Post # 1
My SO really wants us to do the Isagenix cleanse. Some members of his family have lost a lot of weight and report feeling great after 9 days of mostly drinking their shakes and only eating one meal a day. Does anyone know anything about this? Is it safe? I’m definitely hesitant, but it would be nice tio drop a couple of pounds quickly…
Post # 3
My rule of thumb – anything that promises to make you lose significant amounts of weight quickly either a) doesn’t work or b) isn’t healthy/isn’t sustainable. Just my two cents though!
Post # 4
I can give you a ton of info on it but don’t want to go overboard here. It’s totally safe and super effective. If you have questions I am happy to answer for you. 🙂
Post # 5
I’m curious about this too.. Sounds interesting but really tough.. My personal trainer recommended it for me.. Since you only get one meal a day and the rest are liquids?? Anyone have a story to share about Isagenix? I’m looking at maybe the 9 day one..
Post # 6
OKay, so I tried the 9 day one- which is really 11 days: they recommend two “pre-cleanse” days if you’re new the the program.
Here is the schedule: Precleanse 2 days (1 meal, 2 shakes), Cleanse 2 days (only consume cleanse liquid), 5 shake days (like pre-cleanse- 2 shakes, 1 meal), 2 more cleanse days.
We made it though the first “shake” day- so 5 days total. I gained 2 poinds, was starving and super moody, and got really sick a day later. Whether my unpleasant experience was due to the sickness, or the cleanse itself, I do not know. But I will not be trying it again.
Post # 7
It’s definitely true. You will lose alot of weight, but as soon as you go back to eating 3 meals a day (even if they are well portioned and healthy) you’ll gain the weight back.
I initially lost 13 lbs using Isagenix, but there is no way you can make it a lifestyle, so eventually, you will have to eat normally. I didn’t gain the full 13 back, but to me, it wasn’t worth it just because it was a temporary fix, not a permanent lifestyle change.
Post # 8
There is no substantial clinical research that supports cleanses. Your body is a self cleansing organism and if you eat clean (fresh, non-processed, healthy foods) your body will function optimally.
Cleanses kick your body out of homeostasis and often result in dramatic changes but they are not sustainable and often they cause you to loose weight the wrong way (protein or water weight not fat)
Post # 9
I’ve done it. I thought the shakes were delicious. They worked out great for me because i’m lazy, so having a shake for breakfast and lunch was a piece of cake. I didn’t gain the weight back. I was really struggling with about 7 pounds (i put them on post surgery) and they would NOT come off. It was good in that it shrunk my stomach down and i was really having trouble with food. I really just wanted to know that if i ate xyz, i’d lose my 7 pounds. I felt fine during and after–hungry and cranky for a few days while my stomach shrank, but i really MISSED EATING. As in physically chewing and putting food in my mouth. I still do a lot of shakes–they’re easy on my jaw–and i miss the isagenix vanilla one. it’s like a vanilla cinnamony creamy one…almost like horchata. Delicious. But um, it’s so full of vitamins you have to watch out for constipation. That was not cool. I have a friend who does isagenix a couple times a year. she’s a huge fan. it worked, so i’d be tempted to do it again, but probably as a last ditch effort.
Post # 10
so did you guys end up doing the isagenix? just curious. I have some pesky last few lbs to get rid of.