As I’ve mentioned a couple of times, I recently did a 21 day reset to try and get my eating back on track. I will review that process in a few days, but while I was doing that reset, Urban Remedy gave me a free trial of their Metabolism Kit. So, this week’s What I ate Wednesday is a little different than last week’s beer dinner LOL.
When they first approached me, I thought they only did juice cleanses and I said no. While I enjoyed some parts of my last cleanse, I had no desire to avoid food entirely. Life is just too busy for me to be tired and cranky. Then they suggested I try one of their wellness kits that are a mix of juices and healthy foods. THAT I could get behind.
Before I talk about their product, here are a few things you should know:
- I did not give up caffeine and had a cup of coffee with almond milk each day (I was still recovering from Ragnar and needed to be able to function LOL)
- I ate a banana each night in addition to their “kit”
- They use stevia in a lot of their products. I generally try not to make that a regular part of my diet and would have preferred they used something like fruit juice.
Anyways, I chose to do the metabolism kit at their suggestion. I think I would have also enjoyed the beauty kit. I purposely scheduled it for a time when I was SUPER busy. One day we had a dentist appointment, a cello lesson, soccer practice, and elementary back to school night. The next we had two soccer practices and middle school back to school night. I figured having packaged food would help keep me from surviving those two days on bananas, almonds, and whatever other handy food I could find. (Turns out I was right.)
For the most part, this was a very positive experience. They had the kit delivered to my house, I found the juices palatable and I didn’t feel hungry until late evening. Since I was on the go for 18 hours a day each day, I decided that a little extra food was a good idea. I probably should have had a food on their approved list, but the banana was easiest.
Each day I ate the following:
What I liked:
- The combination of juices and foods
- The second juice had a really nice kick to it
- The Zen Salad was AMAZING. Seriously, I keep thinking I should buy a few each week for lunch. So.very.good. (And portable, I ate the second one at soccer practice LOL)
- The herbal tea was tasty (and I’m not a tea lover)
- I lost 4 pounds
- I had plenty of energy
What I didn’t like:
- The final juice of the day – I just didn’t like it much and hated ending my day with it
- The Diet Spike stuff was AWFUL. Like barely able to choke it down awful
- Stevia in every juice
- I felt like there should have been one more snack (but that may have been because my days were just that long that week)
Would I do it again?
Yes, but I probably wouldn’t drink the Diet Spike stuff. I really liked the flavors of the juices and the foods and it was nice to have healthy, tasty food that I didn’t have to prepare. I am actually considering buying some more Zen Salads and a couple of their meal replacement shakes to help me with keeping dairy out of my diet for a while longer (more on that later).
Have you ever done a juice cleanse or a prescribed 3 day diet change? I’ve discovered I really like it when someone else tells me what to eat and I don’t have to think or prepare. (Guess we need to win the lottery so I can hire a chef LOL)
(Disclaimer: I received 3 days worth of product for free. All opinions are my own.)