How Do You Feel?

I don't know about you but I am feeling SICK... sick from eating so much crap over the weekend. I'm sure I gained at least 5 lbs and feelin it in my jeans. 
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I'm getting ready to do a cleanse and thought I'd answer a few frequently asked questions about the program I do.



What do you DO when you're cleansing? Do you get to eat at all?

First of all, YES, you do get to eat on certain days. It starts out with 2 warm up days,  you'll be replacing 2 meals with the meal replacement shakes, and have one regular healthy meal around 400-600 calories. Then you'll start the 9 day with 2 days of cleansing where you'll basically just be on a liquid diet, drinking the cleanse juice provided in the 9 day Pak (it's not as hard as it sounds, with the amount of water you'll drink as well as the cleanse juice, surprisingly you won't be that hungry). Then you'll do 5 days of the shakes again (shake, meal, shake), then finish with another 2 cleansing days.

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Will I gain the weight back?

Yes, you will gain the weight back if you don't go on some sort of maintenance program or begin making regular cleansing part of your life. There is no such thing as a quick fix, cleansing should be done as often as every 3 to 6 months. Just like changing the oil in your car in order for it to run properly, so is it with the body.  I am not the type of person that can just eat perfectly for the rest of my life, I like to enjoy all the yummy foods this world has to offer, so I don't deprive myself. I have noticed that I crave less of the junk after cleansing though. As for the maintenance program, it's very simple, all I do is I start out each day with my yummy Isalean shake. It's quick and easy, and tastes great! Plus I just feel good when I have the shakes, it's the best way to start out my day, providing the body with all the nutrients it needs. I'm sure you all know that our food these days is not what it used to be. Our food is depleted of nutrients, which means we eat WAY more than we really need. Our body is only telling us it's hungry, because it's craving NUTRIENTS!

How will I feel during the cleanse? Nauseous, hungry, tired, headaches, ect? Will I be stuck to the toilette all day?

First of all, NO, you won't be stuck to the toilette, if anything you may experience a little constipation, but nothing a little magnesium can't fix :) Most people feel fine during the cleanse, but it's totally normal if you experience a minor case of any of the above. Just take it easy on cleanse days, drink lots of water, and take a nice relaxing bath. 

How much does it cost?

About $5 a meal, which I don't think is too bad considering what the average person is spending on consumable products. Think about the amount of money you're already spending each day on things you consume, Starbucks, Diet cokes, fast food, ect.  I've had people tell me that they've actually SAVED money when they were on a cleanse. Here is a great cost breakdown you can look at. Just click on it to enlarge.


The membership is just like a costco membership. Gives you access to all the wholesale prices for 1 year. You can go to www.wannabelean.com to get all set up with your program. Watch the videos on the site, and click on GET STARTED if you'd like to give it a go.  


I'm going to leave you with some pretty interesting information on the HCG diet. These are documents so just click on it if the text is too small to read and it will enlarge.


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19 comments:

Classy Career Girl said...

Great information. You answered a lot of questions that I have always had about doing a cleanse.

Just Cherish Today said...

Enjoy your cleansing!! I should totally do that...but Im scared it will just be a waste of money for me! :)

blueviolet said...

It sounds like a good program. I am a calorie counter..the only thing that has ever worked for me.

After this weekend, if I see another dessert in my lifetime, it will be too soon.

Lindsay said...

Thanksgiving weekend left me feeling the same way!! (Not to mention the left over chocolate pie we had that I just polished off for lunch). That cleanse sounds great.

Sean Escobar said...

Crystal, thank you for this post! Loved the answers you gave. People continue to view Cleansing as some "strange thing." Some day, it will become a staple practice in America out of necessity. Here is what Dr. Dennis Harper says: ""Keep in mind we can eat ourselves into sickness, but without trace minerals and digestive enzymes it is very difficult to eat yourself into wellness. Our food supply has become nutritionally bankrupt of these ionic trace minerals even if ...the food source is organically based.

This is the second reason that diets do not work. You simply can-not reduce the amount of food you take in when the food already has almost no nutrition in it, lacks trace ionic minerals and we destroy the enzymes in most food preparation.

Dieting just does not make any logical sense. "

Full Article:
https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AWPjzrBf1BOmZDljejcyNV8xMTFjMms2NTVkeA&hl=en

Sean Escobar said...

Crystal, here is another great excuse to cleanse :). Isagenix is giving away 10,000 in Cash to the winner of the Isabody Challenge and there are many categories people can enter in:
http://www.facebook.com/notes/isagenixr/overindulge-a-bit-this-thanksgiving/470823238233

Amy said...

Hey Crystal! Thanks for posting that info on HCG. My MIL swears by it, but every time she does it she's like the walking dead. She has absolutely no energy and craves everything under the sun, though when asked she'll deny both :). It just doesn't seem healthy.
I've heard great things about cleansing though, one of them being that cleansing helps get rid of "build-up" in your gut. Once that is gone your body can absorb more of the nutrients that you eat. I don't know if that is right or not, just something I heard.

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Great post! I've never cleansed before and want to! I don't think you can do it while nursing though so I'll have to wait a bit longer! I recieved my lace shirt today from your giveaway! I LOVE IT! Thanks! I'm going to get you portrait to you later this week!

He & Me + 3 said...

I really need to do this but am afraid because I am such a texture person and also cannot swallow pills. I wish I would just drink more water...that would help me out a bunch.

Valerie said...

I am SERIOUSLY considering this.

After a bad injury left me immovable for a looong time, I cannot get this weight to move a bit.

It's so frustrating.

This doesn't sound totally crazy. I wonder if I go to wannabelean if I will find out more about maintenance. . .

Jenn Erickson said...

What wonderful information Crystal! Perfect for this time of year especially. You definitely have me thinking that a cleanse might be in my near future!

Nikki said...

Hmm...I'm definitely going to look into this! I feel like the same thing could be achieved with a veggie juice clense? Maybe not enough calories?

I follow the primal/paleo diet (most of the time ;) And Thanksgiving became a free for all and it messed me up big time! I need to learn some restraint!

Michelle said...

Great information and it sounds like a great program.

Mammatalk said...

I've heard good things about this.
I've never done it, but I am a bit of a health nut. Might consider it!

Lindsey said...

I am HUGE Fan of Isagenix! I felt amazing and lost over 30 pounds after having a baby, now if i can just stop being pregnant I can cleanse again! lol Not to mention Crystal walked me right through it!! My husband Had great results and felt great too!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Great info Crystal! I would love to try it, but have to run it by my dietician first!

Abbie said...

Great information! I felt exactly the same way after the Holidays and my husband and I are trying to hardcore diet before the next big family parties start up. But I have already cheated TWICE! Shhh...don't tell!!

carma said...

You look absolutely mah-velous - you make a wonderful model :)

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