I didn’t want to just post my 3 Day Refresh results without a little explanation because there’s so much more to it than just what you see in the picture. The picture on the left was me beyond frustrated and grasping for a little hope. I had been following a Paleo diet for almost 2 years and had amazing results, but I somehow made myself believe I could go back to gluten-free grains and dairy. By the time I got to the picture on the left, I had already cut all grains back out of my diet (except my daily Shakeology). I REALLY hoped I would be able to keep dairy. Well, that’s a big fat no! The difference between the picture on the left and the picture in the middle was simply dairy.
I knew I needed to just cleanse my body of all the garbage (even though still organic and unprocessed) I had been feeding my body for months. I wanted to start with a clean slate. My friend and fellow coach, Claire, asked me to do the 3 Day Refresh with her and my first reaction was “nope!” I did it last year and although I lost 5 lbs, it was HARD! I decided to put my excuses aside and do it anyway. Looking back…thank GOD I did! I have never been so laser focused and back on track ready to rock my summer goals!
I actually have never done any kind of detox or cleanse before the 3 Day Refresh because I feared not getting the proper nutrients and STARVING. The 3 Day Refresh is very different because you get your protein through Shakeology and the Vanilla Fresh Shakes, fiber through the Fiber Sweep and fruits/veggies, carbs through fruits/veggies and then also healthy fats; I mainly ate avocado, almond butter, coconut oil and olive oil. I would be lying to you if I told you I was never hungry during the 3 days. Yes, I was hungry. You consume about 900 calories a day for 3 days. Was I starving? No. In fact, even though I went to bed hungry most nights, I woke up feeling amazing and energized.
So what does a day of eating look like on the Refresh?
Honestly, last time I did it, I lost 5 lbs and gained it back because I went back to my old ways. This time was 100% different. I know exactly what happens if I go back to my old ways and I have no desire to do that. I lost 3.9 lbs and 1 inch directly from my waist. It’s now 3 days later and I’ve lost an additional 1/2 inch from my waist and I’m sticking to my healthy eating. I’m strict Paleo and have started incorporating Intermittent Fasting so I’m eating all my calories within an 8-hour window.
Questions? I’d love to answer them!
Here’s a video I recorded the morning after I finished: