A Clean(ish) Eating Mom's Take on the 3 Day Refresh

Uncategorized Sep 19, 2018

I like to think of myself as a pretty clean eater.


Sure, I love pizza, cookies and the occasional Taco Bell, but for the most part, I make my meals and I eat foods from the outer sections of the grocery store aka fruits, veggies, and meats.

I like to spiralize noodles instead of have pasta. I seriously do love vegetables and could eat them almost all day (especially steamed or sauté), and I make 'nice' cream instead of binge on ice cream because I truly know I feel a lot better without artificial sweeteners, preservatives, and extra processed foods.

But again...I like pizza, cookies and the occasional Taco Bell. I'm human.

Well after a little too much of those extra cheats in my life, I had started to feel really nauseous.  It was just a little here and there, truly not much, but my stomach was truly upset with me.  "YAY, I'm pregnant again!" was my initial thought, but 4 tests proved me wrong :(  So then I thought, oh nausea, here come my cycle, but nope, that wasn't it!

I realized it really was my little cheats here and there creeping in that left me feeling sick. I had let my 90/10 rule of eat clean 90% of the time, indulge 10% move more towards a 70/30 and that's just not something my body can handle.

So I decided to give the 3 Day Refresh a try. 

I actually didn't do this to lose weight, although it's a great tool for helping with that. I just did the 3 Day Refresh to feel better.  All in all, I lost 1.5 lbs and 1.5 inches in my bloated belly.

Here's a video breakdown of my thoughts and feelings of this 3 Day Refresh - cleaning up my body - process.

3 Day Refresh

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Here's my breakdown day by day

DAY 1

Thoughts
 

  • HOLY S**T THIS F***ING SUCKS!!!!

  • I'M SO HUNGRY

  • I hate today

  • Hey, I'm not nauseous

  • Hmm, it's now 7pm and I actually feel okay

  • Alright, that wasn't so bad...I'm just a bit of a baby


Meals
    ***Lots of water - I mean like over 100 oz***

  • Cafe Latte Shakeology, 10oz Water, 2/3 C frozen blueberries

  • Chai tea to hold me over

  • Fiber Sweep with cinnamon added - mixed just enough water for pudding consistency (LOVED IT!)

  • Vanilla Fresh, 10oz water, 1/2 C frozen grapes

  • 2 carrots cut up (it called for 1/2 a large but screw that), 1.5 t almond butter

  • 1 G containers (1cup) Spaghetti squash with 1 t coconut oil

  • Chai tea

  • Coconut steamed veggies - broccoli, carrots, cale and coconut oil + salt free seasonings

  • Vanilla Fresh with cinnamon made into pudding consistency = dessert YUM

  • 1/2 C Beef Broth, it calls for veggie broth, but we had beef so that's just what I went with

Workout

  • Walking around the mall with 2 of my mom friends and our kiddos - we did 2 or 3 laps, can't remember

 

DAY 2


Thoughts

 

  • I feel amazing this morning

  • I have energy

  • I mean A LOT of energy

  • I'm a freaking rockstar, this is awesome!

  • I'm not even crazy hungry


Meals
    ***Lots of water - I mean like over 100 oz***

  • Vegan Chocolat Shakeology, 10oz Water, 1 drop mint extract

  • 1/2 banana

  • Chai tea

  • Fiber Sweep with cinnamon added - mixed just enough water for pudding consistency 

  • 2 carrots cut up, 1.5 t almond butter

  • Vanilla Fresh, 10oz water, 1/2 C frozen grapes, PB2

  • 1 cup cucumbers and 2 T hummus

  • Chai tea

  • Coconut steamed veggies - broccoli, carrots, cale and coconut oil + salt free seasonings

  • Vanilla Fresh with cinnamon made into pudding consistency 

  • 1/2 C Beef Broth

Workout

  • Body pump with a friend - I had 1/2 my carrots before and 1/2 after class followed by my Vanilla Fresh AM meal

  • 4 Mile Hike with the Hike it Baby group

    • note, I was not going to workout, but had been asked to do these events and I was feeling good, so I did them....I do not recommend this. I think if I had done one, not the other, I would have been better off :)

DAY 3


Thoughts

  • I feel pretty great this morning

  • I have good energy, but not as much as yesterday

  • I totally over did it yesterday

  • I'm a little bit hungrier today


Meals
    ***Lots of water - I mean like over 100 oz***

  • Exact same as Day 2 only an apple instead of a banana in the morning

  • I may have cheated and had part of my daughters PB, Banana Tortilla Wrap Up ;)

Workout

Walking around the park and from store to store in an outdoor shopping area with the little one.

 

 

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