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Monday, June 25, 2012

5lbs, 2 inches and 3.5% body fat in 5 days!!! read on....

Okay, I am writing this after MANY MANY requests for more information on the 5 day cleanse I just did....
USANA Health Sciences 5-day RESET.






The first time I did Usana's RESET was about a year after megan was born....I lost 7.5 lbs and never gained it back. I was thrilled. I had been using Usana's vitamins for about 7 yrs already and loved them. Their nutritional supplements, by the way, are rated #1 in North America. They are one of the very few companys that voluntarily adheres to PHARMACEUTICAL grade standards to regulate their vitamins. I love that.

Anyway....so what IS the RESET?


The RESET is a cleanse.  It is ALL LOW-GLYCEMIC.....(which just means "LOW SUGAR").  


It is designed to RESET the body, and it's insulin regulation so that the body starts burning FAT instead of CARBS. It helps you get rid of Carb and SUGAR cravings, which was the MAIN REASON I decided to do it at this time. 
Often our bodies are on a blood sugar roller coaster....we eat something thats high glycemic and our blood sugar SPIKES dramatically....but then it also DROPS dramatically and at that point, we are STARVING  and will put anything we can get into our mouths (this was my problem).
When blood sugar spikes, our INSULIN kicks in to bring it back DOWN from that spike, but along with this comes quite a few NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS: Here are two that are important to know!

1. Insulin triggers the brain to make you HUNGRY (so you eat more)
2. Insulin signals the body to STORE FAT (predominantly in the abdominal regions. Wonder why we  have a problem with central obesity in this country??)





Recently I gained 6-7lbs. I was up to 116lbs which I didn't have a problem with and I did think a few of it was from muslcle but not all of it. I saw this little pooch in my belly and my pants were all getting too tight.
Along side that I was eating A LOT of fast food, craving TONNES Of sugar and couldn't seem to get out of the rut.
THIS was the perfect storm and I decided it was time to RESET again! this was my 4th time in 7yrs:) I don't do it often.

**please let me clarify, that I was OKAY with my body and wasn't as concerned about weight (i'm really NOT like that!) but was more concerned with the fact that I was eating so much junk and needed a JUMP START to get BACK.ON.TRACK !!


The Gist of it is this: 


For 5 days you eat:

3 shakes a day, 2 bars and then add in fruit and veggies. Before adding in fruit and veggies, its about 1200 calories a day so you're encouraged to keep exercise light for those 5 days.
The Key is that it is all VERY low glycemic:) YOUR BODY IS CHANGING! No more spikes in blood sugar!

the first 2 days are HARD. I'm not gonna lie...by the time evening rolled around I was hungry and I wanted to munch.
I learned just HOW bad my EMOTIONAL EATING is!!! I often wanted to shove crap in my face just because....for not good reason and when I couldnt' I got cranky and moody! LOL Friday and saturday night I couldnt' figure out what to do if I wasn't eating McFLURRIES so I wondered around BORED out of my mind which eventually lead to me heading out for my FIRST 5 mile run in 3mos! I felt much better after that:)

However, by day 4 you are not so hungry, you start to SEE results  and can notice that the cravings for crap are disappearing! The shakes themselves are actually really good!!! and the chocolate fusion bars are delicious! they don't even taste like cardboard;) ha!
Chocolate is my favorite but the strawberry and vanilla are awesome with frozen berries! (blended).
As well, I added spinach to every shake to get in greens which is something I was missing BIG TIME!


I am EXTREMELY happy with my results:

THE NUMBERS:


WEIGHT:  Lost 5lbs! down to 111lbs from 116.
MEASUREMENTS: lost 2 inches off my waist!! I went from 28" to 26"!!
an inch off my hips and half an inch off each thigh:)
**BODY FAT %: 10 days ago I had Dr. foland take my body fat %. He did the 7 point caliber pinch test and i was LESS than impressed when it came back at 22.25%:(
I went in this morning and  had it done again and ..........18.75%!!!! DOWN 3.5%!!! (the biggest number drops were my stomach, love handle area, and armpit area-side of chest or just under breast).
SO, if you were thinking this was all water weight...WRONG:)


THE PHYSICAL: 
BEFORE & AFTER:

I was actually shocked when I took my pictures today and put it beside my pics from last week!



I see a HUGE difference in my belly and waist!!! and whatever that call that love handle area. I lost a lot right under my boobs which ironically made my boobs look a lot bigger b/c I actually have a waist now! ha !

THE EMOTIONAL:

I FEEL GREAT! I feel accomplished for sticking to the plan. I didn't even LICK anything I wasn't supposed to. I was VERY disciplined and I feel so much healthier!! I don't have the cravings anymore and I'm excited moving forward. I will continue to use Usana's shake for breakfast every morning.
Scientific studies have shown that people who start off with a low glycemic breakfast eat significantly LESS calories throughout the day:)


I am excited for my 12 friends who just had me order the RESET for them LOL b/c they heard I was doing it:) Maybe i'll feature some of their results here:)



If anyone wants MORE info on this let me know! nicolewag@gmail.com
We just discovered that the RESET is only $87 with shipping when ordered in a 4-pack so that's what we did for my 4 friends:)






4 comments:

  1. I have always thought that you looked amazing Nicole! I have been thinking about doing something like Advocare for a while. This not running has not been good to my waistline- AT ALL. I mean my clothes still fit, but they are SNUG. Not the fun way to start the summer at all. :-(

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  2. Thanks for posting this info! I was very curious about how it all worked. I just emailed you some questions. :-) Totally unrelated- how is your patellar tendonitis?

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  3. Very interesting!! You look amazing in both pics:) In the past 6 months I've put on about 7 lbs and am dangerously close to 140lbs, it's not so much the number as how poorly all of my beautiful designer jeans fit;) I've done a couple cleanses, and I might look into this because it's only for 5 days - I might be able to handle that!!

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