First off, let me just say that I am totally ready to start the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. “Reset” is such an appropriate, if not clever, term to describe this program. My last program was a P90X/P90X2 hybrid and when I go off my exercises program, my nutrition plan often does too. So getting a reset right now is exactly what I need and I look forward to the “Ultimate” part as 2 of my members from my Ultimate Reset Challenge Group have already started and are reporting some amazing results already! So follow me on my journey and learn some tips from my Ultimate Reset review.
Preparation for any program is VITAL and I have stocked up on all my foods, planned my meal times, and have thoroughly reviewed the material. Since this program involves a low calorie plan, planing and preparation is especially important because making last minute decisions can be tough when you are in a vulnerable and weakened state. That being said, be sure to rid your house of junk food! Speaking of a low calorie diet plan, the Ultimate Reset is 3 meals with an optional afternoon snack. Optional? Seriously? I consider that mandatory plus for me personally, the snack time between lunch and dinner is when I’m the most hungry. Furthermore, I don’t like the idea of going without a morning snack and was surprised that Beachbody didn’t go with a typical 5 meal plan. Since the Ultimate Reset is only 21 days, this is optimal for faster weight loss, but a long term plan of few meals would be extremely tough to follow. While am looking to lose some weight, I don’t need to take it to that extreme so I will be having a light snack before lunch.
My morning started off by using the very first trio of Ultimate Reset supplements, Mineralize, Oxygenize, and Optimize. Mineralize is actually Himalayan salt, a pure salt from the earth and extremely essential for our bodies. This is NOT your usual table salt! You’ll notice it’s distinct pink color and is very much the opposite of table salt in regards to health standards. How much to use with my water was confusing as the schedule says a pinch for 12-32 ounces, the bottle says a pinch for 8-12 ounces, and a reference in the book said 1/2 teaspoon for 64 ounces. I decided to grab a 1/8 teaspoon for my 16 oz bottle but when I opened the cap, it had a sprinkle lid so I couldn’t pinch anything anyway. I decided just to eyeball what I put in and used my measuring spoon for reference, as I didn’t want to spill any of this precious salt.
Then came Optimize, which promotes a healthy metabolism and has a bunch of healthy enzymes. These pills should be taken with water and 30 min before your meal. I almost forgot the Oxygenize and took that last. I was most curious to try this Ultimate Reset supplement as it has stabilized oxygen in the distilled water. Directions say to mix with 10-15 drops with water or mouth. I decided to try water for my first time. Speaking of water, all bottled waters are not the same! Some brands are merely re-branded municipality water and aren’t much better than tap water. My favorite bottled water is Dasani because it not only tastes great, but it uses the reverse osmosis filtration technology. Basically, it means the water is very pure and this is what you will want when doing the Ultimate Reset!
Beachbody Ultimate Reset – Day 1 Breakfast
For my first meal I improvised a little and used 1 egg with 2 egg whites instead of 2 whole eggs. I also skipped the olive oil as measuring a 1/2 teaspoon seemed ridiculous. To make up for my healthy fats, I used Dave’s Killer Power Seed bread. This is perfect because there are all sorts of healthy seeds like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, baked into the crust. Plus its organic and delicious! I steamed up a bunch of spinach to complete my meal and did my best to eat SLOWLY so my brain has a chance to realize I’m eating and therefore I can feel more full.
For my unsanctioned morning snack, I went with a medium green apple with a tablespoon of crunchy almond butter and sprinkled with cinnamon. This has always been a favorite snack of mine and the almond butter fats help slow the absorption and regulate the blood sugar level. Without it, you may get hungrier sooner. Since lunch is going to be a veggie salad, this morning snack will help me last until my afternoon snack.
Just before lunch, my head started to get tight as a result of caffeine withdrawal. That made me realize that I’ve never made this far in a day without caffeine for decades which is a scary thought. I haven’t been a heavy caffeine user recently, thanks to Tony Horton. His book BRING IT! inspired me to cut way back on caffeine and I have been much better off since making that change. I can’t imagine what others must have to go through with their withdrawals. If you are are a heavy or moderate caffeine drinker, you better slowly wean yourself off before starting the Ultimate Reset. If the caffeine withdrawal gets worse tomorrow, I may have to have a glass of Tropical Strawberry Shakeology for a much needed boost.
Day 1 Lunch
Lunch was a nice salad with a heavy mix of vegetables and for dressing, I decided to skip using the suggested recipe and simply use Bragg Organic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing.
It is as completely natural as you can get with no added preservatives, etc. Because of this, I reduced my combined sunflower and pumpkin seeds to 1/4 a cup. The seeds were an excellent addition to the salad which not only gave it a good crunch, but a tasty flavor as well. Also, when making a salad I suggest making two. This will cut down on preparation time drastically as you can use the other salad on another day.
At 3:00pm I had my snack, fat free plain Greek yogurt with strawberries. At this point, my headache had gotten worse and my stomach was a little queasy, but I was hanging in there okay. I kept reminding myself that this was only day 1 and toughed it out. Then to my surprise, my stomach uneasiness and headache was began to subside shortly after my snack.
Day 1 Dinner
For dinner, I made salmon with baby red potatoes and steamed broccoli (asparagus is out of season). I love using the grill to cook salmon and I put the salmon on nonstick aluminum foil so it retains is heart healthy, omega fatty acids. I splashed it with lemon juice and a pinch of Himalayan salt and it was perfect!
Beachbody Ultimate Reset Review – Day 1 Conclusion
At the end of the day I totaled 1490 calories, which is 600 below my maintenance. If I can keep that deficit I would be happy as I would lose over a pound a week. But remember, I have added an extra snack for my day to keep it more manageable and also not to lose weight too fast. Can’t wait for tomorrow! Click here to view my whole Ultimate Reset Review Journal or go straight to Day 2!