Some of you will know that I have been following slimming world for a while now and did reach my target earlier this year, having lost around 2 stone!
The thing is, I have put it all back on and a few more pounds and I have been really struggling to get the weight back off. Not only that, I am so tired all the time and my eating habits are not even that of a normal person, it is like I’m possessed by some demon that needs to eat everything in sight to stay alive!!
A friend of mine, who also had struggled with slimming world, joined a weight management programme with a company called Isagenix. She has had great success with the programme and has so much energy, she looks healthy and happy, so I decided to give it a go.
After having a discussion with my friend on the phone, going through my reasons for wanting to lose weight, what motivated me, and going through which programme would be best for me, my friend ordered my box and I just had to sit and wait for it to arrive!
When my box arrived it was huge and heavy! But I was so excited to open it and get started!
I went for the premium pack which contained all I needed for the next 30 days.
The programme is essentially shake based, supported by cleanse days. The shakes contain lots of nutrients and the supporting products are there to help you along the way.
I thought I would document my journey here and let you know how it goes.
I was really excited to get started! My pack came with a blender, so to start I went with the Strawberry shake. You just add water and blend. I added a few ice cubes to make it nice and cold. You can either have it quite thick (reduce amount of water) or quite thin (increase the amount of water) and blend for 30 seconds and there you go. Along with the shake, you have a supplement which is aimed at supporting your bodies metabolism and energy production and also a daily tonic which is designed to support overall well-being.
The strawberry shake was delicious! I really enjoyed how thick it was, and even got my spoon to get as much as I could out of the shaker! The tonic was ok, you can dilute it with water or drink it straight, so I decided to dilute it so I could get a good load of water down me too!
Like any weight system, you should ensure that you drink plenty of water throughout the day, which is probably the part I’m going to struggle with the most!
Lunchtime and another shake, I went for the Chocolate one this time, again fairly thick. I definitely prefer the Strawberry one, but it was still very palatable and another daily supplement down the hatch.
The plan allows for you to have a mid-morning snack and a mid-afternoon snack if you need to (around 100 cals each) but I didn’t feel the need to. They also do protein bars, which you can snack on, but I am yet to try mine.
For dinner, you have a 400-600 calorie balanced meal. You can have this at any time of the day, so if you wanted to have a good breakfast then have a shake for lunch and dinner you can. The programme is completely flexible as to how you want it to work. I do feel that I need to work on my portion control for my evening meals and get used to what 600 calories of protein carbs and veg should look like but I will get there!
For pudding, they do these little delight chocolate salted caramel squares to take that sweet craving away. Very yummy!
Then to ensure that everything functions, you have another daily supplement which you take before bed to help support your bodies natural flow.
Verdict on Day 1
I found the plan pretty easy to follow, and didn’t find that I was hungry or needed to snack between my meals. This was probably mainly because I didn’t start until mid-morning and was kept busy putting together my last piece of flat pack furniture together!
I think Monday will be more of a challenge as I’ll be at work surrounded by temptation!
Hopefully you will follow me on my journey and if you have any questions then just drop them below!