My 3 Day Refresh Review and Results
First, I was really pleased with the presentation of the product and the amount of product that comes in the kit for such a low price! I received 6 packets of the Vanilla Fresh (lunch and dinner) shake. This shake is high in fiber and high in protein (20g) to satiate hunger. I also receive 3 packets of the Fiber Sweep drink. And I ordered the Challenge Pack so I got a 30 day supply of Shakeology, I needed 3 servings for the 3 Day Refresh. Finally, the booklet that comes in the kit is loaded with explanation, recipes, meal planning tools, and space to write out the plan for each of the 3 days, totally kept me organized and on track!
Day 1: I started my day with a glass of water as recommended. I skipped coffee, you don’t have too but it was recommended and I decided Go big or Go home! My husband kept his coffee, he works all day and needed the jolt. If you do keep coffee in your life for these three days, drink it black or with one packet of stevia. Next, I had Chocolate vegan shakeology mixed with ½ a banana. An hour later, green tea sweetened with Stevia. Then, the fiber sweep. Lunch followed an hour later, I had the Vanilla Fresh shake with a small apple and almond butter and 5 carrots. After lunch, my mid afternoon snack was red pepper and hummus. I had afternoon green tea, which I have come to really love! And then dinner, a Vanilla Fresh shake and a vegetable medley from one of nine dinner recipes in the book. Finished my day with 1 cup of vegetable broth and green tea.
Day 2 and 3 were similar, with some slight modifications. On Day 3, I was BUSY! So I mixed all my lunch into my vanilla fresh shake (shake, avocado, ½ banana, and 2 cups of spinach) fast and easy!
I did feel satisfied, for sure! My regular diet consists of about 1500 calories, and since refresh recommends taking some time off from working out, I wasn’t burning any calories, the 900 really satisfied me. On day 1, I noticed a little hunger towards the end of the day, about 9pm. I really think it was more of a craving though, as I usually have a greek yogurt snack after dinner, and I just really wanted that!
Day 2, I noticed low energy. I’m not sure if this was the food, the fact that I ditched coffee, or the lack of morning exercise which usually revs me up! I was not hungry at all.
Day 3, again, not hungry. But kinda ready for my normal food routine. I realize how addicted I am to peanut butter in my Chocolate Shakeology! YUM! Energy level was great. I even cleaned out and fully vacuumed my car, gasp!
Fiber sweep: not nearly as bad as I expected it. People say “chug it!” but I’m not a chugger. I have problems chugging a 2 ounce shot, I just can’t. The fiber sweep is not gross, it’s just grainy and thick. Drink it as fast as possible and it’s fine.
Vanilla Fresh: delicious! No problems here!
Food: All good foods, great dinner recipes! Lots of variety.
Hunger: My hunger was fine. I really didn’t notice much of a difference hunger-wise. Which really surprised me! This program was much easier than I thought it would be!
Energy level: Day 1, I cleaned the whole house! Was feeling awesome! A little slower on Day 2, but not enough to bother me. I believe it was more the lack of exercise and coffee than the actual refresh foods. Day 3, energy level improved and I was feeling amazing, washed and vacuumed my car (if you know me, this is unheard of!) and spent the day shipping with my daughter and playing at the park.
Sleep: I’m pretty sure I slept better in these three days and the days following than I have in the last 3 months!
Bathroom: No! I was not in the bathroom all day. I experienced no change in bathroom habits. I know you all wanted to know!
Weight changes: I am already at my target weight, so I really did not want to lose a lot of weight. Mainly wanted to lose some bloat in my tummy. Mission accomplished. I lost 3 pounds, 1 inch off my waist, and I’m feeling great! My husband did the refresh with me, he lost 5 pounds, and he looks awesome! My best friend lost 14! Average is 3-9 pounds, so check it out and see what it can do for you! You can also add it to a fitness and nutrition Challenge Pack to kickstart healthy living!
Would I do it again? Absolutely! I am happy that it’s only 3 days, because I do enjoy my regular clean eating dinner routine. But I liked this experience and will do it again. Definitely recommended! If you have extra bloat, a plateau to overcome, some weight to lost before an event, or want to detox your body and jumpstart a healthier routine, this is for you! Or hey, if you had a loooooong weekend and didn’t eat the best, it’s time to Refresh your body!
About the refresh! If you've ever done a juice fast or an all-liquid cleanse that's high in sugars and low in protein, you may have found that you felt weak and sluggish. And any weight loss came right back. That's because liquid fasts can tax your organs, and crater your metabolism.
The 3-Day Refresh is scientifically designed to do just the opposite. It detoxifies and cleanses, while supporting your metabolism with easy-to-prepare, nutritious whole food to help your vital organs re-energize. That's why you feel so good when you do the Refresh, and still lose weight at the same time! Your body functions more efficiently, and it helps burn fat.*
Instead of leaving you depleted from fasting, after 3 days you feel energized, lighter, REFRESHED! Let's make a clean break from bad nutrition!
IT'S JUST 3 DAYS, so we keep it simple.3 shakes a day, a fiber drink, plenty of filtered water, plus 3 small meals and fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the day to keep your energy and metabolism going.
IT HAS JUST 4 STEPS:
1. SHAKEOLOGY FOR BREAKFAST
Packed with potent superfoods, Shakeology starts each of your days on the Refresh with Your Daily Dose of Dense Nutrition to help improve and support all your body's vital functions,while also helping to maximize energy and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Available in your choice of 6 flavors,including recommended vegan options.
2. VANILLA FRESH SHAKES FOR LUNCH AND DINNER
This patent-pending, delicious, and protein-rich formula helps curb your hunger with more than 20 GRAMS OF WHOLESOME PLANT-BASED PROTEIN, 22 ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS, PROBIOTICS FOR DIGESTIVE HEALTH, AND A PATENTED POTATO PROTEIN extract clinically tested to satisfy your appetite.
3. FIBER SWEEP DRINK
Gently and naturally eliminates waste from your digestive system with its patent-pending blend of whole ground flax, chia, and psyllium seed husks. As part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, Psyllium can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Fiber sweep is made with wholesome Psyllium fiber husks to help NATURALLY LOWER CHOLESTEROL AND SUPPORT HEALTHY BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS AS PART OF YOUR HEALTHY DIET.
4. PLUS HEALTHY, DELICIOUS FOOD OPTIONS & RECIPES
The Program Guide contains a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats to choose from throughout the day,plus 9 easy-to-fix and satisfying dinner recipes—each one packed with rich flavor that even veggie-haters will love.
The 3 Day Refresh portion of your program includes:
6 packets of Vanilla Fresh. This patent-pending, delicious, and protein-rich formula helps curb your hunger with more than 20 grams of wholesome plant-based protein, 22 essential vitamins and minerals, probiotics for digestive health, and a patented potato protein extract clinically tested to satisfy your appetite.
3 packets of Fiber Sweep. Gently and naturally eliminates waste from your digestive system with its patent-pending blend of whole ground flax, chia, and psyllium seed husks. Fiber Sweep can help lower cholesterol, support healthy blood sugars, and may even reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, as part of a healthy diet, low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
1 Program Guide. This comprehensive guide walks you through how this program works, what to expect, and how to prepare your shopping list, as well as your body, for the 3-Day Refresh. It also contains a menu planner with numerous delicious, easy-to-make recipes, along with lists of fruit, vegetable, healthy fat, and guilt-free flavoring options.
Average weight loss is 3-9 pounds in those 3 days! Plus you'll feel so much better, refreshed! You can do 3 day refresh on it's own, and you can do it once a month! You can also pair with with a program to kickstart a fitness program and healthy lifestyle.