Ah! Another fitness Tuesday! Several weeks ago I mentioned to you all that I wanted to try out a cleanse. I love the idea of a bit of a kick-start to a new healthy routine. Well last week I finally made the time and the effort to do it. I tried the RESET cleanse by Usana.
In the week or two leading up to the cleanse I was having a really hard time with my entire routine. Foods that I normally ate were not sitting right, dairy was out of the question. Basically no matter what I ate or did I was not feeling 100%, not even close. I finally got a workout routine going, but that is not always enough. What you put into your body is an important part of the puzzle.
Thank goodness my cleanse arrived, just in time too! I began on the Monday of the long weekend…yes lemon meringue pie was had at my final meal….it had to happen. It just did. The RESET cleanse which lasted 5 days involved the following:
- Morning shake (strawberry, mixed with a 1/4 cup of frozen berries)
- Mid morning oatmeal raisin bar
- Lunch time shake (vanilla on ice)
- Afternoon snack 1 apple
- Dinner Chocolate shake and a serving of veggies (I did a stir fry of onions, peppers and mushrooms with NO oil and a few spices… shockingly fulfilling!)
- After dinner peanut butter and chocolate bar
- LOTS of water!!!
All of which came in nice neat packages from Usana. One thing I really enjoyed about the cleanse was that I was not walking around like a crazy witch starving to death. While at work…with the insanely busy week I had this would have been horrifying! The shakes tasted good and satisfied hunger. Honestly the only thing I missed was cooking meals for myself!
People will do a cleanse for many reasons. Mine was partially motivated by weight loss, but mainly for a fresh start. If you can get through a 5 day cleanse, you are ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle, which I am! I am feeling so much better and even tried out somebocconcini and tomatoes this weekend and had no problems with the dairy, exactly the result I was looking for! If you want to try a cleanse that is realistic and literally helps to reset your body, I would recommend this one!
Now I am off to continue my healthy eating and a steady gym routine!