Our nutrition recommendations for the rest of the programme are similar to Reset, but the key difference is that you'll have more flexibility with your food choices.
This will help to make your new way of eating sustainable in the long term.
Recap on the Second Nature nutrition guidelines
Continue following the nutrition guidelines from Reset:
- Avoid ultra-processed foods and those with added sugar
- Have no more than three servings of complex carbohydrates per day
- Have at least one meal free from complex carbohydrates per day
- Limit fruit intake to 1-2 servings per day
- Drink at least 2 litres of water each day
- Limit caffeinated drinks to before midday
- Plan your meals ahead of time and continue to prepare most meals at home
Key differences after Reset:
- Throughout the Reset week, we suggested you avoid drinking alcohol. However, after Reset you can reintroduce alcohol in a mindful way if you'd like to.
- In Reset, we also asked you to try and prepare all your meals at home. Following the Reset week, you can eat out at restaurants or pick up a takeaway every now and again.
As we mentioned above, one of the biggest differences once you transition off Reset is that we'd encourage you to allow more flexibility with your food choices. While we'd recommend continuing to follow the Second Nature nutrition recommendations, you don't need to be making 'perfect' food choices all the time to be making progress.
Allowing some flexibility to enjoy the foods you love every so often will make this way of eating sustainable for you in the long run. Remember, this isn't a 'diet', this is a lifestyle change.
Following Reset, we'll be providing you with the tools and skills to learn how to make balanced choices without being too restrictive, including mindful eating and identifying distorted thoughts.
Reset was largely focused on making changes to your diet. However, this is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to health. For the rest of the programme, we'll take a more holistic approach and explore the remaining areas including mental wellbeing, sleep, stress, and exercise.