The Monday Dieter Instructions: One-Day Reset Plan

Undo your weekend damage with this effective plan from fitness expert Jen Widerstrom.

The Monday Dieter Instructions: One-Day Reset Plan

Overindulged last weekend? Recommit to your healthy diet this Monday with the One-Day Reset Plan from fitness trainer Jen Widerstrom. It’s a realistic guide that will help you “strive for progress, not perfection,” even if you fell off the wagon yesterday.

Watch: 3 Ways to Succeed on the One-Day Reset Plan


Phase One

The first thing to do in the morning is to drink 10-20 ounces of water within thirty minutes of waking up. Water will help rehydrate the body and jumpstart the detoxification process. After hydrating with water, fill up another jug with 64-100 ounces of herbal water. Infuse your herbal water with dandelion root tea or milk thistle tea, and fresh berries, lemon, mint, and cucumber. Make sure to sip on the infused water throughout the day until you finish the entire jug. For breakfast, prepare a nutritious spinach and beet smoothie; it's perfect for days when you're on the go.

Watch: How to Start Fresh on Monday

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