Overall rating: B
The meal plan is straightforward and easy to follow. (<< Yes, “straightforward” is one word. Look it up.)
I usually felt hungry mid-afternoon, despite following the day’s meal plan.
I lost 4 lbs. and 3 in.
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.
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.
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.
I have some exciting news for you all (at least it’s exciting to me!)
Today is my 1-week anniversary of going Gluten free! YAAAAA!!!
I am BEYOND excited…for me this is a REAL accomplishment!
Now to get through the remaining 50-ish weeks of the year!
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! 🙂
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.
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.
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.