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The RESET Food Plan
Change Your Body Change Your Life


by Dr. Cassone

 

 

 

 

"Let Food be thy Medicine and Medicine by thy Food." - Hippocrates

 

Introduction 

The RESET Food Plan was designed for patients with any degree of blood sugar instability and/or gastrointestinal tract issues. It is a general starting point and is often modified per patient as treatment progresses. It is also a safe and effective strategy that may help with weight loss, lowering cholesterol/triglycerides, managing blood pressure, and useful for anyone wanting a general boost in health. 

Related Symptoms (not necessary to have all symptoms):

  • cravings (for carbohydrate foods/sweets)

  • weight gain

  • fatigue

  • poor concentration

  • foggy thinking

  • mood swings

  • disturbed sleep

  • bloating

  • gas/burp

  • fluctuating stool pattern (loose/constipated)

  • acid reflux
  • shaky if hungry "hangry"

  • headaches

Advanced:

  • elevated HbA1c

  • elevated cholesterol and/or triglycerides

  • low sex drive

  • urinating at night

  • tired after eating

  • swollen ankles

  • changes in blood pressure

  • abdominal pain

  • IBS/cramping/sense of urgency

  • diverticulitis

  • gastritis

  • ulcer

  • recurring urinary tract infections or yeast infections

  • candida overgrowth or SIBO

  • anxiety

  • depression

Advanced Related Pathologies:

  • fibromyalgia

  • autoimmune disorders

  • hormone imbalances including sexual dysfunctions

  • neuropathies

  • circulatory dysfunction

  • IBD/Crohn's/Colitis

The RESET Food Plan:

 

The plan itself is based on the following diet (what you can eat and what you can not eat). We have transformed the lives of many patients with this simple plan without the phases or added shakes. Follow the food plan and your health is very likely to improve. The phases and shakes are based on years of experience and offer the greatest results with a simple roadmap leading to maintenance. The phases and shakes should be used for the best outcomes. 


★ Eliminate: grains, starches, beans, milk, and sugars (bread, pasta, potato, rice, corn, chips, oats, crackers, etc.). Carbohydrate sources will be primarily from nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables.

• Allowed foods: vegetables, nuts, seeds, berries, pork, lamb, poultry, beef, fish, and eggs (list of allowed vegetables).

★ Limited but allowed: fruits (general rule to consume twice as many veggies as fruits), coffee, dressings, sauces, cheese (including cottage cheese), plain yogurt, stevia/xylitol, liquor with non-sugar mixer (e.g. vodka, soda water, lemon)

RESET Phases

► Phase I: During this initial phase you will follow the RESET Food Plan strictly and allow yourself to eat as frequently, and as much, as you like as long as you do not deviate from the plan. Frequent eating may be necessary during this phase until the body begins to burn fat as a fuel source (not for weight loss but for blood sugar stability). The goal of phase I is to reduce cravings and balance energy levels. This is accomplished by desensitizing the pituitary in the brain to abnormal insulin responses resulting in the pancreas over producing insulin. This hyper-reaction affects the entire hormone system as well as the gastrointestinal system.

 

Expectations:

  • less cravings

  • more energy

  • less bloat

  • better sleep

Although the first few days may be uncomfortable (due to food cravings or minor fatigue), there should be noticeable improvements in the expectations by the end of week one. If not then consult Dr. Cassone and adjustments to prescriptions and modifications to the plan will be made. Phase I should be followed for a minimum of two weeks

Collagen Protein and Cleanse are the two shake mixes (taken together in one shake) that we recommend for all on the RESET Food Plan for the best results. Collagen Protein is a low carbohydrate protein shake packed with power nutrients. Cleanse is a metabolic detoxification formula. 2 scoops of each mixed with water, or made into one of the smoothie recipes, taken 3 days a week is ideal (for example, Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays consume one shake as a meal replacement). Additional shakes can be consumed as needed to reduce cravings but get used to the 3 days a week pattern. 


► Phase II: After 2 weeks transition to phase II which increases the therapeutic effects. Plan on continuing to follow the RESET Food Plan however snacks are not allowed. Instead eat 3 meals a day only which allows for the body to fast between meals. 3 days a week continue to replace one meal with the Collagen Protein/Cleanse shake mix. Follow phase II for 2 weeks.



► Phase III: After two weeks begin phase III which is the most aggressive therapeutic phase. Continue to follow the RESET Food Plan (no cheating) but 3 days a week is a shake fast. On those days consume Collagen Protein/Cleanse shakes only (no other foods, coffee allowed - heavy cream only or black). On the fasting days (shake only days) consume up to 3 shakes but the goal is to only have 2 shakes (for example lunch and dinner shakes while skipping breakfast). This strategy allows for the benefits of fasting while keeping nutrients up, protein to prevent muscle loss, and detoxification pathways activated. Follow phase III until labs, symptoms, and weight is in healthy ranges (weeks, months, and for some up to a year). 

 

► Phase IV: This is the maintenance phase. Continue to follow the RESET Food Plan. Low carbohydrate snacks are allowed for personal enjoyment purposes. Weekends are non-RESET Food Plan eating days without any restrictions (keep in mind that obvious poor choices will still negatively affect health). One day a week continues to be a fasting day with two Collagen Protein/Cleanse shakes. For example, Saturday and Sunday enjoy your favorite pizza, sandwich, or tacos, then shake fast Monday while Tuesday through Friday are back on the RESET Food Plan. This is a maintenance phase and should only be followed if symptoms have not returned. Go back to phase III for 1-2 weeks if any signs of poor health return and consult Dr. Cassone. 


 

 

"Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change." - Tony Robbins 

 


RESET Links:


Sample Day



What to Expect

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Disclaimer 
Check with your doctor if you have any medical concerns. Recommendations are provided with the intent of supporting the physiological processes of the human body, and not to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition, are not a substitute for medical care, and have not been evaluated by the FDA.

RESET Recipes
Smoothies
Weight Loss Modification