Dec. 12 2018
As someone who loves to try the latest health and wellness trends, I have always been interested in Sakara Life and Whitney and Danielle, the super stylish founders. When I decided to try the 10-Day Reset, I was equal parts excited and nervous. No coffee or alcohol and not to mention all the snacks I munch on throughout the day? Yikes. But still, the idea of feeling my best and maybe shedding some of my excess bloat was enough motivation for me. I love a good challenge and this was definitely going to be that.
Spoiler: in 10 days, I would experience the following:
- Clear skin
- Healed gut
- Boosted energy
- Shed excess weight
- Restored digestive harmony
At the center of this program are the recipes, which aren’t super challenging, but take time. If even a glowing complexion and healthy lifestyle aren’t enough motivation to get into the kitchen, you could also opt for the signature Sakara Life meal delivery program, which delivers read-to-eat creations–but it’s a bit costly (understandably so, given the organic ingredients and plant-based, nutrient-dense meals). If you don’t have the budget for that, but still want Sakara’s celeb-loved benefits, the new 10-Day Reset program is the perfect solution. Since you make all the recipes yourself, you get healthy and delicious meals sans the normal meal delivery service price tag.
The box you get sent contains the following:
- 10-Day Reset Recipes: over 20 exclusive, easy-to-make recipes nutritionally designed to help you build your best body!
- Beauty Water Concentrate: Silica + rose + 72 trace minerals for hydration, remineralization and glow.
- Detox Water Concentrate: Chlorophyll + magnesium + 72 trace minerals for hydration, remineralization and detoxification.
- Daily Probiotic Blend: Their signature probiotic with 3 billion CFUs, 11 probiotic strains + digestive enzymes + prebiotics + candida cleanser.
- Detox Bars: 10g plant protein + blue spirulina for detoxing on-the-go.
- Energy Bars: 10g plant protein + L-theanine + vitamin B12 for energy on-the-go.
- Life Source: 12g plant protein + alkalizing greens + phytoceramides + enzymes for digestion, detox, energy and beautiful skin.
- Detox Tea: Red rooibos + lemongrass + rose for de-bloating and digestion.
My recipes were as follows: Classic Kale Salad w/Green Goddess dressing, Ayurvedic Mung Dahl w/Spinach, Life Source Oatmeal, Carrot & Ginger Soup, Butternut Squash, Kale, and White Bean Soup, Life Source Smoothie. A normal day was as follows:
Wake up- Drink Beauty Water and take daily probiotic.
Breakfast- Life Source Smoothie OR Life Source Oatmeal (9am).
Midmorning- Detox Tea.
Lunch- Classic Kale Salad w/Green Goddess Dressing.
Late afternoon- Detox Tea and Energy or Detox Bar.
Dinner- Carrot Ginger Soup.
Bedtime- Drink Detox Water and take daily probiotic.
Day 1-3 were the toughest days–and day one was definitely the hardest. I felt super hungry, to be honest. I also broke the no caffeine no alcohol rules a few times throughout the 10 days. I skipped the creamer however, and my usual almond milk add-in so it doesn’t really count does it?!
By the fifth day or so, I felt like I had gotten the hang of it. I baked a big thing of the oatmeal and ate that a few days in a row for breakfast and I doubled each of the soup recipes and ate them the next day(s) for lunch and dinner (PSA: the green goddess salad dressing was probably the most amazing dressing I’ve ever had and definitely the best I’ve ever made. I’m not someone who gets super excited about salads but this really changed my outlook).
Without eating all the processed foods that I (unfortunately) consume from time to time, I felt way lighter. I woke up less bloated and felt less tired following a stricter eating regime. Also surprisingly, I didn’t feel tired like I expected to when I worked out. I was still able to crank out my usual SoulCycle or gym workout. However, the downside of this program is that since I attend many events and breakfasts for work, it was truly difficult not to eat out, or consume caffeine.
All in all, I definitely felt infinitely better after doing the reset program and saw way less bloating and puffiness in my body. My advice would be to plan to do it in a two week span where you don’t have many plans so you can meal prep and cook (and stay away from alcohol). Or if you’re like me and you can’t think of a period of time where you won’t be eating or drinking out, just jump right in and you’ll get the hang of it. Although I already finished up the program, I’m still frequently cooking a lot of the Sakara recipes I learned how to make. To sum it up, the 10-Day Reset is the perfect program to put you back on track, especially around the holidays! Need a New Year’s Resolution? Do the 10-Day Reset.