Monday, June 16, 2014

The 3-Day Reset by Pooja Mottl (4 stars)

About The 3-Day Reset

Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Seal Press (May 6, 2014)

Eating healthy can be a struggle. It’s hard to choose broccoli and brown rice instead of hot, cheesy pizza. And diets often ask you to cut out different foods all at once, leaving you feeling deprived.

In The 3-Day Reset, Pooja Mottl outlines 10 simple ways you can change your cravings and start eating whole, healthy, delicious foods—three days at a time. Each reset takes only 72 hours to complete, which means you’ll be able to stay focused on healthy eating from start to finish.

Resets include: sugar, wheat, salt, chocolate, yogurt, chicken, beverages, breakfast, salad, and takeout.

Accessible, fun, engaging, and packed with over 30 delicious recipes, pantry makeover lists, shopping guides, tidbits on food history, and other smart tools, The 3-Day Reset will set you on the course to healthy eating… and help you stay there for good.

“In The 3-Day Reset, Pooja delivers an empowering blueprint for choosing these foods while demonstrating that healthy and delicious go hand in hand.”—John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market

“I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn how to get healthier.”—Alejandro Junger, New York Times bestselling author of Clean

“This book is so in sync with the times! We all need ‘clean fuel,’ and with this book, Pooja supplies the easy answers.”—Michael Olajide Jr., author of Sleekify and celebrity fitness trainer

The 3-Day Reset will help you make a healthier connection to what you eat, and change your black-and-white food world into vibrant technicolor.”—Rebecca Katz, author of The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods

 “The 3-Day Reset gets to the heart of what it means to eat well.”—Cheryl Forberg, New York Times bestselling author, James Beard Award–winning chef, and the nutritionist for The Biggest Loser

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Who doesn't need a reset in their life, especially where their diet is concerned? The 3-Day Reset offers practical, and easy to navigate, choices. Pooja Mottl identifies several food groups--focusing on a top three of sugar, salt, and wheat--to eliminate for three days. During this time, the body (and mind) is able to change what it craves.

Three days. Not bad, right. But, the food groups targeted are tough ones. Not that a diet worth anything would be easy. Since I'm already gluten-free, and thus don't have wheat in my diet, I tried the sugar reset. I won't lie. It was hard, but sugar is my biggest nemesis. For me, three days wasn't quite enough. I think I'd have to go at least a week to make real change. Plus, I wanted many more recipe options, although I really liked the one for Lemon-Lime soda.

Beside the resets, Pooja Mottl emphasizes the need for WAMP (Whole And Minimally Process foods) in our diet. Think organic (Super WAMP). Basically, processed food is bad for us. Not shocking, but a great reminder. 

Overall, I found this an informative book. It definitely inspired me to make some changes in my diet. I just hope there's a recipe companion book coming out soon!

Rating: 4 stars

About Pooja Mottl

Pooja Mottl is a professionally trained Natural Foods Chef, Healthy Eating Coach, and Healthy Living Expert whose work has captivated audiences from Good Morning America to the Huffington Post. She is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, a world-renowned institution for pairing culinary training with health promoting food. Pooja also holds a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University and is an NSCA-CPT certified personal trainer. Pooja advises private clients on healthy eating and has taught cooking classes at Whole Foods Market. She regularly blogs for the Huffington Post and 

Pooja has appeared on Good Morning America, WGN TV, Martha Stewart Radio,, the Green Festival, HuffPost Live, and a variety of additional media outlets.

Pooja lives and works in Greenwich, Connecticut. Mottl is a wife and proud mom to a baby girl named Valentina and a five-year-old, over-confident Brussels Griffon.

Connect with Pooja at her website,, and on Facebook, Twitter, and  Instagram.
Thanks to TLC for including me on this tour. 
Please visit other stops on The 3-Day Reset blog tour page.

Note: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. A positive review was not requested or guaranteed; the opinions expressed are my own.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!