Friday, August 28, 2015

3 Day Refresh - My Experience

How did I do on the 3 Day Refresh you ask?

Well, I survived. I mean it was only 3 days and I definitely didn't starve myself.  I drank a ton of water (actually a gallon) each day and ate a lot of fruits and veggies.  I also had lots of protein in my shakes. In order to give you an idea of what my lunch looked like for 2 out of the 3 days, here's a pic for ya.

That, my friends was a very filling lunch.  It consisted of a Vanilla Fresh shake (packed with all the amino acids you would get from meat and dairy proteins), 1/2 a medium apple with 1 1/2 tsp of Almond Butter, and 1 cup of sliced cucumbers.

My dinner (supper if you're from GA like I am) consisted of a veggie stir fry that I had to fight the kiddos for. Yep, they were pawing at my plate like a couple of bears digging in a dumpster.  It was that good. Red Bell Peppers, Green Beans, and Carrots cooked in EVOO with minced garlic and ginger. I enjoyed my stir fry with another Vanilla Fresh shake. I was full. I was satisfied.

I also had fresh spinach as my snack each day (2 cups). That's a lot of spinach. I mixed it with some coconut oil and some salt free lemon pepper Mrs. Dash seasoning. So there was plenty of flavor and substance to my snack. I even had to make some for the boys.  I'm so glad they love their veggies.

Each day I drank between 100 and 128 ounces of water. So basically a gallon a day.  I had to pee a lot, but I never found myself starving or craving anything that wasn't on my meal plan for the day. Now on day 3, I was very busy and a little preoccupied with household work. So I forgot to drink my water and went most of the morning on only 25 oz.  That's not my norm and it threw me for a loop.  That was the first day that I felt hungry in between meals and snacks.  But I know it was due to not drinking my water.  I did end up eating a handful (1/2 cup) of grapes to stop the hunger. Not a bad thing to grab when you're hungry. But I wouldn't have felt that way if I had been getting my water in like I normally do.

So what were my results? I'll show you. Are you ready? Ok, here goes nothing .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .

Not bad for 3 days of eating and fueling my body with nutritious ingredients and doing light to moderate exercise.  I'm impressed and my shorts were quite happy today (Day 5 - 2 days after Refreshing). They were quite snug last week, and almost require a belt to stay up this week. And here's something kind of funny. Or at least I find it to be.  On day 1, and maybe even a little on day 2, I thought to myself "Hmm, vegan really isn't that bad. I actually feel pretty good.  Maybe I'll go vegan for a little while." Insert laughter here. And here. And maybe a little over there in the corner too! My hubby decided to grill chicken on Day 2 and I really wanted that chicken. I refrained from eating it (because I have goals). But I sure did have some chicken on Day 4.  I hope you enjoyed reading about my experience. If you'd like to experience it for yourself let me know. I would love to walk you through it.  Heck, I will likely do this again in a month or so.  

~ Sincerely,
Coach Brandy :)

Monday, August 24, 2015

3 Day Refresh Day - What is it?

As a coach I help people break away from bad eating habits, right? Well sometimes, even as a coach, I fall into bad habits again. It's never long term. But it's always enough to remind me why I started eating healthier in the first place.

The first thing I notice is that my clothes feel a little more snug than I would like. And living in Florida, the last thing you want in the summer is for your clothes to be clinging to you - holding on for dear life.  The humidity does a pretty good job making them stick to you as it is.

The second thing I notice is that I feel kinda "bleh". And nobody likes that feeling.  The old me would look for some quick fix, wreak havoc on my system, cleanse.  Yep. I've done them before and felt horrible the entire time. No energy. Fast results (b/c I was starving myself). And a quick regain of all of the weight I lost.  Good thing I'm much wiser now and have resources that teach me the healthy way to "cleanse".

So what exactly is the 3-Day Refresh?

It's a 3 Day program of specially formulated shakes, healthy snacks, and yummy easy-to-prepare meals that have been scientifically designed to help you lose weight and break the cycle of bad eating while dramatically improving the way you feel.

How is it different from other cleanses?

Unlike juice fasts or liquid cleanses that are high in sugar and low in protein (which can leave you feeling weak and sluggish), the 3-Day Refresh is scientifically designed to help support your metabolism while nourishing your vital organs.* Plus, you actually get to eat delicious, real food during this program.

Why Refresh?

  •  You need a clean break from a period of unhealthy eating. 
  • You used to eat pretty well but have recently fallen off the wagon and need some help getting back on. 
  • 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. 
  • You love food and want to be satisfied while you lose weight and get healthier. 
  • You’ve tried liquid fasts or other fad diets and they simply don’t work.

What's Included?

  • 3 packets of Shakeology®—your choice of 6 flavors (we recommend Chocolate Vegan or Tropical Strawberry Vegan during the Refresh as plant proteins are often easier for the body to digest) 
  • 6 packets of Vanilla Fresh (high-protein shake) 
  • 3 packets of Fiber Sweep (digestive drink) 
  • 1 Program Guide

What do you eat and drink while doing the Refresh?

  • FILTERED WATER: In addition to the water you use in your shakes and teas, we recommend you drink at least half your body weight in ounces of filtered water each day. 
  • BREAKFAST: A superfood-packed Shakeology shake, plus one fruit option 
  • MORNING TEA: 1 cup of unsweetened herbal or green tea 
  • LATE MORNING: Fiber Sweep, a digestive health drink
  • LUNCH: Vanilla Fresh shake, plus 1 option from the Fruit List, 1 option from the Vegetable List, and 1 option from the Healthy Fats list 
  • AFTERNOON SNACK: 1 option from Vegetable List, and 1 option from the Healthy Fats list 
  • AFTERNOON TEA: 1 cup of unsweetened herbal tea (caffeine-free) 
  • DINNER: Vanilla Fresh shake, 1 option from the Dinner Recipes, and 1 cup of organic vegetable broth (optional) 
  • EVENING TEA: 1 cup of unsweetened herbal tea (caffeine-free)

What can you expect while doing the Refresh?

  • The 3-Day Refresh is a low-calorie program (about 900 calories a day) but because the shakes and food selections are high in protein and fiber they help keep you satiated throughout the day. 
  • Because this program is packed with fiber, if you don’t already have a diet that’s high in fruits, veggies, and whole grains, it’s a good idea to prepare for the 3-Day Refresh by eating a large salad and/or a few servings of fresh veggies throughout the week leading up to it. 
  • If you get a little gas or bloating, this is a sign that you need to up your fiber levels in general. Fiber promotes satiety, balances blood sugar, promotes cardiovascular health, and keeps your digestive tract functioning. 
  • If gas is an issue, the program has highlighted the “low gas-producing” options in the veggie list and dinner recipes in the menu guide. 
  • It is recommended that you only do mild to moderate exercise during the 3-Day Refresh because this program will be more effective when your body can focus on cleansing.
If you are interested in purchasing the refresh, you can simply click on my link below :)

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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