Keto Fitness Podcast

Having seen one of my before and after progress pics on the Keto Fitness Club, Mark invited me onto his podcast to tell my Keto story. I met Mark through business networking with 4Networking and when he first came to the meetings he didn’t have any idea on where his business would go over the following 4 years. I am pleased I was able to support and cheerlead Mark from the sidelines on his journey. If you’d like the same support I have had on my journey or to see all the recipes Mark shares then do try this link. https://www.ketofitnessclub.com/pages/free-recipe-library/?ref=AloeAly

Feeling healthy is a lot more than just losing weight

I actually didn’t intend to switch to a Keto lifestyle – I just quite liked the food Mark brought to meetings like pancakes, pizza and brownies. I was a serial yo-yo dieter – when I was ‘on’ a diet I would lose a bit of weight but none of the plans I followed were sustainable. As soon as returned to my usual habits the weight would pile back on and I would end up back where I started. So trying these delicious foods Mark made which I could eat without calorie counting made me think I might like to try this Keto thing as it might be sustainable with such fabulous recipes.

What I have found is mindset has been the biggest change in my Keto journey. I changed from hankering after potatoes and doughnuts to thinking about what these foods would do to my body, and I just didn’t want to eat them anymore. It changed from a feeling of denying myself to a feeling of nourishing my body with delicious foods I love so there was no longer any space for those old foods I used to eat. I am not saying I never eat potatoes or doughnuts, now I have hit my target weight and I am happy with how my body feels then I can, if I want, eat them but I don’t want to eat them 95% of the time. Duncan Price at Mind Affinity has really helped with my mindset all around food and I highly recommend his Relax Club which is like a gym visit for the mind https://mindaffinity.co.uk/relax?ref=5

I was asked this week though if I actually feel better on Keto. It’s hard to say as I don’t know how I would feel if I wasn’t following this way of life. I have found now I no longer need my CPAP machine for my sleep apnoea, I love to walk miles in the beautiful countryside with my dog Daisy, I drink Forever Aloe Vera every day and take a selection of supplements alongside my Keto lifestyle and my skin is clearer, I no longer have an itchy scalp or get regular tummy aches so I’m sure I am happier than I would be without this!

So if you are interested in hearing Mark and I have a chat on the podcast to hear more of my journey then I will post the link here as soon as it is published!

C9 – New Flavours available

We all know Forever Aloe Gel has a very unique flavour, and not everyone gets on with it.  But you may still want to do the C9 cleanse but prefer to have your choice of gel flavour.

This is something I have always done for my local customers, as I could buy the other gel flavours and swap them over as we have plenty of others who do like the taste of our flagship aloe gel.

Great News!  Forever Living have now made the  C9 weight management programme available with Forever Aloe Berry Nectar and Forever Aloe Peaches as standard!

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So if you are ready to look better and feel great in just 9 days this summer but want to drink your favourite gel for the 9 days then get in touch or click on the Buy Forever Living tab above to order yours today.

40 Years of Getting it Right *Competition*

Next year Forever celebrates its 40th birthday and to honour the occasion, they will be launching a New Year campaign called ‘40 YEARS OF GETTING IT RIGHT’. The campaign will run throughout the month of January and will revolve around our flagship and founding product, Forever Aloe Vera Gel. This gel has literally impacted the lives of millions of people – Forever got it right in 1978 when it was first introduced to the market, and 40 years later, they are still getting it right!427566_323028404422414_219087814816474_902641_18814447_n

The campaign will encourage you to join us in getting it right by taking a daily shot of aloe throughout January. We know that Forever Aloe Vera Gel’s unique formula is packed with so many nutrients, beneficial properties and 96% PURE aloe, that the impact it can have on an individual after just one month of consumption is astounding.

The campaign will operate on social media so make sure you keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as we will be sharing aloe facts, tips and encouragement to help motivate you. A competition will also form an integral part of the campaign. The winner will receive an IPad and a C9, second place will win an IPad and third place will get a C9 programme. To be in with a chance of winning, you will be invited to submit a video or image of yourself taking Forever Aloe Vera Gel and uploading it to social media using the hashtag #AloeChallenge. We would love it if you could take part in this challenge.

We will be launching this competition at 10am on 1st January 2018 and it will close at 11.59pm on 30th January 2018; the winner will be announced on 31st January 2018 by Forever Living Products. Please be aware that participants only need to submit one photo or video linked to the hashtag to qualify for the competition, but they can, of course, post more if desired. The full terms and conditions will be available on request on 2nd January 2018.383477_245805568851936_100002674843798_441152_222950840_n

If you already drink Aloe every day like I do then make sure you join in by posting your own pictures and videos.  If you would like to participate and try Aloe for the first time then get in touch via the Contact Me form with the subject #AloeChallenge and Alison will get in touch about how you can order your bottle.

To find out about which flavour of our Aloe drinking Gel is best for you then take look at my previous post Which Aloe Gel is Right for Me.

 

Aloe Vera Gel – FAQs

There are many different Aloe Vera drinks available on the market.  The advice given in this post refers to Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel, which has the primary ingredient of pure stabilised aloe vera fillet gel, taken directly from the centre of the leaf, and is available in 4 different flavours.  Aloe Vera Gel, Bits n’ Peaches, Aloe Berry Nectar and Forever Freedom. 427566_323028404422414_219087814816474_902641_18814447_n

Like orange juice, Aloe Vera is a non toxic natural drink.  It has been drunk by man for many centuries and most people are only now discovering its benefits.

 

How much should I drink ?

This depends on your reason for drinking Aloe.  As with other nutritional supplements, some people take a small amount each morning – 2fl oz (60ml) to maintain general well being.  Other people boost their intake for specific reasons – when they might drink up to 6fl oz (180ml) or more a day.  The average, and the dose I personally take, is 4fl oz (120ml) per day.

Some people, such as the elderly, need less, whereas those with a larger frame need more.

Can children drink Aloe Vera?

Yes they can, but the serving size is reduced depending on their age.

  • Over 12 Years – as for adults
  • 6-12 Years – half of adult dose
  • 3-5 years  – quarter of adult dose
  • 2-3 years – sixth of adult dose
  • Not recommended for under 2s

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Yes, if you really don’t like the taste then try mixing it with pure fruit juice, cordial or honey.

 

When is the best time to drink aloe?

We recommend you take your Aloe on an empty stomach first thing in the morning to get the maximum benefit.  After drinking Aloe you can go ahead and have your tea/coffee or breakfast.

When should I feel some benefits?

We anticipate that few people will feel notable benefits before 6 weeks. We would urge you to take it for a trial period of at least 3 months.

How should I store the drink?

As with most natural foods, once you’ve opened  the bottle, it should be stored in the fridge with the lid tightly closed.  Of course, during storage, the natural pulp will settle, so you should always shake the bottle before use.  Note that the date stamped on the bottom of the container is the bottling date.  The ‘use by’ date is on the label on the lid.

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60 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

If I have not answered all your questions about Forever Living Aloe drinking Gel then please message me via the contact me page above.  Remember you can try our drinking gels in confidence as they come with our 60 day no quibble money back guarantee.  Get in touch for more details.

Top Selling Aloe products for 2014

Do you have a favourite aloe product?  Would it surprise you to know that the top selling product in 2014 is our flagship Aloe drinking Gel?

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The key to our success is a commitment to quality and purity.  Our aloe vera is essentially identical to the inner lead gel due to avoiding herbicides and pesticides , and with our patented stabilisation process.  Also because we produce our own aloe, we can guarantee the quality without being dependent on any other suppliers.

2014 Top Sellers

In true award season fashion, here are our top 10 in reverse order:

10. Aloe Heat Lotion

9.   Aloe Hand and Face Soap

8.   Aloe Ever-Shield Deodorant

7.  Aloe Vera Gelly

6.  Aloe Propolis Creme

5.  Forever Aloe Berry Nectar

4.  Forever Freedom

3.  Aloe Lips

2.  Forever Bright Toothgel

and our top selling product

1.  Forever Aloe Vera Gel

Which is your favourite?

So which of our Forever Living are your favourite?  Mine is the heat lotion as it feels so wonderful on my arthritic neck.  I love the warming soothing feeling it gives me and it is a very versatile product.

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Please comment below with your favourite and what you like about it.

Aloe Gel Serving Size

The ingredients of Forever UK’s Aloe Vera Gel drink will soon be changing. The new formulation will contain less preservative agents to make it a much fresher product.

We only use 100% Inner Leaf Gel

We only use 100% Inner Leaf Gel

The Aloe Vera Gel will therefore have a shorter shelf-life, so once opened should be kept refrigerated and consumed within one month, rather than the 3 months currently recommended.

This change will be reflected on the Aloe Vera Gel bottle labels, showing a 120ml serving size and details of the new formula.  The current bottles show as 90ml daily service size.

What does this mean to you?

If you buy your Aloe Gel from me at Silicon Bullet Forever then I will make sure you are aware when the new bottles become available.  If you are on a low dose of Aloe such as 30mls per day then the bottle should last 33 days, which is just 3 days longer than the recommended shelf life once opened.  You may choose to up your dose a few days a month to make sure none of your Aloe is wasted.

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Good News

Less preservatives can only mean a better quality fresher product.  In order to ensure the highest quality at all times, Forever cultivates aloe vera on its privately owned plantations, avoiding the use of herbicides or pesticides.  Our product is one of the purest available on the market.  Treated with the greatest care, avoiding pasteurisation, freeze-drying and heating, the aloe vera retains its beneficial properties.

60 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

60 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

You can be sure your Aloe will reach you in the best possible condition, but should you not be completely satisfied we have out 60 day money back guarantee so you can buy with confidence.

New Forever Clean 9

As I announced previously, Forever Living have relaunched a new weight management product to replace the  Clean 9 and Nutrilean programme.  The new Forever F.I.T. program still starts with the  Clean 9, with new supplements and a few other improvements to our fantastic cleansing program, then moves on to F.T.T.1 and F.I.T.2 giving a program which lasts a total of 69 days if you follow all 3.  You can choose to do all the elements or just pick the parts which fit your needs and goals.  Continue reading

How Clean 9 Works and other FAQs

I’ve been writing blog posts connected with my Forever Living business, and my own experiences of using the products, since January 2013, and it is fascinating to see how people end up at my blog, and the questions they ask in Google searches. Although my previous posts  do answer many of the questions, I thought that a post pulling together the most frequently asked questions and pointing readers to the best resources would be of use.

How does Clean 9 Work?

Clean 9 is a cleansing program which gives your body and gut a rest and helps your body get rid of toxins on the first two days through taking regular food out of your diet but including Aloe Gel, which has a cleansing effect on the bowel, and a protein shake and other supplements for nutrients and energy. To see in more detail why the Clean 9 Cleanse is so successful, read my post Cleanse verses diet – why is the Clean 9 detox so successful?

Can you do Clean 9 without Gel?

The cleansing part of the Clean 9 relies on the Aloe Gel to cleanse the gut – so you can’t do the Clean 9 without that fundamental part of the programme  However you can use the Protein Shakes, Garcenia tables, Forever Lean, Forever Therm and Fiber as part of a healthy diet and they will assist you in your weight loss efforts.  If you take a look at our Forever F.I.T. Website  you can find all these products available individually in the Fitness and Weight management area of our shop.

What do I eat on the Clean 9 program?

On days 3 to 9  you include a 600 calorie meal each day into your programme, to reintroduce food in a controlled way into your diet.  These meals should ideally not include processed foods or foods high in sugar fat or salt.  There are calorie charts and meal ideas in the booklet which comes with the pack, and a few ideas on our Nutri Lean Website too.  The booklets can be downloaded from the Forever F.I.T. website.

Can I eat Clean 9 Free Foods even on Days 1 and 2?

You can eat Free Foods on the Clean 9 on all 9 days of the program, for more information on what Free Foods are then take a look at my post Clean 9 – Free Foods.  However if you eat too many of these foods then you may not get such good results, so you should only eat them if you absolutely feel you need to, better a free food than a doughnut. They should be used to curb cravings, but only in moderation on all days.

What does Aloe Gel taste like?

I have been asked this so often that  I have written a blog post just on this topic.

Can I do the Clean 9 again straight away?

We do not recommend doing two Clean 9 programs without at least a 6 week break between them.  You will only have so many toxins which need to be cleansed from your system.  You are much better off moving onto the F.I.T.1 program, or continuing with a healthy eating and exercise plan .  We often find that doing the cleansing program at the start of a new regime makes your efforts much more effective.  If you drift back to bad habits or feel you need a boost, there is no problem with following the program for 2nd time (I have done it 3 times in 18 months) but you should not do it again straight away.

Does the Clean 9 really work?

If you follow the plan and don’t cheat, the Clean 9 does work.  You may not get a huge weight loss with it – but it is a cleansing program not a weight loss product.  Many people do lose weight but that is not a sign of the program working. Most people feel a boost in energy, clearer skin, and a general feeling of well-being on completion of the Clean 9.  Don’t just take my word for it, though – we have a private Facebook group to offer support and answer queries for our customers, so just like our page on Facebook and ask to be added to the group.

Where can I find Clean 9 reviews?

Before and After Forever F.I.T.

Before and After Forever F.I.T.

We often feature Clean 9 success stories on our facebook page, and we feature success stories on our Forever F.I.T. website too.  I also did a video diary when I did the Clean 9 in September 2013. Here is the first day – and follow the Silicon Bullet channel for all 9 videos.

Any more questions?

So, I hope that I have answered some of the more common questions about the Forever Living Clean 9 program, but feel free to message me should you have any questions not covered here – or ask me about my next weight management information evening where you can try the gels, supplements and protein shakes and find out much more information in person.  There are more frequently asked questions answered inside the back cover of your Clean 9 information booklet which comes in the pack or it can be downloaded from the Clean 9 page on my FIT website.

We have many successful business owners who add a new income stream to their existing business through using and recommending the Clean 9 cleansing system to their clients and friends – if you would like more information about joining my growing team then do get in touch.  If you can find 3 friends who want to join you in following the cleansing program with you, we can offer a generous commission for referrals – and following the program is much easier with friends!

What does Aloe Gel taste like?

One of the most frequent  questions I am asked when I am meeting people to tell them about Forever Living’s Aloe Vera Gel is “what does Aloe taste like?”

If you are in a room of Forever Living Distributors, this question is always replied to with a bit of a nervous giggle – as those of us that have tasted Aloe Gel know this is not an easy question to answer.  We nod and wink and say, “it’s delicious”. It has become a bit of an in joke amongst distributors.

This is why I often have Aloe Gel available for people to taste at events, and I get many reactions to that first taste too.  Firstly by being honest and saying it is not to everyone’s taste, you do lower expectations, so many take a nervous sip and say, “it’s not THAT bad”, whilst others screw up their faces and say, “how do you drink that?” or hardly even let the gel touch their lips.

So firstly, before you taste the gel and walk away in disgust, cast your mind back to that first taste of wine, beer, spirits or even coffee that you had. Did you think that it tasted delicious straight away, or was it a taste and flavour you gradually came to love?

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Aloe Drinking Gels

Our Gel does come in four different varieties and flavours, although for many people the Plain Aloe Gel (or ‘The Yellow One’ thanks to the distinctive bottle colour) would be the gel of choice, some people just can’t get used to the taste – so here are a few tips to help soften the blow:

  • Drink the Gel quickly – don’t let it touch the sides.  One friend drinks hers out of a shot glass, as the positive mental images of drinking from a shot glass help it go down smoothly, another uses a wine glass for similar reasons.
  • Have another drink or snack ready to take the taste away – be that fruit juice, water, or some other drink.  My daughter uses a chocolate biscuit most mornings!
  • Add something to the Gel – you can dilute your gel with fruit juice – although orange is not recommended as it is quite acidic.  I have been told that blackcurrant juice works well.  One thing you do need to watch out for is that some of my customers don’t like this method as they can still taste the Aloe in the drink, and it just takes longer to gulp down.  A recent tip from Dr Peter Atherton (who is the GP on our Advisory Board) was to add a little fruit cordial or squash  to your Gel – this has the advantage of being less bulky and stronger in flavour than fruit juice and masks the taste quite well.
  • Start with a small dose (say 15ml) and work your way up to the recommended dose of 60ml gradually.  This gives your stomach a chance to get used to the Gel.

If you really can’t get on with the Plain Aloe Gel, then you can try one of the three other flavours.  Berry Nectar has added apple and cranberry Juice, Forever Freedom has orange juice added, and Bits n’ Peaches is the sweetest of the four with, yes, you guessed it, peach juice added.  I have written another post Which Aloe Gel is right for me ? with more details of the 4 different flavours.

The recommended daily dose of Aloe Vera Gel as a general tonic is 60ml per day, taken on am empty stomach first thing in the morning.  If you are taking the gel for a specific reason, however, you can up your daily dose to 100ml per day quite safely.  I take 60ml of Forever Freedom for the glucosamine, and condroitin and MSM due to my active lifestyle, and 60ml of Berry Nectar as I like the flavour.

So what does Aloe Vera Gel taste like?  It tastes delicious, it tastes like TCP, it tastes medicinal, it tastes like it is good for me.  The answer is different depending on who you ask – what does it taste like to you?

If you would like to try our Aloe Gel for yourself then contact me – or take a look at our webshop.