Dietitian reveals how you can reset your health in just three days – and the magic number of meals you need to make at home every day for results
- Leanne Ward, from Brisbane, shared what to do in three days for good health
- She said you should start by exercising for 20 minutes and healthy shopping
- You need to aim to eat at least two of your meals at home each day
A dietitian has revealed how it’s possible to reset your overall health in just three days after a blowout, and you don’t need to go on a diet.
Leanne Ward, from Brisbane, said if you’ve ‘already fallen off the wagon’ or are still ‘partying a little too hard’ after the new year, then an ‘easy three-day reset will have your body, gut and mind in a much better place in a few easy days’.
‘Let’s ditch restrictive diets and focus on sustainable habits,’ Leanne posted on Instagram.
‘Here’s how you can reset your body in just three days the healthy way.’
A dietitian has revealed how it’s possible to reset your overall health in just three days after a blowout, and you don’t need to go on a diet (Leanne Ward pictured)
RESET DAY ONE
The first thing the dietitian said you should do on day one is start with ’20 minutes of exercise’.
This can be anything you like – whether that’s a brisk walk, a swim or a jog.
On the first day of your reset, you should also ‘grocery shop for healthy food’, home cook at least two of your meals and get to bed early.
Research shows that those who prepare the majority of their meals at home are healthier than those who don’t, while getting enough sleep is critical to preventing increases in calorie intake and appetite that come about when you’re sleep deprived.
Leanne explained that you should ideally seek to cook at least two meals from home in the day, as this is automatically healthier for you (her meal prep pictured)
RESET DAY TWO
On the second day of the health reset, Leanne said you should begin your day with some gentle meditation and make water intake your focus for the day.
You should roughly aim for between two and three litres each day.
‘Add in some more vegetables to what you’re eating today and allow yourself a small treat at some stage,’ Leanne said.
You can swap out meat for vegetables in many dishes including lasagne and bolognese, or you could replace pasta with sweet potato or zucchini noodles for an added veg boost.
On the second day of the health reset, Leanne (pictured) said you should begin your day with some gentle meditation and make water intake your focus for the day
RESET DAY THREE
Finally, on day three, Leanne said you should try and move your body for 30 minutes, meal prep your lunches for a whole week and ‘do some journalling/goal setting before bed’.
‘Turn off your screens an hour before bed,’ Leanne added – as blue light can suppress the production of melatonin, which is key to good quality, restorative sleep.
Previously, the dietitian shared the ‘secret formula’ to fat loss is focusing on what you can add in to your meals, rather than cut out.
She said your main meal should contain a high fibre carbohydrate, a lean protein, a healthy fat, three or more colourful vegetables and a small treat to finish.
Leanne (pictured) said your main meal should contain a high fibre carbohydrate, a lean protein, a healthy fat, three or more colourful vegetables and a small treat to finish
Rather than extreme dieting, Leanne believes eating a balanced diet will result in long-term, sustainable fat loss and a healthy body.
‘If the thought of doing something to help you lose weight makes you cringe.. stop!’ the mum said.
‘If you can’t see yourself doing something for at least 12 months (to create a sustainable habit out of it), there’s no real point doing it as any weight you lose doing the strict behaviour means you’re likely to re-gain it again the second you stop doing the behaviour.’