For the past few months, I’ve consistently been taking Isagenix again. However, for the past month, I’ve added in a cleanse day, in order to prep for the big day and lose a little pesky weight.
Isagenix is a nutritional cleansing program, which you can use to lose weight, or you can simply use, to add more nutrition into your diet. The reason a lot of people take Isagenix is because it definitely gives you results, but also it contains a lot of nutritional value, that we don’t get from our fruit/veges anymore, due to our soil being so contaminated. Most of the time, our bodies are also not absorbing certain vitamins or minerals.
I personally enjoy this system, due to the taste and convenience. I have also begun to notice a change in my body, where everything is feeling just that little bit firmer/tighter, and I am starting to lose a few kilos.
Today I thought I would share what I’ve added into my eating routine. I could be a lot stricter with the way I eat, and therefore would achieve faster results, but I decided to take things slow and steady. In the past when I’ve gone cold turkey, in terms of changing my eating patterns, I’ve failed miserably.
There is a vast range of other products, however these are the ones I am currently using and enjoying. I’ve also added some extra supplements I take from Clinicians, just to share how I have been finding them.
Each morning I have a Dairy Free IsaLean Shake in Chocolate. I used to always have the Whey shakes, which come in a range of different flavours, however I felt I should try to cut out dairy, in most cases or where I could. The dairy free option is made up of rice protein and pea protein. It is by far the best tasting rice/pea protein I have ever had, which is why I’ve continued to buy it for so long.
Each shake is classified as a meal, with 24g of protein. In a box, you receive 14 individual packets of the shake. This is a great option for vegetarians or vegans, as you can keep up your daily protein intake.
I like to add Isagenix Greens to my shakes, as it is another convenient way to up my vege intake. It contains Chlorella and Spirulina alongside a range of vitamins and minerals. These come in single serves which are awesome if you travel quite a bit too. You would expect the greens to taste awful however, they are very sweet and delicious. I find they blend perfectly with the shakes.
I tend to add 3 drops of Clinicians Selenium Oral Drops and 10-15 drops of Clinicians Zinc Oral Drops, to my shake each morning as well. After speaking to my naturopath, she explained I was low in these areas so I thought this would be an easy way to combat. You don’t taste them at all, and they blend right up into the shake. I buy my Clinicians supplements from Healthpost as they’re often cheaper than the recommended retail price, and shipping is cheap and fast!
I ensure I take Clinicians DIM – Women’s Hormone Support, morning and night. I found after coming off the mini pill a few years ago, I had an estrogen overload. Since taking this, the past year and a half, I’ve noticed it’s helped to stabilise my moods and hormones. If you’re someone who struggles with moods, especially around that time of the month, check it out.
Since seeing my naturopath, I take a combination of herbs, which support my liver, digestive system and hormones. After I take this each morning and night, I also have a 30ml shot of Isagenix Ionix Supreme. This is a fruity tonic, which contains a range of vitamins and minerals. I especially enjoy taking it for it’s taste and the way it makes me feel. It contains a range of essential B vitamins and more. In the morning, I feel more energised and my mind is clearer. When I take it at night, I sleep so well and I’ve even stopped grinding my teeth! I hadn’t take this for about 6months and I really regretted it! This comes in both a liquid and powder formula.
During the day I tend to eat whatever, I am slowly becoming more mindful of what I am eating, although it seems to be a bit of a process. Coming into winter, it is especially difficult, as all you want are carbs and warm foods. I’ve decided to have soups, roast vege salads or left over dinners from the night before.
Now and then, if I want a snack that will fill me up, I’ll choose a SlimCake or one of the new DairyFree IsaLean Bars in Chocolate Berry. SlimCakes are little berry oaty cakes, which are low in calories, but fight the sweet urge. The new DairyFree IsaLean Bars have quickly become a favourite of mine. These are considered a “meal” due to having 19g of protein. They also make it seem like you are eating a chocolate bar, which helps you stop you from reaching for the real stuff. I love how these are also DairyFree and made from the same rice/pea protein, as the DairyFree IsaLean Shake.
I often just eat dinner with my family which is a My Food Bag meal, that we cook each night. These are absolutely delicious and I strongly recommend trying them out, if you haven’t already. If you are wanting to lose weight a bit quicker, you would have a shake for dinner instead. Although I personally wouldn’t add the other supplements I had in the morning to my shake again.
Just before bed I take an IsaFlush pill. IsaFlush is great as it contains 5 cleansing herbs, including peppermint, magnesium and black walnut, which help to aide in digestion and cleansing.
If you are wanting to lose weight, every seventh day, is a cleanse day. This is where you are cleansing your body, and fat is released. On a cleanse day, I start my morning out with 2 scoops of Cleanse For Life. You can also take a Natural Accelerator pill, however it is recommended that if you have allergies or asthma, you stay clear of these. They contain bee pollen, so this can set some people off.
Throughout the day, I take the cleanse 3 more times and inbetween, I have 2 Isagenix Snacks. Snacks help to fuel your metabolism, and curb cravings throughout the day, while filling you up.
Something I had to get over, was thinking that I could not eat on a cleanse day. This is not correct, it is simply a lower calorie day, to ensure the cleansing system can work more efficiently. I’ve found I’ve been able to get through the days, by ensuring my water intake is kept up, I am taking my cleanse consistently, and having the Snacks as I go. You are also allowed 1 small apple, 10 almonds or 1 hard boiled egg, throughout the day.
I’ve got to admit, I usually get to dinner time and need to eat, so I do. I’m still seeing results so I am not too concerned.
As an extra sweet treat, there is IsaDelight which comes in 3 flavours – Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate. These little chocs are guilt free, low calorie and green tea infused. They’re great on a usual shake day, and a cleanse day.
I hope you enjoyed reading about the supplements I am currently taking. This is a pricey system, however if used correctly, you will see the benefits. Check it out at Isagenix, where you can look up more information. There are different sites, catered to each country.