These days however, I get myself all geared up for it.. and then I fail. I'll do brilliantly for a few weeks, maybe even lose a pound or two.. but then I find myself right back where I ended up. I blame the wine.
After a spontaneous trip to soft play with my gorgeous friend Chrissy, she asked me if I would like to try out the Clean 9 detox. I knew she had done it herself, I could see the results in her. She was definitely looking slimmer and it was noticeable. I told her I would absolutely love to try the product out but I was wary - could I spend the money only to fail? Then she came up with the idea of blogging about the detox as a review. It was a fantastic idea and I jumped at the chance. I won't fail with all of you guys watching me, surely? At least Chrissy has faith in me!
You may have heard of Forever Living before. They are a company that has seemed to have come out of nowhere but boomed in to the industry like I've never seen. Several of my friends on Facebook are reps for the company - some of them even managers earning wealthy bonuses and building a career. Chrissy however doesn't do it for the money, she does it for the Clean 9! I'm sure she's addicted.
The detox itself comes in a large box, full with the products you need to cleanse your system over the course of 9 days. Here I will show you each item and explain a little about what I will be using them for and how!
This is what you will receive in your box for the Clean 9. Along with these you also get a measuring cup for the aloe vera gel and this awesome shaker on the right which has handy compartments to keep your bits in for on the go! Very handy for work I think! Also a complimentary measuring tape which has come in useful considering I don't even own one..
First and most importantly, the aloe vera gel. This is what I am worried about the most. After reading other peoples experiences of the gel, it isn't the best tasting thing in the world. I have smelt it and it doesn't smell too bad so fingers crossed I get on with it. The gel is a staple part of the detox and features in it every day. It's benefits are to help you maintain a healthy digestive system and a healthy energy level. Something I could definitely use more of!
Forver Lite Ultra Vanilla Shake! I'm quite looking forward to this part. As a regular and unsuccessful dieter, I have tried the SlimFast shakes many times. Again, the shake is a staple part of the detox and one that helps with the meal replacement. Just 2 shakes per day is your recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals - healthier than any meal I've ever had. The shake includes aminotein which is basically a blend of enzymes used to help break down the protein of your diet - ultimately stopping you gain the weight as fast.
Garcinia Plus - this is what I am most excited about. It aids your natural metabolism. Coming from someone who only has to sniff a packet of crisps to put on 10lb's, I'm very excited about this. The tablets themselves are absolutely huge, but luckily I'm a pro at swallowing pills. Should be a piece of cake! If not - I'll just break them in half!
Last but by no means least - Forever Bee Pollen. For some bizarre reason, I can imagine these tasting like honey, although I'm sure they don't. The bee pollen helps to maintain a healthy circulatory, digestive, immune and nervous system. Considering I suffer from irritable legs and am always ill, I am SO looking forward to trying this out. I've also recently heard that it helps massively with hayfever which is something I'm struggling with this year. The pills also include tiny amounts of vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B complex and so, so much more. (If I list them all, I'm sure that'd be plagiarism considering I don't know what most of these vitamins do!) Basically, they help to boost energy and stamina - again, something I need help with. I'm so tired these days with working full time and keeping a home that I feel I need a boost!
So there you have it, the Forever Clean 9 Detox! I am so excited to start this but also a bit apprehensive. I know what my will power is like and I really don't want to fail. I am pretty certain in the results - I have several friends and family members who have done the detox and they all can't stop raving about how brilliant it is. In fact, some of them have done it more than once.
So from now on, it is no more wine, no more crisps and no more fatty foods. From this moment on for the next 9 days, I shall be a water drinking, aloe gel sipping and bee pollen popping junkie!
I will update with my results on each weigh in day - Day 3, Day 6 and Day 9. There will also be a post tomorrow with some before pictures (EEEEK!) and my measurements.
In the meantime, if you are wanting any more information about this detox or are interested in trying it yourself, please don't hesitate to email myself or Chrissy! Contact can be found at the top of the page.