In case you missed it, since I’m a coach and I like to try all things Beachbody so I can help people from experience, I am doing their newest program called the 3 Day Refresh. I told everyone I would blog about it and tell you what I think.
If you haven’t heard about it, it’s a 3 day program designed to give you a nice, fast break (or kick in the pants) from bad eating habits, or to help you drop a few pounds quickly– but SAFELY. Or maybe you went to Atlantic City for a few days and you ate all kinds of crab fries and had margaritas and you need to get back on track. (Maybe that’s just me.) You can do it once a month, seasonally, anytime you need a little kick start. And hey ho– it’s got a money back guarantee. So why wouldn’t someone want to try it? Here it is in all it’s glory:
I gotta say, I’m a sucker for packaging, and this is the CUTEST. A little flip top box with each of the three days in its own compartment. SO cute. Anyway, it’s really simple. Shakeology, (which you can buy with the program or without– more on that later–I already have about 5 bags in my pantry, so I got the without version) fruits and vegetables, Fiber Sweep, green tea, and Vanilla Fresh protein drink. I’ve got this. I can do that for 3 days. The only thing that pains me is I won’t be having coffee for those 3 days. You CAN have coffee, but I like mine with milk and sugar and that’s not allowed, so I’m going all hard core and just skipping it.
Day one breakfast looked like this. This is pretty much my standard breakfast on a regular day– strawberry Shakeology and fruit– in this case cherries. Nothing new to see here. The only difference is I couldn’t have my coffee, BUT I could wait an hour and have some green tea sweetened with stevia. I actually got busy and I skipped the tea– it is optional– and it wasn’t really a big deal. However, the next mid morning step in the program is NOT optional, and after doing the Ultimate Reset (search the blog for that) I was a little worried about the morning ritual of drinking the Fiber Sweep…….
Yeeaaaah. That’s the color it is. When you put it in the glass it kind of looks like dirt. EXACTLY what the Detox drink looked like on the Ultimate Reset. I wasn’t too thrilled to have to drink this stuff because the Detox was NASTY.
I am happy to report this really tastes like nothing! It IS very thick and the packaging has all kinds of warnings about how you need to use at least a cup of water to mix it in— I suggest more. I started out with the cup but as I drank it, it became thicker and I added more water until it was gone. Not bad. Not bad at all.
Next up was lunch— but I will save that for tomorrow! I gotta say, so far, so good! I’m not hungry, I’m not feeling like I want to eat stuff. (junk) I figure it’s only 3 days, I can do this! Check back in tomorrow for the rest of the day!