Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Beachbody Ultimate Reset Review: Day 8

Week 2 Day 1

This is the Release phase. With it comes a new supplement: Detox.
Detox helps your body move from the inside. makes you poop!

I had a fruit plate this morning which I loved! I had cherries, strawberries, & seedless watermelon. Lunch was a microgreen salad. Dinner was beans with brown rice & steamed green beans. Again, it filled my whole dinner plate. It was wonderful! I'm looking forward to lunch tomorrow when I get the beans & rice again! I'm loving this Reset!!!

Beachbody Ultimate Reset Review: Day 7

No video for day 7. This week I'm all over the place & won't have a chance to post videos.

Week 1 ended with Day 7. Loved the Roasted Root Vegetable medly again for dinner. I also had steamed veggies & brown rice. Lunch was a microgreen salad with avocado. Breakfast was quinoa as I wasn't fond of what was on the menu for breakfast.

The day was great. Energy level was up again. I ended the week down 4.6 lbs & 2.5". I'm pretty happy with that!

On the the Release phase!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Beachbody Ultimate Reset Review: Day 5 & 6

Check out my confession!

Here is what I had for lunch on Day 6.
That is a full size dinner plate.  This cleanse isn't about starving yourself AND you eat REAL food!!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beachbody Ultimate Reset Review: Days 1-3

Since the audio quality of my videos was so bad, I wanted to also post a written review of my first 3 days on the Beachbody Ultimate Reset (BUR).

I want to preface this by saying I had been weaning myself of off caffeine for a couple of months.  In the two weeks prior to start the BUR, I was down to only one caffeinated beverage per day.  The day before I began the BUR was my first day of ZERO caffeine.

The first day I felt fine.  The food was good.  It wasn't so out of the ordinary for what I am used to eating.  I do NOT like fish, so I subbed boneless, skinless chicken breast for the salmon.  I was hungry at each of the times I'm used to having a snack.  I'm used to eating 5 times a day, so my body had to adjust back to the 3 times a day.  I haven't eaten only 3 times a day in about 5 years!  The second worst thing about this day was the Alkalinize.  It is one of four supplements taken during the first phase.  It smells like dried spinach.  Mind you, I like spinach.  I do NOT like the Alkalinize!  It is quite possibly one of the worst things I've ever tasted!  I did not get it mixed well, either, which did not help.  I was given suggestions of sucking on a lemon immediately after drinking it & mixing it with only about 2 ounces of water.  Definitely trying that the next day.

The second day was by far the worst.  This was my third day off of caffeine.  In the many times past in which I have tried to quit caffeine, day 3 is always the day that made me give up due to the excruciating headache.  I am prone to migraines, so getting a bad headache is terrifying to me.  I cannot function with a migraine.  I spent this day laying down & sleeping because it hurt too bad to even walk across the room.  I even had an acting audition that I missed due to this.  I made it half to the audition & had to come home.  NOTE: The audition was 3 hours away from home.  I tried the previous day's suggestions with the Alkalinize.  While still quite disgusting, it certainly help get rid of the awful aftertaste to suck on a lemon & not have so much liquid to swallow!!  The food, again, was good.  LOVED the black beans & rice!!

The third day was markedly better than the last.  I still had a headache but it was manageable.  I felt better when I was up & moving around.  This was a good thing because I had my daughter's birthday party to prepare for the next day.  This is the day that Nori rolls are supposed to be for dinner.  First off, I couldn't find Miso paste to make Miso soup.  Then I couldn't find Nori sheets to make the Nori rolls.  I also could not find Tempeh.  I understand all these things are supposed to be available at Whole Foods.  I was unable to find them there.  Had I had more time, I would have asked for help.  I wasn't too concerned about it because I feared I wouldn't like the stuff anyway.  I was able to find dried Wakame sheets at Walmart.  This is used to make a seasoning.  I opened the package to begin prepping my dinner.  The stuff smells just like the Alkalinize!  I couldn't make myself eat it!!  YUCK! I opted for a rice bowl instead.

So, there you have it.  The first 3 days of my experience on the BUR.  My experience has been quite different than many others.  Some do not experience the headaches.  Most common are the headaches, along with body aches, muscle soreness, joint soreness, etc.  Some even experience flu-like symptoms.  All these are associated with the toxins leaving the body.  The BUR is an internal workout for your body.  I believe those with the poorest nutritional practices going in experience the worst symptoms. 

Before starting the BUR, I strongly encourage you to see your physician & allow plenty of time to wean yourself off of caffeine, being caffeine-free at least one week prior to beginning the BUR.

Beachbody Ultimate Reset Review: Day 4

We had a cookout for my daughter's birthday party.  I made grilled hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, & deviled eggs.  She also had strawberry cake & chocolate ice cream cake (think death by chocolate).  I held to my meal plan & did not cheat.  My parents were even asking me what the Reset is supposed to do for me.  They seemed very interested & supportive!

I'm told the audio quality is lacking on the video.  I will have that fixed for Day 5.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Apple Protein Pancakes

Serves 1 (4 pancakes)

1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
1/4 t. cinnamon
2 egg whites

Mix ingredients thoroughly.
Spray skillet with non-stick spray.
Add 1/4 c. batter to hot skillet. Cook until the edges are bubbly and the pancake is nearly set. Gently slide a spatula under the pancake and flip. Cook just until brown.
Cal. 214; Protein 29g; Carbs 20g; Fat 2g; Sodium 206 mg

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Greek Frittata

Simple, high protein, & tastes amazing.  This recipe made me love eggs again.

Serves 1
Cal   Protein Carbs    Fat   Sodium

Nonstick cooking spray
5 egg whites
1 whole egg
1 T. lowfat/fat free milk
1/2 t. Mrs. Dash Salt Free Tomato Basil seasoning blend
4 kalamata olives, diced
4 quarters artichoke hearts, diced
1 T. feta cheese with sun-dried tomato & basil
Preheat oven to 350 F.

1) Coat a medium size, oven-safe, non-stick skillet with cooking spray & heat on low setting.
2) Beat together egg, egg whites, milk, & seasoning.
3) Pour into heated skillet.
4) Cook, without stirring, until bottom begins to set & turn white.
5) Add olives, artichoke, & cheese.
6) Cook until the bottom is completely set.
7) Transfer to oven & bake 5-7 minutes, until completely set.
8) Remove from oven & slide out of skillet onto a warm plate & serve.