Clean 9 – Free Foods

When you do your first Clean 9 (C9) Cleanse with Forever, one of the hardest things many people found was not eating ‘proper’ food in the first two days.  From day 3 you have a 600 calorie meal every day, which conversely many people struggle with eating a meal with that many calories in one go.

***** I have written a new post about C9 Free Foods in the new FIT programme released in December 2016 *******

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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

What is Forever Lean?

Forever Lean is a great weight management tool to use after you have followed the Clean 9 Cleansing program to help you keep control of your weight. Read Kate’s post about Forever Lean to find out more. We just had a holiday in the South of Spain and saw many prickly pear plants – it was great to see them in their natural environment. 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!

Clean 9 Cleansing Program Top Tips

When you decide to do a cleanse it is often quite a hard decision. You need to make sure that you choose the right product, then decide where to buy it from, then when it arrives you are often keen to get started before you change your mind.

STOP !

STOP !

But stop – wait – think a little – if you want your cleanse to be a positive and rewarding experience and not end up in disaster then you should follow these tips and preparation guidelines in order to make the most out of the experience, and to achieve the best results possible. Continue reading

Cleanse verses diet – why is the Clean 9 so successful?

How I have Changed

How I have Changed

January is the month of diets and cleanses after the excesses of Christmas – but which should you choose – and if you have to do a cleanse or diet every January, then does it really work for you?  I had followed this pattern for years of losing a little weight through the year but then come Christmas, New Year  and two family birthdays, all in 10 days, I would still find myself in the same position needing to lose weight again each January.

So how have I turned things around and changed my life in the last year, which means I am starting 2013 already at my target weight, and I don’t have another year of frustration to look forward to? The secret is the Forever Living Clean 9 Cleansing Program.

Diet vs. Cleanse

One of the complex ways the liver deals with impurities is to increase body fat to wrap up these impurities to protect the body from their influence.  Think of all those take-away meals and sweet treats you eat through the year and especially at Christmas. The problem with a traditional diet is you lose the weight, but those impurities remain so you actually have a higher percentage of impurities in your new slimline body.  Your lean body mass decreases, which means your metabolic rate slows and you burn less fat.  When your body senses an increased level of these impurities it goes into emergency fat production – and when you return to normal eating your weight rebounds, and quite often you end up heavier than when you started.

Traditional Diet Vs Cleansing

Traditional Diet Vs Cleansing

Kicking off your healthy eating plan with the Clean 9 Cleanse means that your body sheds the impurities during the 9 day program, which means you feel healthier overall, and with fewer impurities in your system, your body sheds the fat and increases your lean body mass.  A higher lean body mass means you burn more energy even when at rest and you have a higher metabolic rate.  You need to increase your exercise levels as part of the process – the advice whilst on the detox is a minimum of 20 minutes’ exercise each day.

This means that when you finish your cleanse and go back to normal (but hopefully healthier) eating patterns – or move onto the 2nd stage offered by Forever Living – the F.I.T.1 program – you don’t rebound back to your former weight but have an excellent platform to continue your weight loss and achieve your personal goals – whilst feeling healthier and having more energy.

My Story

Wii Fit Screen Shots 2010-2012

Wii Fit Screen Shots 2010-2012

Personally, after my hip replacement in 2007 (see my previous blog post on Looking back and Going Forward) I decided that I needed to make my hip last as long as possible by shifting my excess weight and having a more active lifestyle.  I lost more than a stone during the first year (2010) with supplements and a slight increase in exercise, but gained quite a bit back over that first Christmas. So I started again in January 2011 and this time lost another stone by calorie counting and increasing my exercise levels … but from the September of that year I was stuck again.  I was then getting really fed up with the constant calorie counting – and although I increased my exercise levels (and discovered Zumba) I was just stuck on a plateau.  People did start to notice my weight loss though, as the exercise was changing my shape.

The change came on April 2012 when I was introduced to Forever Living and did my first Clean 9 cleanse.  At last I shifted off the plateau and reduced my weight – but more importantly, I was able to move down 2 dress sizes as my figure noticeably changed shape – as I had  more energy than I knew what to do with and my exercise levels rocketed.  I started getting compliments wherever I went – I have to admit I feel great.

So, going forward – I don’t need to calorie count any more, but I have improved my diet generally – and I did a 2nd Clean 9 cleanse  in November to build on my success.  I am keeping the exercise levels up but I know if I slip back into bad habits I now have the tools to stop myself – and the usual rebound of putting the weight straight back on when you return to your normal everyday diet has not happened.

Weight-Loss-125-x-125-AnimationIf you would like to find out more information about the Clean 9 Cleanse  or the Forever F.I.T. program then please take a look at my website .   You can purchase both products, or try the individual supplements and gels.  Get in touch for a simple online order form which offers a discount and free delivery – full details available on request.

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