Last week, I did the new 3-Day Refresh for the first time. You may have seen me posting about it on Facebook and Instagram. Many of you have been asking me for my results. Well, I’m finally ready to share with you all… The good, the bad and the ugly… of my experience.

First of all, What is the 3-Day Refresh?

It is a straightforward 3-Day program to lose weight, get a clean break from bad nutrition habits and feel immediately cleaner, lighter and more healthy…without starving! People looking to lose a few pounds quickly and/or to look and feel better in just 3 days can use the 3-Day Refresh. The program is for those who have “fallen off the wagon” with their nutrition and want to get back on. It is for anyone wanting to kick start clean eating habits for the first time or just wanting to prepare for big event, milestone or trip and look his or her best. The program is also for people seeking to undo the “damage” of a recent binge. Overall, this product is for anyone wanting to lose weight quickly, to feel lighter, to feel cleaner and healthier, to improve digestion, to curb cravings for junk food, or to improve mental clarity.

That being said, I decided to start last Wednesday. I had been feeling kind of sluggish and realized that my sugar addiction was back, since completing the 21-Day Sugar Detox last month and being away from home, traveling to Vegas for about a week for Coach Summit towards the end of my detox. Somewhere between the time I arrived back home from Vegas and the end of June and last week, I had been slowly making exemptions here and there for sugar (not refined sugar, but way too much natural sugar, in the form of fruit, maple syrup, and coconut palm sugar). This is still not good for me in excess, and I can tell when sugar has an unhealthy grip on me.

So, in the days leading up to starting the Refresh, I read and familiarized myself with the program. I planned out my meals/schedule and created a grocery list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I then went grocery shopping for everything I’d need for the next 3 days (keeping in mind, I already had a lot of the ingredients in my fridge):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The morning of Day 1 (Weds), I weighed myself: 140.4 lbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went about my day following the 3-Day Refresh schedule, starting my day with 10oz water, and then Breakfast. Vegan Chocolate Shakeology (my favorite) and a juicy peach! Yum!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next, I had my first Fiber Sweep, a digestive fiber drink, about an hour later. It was actually quite pleasant, and I liked the lemon flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At lunch-time, I had the prescribed Vanilla Fresh protein shake plus my 1 fruit option, 1 veggie option, and 1 healthy fat option (granny smith apple, green beans, and mashed avocado):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortly after was time for my afternoon snack of green beans and hummus:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In between snack time and dinner time, I decided to have an optional herbal tea break. And then for dinner, another delicious Vanilla Fresh shake, and a recipe from the dinner menu: Moroccan Carrot Salad, which also happens to be one of my favorite recipes from the 21-Day Ultimate Reset, which is a program I used a couple years ago to cleanse and drop 10 lbs in 21 days:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also ended the day with an optional cup of hot herbal tea:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very relaxing and refreshing… I felt that Day 1 was a success!

Here’s a collage of everything I ate and drank on Day 1, plus about 70oz of water:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a lot of food! Definitely not a starvation diet, and I never felt hungry.

On day 2, I SURPRISINGLY woke up almost 2 lbs lighter! (I say surprisingly, because I hadn’t worked out at all that day, and I knew I also hadn’t gotten enough sleep that night. I feel my results would’ve been better if I had gotten more sleep and worked out).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On days 2 and 3, I had pretty much the same meals as I did on day 1. Even though there are A LOT of options to choose from, I do have a life, and a business to run, and things to do during the day, so to make my life easier, I just repeated most of the meals and had the same food options for the 3 days. I really don’t mind repetition if it makes my life easier :)

Breakfast on Day 2 (same as Day1!):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really LOVE the Vanilla Fresh protein shake that you have with lunch and dinner, and I really hope it becomes available for purchase outside of the 3-Day Refresh kit, in the future. It would be great to add to my Shakeology for an extra protein boost, or just to have for days when I’m really busy and need to add some quick calories and nutrients:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, here comes the BAD NEWS (dun DUN DUNNNN), I guess you could say…

On day 2, I started feeling symptoms of PMS… The bloating, the cramps, etc.

A few days to sometimes a week before my period, I always feel this way, and my weight always goes up 2-5 lbs right before my period, and then goes back down to normal afterwards (I guess my body bloats and retains water during this time, as I’m sure many other women can relate). Well, as a result of PMS, my weightloss of the Refresh was halted! I woke up on Day 3 the same weight as day 2:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went about my day with my ShakeO + Fruit for breakfast:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And I packed my lunch and afternoon snack and brought them with me on the go, as I had an appointment an hour’s drive away. It was super simple to do a little planning and bring my meals with me on the go, in a little lunch cooler:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The program itself was super clear and easy to follow.

On the day after the Refresh ended, I was still the same weight: 138.7 lbs.

As of today, 4 days after I finished the Refresh and 3 days into having PMS, I am still waiting for my period and I am back up to 140 lbs! But like I said, I normally go up a few lbs right before my period, SO I’m looking forward to seeing how I feel and how much I weigh after my period…. I’ll probably have lost a few lbs overall from going this cleanse. I know it’s not ALL about weight, but it’s the easiest way to show progress for with something like this.

For some good news, my sugar cravings are GONE! :)

Next time, I will be better prepared, I will plan it around my period, and I will take before measurements and pictures! My teammates have gotten amazing results, lost 3, 5, and up to 8 lbs, and I will be sharing their before/after pics, shortly!

This is something I know I’m going to want to do monthly. Beachbody was brilliant for coming out with this program, and I know it’s going to help a lot of people kickstart their health & weightloss transformations.

Check out this 3-minute video to discover more about the program and learn how the 3-Day Refresh differs from other clean eating and detox programs — including the Shakeology 3-Day cleanse. Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler and his wife, Isabelle, co-creator of the program explain:

Are you ready to get started? What’s next?

1. The 3-Day Refresh is currently on an introductory sale for the remainder of July, so that you save $70 this month only, and can get it with 30 servings of Shakeology for just $10 more than the cost of Shakeology itself when you purchase the two together, in a Challenge Pack bundle. (It also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so there’s absolutely NO risk involved. If you change your mind or don’t like it for any reason, you can get a full refund on both the Shakeology and the 3-Day Refresh within 30 days, even if you’ve already used them!). Give yourself a chance… What do you have to lose, other than maybe a few lbs and some bad habits? ;) To get going: CLICK HERE.

2. Contact Me if you have questions and if you want to be included in my next 3-Day Refresh Challenge Group! I’m here to support you every step of the way!

 

Here’s to YOUR health!

-Coach Liz

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