Week by week, and after photos you can see all post here:
Phase 3 Ultimate Reset Reclaim Day 15-16
Unfortunately Phase 3 has not changed my feelings towards the foods I’m suppose to be eating. One night it is a whole head of cauliflower. Now I do love the way the cauliflower was cooked but I can’t eat an entire head. One lunch was a pound of carrots (with all kinds of seasonings.) So I broke down and had a few pieces of licorice on Day 16. I didn’t feel guilty at all I think because I’ve been so restricted.
Phase 3 Ultimate Reset Reclaim 17-18
It hit me on Day 17 that I wasn’t doing myself any good by trying to stay true to this plan. I found myself skipping lunch totally because I couldn’t eat the food AT ALL! Then having just vegetables for dinner I was just starting to feel sluggish. So I thought it over and over and decided while I understand the concept of why I’m eating the foods I just couldn’t eat JUST the fruits and veggies. For this reason on Day 18 I reverted back a little to week one. I decided to have a small bowl of oatmeal with my fruit in the morning (this really helped with hunger issues). For lunch I had a small piece of chicken with my steamed green beans. For dinner I made the really good rice and beans that were in week 2. So not sure if the “cleanse” is still going on since I have changed my eating pattern from the menu but I feel so much better. I have continued to take all the supplements and will finish them.
Phase 3 Ultimate Reset Reclaim 19 – END
I’ve officially ended my Ultimate Reset. I am still eating well but I’m not eating the foods so therefore I no longer feel I’m on the program. This morning I tried the McDonald’s oatmeal (didn’t care for it but good in a pinch-or just get eggs). I had veggies for lunch (more like a plan lunch) but I had Lite Progresso Soup for dinner (not on the plan at all). I am finishing out the supplements but I’m gradually switching over to other foods. So I felt I should consider it ended today a couple days short.
At first I felt a little guilty like I quit and didn’t finish but I wasn’t getting enough into my body due to my lack of finishing even half of my meals, meals that were all ready low calorie. However now I just feel liberated yet ready to tackle my next phase. I found my diet plan that goes with Les Mills Pump and the food in the book (especially compared to what I was eating now) sounds amazing. Pita sandwiches and whole grain tortillas. So this weekend I will be shopping to follow this plan. I find that if I’m following something it makes it easier for me to stay on track.
I plan on measuring and weighing on Saturday or Sunday and will post a follow up with my thoughts of the program as a whole and my before and after statistics, and photos as long as I can find my before photos I took. So look for that coming soon and know that I feel good with my decision and am doing great!