I’m 2/3 of the way done with The Ultimate Reset. Today was a little bit of a challenge, because it was Father’s Day, so that meant dinner, which meant 3:00. Usually I eat dinner between 5:00 and 5:30.
So I ate breakfast early, then lunch early, then dinner early — 3:00 — and here it is 5 hours later, and, yup, I’m hungry. I should grab an apple, but it’s my Week 2 graduation, so ….
(Yes, I say “graduation” with tongue in cheek. I think it’s quite annoying how everything is a graduation. Kindergarten? Graduated! 6th grade? Graduated! Okay, fine, if calling everything a “graduation” makes you feel better about yourself, do it, but don’t expect a gift from me until you do something noteworthy, and that does not include graduation from high school either!)
So, anyway, this being my last day of this phase, I will just have some more water and a cup of herbal tea.
But, let me tell you, the portion sizes on The Ultimate Reset really came into play this week. For dinner this evening I made at least double what the recipe called for, and my plate was still too sparsely populated.
Don’t get me wrong. I get it. People go into The Ultimate Reset expecting to lose weight, so I understand why the creators wanted to keep portions small. But when I see people posting on Facebook that they are passing out, wondering if this is normal, I just want to shake them and say, “EAT MORE FOOD!” For the record, unless you are being prepped for surgery with an anesthesiologist standing by, passing out is not normal!
Week 2 was the Release week, but I had no real climactic moment or anything like that. In fact, I felt my bodily functions remained fairly normal during Week 2.
For all the complaints I heard from people about the Detox supplement, I have to say, I enjoyed it. It tastes pretty good, like an earthy tea with citrus overtones. It’s a bit chunky, but not problematically so.
I am down another 5 pounds this week, for a total of 10.6 pounds on the Reset. All I can say is that I must have had a lot of toxins in me that needed to come out!
The meals were pretty good again this week. I had a fruit plate for breakfast every day except one, when I had a mashed garbanzo concoction. The fruits have been green apples, cantaloupe, blueberries, honeydew melon, and nectarines. You’ll have to trust me when I tell you that I am not a fruit person, but I really enjoyed the fruit plates. Probably because they were quite plentiful.
Some of the best meals this week were:
- Sweet Potato and Roasted Red Pepper Bisque — You probably need to really like sweet potatoes to like this. Fortunately I do. I’ll be making this post-Reset.
- Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf — Probably my favorite of the week, because it combines two foods I really enjoy.
- Hearty Vegetable Miso Soup — Better the next day, of course, which is cool, because it was dinner one night and lunch the next day.
- Mediterranean Roasted Beets — I have no idea why this recipe called for olive oil instead of coconut oil, so I used coconut oil, and it was a great flavor mix.
- Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini — The recipe called for kabocha squash, and I still have no idea what that is, so I used acorn squash. I made my own tahini, too. It’s just toasted sesame seeds whirred up with olive oil. I should have added more salt to the squash as it cooked, but this was a really good meal.
- Acorn Squash and Coconut Milk Soup — I also added the tahini and some cayenne pepper. Tasty.
HOW I FEEL
My cold-like symptoms are diminishing, slowly. This is supposed to be my body detoxing — maybe it is — but I remain skeptical about such things. Still, it does make a bit of sense.
I have not felt a loss of strength. I did Rodney Yee’s Flexibility yoga routine Monday through Saturday, felt good all through that, but I am really looking forward to regular workouts in a couple weeks.
Does my body feel transformed? I can’t say it does, but I’ll reserve judgment for the end of the program. The end, by the way, is not at Day 21. It’ll be around Day 42, as I work my way back to a normal diet.
Let me say, also, that my normal diet is changing. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ll be moving from ultra-low-carb carnivorous eating to modified vegetarianism. Quite a change, but my body has been craving a change.
Okay, I’m off to Week 3. Wish me luck!
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