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Ultimate Reset 21 day Results (pics)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My 21 day Ultimate Reset experience has come to an end. Like so many people that have experienced the 21 days have said, "it is bitter sweet." There is a lot of food preparation time, but for the most part the food is good. I thought the weight results that I saw other people experienced was crazy until I experienced it. The weight loss was not my main focus. Ridding my body of sugar and eating healthy was my main focus. The weight loss was just a result from doing that. I started my 21 days at 173.2 lbs and ended at 159 lbs. 14.2 lbs in 21 days is pretty significant. I have never lost that much that quickly and not workout. The plan states no workouts during the 21 days, but you can walk briskly for 20 minutes. I couldn't even find time to do that. That makes the 14.2 lbs even more significant since I didn't walk or workout. My body fat % went from 19.75% down to 16.39%. -3.36% is also a lot considering a person on average loses .5% per week.

Not having a strict nutrition guide line to follow every day is going to be difficult. I am going to try to continue using some of the recipe's. I will have to increase the protein though.

For those of you that are inquiring if this program is healthy. Yes it is. It is all natural/organic. The reason for no workouts is because it is a detox/cleansing program. No you don't run to the bathroom all the time. As far as that is concerned, the only reason I can think of that you would go to the bathroom more often is because of all the water intake. If your not used to drinking 8 cups or more water per day, then you will run to the bathroom more. The food that you eat on this program has a lot of water in it too. Which is good since your body is supposed to have 60% water.

Now to the pictures


The things that I can see here is the belly has obviously shrunk a little. Also my definition in my shoulder has increased at 21 days.


Same results as above


Like most people, I see the weight loss in my face and upper body.


I see more definition in my tri's and upper back.


I thank my wife and family for supporting me during these 21 days. My wife has also done AWESOME during this. She did lose some. Of course I don't know how much, LOL. She cooked the evening meals. While I either stayed up late or woke up early or both, to get breakfast and lunch ready for the both of us.

If any one has any question or would like to know more, just let me know.

Good night & God bless,
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GRACEISENUF 1/23/2013 3:42PM

    Wow, I missed this one....that is terrific progress! I too have a supportive spouse..it is great isn't it? I would like to know more about the program. I am eating low carb and having results but I would like to know more. You can really see the difference in such a short time.

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BEKA3B 1/23/2013 2:35PM

  results are amazaing, where do i sign up?? :) no seriously im am interested in this 21 day program.

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RUN4FOOD 1/23/2013 7:13AM

    Congratulations. You can really see the difference.

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2NDCHANCES 1/23/2013 1:09AM

    Baby:

I am very, very proud of you... but then that's nothing new. ;) You know, I have always admired your discipline and ability to follow-through, no matter what it is. This was no different and your results prove that. Now that yoga should just be a breeze for you. he he

I love you bunches!!
xx me

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Fitness Tip#297 - January 22, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Herbal Cure for Hypertension

Herbal Approach
Herbs have been used for many years to help lower elevated blood pressure. According to Pizzorno, some of the most effective herbs for this task include hawthorn, garlic, onion and mistletoe. Naturopath and author of "Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth," Dr. Sharol Tilgner, states that certain herbs possess hypotensive action, or the ability to reduce your blood pressure. Hypotensive herbs include cayenne, ginger, linden flower, motherwort and rauvolfia.


A Popular Herb
Hawthorn is one of the most popular -- and one of the most effective -- herbs for hypertension. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, hawthorn has been used to treat numerous types of cardiovascular system ailments, including coronary artery disease, angina, heart failure and hypertension. Hawthorn is purported to be a cardioprotective, or a substance that helps protect the health and function of your cardiovascular system structures. The berries of the hawthorn plant are used in herbal medicine.


Warning
Herbs should be taken according to the directions provided by your physician or herbal medicine specialist. Herbs, like prescription drugs, can have powerful effects on your body and should be taken with great caution. Not all herbs are suitable for every individual.


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LTMURPHY7 1/22/2013 9:28PM

 

Thanks for the info

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LILY_SPARK 1/22/2013 4:05PM

    I've used hawthorne in some compounds I've taken but mistletoe is usually counter-indicated. As you said, be careful!

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GRACEISENUF 1/22/2013 3:19PM

    Very interesting info.

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Fitness Tip#296 - January 21, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Unusual Causes of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)


Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, affects about one-third of American adults, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Blood pressure higher than 140/90 is considered hypertension. Although no precise cause is known, most cases of hypertension are related to poor diet, obesity, lack of physical activity or genetics. More rarely, though, high blood pressure may be referred to as secondary hypertension, which means that it develops as the result of another medical condition.


Thyroid Disorders
Several thyroid conditions may cause high blood pressure, and hypertension is often one of many symptoms of the disorders.

Sleep Apnea
When left untreated, sleep apnea can cause your blood pressure to become high enough to be classified as hypertension. You also are more likely to experience a heart attack or stroke if apnea is not treated properly.

Pregnancy
In rare cases, women may develop high blood pressure when they are pregnant; this is a condition called pregnancy-induced hypertension or pre-eclampsia. If you are pregnant, your risk of developing hypertension is greater if you are older than 35, are carrying multiple babies, have diabetes or kidney disease, are obese or you've have had the condition before, according to The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Kidney Disease
If your kidneys are not working properly, you may develop hypertension. For example, in the case of kidney cysts, the development of cysts may cause blood pressure to spike, MayoClinic.com reports. If your kidneys cannot filter waste materials efficiently, this also may cause a rise in your blood pressure, because sodium levels are increased.

Complication of Diabetes
Diabetes may also result in hypertension. As with kidney disease, diabetes can cause the kidneys to filter waste improperly, causing blood pressure to elevate.

Coarctation of the Aorta
Coarctation of the aorta is a rare birth defect in which the aorta is abnormally narrow. People who suffer from the defect often develop hypertension, because the heart must work harder than it normally would to pump blood to the rest of the body, MedlinePlus reports.


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RUN4FOOD 1/21/2013 7:43PM

    Think I'll exercise more, eat wiser and pray I don't end up with secondary hypertension.
My wife, who studies hypertension, agrees with what you said.

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LTMURPHY7 1/21/2013 7:37PM

 

I've an under active thyroid
My BP isn't stable & I'm on meds

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Fitness Tip#295 - January 18, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

How Frequently Can I Work Out Without Overtraining?

If you want to increase the number of days you exercise each week, the number one rule is: Train smarter, not longer. If you blast your muscles too hard, too frequently, itíll be impossible for you to recover. If your body canít recover, your workouts will suffer. Your extra work will be counterproductive.


But hereís the good news: Training your muscles more frequently can help you speed fat loss, pack on muscle or attain any fitness goal. Itís the reason why many trainers and strength coaches now recommend doing fewer total sets and reps per workout ó think three total body workouts per week ó rather than performing marathon training sessions for each body part. Itís a more efficient way to challenge your body without having to fight off fatigue.

Challenging each muscle group more often requires some planning -- otherwise, you can easily run yourself into the ground.

Have a FaNtAsTiC weekend!
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LTMURPHY7 1/19/2013 7:35PM

 


Yhanks for the info. I'm not that young to need allmof it

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TRAINER_T 1/18/2013 5:54PM

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Ultimate Reset Wk 2 Review

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sorry for the late review emoticon It has been a hectic week.

Not a whole lot different from week one. At the beginning of the 2nd week I was a little more hungry. I get irritable when I am hungry. I'm sure my family hasn't enjoyed my moods very much, LOL. They are understanding and supportive though.

Some of my favorite recipe's this week were the Sweet Potato and Roasted Red Pepper Bisque and Edamame and Roasted Corn Succotash. My entire family really enjoyed the Edamame and Roasted Corn Succotash. Breakfast was pretty much fresh fruit plate. Lunch was mostly mixed green salad. I was really happy about having extra Quinoa made because I used it as my afternoon snack.

2 weeks completed and almost done with the 3rd week. As far as my weight change, I lost 4.7 lbs. So far total loss is 10 lbs in 2 wks. 173.2 - 163.2

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RUN4FOOD 1/18/2013 4:25PM

    Sounds like I should do the same reset, but I probably won't.

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LTMURPHY7 1/17/2013 11:38PM

  Good job


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