Well I’d like to tell you all that I lost a lot of weight and took off several inches during my 9 days of Isagenix Shake and Cleanse. But that wouldn’t be exactly true. I DID take off 5 pounds right away when I started the program. That much is true. But, the truth of the matter is, I started putting it back on BEFORE I STOPPED USING the product. And I’ve put all but 1 pound back on since I’ve been done with the program…and no, it’s not because I went on some crazy binge or anything. Since I stopped, I have been eating salads and healthy foods for the most part every day.
As far as losing inches… I took an inch off each thigh, I think.
I did two days of shakes, then two days of just cleanse juice (nothing but juice and water passed these lips on those two days), and then 5 days of shakes again. On the shake days I had a shake for breakfast, a shake for supper and a healthy 400-600 calorie lunch in between. And since then, I have been doing a modified Atkins diet. I am eating lean protein, non starchy veggies and very little fruit. I did have a few things that were not on plan, BUT nothing like I would normally have, there has been no binging and NOTHING that would cause any major weight gain!
Today I started the full Atkins plan. No more fruit for at least a few weeks to see if I can shed a few pounds and get this body into shape!!
Now, back to my review…
The shakes are great. They come in a chocolate and a vanilla flavor. They have good flavor and the texture, well you get used to the texture. They are a little ‘bulky’, I guess you could say. Thick I guess is a better word. You mix about 8 oz. water, 6-8 ice cubes, and 2 scoops of shake mix in the jug of your blender. Blitz for 30-60 seconds and your ready to go. Make sure you drink within 10-15 minutes to get the full benefits of the shake. It’s got live enzymes and all kinds of goodies in it!
According to the company, just adding 1 shake a day to your diet and not changing anything else about the way you eat, and not even adding any exercise will allow you to lose weight and will improve your health. That was NOT the case for me. I was on the shakes for 7 days, the cleanse for 2. And for all intensive purposes, lost 1 pound. I weigh a pound less than when I started the program.
I’m not giving this product a negative review, not in the least. I’m just saying it didn’t work for me. Had I had longer to use the product, it might have worked. Maybe not. I don’t know. I was only given part of their 9 day program to try and review, so I guess I’m not even qualified to give you a review on whether or not it does what it says it will do.
You can take what I have to say with a grain of salt, I guess. If you’re interested, go their site, check out their product and make your own decision. There are plenty of people who have used the full program and had good results.
I do want to say thank you to Carol and her husband for their time and effort in trying to make this experience a positive one and for giving me the product to try and review. Also thanks for coming out to camp and visiting with us and sharing your personal story and experience with the product. I am glad to know you and call you a friend!
I am giving Isagenix ♥♥♥1/2 (out of 5)
Blessings … The (Gluten-Free!) Food Gurly
**I was not compensated for this review. I was, however provided Isagenix product in return for my review. I am never required to give a positive review of any product. All opinions and testimony given belong to me and me alone and not influenced in any way.**