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Usana 5-Day Reset.

December 18, 2014 by Carolina

Usana Reset

Vacationing is awesome. Want to know what’s not so awesome? Having limited options as a vegetarian. I just got back from Iceland a couple of weeks ago (more on that later, the trip was amazing!) & though I loved every single minute being there I’m going to be honest & come clean: my eating was abysmal. The Icelandic diet is very meat-centric which left me with very little options while there, let’s just say I ate a cheese sandwich pretty much every day! For someone like me who eats mostly gluten free my post vacation body wasn’t happy, I was feeling very bloated, craving carbs galore & came back a couple of pounds heavier. The good news is that I got back ready to hit the ground running & do a reset to balance my body, get back on the clean eating train!

I did a ton of research as to which detox or reset program to try, & after a lot of reading I settled on Usana’s Reset Program. Why did I pick this program? For starters, it sounded super simple: snacks, shakes, fruits, vegetables & being active. I also liked that it included a vitamin pack, to really help you get your body to a balanced point. To top it off, I liked Usana‘s overall mission, the company as whole is science-based, they approach nutrition & health analyzing all of our body’s functions & addressing them at the root. A lot of times we deal with diet & exercise at the surface, that’s part of the reason why many of us lose & gain weight in a vicious cycle. I was optimistic in trying a different approach & see how I felt after a five day commitment to follow the Reset program.

I completed the program today & I have to admit it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. The shakes were delicious (you get chocolate, vanilla & strawberry), the protein bars were too (especially the chocolate one. Yes, I know, I’m a chocoholic), and the vitamins came in two packs, one to take in the morning & one at night. I made the shakes every day, ate one serving of fruit & one serving of vegetables, had the snacks, drank tons of water & went on walks or did yoga for 30 minutes. Day one was super easy, day two was probably the hardest one but I find that’s always the case when doing cleanses, detox or reset programs. Days three through five flew by & before I knew it I was done! I’m now 1.5 pounds lighter, lost 3.5 inches & curved those crazy carb cravings I was having. A big win all around!

So what’s next? I’m getting back to my clean eating routine & mixing up my exercise routine. I know it’s a crazy time of year to think of eating clean & exercising, after all the holidays are all about indulgence, but why delay what you can do today? I will do my best to eat clean most days, give myself some grace for Christmas & New Years, & stay healthy through the holidays because it is possible. Trust me, it really is. If you’re looking for a little inspiration to commit to a healthier lifestyle, over the holidays or to start the new year, I hope this post inspired you to do so. Do it. You can do it! If you’re not sure where to start, here are my thoughts on a few programs I’ve tried. Do your research, pick the one that works for you & persevere. Good luck!


Carolina is a marketing professional living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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