Archives for May 17, 2015

Accidental “Diet”

Last week I accidentally put myself on a much more strict meal plan than intended with Fresh 20’s Spring Reset. I’ve been a fan of Fresh 20 for over year and have an annual subscription to their dinner plan.  I love the dinner plan so this was perfect.  Three meals a day instead of one, what a great way to get out of my lazy funk and start eating healthy again, right?  I have to admit I only read the first two thirds of the program, here’s what I missed:

20 Days to Better Health

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Meal Plans
  • 1200 calories per day, w/ options to increase as needed
  • Low Carb
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy Free
  • No Added Sugars

Oops, dairy free? No sugar? Low carb? Low carb?!? Let the wailing commence! But damn am I stubborn.  I was already on day 2 and committed to seeing it through. I had psyched myself up so no way was I giving up due to my own carelessness.  Plus I really was in pretty bad place from over a month of eating out for both lunch and dinner.

Here I am starting day 6 (I started a day late).  So far things are going pretty well.  Individually each meal is something I’d eat on a normal day.  It’s all the meals together that really make it the reset.  I’m not skipping bread for one meal but all of them.  It’s not one salad that has carrots instead of cheese but all of them. It’s not one sandwich (or taco) that became a lettuce wrap but all of them.

Fresh 20 Spring Reset

The first three days all I could think of was how hungry I was and how much I wanted carbs.  By the fourth day the hunger wasn’t there and I was noticing how sweet fruits now tasted.  I don’t usually like granny smith apples but having one for a snack Friday was amazing.  Yesterday I wasn’t hungry at all just starting to get worn out from cooking 3 meals a day.

I’ll let you know how I’m feeling after the full 20 days!  If I’m stubborn enough to eat kale all of this week I know I’ll make it!