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The Reset Diet

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author image Sara Ipatenco
Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.
The Reset Diet
A woman gets a smoothie poured for her by the clerk at a healthy food store. Photo Credit Thinkstock/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Created by Harley Pasternak, a personal trainer to celebrities, the Reset diet, also called the Body Reset diet, aims to help participants get quick, noticeable results. The goal is to help reboot the system, setting participants down a path of weight loss and improved body image.

Phase One How-To

Phase One of the Body Reset diet lasts for five days. During this phase, you'll only drink smoothies, which Pasternack notes will contain all of the nutrients you would normally get from a meal, including fiber, fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. You'll have a white smoothie for breakfast, a red one for lunch and a green one for dinner. Each smoothie will contain a liquid, such as milk or water; a protein, such as Greek yogurt; healthy fats, such as those in avocados or nuts; and high-fiber fruits and vegetables. In addition to the three smoothies, you'll also eat two crunchy snacks, which can include foods such as popcorn, celery with almond butter or whole-grain crackers with hummus.

Phase Two Instructions

Phase Two also lasts for five days, and during this time, you'll drink two smoothies and replace one of the original three smoothies with a healthy solid-food meal. Pasternack recommends simple dishes such as salads, sandwiches, soups, stir-fries and scrambles. The goal with the single solid-food meal is to reset your body to crave healthy foods rather than junk foods. You'll also continue having two crunchy snacks, such as roasted soy nuts, apples with fat-free cheese or cucumbers with smoked salmon, each day.

Phase Three Directions

During Phase Three of the Reset diet, which also lasts for five days, you'll have a smoothie for breakfast and two simple solid-food meals similar to the ones you ate during Phase Two. The foods that make up your simple meals will be good sources of fiber, protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. You'll also continue having two crunchy snacks each day.

Exercise on the Reset Diet

Physical activity is recommended as part of the Body Reset diet because it helps burn calories, which translates to weight loss. Pasternack recommends walking at least 10,000 steps per day as part of each of the three phases of the Reset diet. Pasternack claims that walking and light resistance training are all that's required to shed excess weight and tone the entire body.

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