Following the excesses of the past week; cream teas, turkey dinners, pies, 3 course meals, cooked breakfast and a Sunday roast, the Clean 9 Cleansing Programme couldn’t have come at more convenient time for me.
A friend of my brother and sister recently approached me as she works for and promotes Forever Living products and asked if I would review the programme and share it with my readers. Having not only started eating rather a lot of carbohydrates, but living in the West Country now – home of the cream tea! – this was a very welcome offer.
For the next 9 days I shall be following the cleansing programme to the very last letter. The neat box that you are provided with contains:
- 3 x 1 litre bottles of Aloe Vera Gel
- Forever Lite Ultra with Aminotein
- Forever Garcinia Plus (70 tablets)
- Forever Bee Pollen (100 tablets)
- Tape Measure
- Measuring Cap
You are also provided with a good amount of literature, a DVD about the benefits of Aloe presented by Martyn Lewis and full explanation of the programme and how it works. Clean 9 states that it ‘puts you on the path to a cleaner, healthier, happier you, whilst cleansing your body of unnatural chemicals’. In the little booklet you are provided with, you write down the 3 goals that you are hoping to achieve over the next 9 days. My are as follows:
- To lose weight
- To feel more energised
- To feel happier and healthier
You also record your weight, measurements and how you feel on a scale of 1 to 5 as to how hungry, energetic, motivated and confident you feel. I have to admit that at the moment all of these things are really low for me and it probably doesn’t help that I am feeling rather poorly with an awful cold (if I am honest all I want to do is go to bed and stay there for a week!).
The diet suggests that you take a minimum of 20 minutes exercise each day in the form of walking, running, cycling or swimming. Thankfully I can now walk Grace to and from school. This takes around 15 minutes each way and, on the way back, is up a rather large hill! I also wore my fitbug and know from past experience that it takes around 2,900 steps there and back.
For the next two days I shan’t be eating anything and I will be carrying out the following regime:
Morning: 2 Garcinia Tablets (20 minutes before Aloe), 4 oz Aloe Vera Gel and a minimum of 8oz of water. 20 minutes of exercise
Snack: 2 Bee Pollen Tablets and a minimum of 8 oz of water
Lunch: 2 Garcinia Tablets (20 mins before Aloe), 4 oz of Aloe Vera Gel and a minimum of 8 oz of water, 1 scoop of Lite Ultra and 10 oz of skimmed or soya milk to make a shake. 2 Bee Pollen Tablets.
Dinner: 2 Garcinia capsules (20 mins before Aloe), 4 oz Aloe Vera Gel, a minimum of 8oz of water, 2 Bee Pollen Tablets
Evening: 4 oz Aloe Vera Gel and minimum of 8 oz of water
After two days, I shall be following a very similar pattern but to dinner I also add a 600 calorie meal. The diet asks you to ensure that you drink plenty of water and warns that you may experience some light-headedness and feel lethargic.
So, what is my weight and current measurements? This was the bit I was very concerned about sharing with you to be honest!!
Today’s weight: 176.2lbs
Arm: 10 inches
Waist: 30 inches
Hips: 45 inches
Thigh: 27 inches
Chest: 35.5 inches
I shall be updating my progress via Twitter during the course of the next 9 days but come back to see how I have faired in full on 1st October!
In the meantime, if you would like the opportunity to try the Clean 9 Detox for yourself, then my friend Shyne is offering the readers of Verily Victoria Vocalises 15% off the full price of the diet which normally retails at £119.24. Just go across to her Facebook page, Kosi Health and Nutrition, quote my blog name and that you are interested and the lovely lady will get in touch with you.