Let’s Talk Progress – Isagenix Review – My First 6 Weeks
Well I haven’t done a progress post in a long time. I actually kind of just decided to add a whole new “Progress” section to my blog. So here we go…
I think the first month to 6 weeks went really really well. As I’ve posted before my sister and I decided to try Isagenix. So, to get you up to speed, I had a shake for breakfast and a shake for lunch. You can have 2 snacks, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. For snacks I had one IsaDelight. It was a pretty small piece of chocolate. It was actually really hard for me to consider it a snack. It’s very good and I for sure looked forward to it but to say it actually satisfies a snack craving would be an exaggeration. For my other snack, I pretty much stuck to the same thing every day, a Crunchy Wheat Stick. It has 5o calories. It takes a lot longer to eat than the once piece of chocolate so I almost enjoyed that snack more. The final meal was what they call your “knife and fork meal”. I always always did this as my dinner. You can switch it up with lunch and dinner but I’ve always thought it was important to have dinner with my family. Also, I enjoy cooking and I’d much rather make dinner for the fam than just lunch for myself.
Ah cleanse days. Um…what can I say? I’m not going to sugarcoat this at all. I hate them. I absolutely despise them. I did them once a week for 6 weeks. I would dread Wednesdays. I honestly don’t know if they’re that bad, I think it’s a mental thing. I kept thinking, “I did this to myself”. Telling myself this was punishment for not getting ahold of myself sooner. Did I really deserve to be this miserable? No way!!! To me, starving yourself for a full day, not to mention 2 days like some people do, is just not worth it. It was torture. I have 2 kids that eat. A lot. They eat a lot. I also have a husband who I cook dinner for every single night. Just because my ass got fat doesn’t mean that I’m going to not feed them once a week. Let me tell you, it’s no fun at all cooking for everyone when you can’t eat. In fact it sucks. It sucks. It sucks. My husband was awesome and would go to eat with his dad so I didn’t have to watch him eat but I still made dinner for the kids.
So, on cleanse days you try to keep your metabolism up by having “something” every hour. You start with a Cleanse For Life drink. It’s just a regular 8 oz. glass of water with the powder mixed in. It’s ok. Nothing fancy, nothing to gag on. You can also have IsaSnacks which are 15 calories each. I had the chocolate ones at the time but have since learned the vanilla is WAY better. Basically they give you a recommended schedule of when to take each product and get you through the day.
Did It Work?
I don’t know. It was just really hard for me. Even replacing 2 meals with the shakes was super hard for me to adjust to at first. I’m the type of person that has to eat breakfast. Like don’t even talk to me if I haven’t eaten my breakfast type person. I really enjoy my eggs and sausage or oatmeal in the morning. Don’t get me wrong, these shakes are freakin delicious! The chocolate and the strawberry are my favs. In that order. I’ll sometime add frozen berries to either of those and it’s soooo good. I think I just like to have my options.
So, did I lose weight? Of course I lost weight! Unless I really screwed up there’s no way I couldn’t lose weight. I was starving myself weekly! Ha, no but seriously, my goal was 12 pounds and I lost 10. I consider it a success for sure. I kind of wish I lost more, but who doesn’t? I’m still doing the shakes daily but I’ve been a lot more flexible and I’m not doing the cleanse days anymore. I get a headache just saying those words.
Overall, I say Isagenix is an effective program to lose weight. I’m not a scientist or a nutritionist so I won’t go into all the ingredients and nutrients and all that good stuff. I say go for it!