I write this today a couple days after I have completed ALL 10 days of my wife’s
reset. She signed me up without me knowing… or even wanting to, but as a
supportive husband I was bound and determined to do the entire thing as close to
perfect as I possibly could. That way she would have a good close up case study to
tell others about when they inquire.
Lucy has now witnessed all of the highs and lows from someone that legitimately
started with some the most questionable eating habits you could have. These habits
would be best described as what you would expect a frosted flake peddling Tiger to
eat.Take it from someone who knows, here’s your path to success:
Before you start–
This is all about the do not's.
If you are not ready to jump right in what you could do is ease yourself into it with a smaller challenge, like reducing some consumption of those products and changing around a few meals instead of all of them. Lucy often mentions that it is not an all or nothing program-but you will see the best results if you do. You can also keep an eye on Lucy's Facebook page for the next round of her 2 week New To Nutrition Program for those really new to healthy eating and that will help you ease into this program.
The first 3 days
How many bad habits you had before you started will determine how bad day 1 is
going to suck. Just imagine if Tony’s endorsement deal with Kellogg's came to an end
and he could not longer get free Frosted Flakes. He wouldn’t still be that fun loving
tiger, he would need to be caged for the publics safety. Everything would not be so
GRRRRREAT…they would just be GRRRRRR and likely **chomp chomp**. I did
something similar and just went home from work at 10am.
After the first day, day 2 and 3 are way easier. You will have cravings but the headaches are gone, your body has adjusted physically so you are only working against your mind. However the smoothies and soups taste great so it makes it way easier to battle those cravings.
The next 7 days
Meal prep is incredibly important! All the meals were easy to make and you could
get at least a version of everything from Walmart. They tasted really good too.
But if you are anything like me you are just looking for an excuse to have a burger
from a fast food joint. It was really important for me to have things ready so when
those cravings hit I was able to fight them off. Here is my top 2 craving beaters:
Meatloaf muffins – 12 out of 10 – There was no lies, no deception just a solid made
ball of beef! It had some sort of homemade healthy BBQ sauce on the top that made
them that much better. They are perfect sizes for a snack. I will likely make these
every Sunday night so they are ready to go all week long.
Veggie egg muffins – 9 out of 10 – These ones had predictable deception. I knew full
well there were veggies chopped up in my eggs that I likely wouldn’t eat alone but
sometimes you just gotta be treated like a 5 year old. Overall they still had a good
taste and provided me lots of energy.
Getting through the 10 days wasn’t actually as much of a problem as I would have thought it would be. The start was rough but each day got easier and easier. I just learnt to take it day by day and appreciated each day as a new win. By following this 10 day program I had consistent energy rather than highs and lows throughout the day, more mobility due to looser muscles and lost 12lbs! If I can do this, anyone can!
Good luck to all of you that are willing to take the next step to improve your eating habits. You can sign up at anytime by clicking HERE!
Lucy is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Personal Trainer with a thirst for good food, fitness, cats, travel and adventure!