About ten days ago I sat in my doctors office in pain. I have a hx of diverticulosis which by this time had turned into diverticulitis. Im too young to have this and every Doctor that I had seen was simply saying it was GERD and misdiagnosing me. So, with that I have many experiences with this and with any cleanses I did in the past including colonics where not as effective. Nor was the medicine really working for me. So, I sat in his office where I am given a prescription and told that I need to go the ER for testing. Like an ultrasound of the abdomen. cat scan and lab work. I didn't go. I went back to work and took this medicine he gave me hoping it would help. This is when the 5 Day Reset Usana diet plan comes into play. Aside form wanting to loose ten pounds I also wanted a cleanse. Just flush out that crap inside really cleaning me out. When I heard of the actual success of others on this diet I wanted to try it. It's said that one can loose from 0-12 pounds in these five days. Last Monday I started this Reset diet. I weighed myself right before and fully committed to doing this. I watched the dvd and got rid of the high glycemic junk in my pantry and fridge and replaced it with a five day supply of fruits and veggies.
When you go from eating meals to replacing a meal with a shake it is a little hard. But, the video says that if your hungry eat. Have a snack bar that comes in your kit or have a portion that is in the recommended list of fruits and veggies. Day three I weighed myself and I was 7 pounds lighter. I couldn't beilive it. Still can't. So this only motivated me to do even better. When doing research on high-glycemic foods I really started to change my approach to food. I vowed to never eat fast food again (with the exceptions of a grilled cheese from IN N OUT) . I read others blogs and even talked to a girlfriend of mine who lost 16 pounds in 7 days. I was only encouraged to change what I was eating. In just a few days my stomach pains when away. I stopped taking the medication the doctor had prescribed as well as any vitamins I was taking prior. I took the AM Pack and PM Pack that comes included in the 5 Day Reset plan. I rode my bike to work a few times and bought some new exercising stuff. Like that Shake Weight which by the way works.. My arms are sore as well as a jump rope and hula hoop and a pedometer. It's recommended to walk at least 10,000 steps daily along with moderate exercise. I had my ups and downs. But for the most part these shakes are filling. I would add a little fruit and ice and blend it so that it would be more filling. In the evenings I would look forward to my "reward" serving of veggies. I followed the portion indicated of a veggie and I would either steam or cook them in a pan. I would add some seasoning like cayenne pepper and pepper to it as well. I cut out drinking as well. No Calimocho's or glasses of wine for me. I became a recluse. Not really going out. Yesterday was the final day of the Reset diet plan and this morning when I weighed myself I was at a total weight loss of 10 pounds. I have been raving about this diet to all of my clients. I love it. Not only because it helped shed those pounds but I feel healthier and my issues with the diverticulitis are gone. I will always have it but the pains are gone. I have no issues with my stomach at all. The cost of this was $120 well worth it to me!
It's recommended to have a "buddy" on the diet with you for support.. I can see how it can help but you don't need it. I did it alone and never felt like I needed that buddy system support. So, there is a "Transform" Phase which I plan on doing. Where you still replace two meals with shakes. I ordered the shakes on Tuesday I hope they get here ASAP. Till then I printed out a list from the Rest Usana low glycemic foods and will stick to that. I prepared my lunch for today last night and tonight I will be meeting friends for a celebratory dinner of Shabu Shabu skipping on the peanut sauce, white rice and ponzu.
I am still not done loosing weight. Im not a fat ass I just wanted to shed some pounds but I plan on at least 5-10 more pounds.
What were my keys to sticking to the diet.
- Avoiding watching the food network
- Prepare your meals the night before
- Get rid of the junk in your fridge so that you are not tempted.
- Get a prediomoter and use it!
- Research more on high glycemic food and see just how bad they were for me.
- Plan to do the diet when you don't have some big function to go to. Who wants to go to a dinner party and sit there with your blender cup drinking a shake for dinner?
Also don't give yourself some insane number of pounds to loose. It's great to have great expectations but honestly be realistic. Here is a list of foods that are the right ones to eat when following a low glycemic diet