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My C9 Forever Living 9 Day Cleanse

A friend of mine, Sophie is a Forever Living distributor and we were chatting and as I had made a new years resolution to myself to get fit and eat healthier I thought it would be a great idea to start off the year by completing My C9 Forever Living 9 Day Cleanse. I have done one before and loved the results. The aloe vera left me feeling amazing and I lost 8lbs in the nine days. This time around weight loss wasn’t a priority it was more giving my body a cleanse and starting the year as I mean to go on.

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The Clean 9 Pak contains everything you need for the Clean 9 program for the full 9 days. The instructions of what to do on each day is so easy to follow and before you start you record your weight in the booklet and using the tape measure provided and your body measurements too.

Day 1 and 2 are generally the hardest as you are starting off the cleanse and they are called the reset days and you don’t eat a meal on those days but to be honest I found these days really easy and the shakes, fibre drinks and the tablets and softgels contained more than enough calories to keep me going. I only found it a bit difficult when making the boys and Greg’s dinner, I had to contain myself from picking. There are a few free foods that you are allowed to eat if you need to have a little snack on the list in your booklet. You also need to drink lots of water, which I do anyway so that was easy to continue.


Day 3-9 as well as drinking the shakes, fibre drinks and tablets and soft gels I had a 500-600 calorie evening meal. In your C9 instruction booklet there are recipe ideas for healthy low calorie meals Most of my meals contained chicken as I upped my protein intake to help build muscle.


I chose the Vanilla flavour shake and it tastes really good. Since finishing the C9 I have brought extra bags of the forever lite ultra vanilla shake and have one for breakfast each morning and one after I exercise. I have also continued drinking one shot of 60ml aloe vera gel every morning too. Since drinking the gel I have noticed a difference in my skin and also I feel less tired in the morning after a broken nights sleep as always with Archie waking during the night.

“Summer bodies are made in Winter!”

Exercise

I exercised on Day 2 with a Metafit class and on Day 3 I did a Zumba class followed by a Pound Class. Day 4 I did a 28 minute Kayla Itsine’s Sweat workout from my app. Day 5 I went for a run and started doing a plank challenge of two one minute sessions a day and also started a squat challenge app. Day 6 and 7 I just did my planks and squats, Day 8 I did circuit training and Day 9 I did a Zumba class, followed by a Pound class, then a ab class.


My main goal throughout the C9 and going forward is to tone up and get back into shape, weight loss is not a priority to me as much as it was when I last did the C9 as It was about 8 months after I had given birth to Archie.

Since finishing my C9 I have continued my exercise regime, I try to do something everyday. I do four sessions a week with Carlie, who is just the best instructor/personal trainer. She is so motivational and encouraging! I then complete a couple of the 28 minute sweat workouts at home and do my planks and squats everyday. I am so determined to get back in shape!  Well they do say “Summer bodies are made in Winter!”

My Results

Day 1 I weighed myself and was 9 stone and jotted down my chest, bicep, waist, hips, thighs and calves measurements. On Day 9 I weighed 8st 9lbs so a total loss of 5lbs. Although it was the inch loss I was more interested in and in total I lost 11.5 inches in total off of the areas I mentioned above.

If you need any information on any of the Forever Living products and the C9 especially Sophie is on hand to chat through it with you and throughout the 9 days was really encouraging and on the end of the phone if I had any problems or queries. Sophie’s link is HERE.

My Clean 9 Forever Living Aloe Vera Detox 

A couple of weeks ago I completed the Clean 9 Aloe Vera detox from Forever Living. Back in July when we were in Tenerife I brought a bottle of the Aloe Vera gel to use for sunburn as a lady around the pool was telling me all about it and how she drinks it everyday and the amazing health benefits that it has. Since then it was something that I looked into and when my close friend Emily became a Forever Living agent a few months ago I met her for a coffee so she could tell me all about it. Emily told me all about the products and I instantly wanted to try the C9 and detox my body and do something for myself to help me look and feel good about my body after having two babies. I have recently started back at the gym so the detox complimented my new fitness regime perfectly. I also loved that getting the C9 through Emily rather than just buying it online through Forever has given me a great online support group with other ladies taking on the C9 and also Emily at the end of the phone whether it be a simple question to reordering some gel.

 

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So what is Aloe and what does it do?

It is detoxifying, which is where the C9 comes in which is a total body detox that you complete over a 9 day period. The programmes aim is to cleanse your baby and adjust your mind set and two weeks on I can promise you it has completely adjusted my mind set! After the 9 days I lost 7lbs and am determined to stay at this weight and have completely changed the way I eat.

The Aloe vera juice is crammed full of amino acids, vitamins and minerals making it one of nature’s most effective cleansers, I noticed after a few days that my skin and hair looked and felt better and generally felt better in myself too. ‘The Aloe can help strengthen digestion and rid the body of any nasty waste detoxifying the body naturally,’ rather than using nasty chemicals or contraptions. Its main property is to be soothing, cooling and moistening which helps to clear inflammatory and irritating heat, such as in menopause, plus inflammatory skin and digestive problems, such as acne, rosacea and IBS.’ On holiday I also used it for sunburn as it’s soothing and cooling properties cleared it up quickly. It is much better than anything like that I had used before and will be taking a bottle with us whenever we go away.

Aloe vera is packed full of immune-boosting polysaccharides which help the immune system to work properly and efficiently. ‘Too much inflammation in the body can cause problems with the immune system and can cause conditions like asthma, eczema and Crohn’s disease. I suffer with eczema on my hands and no steroid cream really works and if it does it has always been a quick fix. Since drinking the gel on a daily basis I have noticed a huge difference in the skin on my hands and it really shows you that the Aloe works from the inside out. I have also been using a Aloe based moisturiser and have had compliments about my skin.

Aloe also lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels, meaning it can be useful for treating diabetes and obesity. Aloe is also worth trying for anyone who suffers with digestion problems like IBS. A few people that I know that drink the gel and suffer from IBS and they have all told me how much it has changed their lives.

Drinking the Aloe Vera gel is also a very easy way to boost your vitamin and mineral intake. I also make sure that the boys take their vitamins everyday but always forget about myself. The Aloe vera juice is packed with vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and folic acid. It’ is rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium and potassium. After the first day I noticed the difference from taking the right vitamins to how I felt before. Archie is a bad sleeper so taking the right vitamins I need don’t leave me feeling shattered anymore. Result!

The Clean 9 (C9)

So like I mentioned above I have completed the C9. In your pack is 2 bottles of the drinking gel, 9 sticks of Forever fibre, Forever shake mix which comes in a variety of different flavours, 18 Forever Therm tablets, a tape measure and shaker and 54 soft gels. Along with your easy step by step guide.


As a basic round up what you do is for the first two days is you drink 120ml of the gel at breakfast along with your therm tablet and softgels, 1 Fibre for a snack, lunch is 2 softgels, 1 therm tablet and 120ml of drinking gel and dinner is 120ml of gel and 2 softgels then an 120ml of gel in the evening. The first two days were hard but I snacked on cucumber and oranges as they are on the list of free foods. It wasn’t the not eating that I found hard it was routine. When making Oscar and Archie food or Greg’s meal in the evening was when I struggled the most but stayed focus. Days 3 to 9 are so much easier as you are used to drinking the gel by now and can add either a 600 calorie lunch or dinner in to the plan too. We don’t really eat red meat at home so eating a healthy meal was easy as we love chicken and fish.

  

I exercised throughout the 9 days from walking to circuit training and felt amazing! My favourite bit was on Day 1, 3, 6 and 9 taking and comparing my weight and measurements. My Day 9 I had lost a total of 7lbs and 8 and a half inches from my body. It is amazing how quickly people notice too. I had lot’s of comments from friends about how I looked which has spurred me on even more to stay focus and maintain the great work the detox has done!

I am now continuing with my exercise and drinking the gel every morning and ever since drinking it have noticed a massive difference in not only how I feel, but I have less bloating and my hair and skin feels soft and nourished. I would never go back to not drinking it now and can’t wait to explore the rest of the amazing products Forever have to offer! Emily is also offering 10% off the range at the moment too. There are great products which would make fantastic Christmas presents.
Emily has been a great support throughout the detox and has her own site that you can visit and check out all the amazing products. She is also kindly running an offer on the C9 to anyone who mentions coming through me for only £100.00 which is a bargain for the results that you can achieve! Here is also Emily’s Facebook where you can contact her directly. If you want to have your Clean 9 ready to detox in January you will need to order by the 15th December.

If you try any of the products I would love to hear how you get on!