It started after the 2014 Beachbody Coach Summit where the 3 Day Refresh was released. I could not attend due to me about to be a dad for the first time.
The month leading up to starting the 3 Day Refresh was stressful. The thoughts of becoming a new dad along with nearing the end of what turned out to be a six-week kitchen remodel didn’t help.
We either had to BBQ outside or microwave food in our basement. This made it easy to decide to go out to eat three times as much as we normally do. Workouts became sporadic dealing with all of this as the house was not functioning like normal. Needless to say I was due for a pick me up. A refresh if you will.
I prefer to share my results at the beginning instead of at the end because if you’re here you probably already have an idea of what the 3 Day Refresh is all about. I’ll go over the details below my before and after photos.
(Blue shorts are before. Yellow shorts are after)
Beginning Weight – 194.4 lbs
Finishing Weight – 188.6 lbs
Total Weight Loss = 5.8 pounds
Not bad for 3 days.
Didn’t feel tired like I did at times when doing the Ultimate Reset. The 900 calorie a day restriction with the 3 Day Refresh did not bother me. Maybe it was because I had eaten more than I probably should have the previous two weeks and had some “reserves” to work with. I felt a lot less bloated when done.
What Is It?
The 3 Day Refresh is simply that. A three-day program designed to help you feel cleaner, lighter, and healthier without starving yourself. During the three days you take specific shakes and follow a super simple meal plan.
The goal of the 3 Day Refresh is more about getting you back into a good routine of eating quickly without having to give up food.
I lost almost 6 pounds in 3 days without really even having to think about it.
What You Get
There are two 3 Day Refresh kits available to buy. One comes with 3 Shakeology packets to take in the morning and the other does not. I bought the one that does not as I have had Shakeology sent to my house every month since 2010.
Regardless of what 3 Day Refresh kit you buy you will receive:
- 6 Packets of Vanilla Fresh
- 3 Packets of Fiber Sweep
- 3 Day Refresh Program Guide
Vanilla Fresh tasted very good. Didn’t realize it was both a dairy and soy free protein shake until I flipped the packet over on the last day and read the ingredients. The Fiber Sweep tasted similar but a bit smoother to the detox packet in the Ultimate Reset.
Every question you could possibly have about the 3 Day Refresh has an answer for you inside of the program guide.
- Wake-up: Drink 8-12 ounces of water.
- Breakfast: Shakeology plus fruit if you have it or just fruit.
- Mid-Morning: Fiber Sweep
- Lunch: Vanilla Fresh plus options from the Fruit, Vegetable, and Fats snack list.
- Afternoon Snack: From Fruit, Vegetable, or Juice Options list.
- Dinner: Vanilla Fresh plus a meal from the Dinner Recipes list.
In the 3 Day Refresh Program Guide there are pages dedicated to Fruit, Vegetable, and Fats to snack on options along with Juicing recipes. There is even a blurb about Flavorings.
The lists are long but don’t be shocked to see things like “Apple”, “Carrots”, or “Avocados” on them. I never tried the Juicing recipes so I can’t tell you if they were good or not.
- Coconut Steamed Veggies
- Roasted Asparagus with Almonds
- Spinach Salad
- Veggie Stir-Fry
- Lemony Green Beans
- Carrot-Seaweed Medley
- Kale with Pine Nuts
- Cucumber And Tomato Salad
- Moroccan Carrot Salad
The way it works with the dinners is you pick whichever one you want to make. It’s not an “On Day 1 you eat ____ and on Day 2 you eat ____” sort of thing. You could pick one and eat it for all three dinners.
What stuck out to me after reading the dinners is they are all in the Ultimate Reset. This was good news for me since I was comfortable making them already. Big fan of the Cucumber and Tomato Salad.
Maybe some day I’ll get around to posting how to make the recipes. Maybe not. You could always just buy the 3 Day Refresh like I did so you’ll have the program guide at your house showing you what to do. Which leads me into…
You have a couple of different options when buying the 3 Day Refresh. You will save on cost if you buy it without Shakeology. If you would like to buy the 3 Day Refresh for cheap than you can always sign up as a Beachbody Coach like I did and you will save 25% off the prices below.
Go through the sign up process and you will see the discount during sign up. If the discount does not interest you than choose one of the options below.
|3 Day Refresh||3 Day Refresh without Shakeology||3 Day Refresh Challenge Pack|
When I first finished the 3 Day Refresh in 2014 I said I would definitely do it again. And I still might. Its been 4 years since my first round and I have not done it again. I am not sure why but I haven’t felt the need to do so.
I see a purpose for the 3 Day Refresh and I believe it to be better than the 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse which was popular 5 years ago. You shouldn’t only be drinking three shakes a day. You need some food.
I guess since I’ve continued drinking Shakeology every day since 2010 that I don’t really see a need for the 3 Day Refresh. When I get a little off track with my eating or need a boost I’ll have Shakeology twice that day with a salad or something.
That seems to be a more feasible route since I always have Shakeology in my house and it appears to get the job done. I’m not knocking the 3 Day Refresh. It worked. I just don’t see me making a habit of doing it when I get similar results from doubling up on Shakeology.