I’m sharing my lessons learned and must do tips so you can prepare for the Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living protein shake diet and get the most out of it immediately!
The weekend before starting my first shake diet my coach sent me a cheerful message reminding to prepare and get ready.
I was a bit embarrassed because other than grocery shopping, I had no clue how to prepare.
After my kitchen and mind were a mess that first morning, I knew I needed to share this list of preparation tips with you.
When you change your morning routine from making coffee – to making a shake instead – you’ll be taking your brain off auto pilot and that first morning is going to be oddly difficult.
To help you start day one with confidence and make the most of your 30 Days to Healthy Living I’ve put together this list of 7 must do tips to prepare for your Arbonne diet reset.
Prepare to Reset Your Diet
There are lot of different reasons people choose protein shake diets for diet resets.
And I don’t know about you but my food choice during 2020 were pretty crappy.
After an honest look at what was in our fridge and pantry, I knew it was time to reset my diet
I knew I needed to regain control of what went into my body and to drop the pounds I gained before it was too late.
In another article I’ll share why I choose Arbonne’s weight loss program, and a full review of the 30 day program.
But needless to say I lost weight and my diet has been totally reset in a great way!
The list of food items to avoid for 30 days during the reset include (but are not limited to) wheat, dairy, sugar, gluten, coffee and alcohol.
This list of “don’t eat” foods helped me focus on eating foods that my body really needed like vegetables and lean meats.
And because 2020 was 2020…let’s just say the amount of coffee I was consuming each day was off the charts!
I thought the hardest part of the 30 day diet reset was going to be giving up coffee but half of an Arbonne energy Fizz stick turned out to be all the energy boost I needed.
7 Must Do Steps to Prepare for Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living
Step One: Prepare Your Blender
The first step to prepare for any protein shake diet is to dig out your blender and give it a good wash or rinse if you haven’t used it in a while.
We were gifted a great Kitchen Aid blender for our wedding and I used that the first few days.
Arbonne shakes tend to be thick and I found myself spending a lot of time trying to get it out of the blender. To solve that I Amazon Primed myself the Ninja which I have loved.
The down side is the 16oz cup doesn’t leave a lot of room for ice or a handful of spinach.
If I was doing it again I’d order the NutriBullet with the larger cup.
If you haven’t used your blender in awhile give it a test to make sure it can still chop ice or frozen fruit as well.
If its not blending ice easily order a new blender ASAP!
Step Two: Find the Scoopers
This second step, find the scoopers in your protein powders and fiber, might sound funny.
During shipping the little scoopers tend to get buried.
And on the first morning of your 30 day diet reset your brain is going to be fighting you to get back to its normal kitchen routine.
I made a MESS trying to dig the scoopers out while my brain was begging for coffee and breakfast.
Learn from my experience and don’t start your first morning with the scooper buried in the protein powder.
Let your brain work on breaking old routines and creating new healthier morning habits instead.
Step Three: Make Space in Your Pantry
If your box of 30 Days to Healthier Living supplies has already arrived, you might be wondering where to store it all.
I encourage you to store your protein power and supplies in the kitchen cabinet that’s closest to where you will be plugging in your blender.
This might mean doing a little rearranging in your kitchen – it did for me.
Having everything in one place, and easy to reach, for will make it easier to create a new routine leading to better eating habits.
It’s also good motivation to do a little kitchen decluttering!
Step Four: Prepare Your First Protein Shake Add Ins Ahead of Time
There are tons of recipes for Arbonne protein shakes but I encourage you to go simple with the first few.
Decide ahead of time if you are going to start with chocolate or vanilla.
I’m a chocolate girl personally and tend to stick with my favorite protein shake recipe using strawberries and avocado as my add ins.
You won’t even know the avocado is there!
Pro Tip: If you use frozen avocado and strawberries you don’t need ice.
If you’d prefer to start with vanilla, try it with almond butter, a ¼ cup of canned pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. Its like a pumpkin spice latte without the coffee.
The night before make sure you’ve put your almond milk in the fridge and pull any shelf stable supplies out of the cabinet and leave them by the blender.
If you plan to use berries wash and prep them the night before.
I buy a giant bag of frozen avocado at Costco along with the case of 12 cartons of unsweetened almond milk. You can get frozen strawberries wherever you grocery shop if fresh berries are out of season.
Step Five: Find your Largest Water Bottles
Drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water is a key component of Arbonne’s diet reset program.
And I’m going to guess you haven’t been drinking anything close to that lately.
Now is the time to pull out the water bottles from the back of your cabinet.
Try to find a large one that has oz markers on the side of the bottle so you can really keep track of how much you are drinking.
I grabbed this 32oz Nalgene bottle at Target and you can get it on Amazon too.
To make up for not drinking coffee I like to keep a warm cup of tea with me in the morning.
I use this 18 oz Yeti and it keeps my tea warm all morning.
Step 6: Sign Up for MyFitnessPal
MyFitnessPal is a FREE calorie tracker app and its already got all of the Arbonne products entered for easy use.
Yes, the Arboone plan is set up in such a way as to provide you 30 days of what you need to reset your diet.
BUT you are human.
Some days are just going to be hard as your body gets used to letting go of sugar and processed foods.
Tracking your calories will help provide the motivation you need to walk away from foods that aren’t part of your diet reset.
MyFitnessPal also tracks the nutrition of what you are eating.
When I checked the nutrition after a couple days, it turns out I wasn’t making food choices with enough iron during my reset.
And since iron is something I already need to watch I knew to start talking my supplement again.
I love how a friend of mine explained it, we all evaluate data in our businesses to improve outcomes so why wouldn’t you want to evaluate the data of your diet too?
Step 7: Prepare Your Family
If you have a younger child at home they notice everything you do, right?
When they see Mama drinking a shake they are going to want one too!
I grabbed this bag of plant-based chocolate protein at Whole Foods when my daughter HAD to have what Mama had too.
We mix it with half a banana, strawberries and avocado. She loves it!
You could also try this one.
The other thing I did, which I highly recommend, is to plan out your first week of dinners for your family and you.
- Roast a chicken and a mix of regular and sweet potatoes.
- Chop lettuce and salad veggies
- Slice colorful peppers for fajita chicken
- Eat yours over brown rice
- Enlist your husband to make hamburgers on the grill
- Put half a turkey burger on a salad for you
- Use the rest of the ground turkey for spaghetti night and eat yours over brown rice with broccoli and a salad
- Plan to order take out for them or go through a drive through
- Grab a plain salad for you and top with leftover roast chicken
- Have breakfast for dinner with you eating a veggie omelet and them eating pancakes and eggs.
There are an unlimited amount of options – the most important part is to make a plan when you prepare for Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living.
Follow these sure fire tips prepare for your Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living protein shake diet and make those first few days easy.
Minimize your time in the kitchen by getting set up ahead of time.
Start with a clean blender that will chop ice and frozen fruit.
Find the scoopers that may be lost in the protein powder and fiber then decide what your first shake will be.If you are a planner you could even prep protein shakes for the week!
Dig our your water bottle that has oz markers, 32oz is my favorite size!
Then sign up for MyFitnessPal so you can keep track of your daily diet reset data.
And don’t forget about the kids in you home who are going to want a yummy cholate shake too!