MY 9 DAY CLENSE


If there is one thing I'm completely shite at, its dieting. I'm in a position where I'm not 100% happy with my body but I also cannot give up chocolate cake for the life of me. About 6 weeks ago, I decided to start healthy eating and make better choices with my food without putting a label on it and without telling myself that it's a diet.. because I never stick to them. Although it's been a struggle, I've stuck to the 'healthy eating' so far and I'm happy with that. 

About 3 weeks ago, my friend Alex came to me about her own business she had just started and offered to send me some products to try out. Can I mention that this post isn't sponsored, I'm not being paid to write this but I have been sent these products for free. I accepted the offer but made it very clear that I'm going to be 100% honest with my review, in terms of how good the products are and whether they actually work. 
Plus, if they did work, it would help boost my weight loss, right? 

What I Received:

So I received a box full of two Aloe Vera drinking gels, which are packed with minirals and vitamins, which help to cleanse the body of toxins to help boost your immune system. A Vanilla protein powder (you can choose between Vanilla or Chocolate), which is soya based, so it not only feeds new muscle but unlike most protein, it feeds old muscle too. Three types of supplements to speed your metabolism, boost your energy and are also full of fibre. 1 shake flask, 1 gel cup, 1 measuring tape and a step to step guide of the cleanse, meal ideas and exercise plans. 

What I Did:

Right.. first of all, let's just talk about the Aloe Vera. This is what I was most worried about and sweet mother of god, I had every right to be. It is one of THE most disgusting things I have ever tasted, there is no words to describe lol. You really just have to hold your nose, knock it back and have water at the ready, straight after your two shots. Unfortunately, the gel is a key factor in the cleanse and helps with the weight loss, so you have to drink it. The protein shake however.. tastes so good. I would definately recommend the Vanilla one and it is extremely filling. 

I'm not going to go through the whole plan with you, you will have to find that out for yourself when/if you give it a try. But, the first two days, really are a full cleanse and by that I mean, you only eat your free foods and nothing else but Aloe Vera, supplements and water. You are also allowed one shake for Lunch but I had it for my dinner instead because it fits into my day better. On the first day,  I found it quite difficult, I'm so used to picking up a packet of crisps for a snack and I couldn't do that. I felt very light headed and lethargic, I was asleep by 10:50pm that night. The second day, the light headedness became worse, so I filled up on more free foods to try and get extra natural sugars in. Apparently, if you're used to having a lot of caffeine: tea... coffee... chocolate etc (I was having all three of those) then the dizziness basically means that your body is flushing out those toxins, which is disgusting when you think about it.  Surprisingly, both of these days, I didn't feel hungry at all which blew my mind because normally, if I ate as little as I did in Day 1 and 2, I would have the worst stomach cramps and hunger pains. So I knew the supplements and gel were really working. 

On days 3 to 9, I was able to have two shakes a day and include a 600 calorie meal for dinner, HALLELUJAH. People were constantly saying to me "I bet you're so happy that you can eat later" and honestly, I was more excited that I was going to eat something different, not because I was starving because truthfully, I wasn't. I also filled up on my free fruits and vegetables. 

Day 9 quickly came around and I was extremely happy with myself for completing the 9 day cleanse. I could of done it again, 10 times over and I am planning on doing it again, with ease. 

 Now you're all reading this and thinking "Okay.. but how much did you lose? does it work?" 
and my answer is YES, yes it does.
In the first two days I lost 12.5 pounds and by day 9, I had lost 21 pounds, a stone and a half. 
I followed the plan correctly, I included exercise which was 30 minutes of Zumba and I ate my free foods in moderation. 

I also measured my progress in inches and these are the results:

I lost an inch and a half on my biceps. 
I lost an inch off my hips.
I lost 4 and a half inches off my thighs.
I lost an inch and a half off my calves. 
My waist stayed the same and my chest actually went up 2 inches but I think thats because its the time of the month. 

So now that I've kick started my weight loss, saw real results, its made it a lot easier for me to continue. 

If you're interested in trying this out, you can buy the products from my friend, Alex Clifford (HERE)

Charleigh
xo




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