3 Day Quick Fix Review

So, this is way later than it should be. Like… way late. I did the 3 day quick fix over a month ago. Oops.

Overall, I like the 3 day quick fix. It’s a painless way to reset eating habits. If you aren’t familiar with the 3 Day Quick Fix, basically, it’s a 3 day eating plan that is made up of protein, veggies, and 2 servings of starchy carbs. I don’t find it “fun” and I don’t LOVE it, but it’s a whole lot better than the 3 day refresh (which is basically all shakes.)

So day one, I followed my plan. I felt really good. No brain fog, energetic. Until about 7 pm, when I felt like I had crashed. My heart started palpitating, I had a headache and I felt nauseas. I tested my blood sugar and I was having a hypoglycemic episode. I had a piece of candy to boost me back up. When I felt better, and my blood sugar was back to normal, I ate my last meal, but added a piece of fruit. Day 2 and 3, I also added a piece of fruit to lunch and dinner. No more hypoglycemic episodes. If you have trouble controlling your blood sugar, make sure to talk to your doctor before trying the 3 Day Quick Fix!

Many people lose several pounds during the 3 days. I lost 1 pound (yay!), but I wasn’t looking for weight loss, I wanted to break some bad habits I had let creep back in.

So what did I eat?

Breakfast- oatmeal and eggs. I added pepper to the eggs and cinnamon to the oatmeal.

oatmeal and eggs

Snack- sweet potato and extra lean ground turkey. I seasoned the turkey with sausage inspired spices- sage, onion, garlic, ground mustard, and pepper.

turkey and sweet potato

Lunch- Fish and Asparagus. I layered the asparagus and cod in a foil packet, drizzled coconut oil, lemon juice and dill and other seasonings. Then baked it about 20 minutes. Day 2 and 3, I also had an orange.

fish and asparagus

Snack- Chicken and Zucchini. Sautéed the zucchini in coconut oil and used a seasoning mix on both.

chicken and zuchini

Dinner- Fish and Green beans. This ended up being kind of tricky because we had sporting events all three days of this. So  I ended up taking mine on the go. This had EVOO added to it, so I counted that for my oil instead of coconut oil for this meal. This is also where I added an apple.

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Snack- chicken and broccoli. Husband grilled it for me, using the southwest seasoning from the 21 Day Fix plan. I drizzled coconut oil over the broccoli and added lots of pepper.

 

chicken and brocoli

 

The food was great. I seasoned it like crazy because I like lots of flavor. I also had lots and lots and lots of water.

Also this program is only for 3 days and not more then once every 21 days. They recommend doing it at the end of a round of 21 day fix. I like t do mine at the beginning so kick things off.

 

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3 Day Quick Fix- Day 1

If you’ve been around blogland or pinterest for any amount of time, no doubt you have come across Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix from Autumn Calabrese. Last summer I did several rounds and was very pleased with my results. Unfortunately, I let bad habits creep back in and I went off my medication for the tumor so my hard work was washed away. Unfortunate circumstance number 2 was that I was sidelined from workouts from December to March due to a torn ligament in my ankle!

I’ve done several halfhearted attempts in the last two months. Halfhearted does not see results. Due to my hormone levels being all messed up, I NEED to do the workouts. Thankfully, I am cleared to workout again, but it’s been hard to get back into the program.

I had a few wakeup calls the past few weeks though. One is that while my prolactin levels are within (almost) normal, the tumor is not shrinking. I don’t see the endocrinologist until June, so I won’t know my next step until then. The other was that my fasting glucose level has been going up slightly the past few years. Three weeks ago it was in the prediabetes range. It convinced me that I need to make changes in my lifestyle and it needed to happen for lifetime. In order to make that happen, I need to make nutrition and physical activity a priority. I’m almost done with a round of 21 Day Fix, but I had a bad weekend full of lots of fast food. I feel pretty rotten this morning so I am going to do a quick cleansing with the 3 Day Quick Fix. I’ve done this once before and while I don’t LOVE it, I liked it a whole lot better than the 2 Day Refresh I tried (I only made it through ½ a day on that…).

So the next three days I’ll be eating the following. I decided to have the same thing all three days to make preparation and shopping easier and not give me a chance to over think things. You will notice that there is no dairy, no fruit and very little carbs. I do get to flavor anything with spices, herbs, vinegar, lemon/lime juice. NO salt though.

Meal 1- oatmeal and eggs

Meal 2- extra lean ground turkey and steamed sweet potato

Meal 3- fish and asparagus

Meal 4- chicken and zucchini

Meal 5- fish and green beans

Meal 6- chicken and broccoli.

 

I’m excited about getting my health back on track! I’ve finished my oatmeal and eggs, so I am going to wrap this up and get on with my day. Workout this evening will be Total Body Cardio Fix.

 

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