Yesterday was Day 4 of the the Beachbody Ultimate Reset, here’s my review.
BREAKFAST – Fresh Fruit Plate (2 cups), Organic Plain Yogurt (1/2 cup) w/Maple Syrup (1 Tbsp), Whole-Grain Toast (1 slice)
LUNCH – Lentil Lime Salad, Microgreen Salad w/Basic Vinaigrette Dressing (substituted for Day 4 lunch because I couldn’t find Tempeh Strips)
SNACK – Apple w/Peanut Butter
DINNER – Stir-Fried Veggies, Cucumber and Tomato Salad, Quinoa (3/4 cup)
Post-Dinner Snack – Green Apple
The recommended lunch was Nori Rolls w/Tempeh, but I couldn’t find Tempeh Strips so I substituted the same lunch that is suggested for day 3. All three portions of dinner were really good! Last night was the first time I tried Quinoa and I was pleasantly surprised. As for the post-dinner snack, for the first time during the Reset, I was really hungry after dinner so I figured having an apple wasn’t the worst thing in the world…better than what I usually eat in that situation (McDs, Burger King, etc).
SUPPLEMENTS (same for each day of week 1):
MINERALIZE – 4 pinches
OXYGENIZE – 30-45 drops
OPTIMIZE – 6 capsules
ALKALINIZE – 1 packet
Different day, same opinion of the Alkalinize…nasty!
WATER (EXTREMELY IMPORTANT):
Drinking DISTILLED water is extremely important during the Reset. Headaches can be a side effect of the Ultimate Reset as your body is getting rid of all the toxins so staying hydrated is key to helping keep the headaches to a minimum (I haven’t had any yet…knock on wood). I continue to drink a gallon of water (128 ounces) today and will continue to do so for the entirety of the Reset. From my understanding, you’re supposed to drink (in ounces) “half your weight” so considering my weight was 258 on Monday, a gallon of water is recommended.
7:10am – Supplements (MINERALIZE/OXYGENIZE/OPTIMIZE)
7:40am – Breakfast
12:00pm – Supplements (MINERALIZE/OXYGENIZE/OPTIMIZE)
12:30pm – Lunch
3:45pm – Supplements (MINERALIZE/ALKALINIZE)
4:15pm – Snack
8:10pm – Supplements (MINERALIZE/OXYGENIZE/OPTIMIZE)
8:40pm – Dinner
10:30 – Post-Dinner Snack
THOUGHTS AFTER DAY 4:
4 days in and I still haven’t had a diet soda!!! I will admit though that as the days go by, it’s getting a little harder to stay away from diet soda. I find that my biggest temptation is during meals especially when I eat something like Quinoa.
As far as my hunger level today, I was hungriest after dinner so I decided to have a snack (Green Apple). Yes, I know this isn’t recommended, but as I mentioned above, I didn’t feel so bad considering I would nromally make a run to McDs or Burger King given the same situation in the past. Through the first four days of the Reset, my after-dinner cravings were the worst last night…still not as bad as they usually are, but worse than they were during Days 1-3.
In regards to my energy level, I started to feel a difference yesterday in the afternoon. Normally when I get home from work, I’m exhausted, but I felt a lot better yesterday. Hopefully that was the start of an increased energy level due to the Reset!
QUESTIONS FOR MARCUS (sorry to ask again…didn’t see an answer to this one yesterday):
1) What is the optimal amount of sleep I should get every night? 8 hrs? 7 hrs? More?
1) Although losing weight is not my main goal of the Reset, I would like to lose 15 lbs after the 21st day and get down to 243.
2) My main goal is to get my body in a better “state” after 21 days as I hope to start INSANITY after finishing the Reset. I tired INSANITY before, but I was in such terrible shape, I only last about 5 days. I’m hoping that after completing this Reset, my body will be better able to handle the INSANITY workouts.
3) After the 21 days are complete, I hope to actually enjoy cooking and I hope to have gained a liking for 4-5 meals that are included in the Reset that I can make on a regular basis. So far, through 3 days, I will say my favorite meals have been the Oatmeal & Yogurt as part of breakfast of Day 2 as well as the Day 2 Dinner of Black Beans & Rice. I will definitely eat these meals post-Reset.
That’s all for now regarding Day 4 of 21 of the Ultimate Reset.
If you have any questions or suggestions to make the Reset better, easier, etc, please feel free to leave them in this thread.