Supp Thursday! Product Review, News, Views and anything else I can think of :)

Happy Thursday!

Hope ya’ll are feeling fine today.  I’m on very first ISACleanse (is that a thing? That’s what I’ll call it) which I will detail you on BELOW. For now, let’s get to some reviews and tips shall we?

HEADS UP! I’m doing a fat burner review

So, I’m not a HUGE fat burner fan (except for the ones I have sculpted into fat burning furnaces…..AKA, muscles), but it is a question I get asked ALL THE TIME. So let’s tackle it.

Good to know: fat burners were originally created to help competitors and avid body builders garner more energy for workouts while living a low-carbohydrate lifestyle. The body digs carbs for energy and when you eliminate them to shred the body, it can retaliate with LOW energy and even rebel at the gym. SAY IT AIN’T SO!!!!! But it is. While the original intent of fat burners and stimulants was to give a boost to the fit masses, studies now show that more and more average Joe’s (don’t roll your eyes, unless you’re cranking away HOURS in the gym per day then you fall here. Accept it and be proud!) are turning to so-called fat burners for weight loss. Weight loss was not the original intent of fat burners and ANY product that promises HUGE results with little effort should be approached with caution.

So, is there a fat burner I CAN use?

There is one stack (I dig stacks since no ONE supplement works awesome all on its own) I have been trying and totally dig for many reasons. It is the BLISS Weight Loss Stack from 1st Phorm.

Even though I am in the fat loss phase of competition, I still only take 1 pill a day.

What’s so special?

Well, they don’t try to make you believe this is a miracle drug. In this pack you get 3 products:

  1. Thyro-Drive which utilizes a mixture of amino acids and herbs to increase thyroid production. BE CAREFUL HERE: anytime you mess with hormones (like….when you eat) you can set yourself up for success or failure.
  2. Bliss which is a highly functioning thermogenic (what you think of when you think about fat burners) that uses all the heavy hitter in lower doses to decrease the risk of the jitters.
  3. Downtime PM is my FAVORITE since rest and recovery is where I struggle the MOST. With this product you get your melatonin and also your valerian root and black cherry (for soreness), PLUS digestive enzymes and even MACA root (for sexual health). It is magic! I kid….no such thing. It does help to promote more restful and deeper sleep though.

You can check out the links above and read up on the info (they provide EVERYTHING you need) if you’re interested. Men, they have you covered with the Commander pack.

One thing I HAVE to address is the customer service of this company. I have heard from the founders (after entering the athlete search) and after my purchase of the above product I received an email from Kit Kitson just checking up on me and seeing how I liked it. They didn’t know I was a blogger or trainer and were not trying to butter me up (mmmm, butter), but they even offered help with training and meal planning if I needed it :) . That’s a pretty awesome thing to witness…..a company that goes above and beyond.

1st phorm

 

THE CLEANSE!

So, my awesome contest prep coach (Busy Mom Gets Fit) suggested I give Isagenix a try during prep. If you know me then you know I’m a research junkie so I spent the past 4 weeks pulling up everything I could behind the company and ingredients. Most of what I found was super awesome, so here I am on my cleanse day :)

What is it?

It’s a very simple nutritional cleanse backed up with research on intermittent fasting. I am also a huge fan of intermittent fasting and have seen great results. The Isagenix cleanse takes it a step further by taking your fasting day and replenishing the body with nutrients. Fasting itself is highly beneficial and now you can fast and do a great rewire to your entire system.

Since I’m just starting I’ll be giving YOU updates on progress (including some pics you WON’T see on my INstagram) and keeping you up to date on what it’s all about. If you’ve already been doing research and want to cheer me on by completing a cleanse yourself, then jump on it HERE….or you can just get more info.

I mean, if Lori Harder does it, why don’t we ALL do it? LOL

Lori Harder

 

For now, I’m taking my fasted self downstairs to fix a cup of tea :) So far, so good.

Rock on with your day and I’ll see you back here next week!

Michelle

 

What’s SUPP with that? The Beginner Guide to Supplements

Hello again! Today, we’re tackling pill-popping, so strap in for a long ride :)

As a supplementation specialist (cert DotFit via NASM) I have found that supplements are often the most widely misunderstood and misused health and fitness tools. SO….it’s only fair if I impart some supplementation knowledge so YOU can see results. Don’t get overwhelmed! We’ll only be tackling a few supps per post. This inaugural post will cover the BASICS and a very special supplement you may need to add.

Ready for some SUPP knowledge? Let’s get to it!

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SUPPLEMENTS 101

These seemingly small things can cause mass confusion in the health and fitness world. It’s confusing when you walk into a supplements super store, chain store, or even the pharmacy aisle at your local grocer. The MAIN question you need to ask yourself is “What is it I NEED?”.

Your supplementation needs should coincide with your current health and fitness as well as your goals. Chances are, you don’t NEED most of what is on the shelves. For our purposes, we’ll talk about what the average person (beginning or intermediate exerciser) would need to add to their current diet. As we move forward, I must make this very clear: Supplements are meant to supplement a healthy diet……say that 4 times fast. Seriously, don’t rely on pills and powders for health. The supplements you choose should better your health, not confuse the crud out of your body and have you popping more pills than an addict….

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What do we need?

The basics are, well, pretty basic. Check it out:

  1. A whole foods based multi-vitamin. These need to be high quality and capsules are better than horse pills. The one I’m REALLY digging right now is Jaime Eason’s Lean Body for Her Multi. Beverly International Fit Tabs are also very high quality. MOST multi-vitamins are going to contain a bit more than you need, but your body is a highly efficient waste management system and will excrete the extra goodies. Just remember, more is not always better. Multi-vitamins are intended to fill the micronutrients gaps we have in our diet due to stress, poor food choices and/or poor assimilation.
  2. Vitamin C. OK, so you should get some of this in your multi and in your diet (so long as you’re being awesome and eating a variety of brightly colored fruits and veggies), but it has been shown in recent years to be a powerhouse. Vitamin C is the only vitamin to not really show an upper limit (a limit at which it is considered harmful) and many studies have shown that taking 3000mg of vitamin C per day can reduce the risk of certain cancers by regulating free radicals. SWEET! The powders seem to work better within the system than the pills, and you are encouraged to up your intake (3000mg/day) during cold and flu season.
  3. Probiotic. Your gut health makes up over 60% of your immune system, so it’s wise to keep it in check. We don’t all need to pop pills for this, as many of us can get active cultures from foods like yogurt or fermented foods. If you feel like your digestion is a bit sluggish or your energy is just a bit drab, consider adding 1-2 probiotic pills before bed. Note: these do NOT help if you simply over ate, so don’t go there.

The extras, for those of us living a bit of a full life :)

  1. Protein powder. Many of us do not get the required amount of protein, especially if we are quite active. The ADA sets the required amount on a large-scale of 0.6-1.6 grams per pound of bodyweight. Of course, the amount YOU need depends on lifestyle and goals. Women in particular seem to struggle with protein intake. Am all-natural whey protein isolate can help boost your protein intake SAFELY. The 2 I am loving right now are Jaime Eason’s Lean Body for Her (the whole line is really phenomenal) and Isagenix Protein. I do recommend 1 shake per day, preferably post-workout. You may have days where 2 shakes are unavoidable, but be aware of failing into the trap of using protein powders ALL THE TIME just because it is easy…trust me, I’m a recovering addict.
  2. Amino Acids. You can drink these throughout the day to help increase lean muscle mass (assuming you are working out) and beat fatigue. These do come in pills, but I find the powdered forms to be far superior. Amino acids are necessary for cell function and found in proteins. Our bodies break them down and pull the aminos out, sending them to repair damaged tissue. The powdered amino drinks offer the break down already so that you can speed recovery. Recommended dosage is 5-10 grams before, during and after your workout, especially if your workout will last an hour or more OR is quite intense. You can also add 5-10 grams to your afternoon bottle of water for stimulant-free pick me up. I LOVE BSN Amino X, Beverly International Aminos, and Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy (which DOES have a little jolt of caffeine).
  3. Glutamine. This is the most readily available amino acid in our bodies. During training sessions, glutamine levels take a nose dive though which can result in slower recovery, more fatigue, and even a compromised immune system. Many protein powders contain glutamine as part of their profile, so if you are already utilizing those then you may be getting enough. If you find that your recovery is lacking OR you’re sick all of the time, consider adding 5 grams of glutamine pre and post workout. I really like Muscle Pharm (unflavored) and Beverly International.

glutamine

So, now you are armed with the knowledge you need to get started on the road to optimum health and wellness. Remember, You’re only seeking that which you NEED. It is important to know your lifestyle and goals when embarking upon a supplement regimen. If you’re confused, contact a supplement specialist (you can email me through the site) and ask! We’re always happy to help you get healthier.

Tune in for the next SUPP guide as we tackle some supplements that are highly misunderstood.

See you next time!

Michelle

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#fuelyourbetter A Look at Vega Sport Performance Protein

Today is the day (well, one of the days) that I review a product I have been testing.

VEGA SPORT PERFORMANCE PROTEIN

Yeah, did you get that? Cause you should…

Let’s get through the science first…I love science!

What’s the big deal about this protein when there are like a BAJILLION other proteins on the market? Check it out:

  • Vega Sport is a PERFORMANCE protein, not just a meal replacement or tasty protein.
  • Vega Sport is designed to help YOU recover quicker so you can get back out and do what you love sooner.
  • Vega Sport is a CLEAN, plant-based fuel source so it doesn’t upset the digestive system like some protein powders.

What are the claims of Vega Sport?

  1. It’s the very FIRST completely all-natural, plant-based performance recovery drink.
  2. It is dairy, gluten and soy free (the BIG players in food allergies and intolerances).
  3. It burns 100% clean, leaving no extra work for your liver.
  4. It contains NO artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.

Cool right? Trust me, it is.

So, what does it DO?

  1. Complete, synergistic, alkaline-forming protein blend helps to #fuelyourbetter without creating a stressful environment in the gut as most proteins do. Who needs more stress in their gut?
  2. It contains 5,000 mg of BCAA’s which are basically little magic things that bond and repair to muscle tissue. What does this mean? More recovery + less soreness = a more fun YOU.
  3. Improves strength and exercise performance.
  4. Repairs and builds lean muscle mass, creating a more functional physique.
  5. Reduces recovery time between training.

OK, I was totally sold on that last one there :) I love to train and I would live in my gym if my family didn’t think that was totally weird. All of my training created a whole new world of problems to deal with when it came to recovery. If you know my story, then you know I have to be careful with the food/supplements because my body is a walking, ticking time bomb of inflammation…..and I’m over here just trying to make it da’bomb.

Another nerdy but cool fact about this protein is that it is tested for banned substances. Since the FDA doesn’t control or regulate supplements, we all just trust the packaging until somebody drops dead. Even then, we blame the person and not the company. Well, a few companies (very few) decided to pay the piper and stand out from the crowd with testing from informedchoice.org (that’s a listing for tested products, check it out). This small fact really makes me more apt to reach for this protein as opposed to what passes for protein on the grocery store shelves nowadays.

How about the taste? I mean, we won’t ingest it if it doesn’t taste good right? Unless you’re me… If you’re me then you will chug anything they ask you to test :) but at least I’m honest about it!

I tested the Vanilla flavor. I’ll be honest, of all the flavors of protein, vanilla is my LEAST favorite. Why? No clue. Even when I was younger I felt vanilla was boring, but could be greatly improved by copious amounts of chocolate (as can ANYTHING)….but I digress. Taste: it was actually quite decent on its own, even for vanilla. Let’s take a look at the good points first:

  • It wasn’t gritty! Oh my gosh, plant-based protein scares me due to the fact that it can often times be super gritty….like trying to swallow watered down grits, blech! This was smooth as can be just mixed with water.
  • The vanilla wasn’t overwhelming. I hate when companies pack too much in to the product and you leave your smoothie smelling like a Starbuck’s barista just gave you a sponge bath in vanilla….
  • Absolutely ZERO yucky aftertaste. You know what I’m talking about. You have a protein shake post workout and can still taste it on your tongue 3 days later. Grossness…. The reason for most aftertaste is the crap they put in as fillers.

Anything bad? Not really as far as protein shakes go. The taste was good, but not overwhelming. If you are a protein shake junky (we have a support group that meets every Monday at the smoothie bar…counterproductive), then you’ll notice a HUGE lack of sweetness. Take a deep breath, this is actually a good thing.

What’s a review without a couple of pictures documenting how I’ve been #fuelingmybetter right? PLUS, recipes at the bottom! Don’t scroll down! Cheater…

vega yoga

Me, channeling my best dancer after a killer workout…fueled by Vega Sport, duh

vega sport

So, what is the sport I fuel? It’s called life people! I hate running, so much so that I bought a tank top for $20 just to shout it to the world. Don’t get me wrong, I love runners, just not a fan of me running. So, my sports revolve around yoga, MMA, weights and the exhausting task of kicking butt fabulously every single day….

vega mission

I happen to do a little humanitarian work and spent 2 weeks in Chisinau, Moldova (go look it up and come back) with people you would be blessed to know

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I promised some recipes right?

Check it out. This made a HUGE blender full….and I drank the whole thing :) Don’t judge me! I’m fabulous, not flawless

INGREDIENTS:

Vitamix (shout out!)

8 oz unsweetened almond milk

1/2 mango

1/2 banana

like 3 handfuls of spinach…just fill the whole blender up

1/2 cucumber

1/2 avocado (no judgement if you eat the other half while the blender is running)

3 celery stalks

Vega Sport Vanilla Protein

Ice if you like it chilly

AND…BLEND.

Second, slightly sweeter, recipe

I had this yesterday after a killer body-weight-based leg day (I never knew my body weighed so much!)

8 oz unsweetened almond milk

1 cup frozen cantaloupe melon cubes

1/2 frozen banana

Vega Sport Vanilla Protein

It blends into ice cream and is light and fluffy and full of deliciousness!!!! Enjoy :)

What to do now? Click on the link and check it out for yourself. I got to try it for free, but have decided it’s so good I think I’ll pay for the stuff :) #fuelyourbetter

That’s high praise right there..

Until next time, stay happy and healthy y’all!

Michelle

 

Tasty Tuesday Recipe: Quest Bars :)

I love to eat! How about you? I mean, what’s the point of having food if you can’t enjoy it?

Welcome to QUEST Nutrition! Quest bars (and now pastas!) came on the scene a few years ago and dramatically changed everything. You can now #cheatclean and stay lean thanks to whole foods ingredients and bio-available protein in every bite. That means more bang for your buck. Follow Quest Nutrition on Twitter and Instagram for delicious recipes and posts on health, wellness and keeping your body its fittest year round. Flexible dieters unite! Quest Bars are totally acceptable in your “meal plan” :)

Need to stock up?

Check them out at Bodybuilding.com below!

 

Quest Bars By Quest Nutrition

National Nutrition Month Close: How to Get from A to Z

Hello Lovelies!

As we end the month of March (yes, END!) I wanted to share a few key point that will help in your journey.

Let’s recap just a little though…

THIS was me on January 13th of 2014.

Januray 13 2014

It’s not the worst shape those abs have ever been in, but I wasn’t doing too well internally and my nutrition focus had become quite distorted. Even the most learned of nutrition professionals can resort to lifelong habits…

So, here was my plan:

  1. I entered a contest online (hey, everybody’s watching then)
  2. I set upon research about tried and true nutrition…not diets
  3. I started logging foods like a mad fool….but always making sure I logged the time of day, how I felt before and after
  4. I changed my workouts several times to find what suited my body
  5. I focused on NUTRITION, not food

March 20 2014

This pic was taken February 13,2014

This was upon the implementation of HIIT training.

Now, HIIT seems to be confusing most people, so let’s get to it:

H- High

I- Intensity

I- Interval

T-training

Some people will try to sell you a magic HIIT formula, but that’s bogus. HIIT is a style of training. Here is what mine looks like (I use a Tabata timer, and I will save that for another post): I pick 5-10 exercises, depending on if I am focusing on certain body parts OR total body. I set my timer and hit it HARD from start to finish. HIIT in truly about intensity. That means I can cut my workout time down to 20-40 minutes and still see results.

Come March…I was losing my butt (everything I have back there is built, not blessed!). So…my eating style changed to accommodate some internal digestive issues (don’t judge, we all get them!) AND I switched my training up a bit…

rockin abs

This pic was taken March 23, 2014 I was pretty pleased with my abs since genetics will dictate those puppies don’t pop. When I tell you I work HARD for that, I’m not lying.

So what changed?

I gave Intermittent Fasting (the LIFESTYLE, not the diet…) a try. I’ll be going over this style just a bit in the Nutrition Boot Camp and will blog about in a couple of months.

I kept the HIIT workouts on 2-3 days per week, but added HEAVY, slow lifting  3-4 days per week (note: I usually workout 5-6 days per week).

Do I sweat as much lifting heavy weights only 4-6 times? Maybe not right off the bat, but THIS style has been proven to rebuild the metabolism by changing the hormones. Does it work? For me, it does :)

So, what do I suggest to YOU?

  1. Get to know YOUR body. Strop following what other people are doing…cause you totally know you just wrote down what I did. Stop that! Can you pick something to try? Yeah, give it a few weeks and see how you respond.
  2. Track your macronutrients. This is the pivotal point that will change EVERYTHING. How? I cover that…in the Nutrition Boot Camp!
  3. Be a little flexible. Be willing to make changes as needed.
  4. Get help. Whether it be nutrition or training, seek out a little extra help to get you there.
  5. Set your goals and be CLEAR. What do I mean? Well, I had to ask myself this question: “Do I want to be super lean OR really strong?” Is it impossible to be both? Not really, but you can’t train for both at the same exact time. Right now, I would like more muscle to my frame and I want to challenge my strength. Therefore, my eating and training will suit those demands.

Follow these guidelines to push you towards your goal and you’ll see results…maybe in just a couple of months :)

Michelle

 

 

Thirsty Thursday: #CHEATCLEAN Recipes

Welcome back to National Nutrition Month!

What is food if it’s not enjoyable? Well, technically it is fuel, BUT if you don’t enjoy your fuel then you’re not very likely to stick with it right?

So, today I am presenting you with 4 (yeah, I said 4!) #cheatclean recipes to keep you trim and fit, but also satisfied. :) ENJOY your food!

The common ingredients you will need for these recipes are Quest Bars and protein powder. I’ll list what I use, but I always recommend you experiment! All items can be purchased at bodybuilding.com

protein PB cup

1) #CHEATCLEAN Peanut Butter Cups

I’m a Reese’s PB Cup ADDICT! And these come pretty dang close in taste, up my protein, and don’t jack up my hormones with all the sugars. Super easy recipe:

What you will need:

Foil muffin tins and non-stick spray

1 scoop BSN Syntha 6 protein powder in Peanut Butter Cookie mixed with just enough water to make a paste

1 scoop BSN Syntha 6 protein powder in Chocolate Peanut Butter mixed with just enough water to make a paste

What to do:

LIGHTLY spray muffin tins (makes 2 big ones)

place about 1/2 chocolate pb mix into both tins

Place in freezer for about 10 minutes

Place peanut butter cookie mix on top (the whole mix between both cups)

Freeze for 10-15 minutes

Place the remaining chocolate pb mix on top and freeze until done….or in my case, until you just can’t wait any longer.

Peanut Butter yumminess for less than 6 grams of sugar! WINNING!

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2) #CHEATCLEAN Oreo Brownie Bites

What you will need:

1 Quest nutrition Oreo cookie bar

1 Quest nutrition brownie bar

1 thank you letter, ready to be sent to Quest Nutrition.

What to do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Place a bit of plastic wrap over a plate

Tear both bars into pieces and microwave for 20 seconds

Wrap plastic wrap around Quest bars and SMOOSH

Transfer your smoosh to a small baking dish

Bake for approximately 6 minutes

Cut into squares

Write thank you card.

 

chocolate ice cream

3) #CHEATCLEAN Chocolate Heaven Ice Cream Dream

What you will need:

An ice cream maker…seriously, they’re like $20. Go get one, I’ll wait…..

1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology (I chose this for nutrient density, YOU may use any chocolate protein powder you like….it’s not an anarchy here)

1 scoop Syntha 6 protein in Peanut Butter Cookie

1 spoon natural peanut or almond butter (um, I use BIG spoons for this, but feel free to use a tablespoon)

6 oz unsweetened almond milk

1 zucchini, peeled and chopped (don’t wrinkle your nose at me! just do it…)

What to do:

Put it all into the blender, put the lid on  (DUH) and let it rip!

Pour into ice cream maker

Try not to look too desperate as you stalk ice cream make for the next 10-15 minutes

Enjoy :)

BTW: If you’re totally against modern technology and refuse to purchase an ice cream maker….place in container and freeze for 1-2 hours.

peanut butter stuffed cookie

4) #CHEATCLEAN Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie (OH….YEAH)

Um, words cannot express how deliciously delightful these are….do NOT share. I warned you :) If you share people will always be at your house…it’s dreadful.

What you will need:

1 Quest Nutrition Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

1 Quest Nutrition Cravings Peanut Butter Cups Pack (you’ll use 1. feel free to nibble on the other, OR you can make a cookie for a very dear loved one)

an oven…

A phone! So you can take a pic of your cookie and a pic of your hot body and say “HA!” cause you have totally figured it out…

What to do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

SMOOSH halves of the Quest cookie bar and place one on lightly sprayed cookie sheet

Place a peanut butter cup in the middle

Place other SMOOSHED half on top and close up the sides as best you can.

EAT any chocolate pieces that fall off…

Bake for 3-5 minutes

Find a dark corner to indulge your taste buds and have a little party all to yourself…cause we don’t share these.

 

There you have it. 4 awesome recipes that will revolutionize the way you see “diets”. I hate diets. I spit on them…but not after I’ve eaten a cookie cause I don’t waste that stuff.

Open your mind, realize that you are full of AWESOME potential just as you are RIGHT NOW. You don’t need to lose weight or get swole to live to your fullness…start now and it will come. #youareenough

Grace, peace, chocolate and a few lunges,

Michelle

rockin abs

Want abs like these? Head over to the NUTRITION tab to see how you can get in on Nutrition Boot Camp OR personalized nutrition counseling. Have your treats…gain results!

 

Thirsty Thursday! PROTEIN

Some like it hot and some like it cold, but when it comes to protein there is no need to let it get old….did you see what I did there? So full of talent ;)

Adding protein into your diet in the form of powder is one of the most efficient ways to get the protein your muscles need without all the excess fat and calories. However, a scoop of protein in water can get a little boring. HERE are my 2 latest obsessions to go with whatever mood you may be in today:

Protein Coffee:

I could drink this ALL day as it makes my coffee super creamy. Plus, I don’t need to use any sweetener or cream (yeah, I dig that stuff) and it tastes better than any Starbucks. AND…it’s super simple.

Brew 1 cup coffee of choice and pour into shaker cup

Add in 1 scoop whey protein of choice (I am actually OBSESSED with BSN Syntha-6 blend in chocolate peanut butter right now)

Shake the heck out of it

Pour back into your mug and add a little hot water

Sip while reading up on the latest research! Oh, wait that may just be me…sip while doing what you do best!

Protein Ice Cream Dream:

This is great for post-workout on a super hot day, OR for you weirdos who enjoy ice cream on cold nights :)

6 oz low-sugar almond milk

4 oz non-fat Greek yogurt

1 scoop casein protein (again, I am obsessed with BSN Syntha-6 blend in peanut butter cookie for this one)

1 tablespoon all natural peanut or almond butter

1 zucchini, peeled and chopped (yeah, just do it)

Mix it all in a blender

Transfer to your ice cream machine and let it whirl around for about 15 minutes.

Don’t have an ice cream machine?

Place it in a tight closing container and put it in the freezer for a couple of hours.

YUM! BTW, this is 2 servings….or 1 on leg day :)

So, there’s 2 ways to get your muscle on without the BULK you don’t want. Remember, eat clean, keep your proteins lean, and train mean….then return the favor by being kind to others!

Peace, Love and Lunges,

Michelle

After 2

The Final Decision: My Beachbody Ultimate Reset Experience

Happy weekend!
I hope you are out and about having some fun this weekend. Remember it’s the simple things that keep you fit: park further and walk, only eat 75% of what’s on your plate when eating out and make excuses to move.
I simply wanted to touch base on what may be a delicate subject, the Beachbody ultimate reset. For those who don’t know, this is the newest beachbody supplement aimed to rid the body of toxins that can lead to excessive weight gain. This is a 21 day program that comes with supplements and a detailed meal plan.
My experience has yielded this: I struggled through 11 days of the reset before deciding to send it back. By the way, all of beachbody’s products have a 30 day money back guarantee. So…… Why did I send it back? My honest, professional opinion is that this program is designed for those with no established fitness level. If you’re already an avid exerciser, the calorie count is quite low even if you add in your snacks.
To make a long story short (it IS the weekend!) the Ultimate Reset is for those who are at the very beginning of their journey. If you are already eating lean, this meal plan does not offer a lot for you.
Part of the reset plan is to actually take off for 21 days. If you live in a magic place where you have NOTHING to do, then that is quite feasible, however most of us have lives to live within those 21 days.
All in all, the reset was not one of my best recommended supplements. As with any other supplements, check with your doctor before you embark on this journey.
If you are looking for a few simple ways to start losing toxins from your system, try warm lemon water in the morning and at night. You can also replace 1 meal with a healthy detox smoothie made from all natural ingredients. You can find fun recipes to try here on the site. Also, take your water intake up to 120 ounces to help flush out the toxins. Until next time, have a healthy day!
Michelle

How to Use the Ultimate Reset Day 8!

By the way…..

Forgot to mention, but my energy has been non-existent for the past 3 days! Plus, I’ve felt like I’ve gained weight, though I never get on the scale. I’ll keep you posted on all that!

Ultimate Reset: Day 3

I am on day 3 of Beachbody’s 21 Day Ultimate Reset and wanted to check in and give an update. This system is the newest innovation in safe and effective weight loss and nutrition management.

You can see more about it HERE.