Surviving USANA Reset
Guest Post by: Morgan
As of Wednesday August 13th, I’ve completed the five day USANA Reset programme, and have entered the Transform phase. After years of health success and relapse, achievement and rock-bottom failure, I believe I’ve finally found something that works for me. As a seventeen year old girl, I’m being pressured to look good by so many outer influences. However, unlike the media I think making health your first priority is more important than being “skinny” or “attractive”. That’s why USANA Reset appealed to me; I want to be slim, but I also want to be strong, fit and healthy. Getting through Reset was the hardest part of my journey, but it’s definitely not impossible. My point is that Reset shouldn’t be surrounded by negative stigma or be labelled as “extreme”, because it’s the most important step towards getting results. I believe anyone can take it with the right attitude.
If I could go back in time before I started Reset and give myself 5 pieces of advice, this is what they’d be:
- Give yourself a good starting point: Sleep well the night before you start Reset, so that when you wake up you’re well rested and in a good mood to start your cleanse.
- Don’t expect too much of yourself: It’s too early to expect any huge changes. Don’t anticipate drastic weight loss after two days, and don’t push yourself too hard at the gym. On Reset, you’re most likely consuming much fewer calories than you usually do. If you’re feeling tired, that’s normal and not a sign of weakness. Don’t beat yourself up if you really need to have an extra snack. Make good choices (vegetables!) and remember that when you make mistakes it means you’re challenging yourself, and that’s always a good thing.
- Don’t be afraid to be hungry: When I did Reset I was always worried that I would get really hungry and make a bad choice. I was constantly tempted to eat bigger snacks to stop myself from being hungry later. The point is that being hungry is an important part of Reset. The best part is that you get less hungry after each day, and appreciate the good clean food you are allowed to eat. If hunger strikes, I suggest drinking a ton of water. If water is too boring (and I’m with you on that one) chop a bit of mint into it and squeeze in a bit of lemon or lime juice. It worked on my hunger pangs every time.
- Talk to people about Reset: The encouragement I received from my friends and family helped me in Reset more than anything else. Knowing that others care about you and your journey to being healthy helps you stay on track. Find a support system with someone you love, or someone who understands what you’re going through: another individual who has done Reset or your fitness trainer. Checking in with someone really helps, especially if you have questions about Reset. Thanks Project Body Smart and Trainer Gordon Palmer
- Don’t be afraid to fail and start again: The great thing about Reset is that it’s always waiting for you the next morning. Getting back on track is so easy, all it takes is the right mindset and determination. If you blow Reset on the third day, that’s fine. Don’t throw in the towel. Just start again wiser and more determined than you were before. And remember above all else: It’s only five days. It’ll be over before you know it.
I’ll be checking in throughout the next stage of my journey. Reset has left me feeling stronger and happier than I have in a long time. I’m feeling good about what I’m doing, and I’d advise everyone to give Reset a try. The best results are worth working for.
Eat well, live long