Hello again! As I promised in last week’s post, this week I’m going to be taking you through exactly what you get in your box when you buy the Clean 9 www.rachelholme.flp.com Programme and start your journey to healthier living and reaching the weight that is right for you. So what do we get?
2 x 1 litre bottle Forever Aloe Vera Gel
1 x Forever Lite Ultra with Aminotein Vanilla or Chocolate (15 servings)
1 x Forever Therm (18 tablets)
1 x Forever Garcinia Plus (54 softgels)
1 x Forever Fibre (9 packets)
1 x Shaker
1 x Tape Measure
1 x Information booklet.
We have already discussed the Aloe Vera Gel and how it works quite a lot in the previous post www.aloemummy.com/?p=54 but I will go on to say that this, of course, Aloe is the key product which helps us absorb more nutrients, improve digestive transit time, cleanse the gut and help us back to optimum health and vitality. I should also point out here that the products in the Clean 9 box are organic, gluten free, vegetarian and cruelty free so it is safe and ethical for almost anyone to complete this cleanse. However, I should also point out that if you have any worries about whether these products are right for you or whether you are physically healthy enough to complete a cleanse programme, please discuss it with your GP first.
The role of the shake is different to when the same product is used on the FIT 1 Programme as a weight management product. As we aren’t eating as much food as normal, we have to make sure our body is getting some food that it can digest really easily, and that we aren’t expending lots of energy into breaking down foods (another key cause of fatigue when we have an unhealthy diet.) So for example, meat is quite fibrous and takes a lot of breaking down compared to getting the protein intake from having an egg.
For the health buffs out there the shake is soy protein isolate which is suitable for vegetarians and gluten free. This special protein blend is a recipe that is unique to Forever Living. It is specially designed to support the absorption of the amino acids from your proteins and also contains ZERO carbohydrate and lactulose. It has the dual function of supporting your muscles after exercise as well as helping strengthen existing muscles with its slow release formula. I put unsweetened almond milk in my shake. It tastes just as nice with water but the main thing to avoid is cow’s milk as it has lactulose in it.
During days 1 and 2 and throughout the C9 Programme you can enjoy a whole host of low G.I. foods in moderation to help curb hunger, and the full list is in the booklet that comes in the box. High nutrition, fast transit Fruits like apples, blackberries, cherries, grapes and strawberries are all allowed, along with vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, and celery.
Some people worry that they will feel hungry and distracted but this is where the Garcinia Plus https://www.foreverliving.com/retail/shop/shopping.do?itemCode=071&task=viewProductDetail
supplements come in. Garcinia is a natural appetite suppressant which also helps release serotonin, giving us an energy boost and alleviating any symptoms of depression. Serotonin is our ‘happy hormone’, but what many people don’t know is that 70% of our serotonin is actually in the gut, so when we eat foods that are nutritious and satisfying our serotonin levels go up. It is also worth pointing out here that according to many philosophies we also store our negative feelings and memories in our gut. As the digestive system relates to the root and sacral chakra, as described in many Eastern philosophies such as Ayurveda, it is thought that we often resort to ‘comfort eating’ to suppress our emotions when we are unhappy. This is why when we go on a cleanse programme, for some people there is also an emotional period of tearfulness that goes with letting go of our negative emotions. This is also why we can literally ‘feel lighter’ and more carefree when we have completed the cleanse.
However, the best secret weapon in the entire programme, apart from the aloe of course, is the Forever Therm
Forever Therm is intended to keep you on purpose and it does exactly that. Within the supplement we have 3 plant extracts which contain xanthenes, a natural chemical compound from which caffeine is derived, including guarana, green coffee bean before it is roasted and also green tea. Because of the mild stimulant properties it obviously does help take the edge off your appetite in a safe, non chemical way. It is worth mentioning here that if you have any serious long term health conditions such as diabetes or a heart condition, or if you are pregnant, it is always wise to consult your GP before doing the Clean 9 programme, although in most cases it is absolutely safe. I did have some hunger pangs but I found drinking water and being able to have certain foods as a snack on the list really helped.
The fibre is a proprietary blend which again is Forever’s own special recipe. Having the fibre makes you feel fuller, and if there are any excess fats in the body it acts like a sponge to absorb and metabolise them.
At Forever we become ‘a product of the product’ if that makes sense! I am so passionate about the Clean 9 because of the amazing results I had, along with other people I know including my dad and stepmum who each lost 12lbs each over the 9 days and have continued to eat clean and use what they have learnt to carry on losing weight. I share my story with anyone who’ll listen and you’ll feel the same way if you try it for yourself!
Please feel free to comment or ask any questions below and I will be happy to help in any way I can.
You can access my facebook page and request to be added to the secret Clean 9 support group where you can see others doing the cleanse in real-time xx