3 Day Refresh Results

I am stoked to show you guys my results from the refresh! First off, I was a little nervous to do it since I’ve heard people either love it or don’t. But, I have been on a major “eat whatever I want because I’m running a marathon binge,” and really wanted something to help me restart clean eating again.

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I liked the refresh for the fact that it was simple.

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I didn’t have to think much, just do what it said. The end. Loved that. With a million other things going on each day the simplicity was perfect.

The past month I’ve put back on 10 pounds from my lowest post-baby weight. I kinda expected and was okay with it. I wanted to make sure I was fueled and ready to run those 26.2 miles. Did I indulge a bit much? Probably. But I had fun!

The marathon was Saturday, and I started the 3 Day Refresh Monday. I was still a bit sore from the run so I know some of the weight I lost was my muscles returning to normal.

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Mornings were easy since I got my Shakeology. Normally I use almond milk and a teaspoon of peanut butter with it, but on the refresh I just got half a banana (you can choose from the approved fruit list, I chose the banana) and it was better than I thought it would be with just ice, water, and the banana. Kept me full for a few hours.

Next up was the Fiber Sweep. I was afraid of this one but it wasn’t so bad. Just mix and chug! I left it on the counter on the last day for like three minutes because I got distracted and it starts to gel up. Gross! Drink it fast!

A typical lunch looked like this:

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It was actually pretty filling, but by 3pm I was famished! You get a small snack (veggie and healthy fat) and that just barely held me over until dinner.

Dinners! They were good! Simple, didn’t require anything expensive, and quick to make. Done and done! This mama was in love. They made excellent sides for Travis’s dinners, and filled me up well along with my evening shake.

First dinner: Coconut Steamed Veggies

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Second Dinner: Cucumber and Tomato Salad

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Third Dinner: Lemony Green Beans

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There are nine different dinner options, these are the three I chose.

Ready for my results????

I’m so excited!

First off I dropped inches everywhere!

– 1 inch from each arm. I mean, really? My arms? I’ll take it!

– 2 inches from my waist

– 2.5 inches from stomach

– 1 inch from each leg

For a total of 8.5 inches!

Pounds lost: SEVEN!

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I was so puffy in my first pictures. That’s called indulgence at it’s finest. And too much sugar and carbs! Can’t believe how much it shrunk my belly. Sooooo glad to be the person on the right now!

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I think facing forward is the hardest to see a difference, but I can tell a little.

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I was the most surprised by the difference in my back! Even my shoulders and the sides of my bra. Crazy!

Can’t tell you how excited I am with the results. Plus I feel better. I have more energy, I don’t want to collapse into a heap and nap at 3pm (the no-sugar has something to do with that), and I just feel clean, as funny as it sounds. Now to keep the momentum going and stick to healthy eating. I don’t want all my efforts over the past three days wasted. This girl is being good from now on! I have to get down to my pre-pregnancy weight and then go even further this time!

If you want to try the refresh or have questions please email me at eryndenison@gmail.com! Also check it out here by clicking “shop” and typing 3-day refresh into the left hand search box!

Let me know if you decide to do it! I want to hear how you liked it!

I should also add that it’s recommended not to do any intensive workouts on the refresh since your calories are reduced substantially.

3 Day Detox Review

It’s Friday! Woohoo! The sun is shining and it’s going to be a good day. And guess what? I can EAT today. My detox is over! Ya baby!

As far as the smoothies go, I liked the breakfast one best. With a banana and a cup of raspberries in it, it was the sweetest and most “normal” smoothie. The lunch one was a little harder to get down. It included four stalks of celery, and I’m not a big raw celery eating kind of girl. It also had kale. I tweeted abut this a couple days ago, but most health nuts are usually big time kale eaters, and I just don’t like the stuff. So on the second day I halved the amount of celery and kale in the lunch smoothie, and it was so much better. Dare I say almost good?

The dinner smoothie was fine. Not great but not bad. I’m not a big fan of mangos or blueberries, but if you are this might be your favorite drink! I didn’t mind it, it just wasn’t my favorite.

Side note. I think I overdid it by running four miles on day two of the detox. I honestly believe it would have been better if I had kept my activity to a minimum. Living off of 1,2o0 calories a day when you usually eat way more because you run and are still breastfeeding is a big change. Funny thing though, my milk supply didn’t go down at all!

Tyrion loved the smoothies, each and every one of them. In face, if I didn’t share he got really mad.

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Like I mentioned before, I allowed myself coffee each day. It wasn’t on the diet, but I couldn’t help myself. If I felt weak I would also eat a tablespoon of almond butter. Its an ingredient in the breakfast smoothie, so I figured it was okay. Besides that, I followed the detox perfectly until day three. On the last day I just really didn’t want to eat anything. None of the smoothies sounded appealing and mentally I was done. I had a couple tablespoons of almond butter in the morning, had the breakfast smoothie around noon, and had half an avocado in the evening along with lots of water. Avocado is in the evening smoothie so I also deemed it okay. Winking smile

I know I didn’t follow it perfectly, but I still feel great and believe I benefited from the “Eryn” version of the detox.

I lost a total of 7 inches, which tells me that yes, I was bloated. I also dropped three pounds. Not much, but that’s not the reason I did the detox either. It was more of a reset for me and a time to reflect on what I want my diet to look like and to appreciate good, healthy food. When you don’t eat for three days believe me, you have a new appreciation for food!

Anyhow I feel awesome and am really glad I did it. It is something I would do again, and recommend to anyone who is looking into detoxes.

If you want to follow the detox, you can find it here.

Aaaaaand I’m out folks! Off to do a couple fun activities today! Have a great Friday and awesome weekend!