothes to fit better.
• You want more energy.
The first refresh I completed was after spending a week away with family. I ate and drank like I hadn’t in months. I felt gross, I was bloated, and I had added a little unwanted weight. Over the course of that week I had also gotten into some of the habits I worked so hard to get rid of. I was eating too early in the morning, I was snacking ALL day long and was eating up until I went to sleep. I was really worried about whether or not I would be able to get back on track when I got home.
That first refresh was challenging but totally worth it. Not only did I lose the bloat and the extra weight I had put on, I even lost extra! More importantly, though, I learned so much more about my body and my mind!
This program reinforced for some of what I already knew...I usually eat out of boredom and routine.
I discovered that the later I eat at night, the earlier I find myself hungry in the morning. When I stop eating after dinner, I don't wake up super hungry and needing food right away. I also wake up less bloated and overly full feeling.
I finally understood the importance of water and staying hydrated. This is something we all know, but to actually experience and feel it was incredible. The more water I drank consistently throughout the day, the less hungry I felt in between meals.
I also got to really understand that sometimes my brain tells me I am hungry because the signal from my stomach hasn't reached it yet. When I ate what I was allowed to eat but thought I was still hungry, I didn't just eat more (like I would have done in the past), instead I drank extra water and waited it out. Seriously, about 15 minutes later, I wasn't hungry anymore.
I couldn't believe how much better my food tasted (yes, I said food! This isn't a typical cleanse, you eat real food!). There is something to be said about eating the right food your body needs after your body has rid itself of the toxins and junk that were in it.
That first 3 Day Refresh I did got rid of 6 pounds, along with an inch in my hips and an inch in my waist. I slept better over those 3 days and actually felt stronger and I had increased mental clarity.
Since that first refresh 3 years ago I have utilized the plan following about every 3 months to keep me in check and not straying too far from my nutrition. I don't weigh myself or keep measurements anymore when I do the program because I am truly using it to reset my mind and body and put an end to bad habits before they take over.
What is it really, what do I eat and what does this plan come with?
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