This is a LIFESTYLE program - NOT an FMD (fasting mimicking diet). That being said, we do recommend fasting for at least 12-16 hours during the program. If you are accustomed to fasting, we recommend following your normal fasting protocol. If you are new to fasting, we recommend fasting for at least 12-16 hours during the program. Dinner by 6pm (ideally no later than 7pm) followed by breakfast at least 12 hours later - 6-10am.
While everyone’s body is different, you can expect a reduction in inflammation throughout your body which also includes overall slimming, de-bloating and likely weight loss (unless you are on the Active protocol). The reduction in inflammation may also eliminate swelling in your joints which could reduce the pain of arthritis and other body aches. You will likely experience more energy and a boost to your metabolism, less adrenal fatigue, and a balanced feeling overall. By removing the toxins and inflammatory ingredients found in many of foods while fueling your body with nothing but superfood nutrition, you should also experience an improvement in overall digestion and gut biome.
The Kroma 5-Day Lifestyle Reset is a lifestyle program designed and intended to be customizable to your health goals and needs. Our 5-Day Reset Guice will help guide you through which protocol (Lean, Lifestyle, Active) is right for you. Our app will also include an onboarding process that will recommend which protocol based on your health goals, concerns and desired outcome.
The program has about 1050 calories before adding any non-dairy nut milks or any fruit to the daily smoothie or veggies and / or protein to the broth(s). Add as needed depending on desired health goals (weight loss, reset, maintain, etc.) and activity level. The program is about NOURISHMENT and not about starvation and deprivation. While you may feel hungry at times, you should never feel starved or depleted.
Ideally not as it is acidic and inflammatory. It can also disrupt your gut biome making it difficult to absorb nutrients. Note that the morning Beauty Matcha has caffeine and collagen so it will break your fast while also giving you a boost. If absolutely necessary, you may have a shot of espresso (which has less caffeine than coffee) in the morning if you are experiencing severe withdrawals and / or headaches from the reduction of caffeine.
We recommend consuming the products in relative order throughout your day, based on the individual timing of your life and your own personal needs. We invite you to embrace flexibility in your process and enjoy the daily wellness offerings as your body craves them. Depending on which sachet you’re preparing, all you’ll need is a little liquid (hot water or non-dairy milk, etc.), your (Kroma) frother, a mug and you’re good to go!
Magnesium supplements should be taken with water (we recommend warm water, though cold is fine, too) after dinner before you start your fast.
For the ideal healing and to enjoy the maximum benefits of the program, we recommend consuming your Reset from start to finish (Days 1 through 5). Your body will likely respond immediately but may take a few days to adjust to all the superfood nutrition, thus it is best to stick to the full 5-day process.
We recommend keeping a journal to monitor your overall energy levels, mood, sleep, digestion and any visible and / or physical reduction in inflammation (less body aches and pains).
Refer to the App and your selected protocol to see which foods may be added to customize your Reset.
Refer to the App or “Shopping List” in your 5-Day Reset Guide to see which foods may be added to customize your Reset.
No. The program has been designed to fit each person’s individual needs. Therefore, listen to your body and consume what you need when you need it.
Yes. We invite you to flow with your personal needs and schedule for the day. It is also not necessary to finish everything. We do recommend spacing your meals out every 2-3 hours and listening to your body.
There is enough food in your program to stay nourished and satisfied throughout the day. It is important to understand that nothing is mandatory so if you do not like something, choose from one of the other items on the program for that day. See the “Shopping List” on in your 5-Day Reset Guide and refer to your protocol of choice (Lean, Lifestyle, Active) if you feel the need to add to your program.
Yes, we absolutely recommend allowing your body a gentle transition after completing your Reset. Refer to “After the Program” on the App and in the Reset brochure on how to best transition and maximize the benefits of the program long after it is over. Now that you’ve experienced Kroma, you’re probably inspired by a whole new way of thinking about eating. It’s a great time to think about how to support your daily lifestyle with your favorite Kroma products. We also offer additional information on our Kroma app as well.
We have designed the Kroma Reset and Kroma products to support a lifestyle of wellness. With that said, we recommend doing the program at least seasonally if not more often. Because the program is nourishing vs. depleting, there is no limit to the amount of times you can do it. Some people may choose to do it 2-3 weeks in a row. Following the program, you can continue incorporating your favorite Kroma products into your daily life to keep all the good going.
While everyone’s body is different, you can expect a reduction in inflammation throughout your body which also includes overall slimming, de-bloating and likely weight loss (unless you are on the Active protocol). The reduction in inflammation may also eliminate swelling in your joints which could reduce the pain of arthritis and other body aches. You will likely experience more energy and a boost to your metabolism, less adrenal fatigue, and a balanced feeling overall. By removing the toxins and inflammatory ingredients found in many foods while fueling your body with nothing but superfood nutrition, you should also experience an improvement in overall digestion and gut biome.
Most people do not experience any detox symptoms outside maybe fatigue. That being said, depending on the level of detox your body is going through, some people may experience skin breakouts, gas and / or bloating, body aches, fatigue, low energy, headaches, irritability, cravings (for sweet, salty, or other unhealthy foods) and / or constipation. It is important to drink extra water while on the program to help flush toxins.
Your body is in a constant state of detox whether you are actively on a cleanse or not. Your liver, kidneys and colon are constantly ridding your body of toxic substances. These organ’s primary function is to keep your body from accumulating toxic substances. But … your body might not be working efficiently if your diet is full of processed foods or lacking nutrients. For those addicted to sugar, caffeine and / or alcohol, the detox symptoms will likely be more significant. Given the amount of chemicals in both organic and non-organic foods (pesticides, fungicides, food coloring, MSG), they may have a cumulative effect on your body, making it difficult for your body’s natural detoxification processes to function at full efficiency. If you quit coffee cold turkey, or you cut out all added sugars, or you suddenly remove stimulants like chocolate from your diet, you will likely experience withdrawal symptoms. Since sugar, caffeine and other stimulant substances can be addictive, your body will react when it is no longer given these substances. Your body may go into a bit of a shock when you transition to a more nutrient-dense diet which could affect your digestion and ability to eliminate properly (poop).
While they are likely fine, we always recommend consulting your doctor before consuming any superfoods and adaptogens as they are powerful and can affect everyone differently.
You may experience headaches within the first few days of a detox - especially if detoxing from too much caffeine, sugar or alcohol. It’s quite possible that digestive disturbances, while your body adjusts to the new way of eating, may radiate outward, manifesting as headaches or physical aches in other areas of your body. Headaches may also be a result of dehydration so remember to drink at least 64-ounces of water a day – especially when you are on a detox program.
Diarrhea and constipation can occur when there is a change in diet or when healthy food consumption suddenly increases. This is temporary, and it has nothing to do with detoxification. Once your body adjusts to the increase in nutritious foods, the symptoms will subside – usually within a couple days. Constipation may also be due to dehydration. Make sure you are drinking at least 64-ounces of water a day – especially when you are on a detox program.
See the Kroma “Shopping List” on p. XX of the brochure. Also refer to your preferred protocol (Lean, Lifestyle, Active).
We call superfoods super heros. Superfoods are the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant foods on the planet. Eat them and your body will applaud. Superfoods support glowing skin, lustrous hair, strong nails, buffed-up immunity, total organ health, mental clarity and body balance.
In its simplest form, adaptogens are special herbs and superfoods that help reduce stress. In other words, they respond to and ‘adapt’ to what your body needs.
Yes to all as they are nutrient dense, low calorie, low sugar and do have some fat that allows them to be satiating and extremely satisfying. Our products are dairy free, gluten free, non-gmo, (mostly) organic and do not contain preservatives.
They all are vegan except any of the sachets that contain collagen (Beauty Matcha) and both our chicken and bone broths.
Definitely not. All of our products are dairy-free, soy free (except miso used in the broths) and non-gmo. They are also organic, excluding collagen (as there are no organic collagens on the market...yet!) and our plant protein, Chocho which is a regenerative crop from Ecuador grown at 12K feet elevation. While they do not use pesticides or insecticides for these crops, Chocho is not yet certified organic but will be soon.
We only use natural sweeteners like monkfruit extract and may add a touch of maple sugar or coconut nectar. All of our products are low in sugar and we take pride in making them just sweet enough without having that fake sweet taste that so many “healthy” products have.
Many Kroma products are indeed designed to be meal replacements that nourish and satiate while helping simplify your daily life. We are a complete functional nutritional offering (instead of just a superfood boost) such that all you have to do is add hot water (or non-dairy milk), stir / blend, and enjoy!
Superlattes are functional beverages loaded with superfoods – nutrient powerhouses packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that give your body what it needs while also providing a lot more than calories and caffeine like a traditional latte.
They can be. Superlattes are loaded with superfoods, adaptogens and antioxidants that provide natural energy but without the jitters. Our Beauty Matcha, Majik Matcha, Change Your Life Chai and Powered Mind lattes do contain caffeine. Because all of our Superlattes are adaptogenic, they do often increase energy naturally given the high concentration of superfoods and adaptogens.
Kroma Superlattes are designed to support every part of your day. Whether you’re looking for the perfect start of the day, an afternoon pick-me-up, a pre or post workout energy boost, an immunity boost or something to calm your mind, we have a functional beverage that will support your mind and body.
Our Collagen is sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides from Brazil.
Collagen makes up 80 percent of our skin and is extremely important if we want to preserve a healthy skin tone, prevent wrinkles and age spots. Collagen is also crucial for our bones, cartilage, tendons, joints, hair, nails, and connective tissue. Contrary to what you may have heard, collagen sources can only come from animals and not plants.
No, as there is no such thing as vegan collagen. While there are companies that may claim to use vegan collagen, there is no such thing and it isn’t collagen which can only come from animals. We source ours from grass fed, pasture-raised bovine hides.
Kroma Bone and Veggie Broths are designed to satiate, heal and perfectly supplement your day. Whether you’re looking for the perfect light lunch, afternoon boost, or delicious broth to add your favorite protein and / or veggies for dinner, our broths will wow you on how delicious they are. Not to mention, you can have a perfect broth just with the addition of hot water.
Yes, about half of that of coffee. That being said, unlike the caffeine in coffee that can cause jitters, irritability or anxiousness, matcha has L-theanine, which is an amino acid known to help lower stress, improve concentration and balance mood. L-theanine actually slows down the release of caffeine so it is slowly absorbed, providing 4-6 hours of mental alertness and concentration.
While everyone is different, a normal serving size of Matcha should not cause jitters. Unlike caffeine from coffee, the effects of matcha’s caffeine is balanced out by the presence of L-theanine, an amino acid that helps reduce stress while also improving mood and concentration.
Jitters from coffee caffeine are often the result of over-caffeination and can really affect someone who is already anxious or worse, has adrenal exhaustion. As a stimulant, it sends signals to the central nervous system to pump blood faster through the body, which can manifest in high blood pressure, palpitations, sweetness and anxiety (the jitters).
Matcha is one of our favorite superfoods on the planet and our founder swears it has changed her life since switching from coffee to matcha. Our founder actually started Kroma because she wanted to share her love for Matcha with everyone in hopes they too will love it. For those of us who still want some caffeine in the morning or afternoon, matcha provides just the right amount of caffeine without causing the jitters. It has 130x the antioxidants of green tea because it is made up of the entire leaf and not just the extraction. It also has an amino acid called L-Theanine which helps to reduce stress, calm the mind, improve concentration and improve mood. Better yet, it is also known to help improve your metabolism.
Select mushroom varieties have been coined “medicinal” for their adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-enhancing properties. Not only do mushrooms like reishi, chaga and lion’s mane deliver powerful antioxidants, but they play a big role in preventing chronic disease and promoting cardiovascular health. The compounds that give the mushroom their potent healing qualities are called polysaccharides, which include letinan, beta-glucans, and triterpenoids. These compounds deliver immune-enhancing, cardiovascular-protective properties, anticancer and antibacterial properties that work with other sterols, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to create a powerful adaptogen.
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