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Sunday, January 20, 2013

What's that cleanse stuff you're doing?

I've been posting about my 11 day toxin cleanse and many of you asked me questions in the comments and direct messages so here it is.

I use Isagenix products.  I wrote several posts from my first cleanse you can catch upon here:

Here's the cleanse schedule.

Pre-Cleanse Days (2)

Isagenix Protein Shake for breakfast
lean protein and green veggies for lunch
Isagenix Protein Shake for dinner
So much water you'll pee your pants if you're not careful ( I did.  Once.)
And a couple of supplements.

You're not hungry on cleanse days.  You're realizing how many habits you have that include opening your mouth and stuffing something in it.  Rarely because you're hungry.  The pre-cleanse days are important to get your body ready for what's coming the next 2 days.

Cleanse Days - (2)

4 times a day you drink an Isagenix cleanse drink - It's kinda fruity tasting.  I don't mind the taste of it at all.
You drink tons of water throughout the day.  You must.
A few times a day you get a couple of almonds and some Isagenix "snacks" which I fondly refer to as freeze dried brownies. I suck on them to make them last longer.

If you follow the schedule you won't really be hungry.  You have to follow the water schedule and the timing in order to not be hungry.  If you really think you're starving (you aren't) you can slice up an organic apple or some celery.

The cleanse drinks have the equivalant of a 1500 calorie meal.

Shake - Meal - Shake Days - (5)
Same schedule as Pre-Cleanse days above

I LOVE the shakes.  I've done other systems before and had to choke down the shakes and pills and stuff.  I like the taste of these.  I drink one every single morning.  My 15 year old son likes the shakes and drinks them too.  There's a testimony for you.

Two more Cleanse Days.

11 days total.

It's a commitment.  Don't kid yourself about that. I find it well worth it.  It's a reset button to mindful eating.  Once your body starts to become free of toxins you realize what we are really supposed to feel like. If we'd just put real food in our bodies and not all the crap. Just getting rid of the sugar is HUGE. 

Yes weight loss can be a byproduct of cleansing but it's really about overall health and energy and focus.  Your body is an amazing thing and if we're honest we don't treat it very well.  This will get you set back to a place that you can be more mindful and careful about what you put in your body.

Here is a description from one of the Isagenix professionals:

WHAT IS ISAGENIX? Isagenix is an organic "food system" that takes a balanced lifestyle approach to better supporting the body's natural cleansing and replenishing needs. It is NOT a "diet" BUT a sustainable "lifestyle", NOT a "weight-loss program" BUT a "body composition system" that builds muscle while burning fat, and NOT a "fast or detox program" BUT a "nutritional cleanse" that supports the body's natural cleansing/replenishing processes with whole-food nutrition. As the world's first & only "total body, deep cellular nutritional cleansing and replenishing system" it delivers many unique and diverse benefits for EVERY single cell and organ system from athletes to non-athletes...Being such a comprehensive system adaptable to ALL ages and goals it is difficult to simplify too much beyond this.

I had really really enjoyed the holidays.  Cookies, Eggnog, Wine, Bourbon, and on and on so I lost 7 lbs and 9 inches this round.

Post cleanse I'm still eating healthy and working out.  Once you arrive at a feeling of being healthy you want to stay that way.

I know people that use it to help with specific health issues, athletes use it for performance, some use it to shed extra weight and some us it for general wellness. 

I just ordered an 11 day cleanse for a friend and it was a little over $200 bucks.  Considering you're only eating 7 lunches in addition to the products you purchase, it's not that bad.  Best be committed if you're going to spend the cash.

I get a few bucks if you sign up but I don't do it for the money.  I have a full time job!  I do use those dollars to buy my own products.

If you want to do it hit me up.