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  • Day 5 - What do I do NOW??

    1 posts, 1 voices, 258 views, started Feb 11, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009


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      You are in your last day of the 5-Day RESET Program. You have just completed the challenge you set out for yourself 5 days ago. The overwhelming majority of individuals are noting improved energy and focus, decreased cravings, and an overall improvement in their sense of well being. Now many have actually begun to experience a siginificant amount of weight loss. However, this is not the most important thing that has happened. You have truly begun to RESET your life and your metabolism. You have reversed that glycemic stress, which occurs when you spike your blood sugar. The overwhelming majority of you have also been able to reverse what I refer to as a carbohydrate addiction and cravings, which leads to that uncontrollable hunger and overeating that you have previously called emotional eating and cravings. You have also gone a long ways in improving your sensitivity to your own insulin. However, what do I do now?

      In Phase 1, you will continue to have 2 Usana meal replacements, 1 Usana snack replacement, along with 1 regular low-glycemic meal and 1 regular low-glycemic snack. You will be encouraged to never go hungry. If you are hungry, simply eat another low-glycemic meal or snack that does not spike your blood sugar. In Phase 1, you will also be encouraged to avoid all sugar, flour, bread, rice, cereals, pasta, and potatoes. These are the foods that can easily set off this carbohydrate cravings again and lead to overeating. You will need to continue Usana’s Essentials or Health Pak along with your modest, consistent exercise program. You will be encouraged to stay in Phase 1 until you have reached your health and weight goals. Then you will move on to Phase 2.
      In Phase 2 you will replace 1 meal and 1 snack with Usana’s meal and snack replacements. You will also eat 2 regular low-glcyemic meals and 1 regular low-glycemic snack. Again, you are never to go hungry. If your hungry, just eat another meal or snack that does not spike your blood sugar. In Phase 2, you will be encouraged to begin adding back those healthy whole grains, lower glycemic breads, rice, pasta, and potatoes. You will also need to continue with Usana’s Essentials or Health Pak as you increase the intensity of your workouts. Phase 2 allows you to firmly establish these new, healthier lifestyles.

       We are all creatures of habits. However, by using the convenient Usana meal and snack replacements, the Usana Essentials or Health Pak,you give yourself the absolute best chance of protecting your health as you progress towards that healthy weight. Simply writing down everything in your Lifestyle Journal takes unconscious lifestyle habits and makes them conscious so you have a chance to deal with them.
      After all what is so hard about never going hungry, feeling great, having more energy, more focus, seeing your health parameters improve, and begin losing weight if you have weight to lose.


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