I’m going to start this post with some of the things I’ve realized over the first 3 days of the Ultimate Reset:
- I would honestly slap someone for a cup of coffee.
- I should have read the recipes a week in advance so I could manage my prep time better.
- There is no shame in you-tubing how to cut a papaya.
- There may also be no shame in buying pre-cut fruit for Phase 2.
- Things will not always be perfect and that is ok.
- They weren’t lying when they said the first few days were the toughest.
- My coworkers have probably noticed my level of irritability.
- I miss all of the things – coffee, beer, wine, pizza, GUMMY BEARS!
- Did I mention I miss coffee?
- I have never in my life spent so much time washing dishes.
End rant. I know all of that sounds pretty negative, but that’s where my body is right now – detoxing negativity and all of the shitty foods and drinks I have been putting into it. The headaches and flu-like symptoms are real. The fatigue is real. The “f&*$ off” attitude for no reason… is real. But I know that I am going to get over this part and soon, start to feel great both physically and mentally. So let’s talk about what I’ve eaten and what supplements I have taken over the last 3 days.
And so it begins…
Day 1 – I am going to be completely honest with you; my Sunday Funday had an extra ounce of fun in it so I didn’t get out of bed until close to 11AM on Day 1 (I had a planned vacation day from work). This is where the “it’s not going to be perfect” part comes in. I skipped meal 1 and started my day off with 16 ounces of distilled water mixed with the mineralize supplement along with 2 optimize capsules. 30 minutes later I had Miso soup and a microgreen salad. It wasn’t bad at all. 2 hours after that, I took a packet of power greens and let me just say, they are nasty. There’s no way around it though, so I plugged and chugged. That night, I was supposed to travel to Reno for work so I skipped the planned dinner, took my 2 optimize and 2 soothe capsules, and made what was on the “Reset in a Crunch” menu: black beans & rice and more Miso soup. And then I didn’t even leave the state because my flight was cancelled. Good times.
Day 2 – I woke up and started my day the same as Day 1 (and the same as I will throughout Phase 1) – 16 ounces of mineralize and distilled water and 2 capsules of optimize. Breakfast was supposed to be tropical oatmeal but I didn’t know how to cut a papaya and I forgot to buy a mango, so it was plain oatmeal with shredded coconut and walnuts. 30 minutes before lunch, popped my 2 optimize with my mineralized drink and then had a Greek salad, homemade Greek vinaigrette, and a 1/2 of a sweet potato. It was filling, but not satisfying, if that makes sense. [My body wanted poke]. Did the power greens thing, did the 2 optimize and 2 soothe capsule thing, and then made a Southwestern veggie taco for dinner; but instead of using a tortilla (that I also forgot to buy) I used the rest of my sweet potato and made it more into a Southwestern taco bowl.
Day 3 – Enter sickness and irritability. The menu called for fruit salad, but I needed something easier so I went to the “Reset in a Crunch” menu again and made oatmeal with fresh berries. The struggle was real. Supplements were taken right on time, 2 hours after breakfast and 30 minutes before lunch, and then I ate lentil-lime salad and a microgreen salad. (Anyone who knows me, knows I hate salad, so this is fun). Supplements were taken in between lunch and dinner and then… while feeling like hot garbage, I proceeded to make sushi rolls for the first time in my life. Instead of fish, I got to put tempeh bacon inside of it along with carrots and cucumbers. I also had a japanese cucumber salad that was supposed to be marinated for an hour before you ate it (read that small print way too late) and some more Miso soup! Good thing I finally found that miso paste.
Overall verdict to date – the food is good-ish, the prepping is time consuming, and the withdrawals are crazy. But, I will report that I am feeling less bloated and the scale says I lost a pound. Stay tuned for more adventures of the Ultimate Reset.