This is the more aggressive therapeutic phase of the RESET Food Plan and will give the best results. It is useful for those with chronic inflammatory conditions, diabetes, autoimmune issues, or have more than 30 pounds of excess body fat. Fasting reverses insulin resistance, reduces inflammation, and calms down an over-reactive system. It also has a calorie deficit built in for those needing to lose weight.
Fasting is based on two factors: the amount of time for the fast and what is allowed during the fast.
In this phase, you will be fasting 3 non-consecutive days per week for a total of 9 fasts over the course of 3 weeks. Each fast builds on the last one becoming more aggressive (and therapeutic) until the final fasting day which is a water fast. When you are not on a fasting day, you will follow the phase II guidelines (3 meals a day without snacks).
In summary, Phase III is the same as Phase II (no snacks), but with three separate days of fasting based on restrictions in eating times and what is allowed to be consumed. This phase starts with shorter time restrictions and easier types of fasting and then progresses to more aggressive types of fasting with longer time periods.
9 Fasts in 3 Weeks:
1st: All Day Meat Fast
A Meat Fast is a zero carbohydrate day. You can eat beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, seafood, plus eggs and some cheese. Keep in mind Fat is satiating. If you're still hungry, you may want to have a fattier piece of meat (or add an egg). This type of fast is actually easy because the food is very satisfying. Also, it is muscle-sparring. The zero carb aspect helps to reverse metabolic and inflammatory issues.
2nd: All Day Meat or Smoothie Fast
On this day, you will still have 3 meals. One meal is replaced by a CLEANSE Smoothie. The other two meals are meat only (meat fast).
3rd: All Day Smoothie Fast
All three meals are smoothies.
4th: Partial Day Meat Fast
Skip breakfast or dinner. Eat meat only (meat fast) for two meals.
5th: Partial Day Smoothie and Meat Fast
Skip breakfast or dinner for only two meals today. One meal is a smoothie and one is meat only.
6th: One Meal Meat Fast
Only one meal today. Meat only.
7th: One Meal Smoothie Fast
Only one meal today. Smoothie only.
8th: One Meal Smoothie Dry Fast
A dry fast is aggressive and not for the beginner. When you eliminate water, the body finds it in the tissues. The first place it takes it from is where there is inflammation and fat stored. This is a short dry fast but still effective. You are allowed coffee in the morning. The no fluid consumption until your only meal, which is a smoothie.
9th: 36 Hour Water Fast
Water only on this fasting day (coffee with heavy cream ok). You will not eat again until the following morning.
After completing phase III, you will have some options. If you are satisfied with your health and have met your treatment goals, then continue to RESET Food Plan Phase IV (maintenance). However, if you have some ways to go then now is not the time for off-plan foods. You've worked too hard for how far you have come. At this point, you can work Phases I, II, and III based on your motivation level. Phase I will seem easy now. The boundary of a 3 week commitment has been part of your success. Choose a phase every 3 weeks and stick to it. You may want to start the RESET courses over at Phase I and then go on to Phase II and then Phase III. Repeating all three phases in a row gives you gradual increased therapeutic value with end goals. Repeat until you are ready for Phase IV.