My Clean 9 Journey- Day 2

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On day 1 I took my measurements and guessed at my weight (I was weighed in the last 10 days at two doctor’s offices, so used that number given at both), plus gave a little history about the business C9 is part of, Forever Living.

Day 2: For the next two days the following meal plan is suggested. There is actually no meals eaten however there are plenty of ‘free’ foods to eat if you are hungry or just need to chew. I began the C9 adventure without keeping this in mind and was pretty hungry by 3pm when I had my shift meal break at work. Breakfast began with supplements of Garcinia Cambogia (2 pills) and Therm (1 pill), with a 4oz. drink of Aloe Vera jell.

From Web MD  :

Garcinia cambogia may interact badly with:

You definitely don’t want to use it when you’re pregnant or nursing, or if you have kidney or liver problems. It is possible that manic symptoms may emerge as a side effect.

To Buy or Not to Buy

Since study results are mixed, you should talk with your doctor to help you decide if taking garcinia cambogia is a good idea. Even if it’s safe, it may not help you lose much weight.

I trust Web MD as a trusted source of medical information. This supplement is not a wonder pill by any means, it won’t have you losing massive amounts of weight in the nine day cleanse. From the C9 booklet these supplements and meal plan

are designed to reset your body and mind.

Forever Therm ™ has green tree extract and green coffee bean extract, as well as Guarana seed extract which provides a large amount of caffeine in one pill form. There are two pills a day, one taken at breakfast and one taken at lunch. I could not find information about Forever Therm on Web MD but was able to find it at Consumers Compare. This is what the web site stated:

There was absolutely no word about losing weight here. Due to the caffeine affect the pills have on the consumer, you will feel yourself with more energy. With heightened energy from supplements, comes the potential for a hard crash, which has been said to happen when taking the Forever Therm supplement. It left people with massive headaches and the jitters strictly due to the fact that it is 95% caffeine. This pill is not going to do the trick when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off.

There are so many interaction warnings about Guarana Seed Extract on Web MD that I will add the link (here) and let you decide if this supplement is right for you as you go through the cleanse.

At a snack time you take a fiber supplement that dissolves easily into water. A fiber supplement is not a cure all for bad eating habits already established before a cleanse of this type is considered. Web MD has this to say in conclusion about fiber supplement consumption:

Talk to your doctor about possible interactions between fiber supplements and any medicines you’re taking. Because fiber slows down digestion, it may decrease the rate at which some drugs are absorbed.

Several studies suggest you shouldn’t combine fiber with drugs that treat depression, diabetes, high cholesterol, thyroid disorders, seizures, and various heart ailments. Even common medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, and penicillin can be affected by an increase in fiber. Your best bet: Take your meds either 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating fiber.

Thankfully I went into the C9 cleanse fairly healthy. Although recently I have had issues with my feet and have been to the doctor to have them seen to, and I’ve also been tested for Diabetes because it runs in my family, I am in overall good health.

At at lunch there are 2 garcinia pills and 1 Therm pill. At this time you will also consume 4 oz of Aloe Vera and a Forever Lite Ultra shake.

At dinnertime you take 2 more garcinia extract pills and 4 oz of Aloe Vera drink.

In the evening time you take another 4oz of Aloe Vera drink before bed.

Overall, I followed the plan, only missed one 4oz Aloe Vera drink because I didn’t take it to work with me, and didn’t realize I couldn’t eat at least one meal during the first two days. I did watch my calorie intake and enjoyed a can of wild caught tuna fish (no add-ins) with a handful of roasted almonds. It rained like a tropical storm here today, so I didn’t get in a 30 minute brisk walk as I had planned to. My goal is to get back to walking on a regular basis, so I will make this a priority within the nine day cleanse. I will strive to follow the plan and get myself back into daily exercise and healthier eating habits.

 

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