My 3 Day Refresh Review + Results

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Overall rating: B

Pro:

The meal plan is straightforward and easy to follow. (<< Yes, “straightforward” is one word. Look it up.)

Con:

I usually felt hungry mid-afternoon, despite following the day’s meal plan.

Results:

I lost 4 lbs. and 3 in.

Thoughts:

I wasn’t expecting much from the 3 Day Refresh. I’ve sort of hit a plateau since my initial weight loss after going GF. I knew not to expect a dramatic weight loss from just 3 days on a restricted diet, but I also hoped to at least see something.

I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to meal plan and how full I felt after lunch – which is a Vanilla Refresh shake, a fruit serving and a veggie serving.

I was also pretty stoked when I saw a little bit of weight loss! Who doesn’t love that?!

I don’t know if I will be doing this again any time soon. I do like how most people seem to use it as a way to jumpstart their weight loss and as a way to keep your system “clean.” I think that’s the most beneficial use for this product.

4 Week Check-in

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Here’s me at work! YAY! I use my shaker bottle to track my daily water.

Each year, my company hosts a “Get Fit” event and for 3 years, I have participated in the event. >>Not really “fit” yet, if you know what I mean! 😉

Tomorrow is our mid-way point and weigh in. I am not looking forward to it! I have learned that you don’t always see the scale go down – sometimes your measurements change first! Which is more important?

Well, at least for me, I think it’s the inches coupled with HOW I FEEL. Am I less tired and more energetic? Do my pants fit a little bit better? Can I wear those old jeans again?

^^^Those things are what mean the most to me. I don’t need a scale to tell me how I should feel. I only need me.

#ExpediteLife

Quick Update: Weight Loss!

Just a quick update for you all (and a way to keep myself accountable) – I’ve lost 4 lbs so far! I’m currently eating gluten free, while limiting my sugar and carb intake!

I’m not starting to “see” changes yet, but I know they’re just around the corner!

By next month, I’ll be working out again and I KNOW I’ll get to see so many more awesome results once that happens.

Cheers!

The DOs outweigh the DON’Ts

I’m putting this here so I’ll always remember – the DOs outweigh the DON’Ts.

Why I DON’T want to lose weight…

  • I like food…greasy, carb-y, so-not-good-for-you food…smothered in gravy.
  • I don’t have time to workout. I mean, I have TV to watch, Netflix to binge on and LOTS of eating to do!
  • Changing my diet is way TOO hard! And expensive! I just bought 10 boxes of mac n’ cheese on BOGO – I can’t just throw it all away!

Why I DO want to lose weight…

  • I need to LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFE. Find out what the risks of fat are, here.
  • I want to TAKE CHARGE. I’m tired of being a backseat driver – I want to live my life without feeling limited by my size!
  • I want to LOOK & FEEL better – inside and out. Health starts from the inside, out – can you imagine what that must feel like? To accept yourself and heal from within??
  • I want to FEEL BEAUTIFUL and COMFORTABLE IN MY OWN SKIN.

There are like 1,000+ more reasons that could placed in either category…these are just a few that are circling around in my head.

*Opinions expressed above are solely my own and in no way represent the opinions or viewpoints of others. No harm is intended by this post – everyone’s weight loss journey is different and stems from different motivators! 🙂

Here’s the “Thing”…

So, here’s the thing about diets – as a follow-up to my previous posts on dieting and gluten free – they’re HARD. And I mean, really, really hard. Especially when you grew in the South (or, as southern as Florida can get) and are used to your Momma making enough food to feed a household of 10.

I’m sure you can all guess how “well” I’ve been on my diet – have I been sticking to the “approved” foods? Following my exercise plan?

The answer is no – and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it either.

Yours truly,
A foodholic

Beware of “Fad Diets”

Recently my boyfriend and I have transitioned into a gluten free lifestyle. Recently, the production of gluten free products has skyrocketed; or, at least the promotion of them has increased.

To me, going gluten free is the latest “fad diet.” (Much like Atkins and the South Beach Diet.)

I know quite a few people who have jumped on various diet bandwagons, only to succumb to temptation a few months later. Initially they feel great – rejuvenated, born again, so to speak. And then reality kicks in – extreme fad diets are hard to follow and frequently unsuccessful.

A mere 77% of people who pledged to lose weight as a New Year’s resolution maintained their pledges for 1 week but only 19% for 2 years.

That’s a lot of determination gone down the drain and even worse is the failed diet rebound. Nearly 65% of dieters return to their pre-dieting weight within three years.

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Photo source: poconohealthsystem.org. Check out their PowerPoint for good and bad advantages of the different types of diets!

Do you have any tips for sticking to a diet and staying on track with an exercise regimen? I’d love any advice!

Now, to get back to this delicious sandwich…don’t judge…it’s Day 2 of the Gluten Free Diet. Let’s just say I’m taking it slow.