Ultimate Reset: Round III, Day 8-13

Wow! I am behind on my blogging!

I guess that’s what happens when you are trying to juggle so many roles & wear too many “hats”!

I love my busy, crazy life though!

Day 8 – The start of Phase II – Release – This is the 2nd week where I start to refine my diet. I have removed animal proteins and dairy from my diet and will be operating on a vegetarian diet. In this phase, I will be adding a new supplement to the daily protocol: DETOX. (I can tell the taste has improved since the first 2 rounds I completed) This helps restore optimum health to my entire gastrointestinal tract and detoxifies my whole body. It helps release toxic substances from more than just my digestive tract. Some people even experience an emotional breakthrough. (Out of all 3 rounds, I have not experienced this. Several of my friends/customers who have done this, have experienced a shift in their emotions. Some have gotten rid of toxic emotions and have eliminated negative/toxic habits which has been a breakthrough for them.

Everyday for breakfast after I take my Revitalize & Detox Supplements, from day 8 to 14 will consist of fresh fruit ONLY. I will stick to fruits that are low on the glycemic index such as cherries, kiwi, berries,  grapes, peaches. (Fruits to avoid: pineapple, watermelon, bananas). Here is a chart that you may find helpful, if you are trying to limit your sugar intake, especially important if you are diabetic.

Day 8’s lunch was a Microgreen Salad (which I will be eating the majority of the time). They always look so colorful! Before I started the first round last July, I had never tried Red Peppers or pumpkin seeds (part of what I put on my salads), now I LOVE them!
Dinner was one my favs: Pinot Beans and Rice and steamed Zucchini.
Day 9 – I woke up down 4 lbs.! I opted out of the Seasoned Mashed Chickpeas (Neither Round I, II or III did this EVER sound appealing, much yet for BREAKFAST of all meals!) So I chose Vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeology! I had leftover Pinto Beans and Rice and a Microgreen Salad. Dinner was AMAZINGLY awesome, Sweet Potato and Roasted Red Pepper Bisque and Roasted Asparagus! DELISH! (I just started eating Asparagus about 5 years ago! Love it, except for how it makes your pee smell! GROSS! If you’ve ever eaten a lot of asparagus, you know what I am talking about!)
                                                                            Recipe
  • • 1 sweet potato (aka garnet yam)
  • • ¼ red bell pepper
  • • 1 cup vegetable broth or water
  • • 1 tsp. finely grated peeled ginger root or ½ tsp dried works ok
  • • 1½ tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • • 2 tsp. miso paste, diluted in 1 tsp. hot water(optional) I leave out
  • • Bragg® Liquid Aminos, Himalayan salt, and herbal seasoning (to taste) 
Instructions
  1. Peel and cube sweet potatoes. Cook in boiling water until tender. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, roast a whole red bell pepper on gas stovetop or grill, turning frequently until evenly charred on the outside OR in your oven at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 10 minutes or until skin is charred.

  2. Put pepper in bowl and cover with towel for 10 minutes to steam. Clean off skin and seeds by running under cool water. Remove seeds, cut in quarters, and chop one quarter into ½-inch cubes. (Set remainder of pepper aside for another use.)

  3. Place sweet potato, pepper, broth or water, ginger, oil, and miso in blender. (If you want chunky soup, set aside some chunks of pepper.) Blend thoroughly, adding more liquid to achieve desired soup consistency. Transfer to a pot and gently heat on low until hot. Add tamari or aminos, salt, and seasoning as desired. Serves 1.

  4. Nutrition
  5. • 220 calories
  6. • 7 g fat
  7. • 1 g saturated fat
  8. • 0 mg cholesterol
  9. • 530 mg sodium
  10. • 35 g carbohydrate
  11. • 6 g fiber
  12. • 3 g protein
  13. • 509 mg potassium

Day 10 – You’ll never guess what I had for breakfast!! Yep! You guessed correctly: Fresh fruit – strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and a kiwi! Lunch was leftover soup and a Microgreen salad. Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf and  Miso Soup.
Day 11 – I  had Vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeology again. Lunch was leftover Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf and a Microgreen Salad. Dinner I was crunched for time and realized that I had all the ingredients needed for another one of my fans: Edamame and Roasted Corn Succotash. So I had that and 1 serving of Miso Soup. I was SO full that I couldn’t finish it all. These past 4 days I’ve noticed that I have gotten full quicker than normal and that I haven’t needed to eat that optional snack. 
Several people (friends who joined me this round) just reported that they’ve lost 5-10 lbs already. The total combined weight loss was over 35 lbs between 5 people (we all started on different days.)
Day 12 – I had MORE fresh fruit (bit into a really, really bitter blackberry – that was fun! Microgreen Salad for lunch and then another salad and Miso Soup for dinner. (My bestie came over for dinner that night – she is one day behind me!)
Day 13 – Saturday – Weekends seem to be a bigger challenge for me because I wake up later and seem to struggle to remember to drink enough water. (I have benefited from drinking an increased amount of water during Ultimate Reset. I drink over a gallon each day. Do you drink enough water? It is EXTREMELY important because it helps regulate your body temperature, lubricate your joints and muscles, flush waste from your cells, cleanse your organs, balance fluids, eliminate toxins from your bloodstream. I do NOT drink water with my meals – I drink before – because it ends to dilute digestive juices and acids which in turn slows down the rate of digestions. When that happens, food takes longer than it should to pass through your system which causes digestive problems. AND it helps curb your appetite and dulls hunger pains. And also prepares, opens, cleans, and lubricates your digestive track which gets you primed for the meal.) 

I woke up and 1/2 a serving of Vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeology. Lunch was Mediterranean Roasted Beets (If you’ve never had roasted beets, you really should give them a try! My tip is to dice them up very small, toss with Himalayan Salt and a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil and then allow them to get “crispy” in a 400* oven) on top of a Microgreen salad.  I drank my Alkanize and then we headed out the door. Half way down the road, I realized I forgot my snack. Since I was low on my water intake, I was starved! As soon as we got home, I took my supplements and got started on my dinner:  Kabocha Squash and steamed broccoli (got busy and next thing I know, the water boiled out of the steamer and I started to smell smoke. So my broccoli had a nice smokey flavor. I added some lemon juice and Himalayan salt and it masked the smokey taste!).  I grew up eating squash (butternut, spaghetti, acorn, yellow) so I love this! (Until I had made this, I’d never tried Tahini! It has a peculiar taste alone, but mixed with other things, it’s pretty tasty!)

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is the last day of Phase II. We’re planning on taking Rebel to the Houston Aquarium. I figured that I would have to just pack my lunch, but then I looked at their restaurant’s menu and ah-ha! I am in luck! They have a Greek Salad there. So, all I have to do is bring my own dressing and I am all set! 
So far I feel pretty good. The only thing I’ve experienced is that my lower back aches from time to time. This is just part of the process when your body is getting rid of toxins. It is strange to me that I never experienced this the FIRST time I did it, but have during Round II and III. 

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