Friday, 8 February 2013

Ultimate Reset Review: Mourning a Good Friend

I found this on the internet, and I thought it quite fitting.

You see, I am in mourning.  For a dear dear friend--Mr. Food.  He has been a faithful companion since childhood, never leaving my side as I deal with life's ups & downs, and celebrate its triumphs.  He has comforted me when I was down, acted as therapist when I was confused, and filled in as best friend on cold winter movie nights.  He was loyal, never judging.  He was mine. 

And I will miss him.

It is day 3 on The Ultimate Reset and I have realized that this is not just a journey of weight loss.  It is much larger than that.  It is life-changing.  It is enabling me to re-think the way I live my life, the way I view food, and the way I depend on it.

This program is very structured--which might be a put off for some, but not me.  We are told exactly what to eat, and at what time.  We are given thorough recipes, and instructions as to when to take our supplements.

No longer can I head to the fridge when I'm feeling bored.  No longer can I grab a snack when I'm stressed.  The days of random eating are over.  The habit of depending on food to fill a need other than fuel is being broken, day by day, meal by  meal.

It is an awakening.  It is a program that helps you regain control over your 'food' behavior and re-shift your focus and your mindset.

And a lot of this is about mindset isn't it.  That's why I wrote my book. It's not all about numbers and percentages. It's about how we view things, specifically our relationship with food.  I needed this reset. I needed a strict program to get me back on track again--and this has done the job.  I am excited to see what the next 18 days bring.

And what is interesting is that in the last 3 days I haven't craved any of the crap that has haunted me lately. I thought I would, but I haven't. I don't fantasize about chips and chocolates and the wonderful world of snacks and treats. 

I like the fact that not only is the program so structured, the meals taste fantastic!  I don't lament over my lost love because I have found a new one.  Clean, healthy meals that taste fantastic.  I have moved on, and this is not a rebound relationship.

So, here are some observations from the first couple of days:

~ I did have a headache on day 1, but it wasn't a killer one.  Many people do suffer from headaches for a few days because of the caffeine withdrawal and the fact that your body is in detox mode.
~ I slept well and woke up feeling really AWAKE!  Not sluggish at all.
~ I didn't feel as hungry between meal times as I expected.  I'm used to eating every few hours and with this program you only eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, and surprisingly, I wasn't that hungry in between. When I did feel hungry I drank water and the hunger passed.
~ I feel really good!! It's amazing, but sometimes I think we don't know how bad we feel until we start to feel good.  I just feel good.  I have energy and I feel healthy.
~ My midsection is starting to get smaller and I feel leaner already. I don't feel as puffy/bloated/bulky in the midsection as I did before.
~ My stomach aches/discomfort is gone.
~ It does take some prep work/organization to get used to planning and preparing the meals, but once you get used to it, it isn't bad. 
~ The meals taste fantastic. I'm not a big fan of kale, but I can get it down, especially with the lemon juice and pine nuts.

So, there you have it--those are my reflections so far with The Ultimate Reset.  Be sure to check in a gain soon, as I'll be blogging about this program and more stuff in the future!!

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