Hope your week is great. I’m on day five of the UR and feeling great. I will do a full recap of week ONE on Sunday. For now, here are some tips for prepping and planning ahead when deciding to do the Reset.
Since this is my second round of the Ultimate Reset, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way and wanted to share with you to help make the process a bit easier.
Committing to 21 days of a specific meal plan, removing meat, alcohol, caffeine and dairy from your diet, and having a regimented supplement schedule can be intimidating, but here are a few pointers to reduce any stress and get you excited!
1.) Buy the program and commit to a day you’re going to start.
Don’t do what I did and give up on your healthy lifestyle in the meantime before starting! The first time I completed the UR, I started on a Wednesday, as they recommend in the program guide, and this time, I started on a Sunday. I 100% prefer Sunday. We did all of our produce shopping on Saturday and got to meal prep and plan on Sunday – it was great!
2.) Recruit a buddy.
It’s always best to have an accountability partner and this is no different, in fact, it’s really beneficial to have someone to share the experience with. They can do non-drinking/dining activities with you, you can shop for groceries and meal prep together and they’ll totally understand what you’re going through during the process.
3.) Print the shopping lists from the online portal and begin shopping.
You can start buying the non-perishable items, so as not to endure such a large grocery bill when you begin. Another perk of having a buddy is splitting up items that you don’t need the full amount of to save money and waste.
4.) Begin weening caffeine as soon as you set a date to start.
If you’re a coffee lover, you will for sure experience caffeine withdrawals and suffer from a few days of headaches if you cut it out cold turkey. Take time to slowly remove it from your diet; starting with less cups per day or switching to every other day until you don’t need it at all. Start replacing with decaf herbal teas, if needed, as those are allowed during the cleanse – I’m a big fan of Peach teas!
5.) Clean out cupboards and refrigerator.
You’ll want to use up items in your fridge and make sure to clean everything out, prior to starting, so that you don’t risk being tempted by any leftover foods and treats.
6.) Take measurements, before photos and record weight.
You’ll want to be able to compare Day 1 to to Day 21 to see your results – in weight and inches. It’s a good motivator to see where you started and the progress you’re making throughout.
7.) Accept that you will NOT be working out.
During the Reset, working out is not allowed since your body is working in so many other ways to reboot itself. Instead, during the process, enjoy the chance to take three weeks off to do other things; take time to listen to your breathing, stretch and take light walks.
Please let me know if you’re interested in the Ultimate Reset and I can help you get started, or visit my site for more information!