How to use Clean 9
The Clean 9 is – as you’d expect – a 9 day nutrition program. All the details of what to take, when and how, come with the pack and the booklet in the pack. If you don’t have the booklet you can can download it here.
How does the Clean 9 Work?
Firstly, pick a nine day sequence when you don’t have any parties or celebrations!
The nine days is then split into two parts
– an initial two days when you consume the protein and nutrition shakes as a food replacement, Therm tablets to beat your tea and coffee cravings in a naturally inspired way, plus Garcinia to help beat the sweet-tooth carvings.
– followed by a further 7 days when you are allowed to eat a 600 calorie meal. However, if you are very active – a sports player or have an active job, such as gardening, then you might want to increase that to 1,000 calories. See below for more advice.
No really, how does it work – scientifically
Okay, for the scientists… in the first two days we are living on a more or less liquid diet of high nutrition and low calories.
At the same time, we drink loads of Aloe Vera Gel to clean our system of toxins.
Now, Aloe Vera Gel has a history stretching back many thousands of years and has hundreds of studies – all of which show that high quality inner leaf gel is safe and effective in the vast majority of cases (exceptions include extremes – such as very heavy drug users – medical or recreational – who need to be more careful with the cleansing effect of the aloe vera).
In essence, the science to date explains it as follows; our fat cells become surrounded by toxins. These toxins come from our convenience or processed diets, toxins in the atmosphere, our homes, our cars and environment.
The 9 day cleanse works by stripping away those toxins such that the fat cells are then exposed and the body can now access this ‘food store’ for energy production (by converting to Glycogen etc…).
So, it seems that what we are really doing is losing toxins rather than fat cells.
The fat cells then get burnt up when we exercise (or exercise more) and over time – by following the Forever Forever F.I.T 1 follow on weight management program.
Of course, whilst scientists and medics are still really only beginning to prove the effects of Aloe Vera, this hasn’t stopped people benefiting from it for many thousands of years.
Is the Clean 9 a detox?
Strictly speaking, ‘detox’ is a medical word and hence, we are not allowed to use it to describe the effects of the Clean 9 as it may accidentally suggest a medical context.
The word we are advised to use is ‘Clean’ or ‘Cleanse’.
The impact of our Aloe Vera is that it supports the body (liver, kidneys, skin and lungs) to do what it does anyway – which is detox. Think about it, your body is detoxing all day and everyday anyway, our high quality Aloe Vera and the Clean 9 program simply helps that process which leads to great results.
Confusing? Yes, sorry!
Which is the best day to begin Clean 9?
We normally recommend starting on a Friday – where this is the last working day of your week.
So, Friday and Saturday are the initial two days when you rely on the shakes, Aloe Vera gel and supplements for your nutrition before starting normal meals on the third day – typically, Sunday.
When you go back to work on Monday, you’ll be feeling stronger and lighter and eating proper meals.
If you working week ends of a Sunday – then make that your first Clean 9 day etc…
How much weight will I lose with Clean 9?
How much weight will you lose on Clean 9 is the question that everyone wants answered. And the truth is, that it depends!
For instance, I lost 4 KG (about 8.8lbs or pounds) and that is about average – although some people have lost a lot more.
More importantly though, you will lose inches – most people drop a dress or trouser size – as I did.
In fact, if you continue to use the follow on program – Forever F.I.T 1 and Forever F.I.T. 2, then you can easily lose a second trouser or dress size and then you definitely need a new wardrobe.
But I don’t like exercise…!?!
Okay, we get this question a lot – can I do the Clean 9 and get amazing results without moving or doing any exercise? Probably no.
The level of exercise on the Clean 9 is very moderate – 30 minutes of moderate exercise – that would be a 15 minute walk to work and and 15 minute walk home.
It might even be just parking the car at the far end of the car park and walking to the office building.
Or you might just put on a dance video and job along gently for 30 minutes – or 15 mins in the morning and 15 in the afternoon.
Okay, you still don’t like exercise – I know – but you will only over come that exercise by taking small steps to more activity.
And, if you are looking to lose weight (rather than just a cleanse) then exercise and diet work TOGETHER.
So, please find a way to build moderate exercise into your day – it will make a huge difference to your results and you’ll find so much better for it too.
Go on – you know you can do it!
How to buy the clean 9
Buying a Clean 9 pack is really simple – just click the Clean 9 link, order and pay – it will be delivered to your home or office in 2 days.
What do you get with the Clean 9
You’ll get everything you need to provide a nutritional programme for the 9 days with the exception of something to mix with the Ultra-Lite shake (such as soya milk, rice milk, skimmed milk or water) and the meals from day 3 to 9.
- 2 x 1 litre bottle Forever Aloe Vera Gel
- 1 x Forever Lite Ultra with Aminotein Vanilla (15 servings)
- 1 x Forever Therm (18 tablets)
- 1 x Forever Garcinia Plus (54 softgels)
- 1 x Forever Fibre (9 packets)
- 1 x Shaker
- 1 x Tape Measure
- Information booklet
Will I get headaches on the clean 9
Probably. Essentially, the more cleansing that is going on, the greater the headache. So, oddly, headaches are a good sign.
To minimize the headaches, we strongly recommend coming off coffee and tea before you start (alcohol and cigarettes too if you drink and smoke) and begin with just one bottle of Aloe Vera Gel.
However, if you are a regular tea drinker – let’s say – and find the headaches too much – then do have one or two cups of tea – but try to limit them as much as possible.
Can I do the clean 9 when
Personally, I wouldn’t advice it. Not that I think there is any risk – it just doesn’t seem the right time to reduce your calorie intake when you are eating for two (or more).
…when breast feeding?
Again, unless you are a regular drinker of our Aloe Vera, then probably not as drinking large quantities of aloe vera might not help your baby breast feed.
However it is important to ensure that you are receiving sufficient high quality nutrition for both yourself and your baby’s milk and aloe vera can significantly help with the absorption of nutrients and vitamins.
One option is to skip the first two days – most intensive days – although I would recommend starting with the aloe vera slowly and then follow Forever FIT 1 to gain better nutrition and absorption of nutrients while breast feeding – and then follow with the Clean 9 once the breast feeding is complete.
…can I do it twice?
Yes, although twice and certainly more than twice is not normally recommended and you may achieve better results by continuing with the Forever F.I.T. 1 and then FIT 2 programme.
…whilst training for a run or high energy sports activity?
With proper care, yes, although, I usually advice very active people to go straight to Fit 1.
If a sports person really does want the benefit of the cleanse, then they are advised to either skip the first two days, or split the programme into two parts of 4 days – followed by 2 days of normal eating (this might be 3,000+ calories for a Rugby player) followed by the second 5 days.
Alternatively, you can increase the number of shakes – add one per day for an extra 300 calories – or simply include a 600 calorie meal from day one.
If you have a particular question, please contact us for specific advice.
… as I am diabetic?
If someone is boarder line diabetic type 2, they might try to start at day 3. However, I think this assumes that you are already consuming Aloe Vera Gel and / or have your doctor’s advice. This is important because drinking Aloe could reduce the amount of insulin that you need to take and hence, this is why we always suggest following the programme under your doctors supervision so that they can track any changes needed for your medication.
We don’t advise someone with diabetes type 1 to follow our programme – unless they are determined to do so, in which case we would request a signed risk waiver.
Is there a minimum age for Clean 9
Yes – we recommend that you should be at least 16 years old.
If a child has weight issues then this needs to be tackled but it is likely that there is a psychological aspect to this and hence Clean 9 would not be appropriate.
I am on medication
If you are – or recently have been – on medication (other than over the counter pharmaceuticals) then we would not wish to give generic advice but ask you to speak to your doctor or supplier or if you don’t have a supplier then please contact us. .
We have had people, who were previously on medication, successfully complete our programme but it needs to be handled carefully and under medical supervision and with your doctor’s approval. As distributors of Forever Living, we are not qualified medically to give medical advice.
Before you begin?
We always recommend a bottle of Aloe Vera Gel to drink before beginning – it is a great way to acclimatise yourself to the Aloe.
Also, we find that the worse it tastes, the more toxins your body has and therefore the more work the aloe will do (and benefit you will gain).
However, if you find the taste a little difficult to accept at the beginning, it is doubly important to prepare by consuming a bottle or so in the week in advance so that the toxins move through your body more slowly and as they do, we have found that people start to accept and then like the taste!
I certainly know that I now crave the taste and calming sense of drinking the Aloe Vera – especially after a lot of exercise, long days or too much partying!
What do you do after a Clean 9?
Some people stop – which is usually a mistake – and then follow up with a second clean 9 about 6 months later.
The best next step is to move to the Forever FIT 1 – this will ensure you gain steady weight loss over time and for good. Remember, the clean 9 is principally about removing toxins and prepares the body for longer term weight loss (or weight gain in some cases too).