My Ultimate Reset Review – Week 3 here we go. Time to be brutally honest. The Ultimate Reset was absolutely worth it, we loved it, it worked, but by day 18 we were over it. I think we were just ready to get back to some good habits in the kitchen as well as start working out again. We never ever considered quitting though. So by the time we were over it we were almost done and we knew we could push through.
Week 3 was labeled the Restore stage. During this phase we eliminated legumes, grains and just focused on fruits and vegetables. There are optional grains in the snack section for days when you felt super hungry. We never were super hungry so we did not have any. We do not eat a lot of grains in general so it was not a big change for us. It was a very good phase for a lot of the participants in our challenge group. Many of them have never eliminated grains before and it was tough the first few days and then they were so on board because they felt no bloating and no gassy icky feelings that you can get from grains.
The supplements are really important with the Ultimate Reset. I have to be honest, the first time we did this a few years ago I was not sure I really got their true value. Now that I am a Certified Health Counselor and went through my schooling, I get it. I do not think if you eat a balanced diet you need to take supplements all the time but I do value their place in my diet a few times a year 🙂
The supplements are:
During week 3 all you eat for breakfast is fruit. This might seem daunting but it was always one of my favorite meals. When you can eat fruits in season it is so joyful. Mike and I were both surprised how the fruit filled us up. Lunches were often the micro green salad. We also had an amazing carrot seaweed medley that will be something will eat again and again.
- 1½ tsp. sesame oil
- ½ tsp. safflower oil
- ½ medium onion, cut into thin slices
- 2 medium carrots, cut into matchstick-sized pieces
- ½ medium red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch chunks
- ½ cup shelled edamame (always look for non-GMO)
- ½ cup arame seaweed (or hijiki seaweed)
- ½ cup water
- 1 tsp. Bragg Liquid Aminos
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- Soak seaweed in cool water for 5 minutes; drain and set aside.
- Heat sesame and safflower oils in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
- Add carrots, bell pepper, edamame, seaweed, and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle boil; cook, covered, for 15 minutes.
- Remove cover. Add Bragg Liquid Aminos; cook 3 to 5 minutes. Add green onion. Mix well.
- Calories: 303
- Total Fat: 14 g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Sodium: 499 mg
- Carbohydrate: 34 g
- Fiber: 14 g
- Sugar: 12 g
- Protein: 10 g
The dinner choices were excellent. Some of the choices were sweet potatoes, veggie stir fries, soups and my favorite Curried Cauliflower
As I reflect back on the last 21 days I can say without a doubt I am so glad we did it. Everyone in our challenge group did amazing. Each of them made progress towards their goals and discovered things that can help them continue on their journey for healthy living. The biggest benefit was that Mike dropped 63 points with his cholesterol. 63 freaking points! I am so proud of him and so happy for his results. He lost 16 pounds as well 🙂 The moral to this whole journey is to not settle for medications being the answer. Do not settle for feeling lethargic and tired and grumpy. You can make a huge change in your lifestyle and you can start right now. I really do think the support of a coach and accountability group is key. We all need to step up and ask for help. We need to stop thinking we have to do all of this on our own. Please reach out to me if you are ready to make some changes. I will be by your side every step of the way.