Published By: Ishani Karmakar

Should You Try The Body Reset Diet?

The Body Reset diet promotes the concept that one may "eat more, exercise less," while still losing weight. Those who have tried several other diets without success are the intended audience for this one.

Diet and exercise physiology specialist and 5-Factor Diet creator Harley Pasternak created the Body Reset plan in 2013. The diet is built on four basic principles: Begin your weight reduction journey by consuming mostly smoothies, then eventually transition into a healthy eating pattern that also includes fruit and veggie smoothies (just fewer in number). The Body Reset program consists of a diet and an exercise routine.

Professional Opinions

The Body Reset plan recommends consuming largely smoothies for 15 days in order to reset your metabolism and promote weight loss. Experts believe that you will probably lose some weight throughout the diet, but that you will likely regain it after you stop following the plan. Lacking any sort of long-term vision or direction, the strategy is doomed to fail.

Menu Options

Phase I of the Body Reset program consists of drinking just smoothies and eating only snacks; Phase II involves drinking smoothies and eating one meal in addition to two snacks per day; and Phase III reduces drinking smoothies and eating only two meals – as well as two snacks per day.

When you reach the maintenance phase, which begins after the third five-day phase, you may enjoy two "free" meals every week when you can consume as much of anything you like.

The diet focuses on low-fat options, although it does allow for good fats like those found in nuts, seeds, and avocados. It also emphasizes high-fiber carbs, which it says include pretty much any veggie or fruit you like, as well as lean protein, relying mainly on milk protein for its smoothies.

Drinks to Reset Your Body

The Body Reset program relies heavily on smoothies. White for morning meals, red for midday, and green for evening (dinner).

White smoothies often consist of the following ingredients: an apple, pear, or peach; a banana; a few almonds; milk; yogurt; and optional spices. Smoothies with a red color are made with half an orange, berries, protein powder, and a tablespoon of powdered flaxseed.

Typically, a green smoothie will consist of two cups of greens,  Greek yogurt, a pear, grapes, an avocado, lime juice, and water.

Nutritional wisdom is also encouraged on the diet. To achieve this goal, you must develop a system to help you avoid reaching for harmful foods when you're hungry and learn to eat more efficiently.

Pasternak suggests "S-meals" for Diet Phases II and III. Salads, soups, stir-fries, and scrambles make up the S, as do sandwiches.

A basic workout plan is also a part of the diet. In the beginning, you should aim to walk at least 10,000 steps per day. During the second stage, you'll supplement your walking with weight training three times a week. In the third stage, you'll increase your step count to at least 10,000 per day and increase your frequency of weight training to five days a week.