Okay, so I guess it’s been about two months since I told you I was trying the somewhat-but-not-really new superfoods program many people are talking about. Yep, Isagenix. I have tried several of the products and I am finally taking a few minutes to share my thoughts on the system and the products I’ve tried.
(This was the first shipment of products I received!)
Once again, I want you to keep in mind that I didn’t try the products – or system, if you will – as a “diet” program. First off, I don’t diet. I despise that word, actually. I am living a healthy lifestyle. Or, a healthier lifestyle than the one I used to live several years ago. And again, I feel I have to say this: I am a Weights Watchers gal. Through and through. I used the program. I lived the program. I was the program. It worked. FOR ME. With that being said, I will admit, I no longer track my food intake. BUT, I was a consistent tracker for damn near six years. The only time I didn’t track every thing – and I mean every single morsel – is when I was on vacation.
Anyway, I just felt the need to say that. I will also say that everyone has to find the program – the LIFESTYLE – that works for them and that they are willing to live with and do for the rest of their life. My healthy lifestyle – the one I learned by doing Weight Watchers – still works for me. Because I have upped – or increased – the exercise portion of my healthy lifestyle, I didn’t feel the need to track my food intake any more. I have stayed the exact same weight (149 pounds) – literally within two pounds (147-149 lbs) – for nearly an entire year. I would say I have this “maintenance thing” down pretty good!
Okay, so what do I think of the program?
One word? Love!
Not even kidding.
I was so apprehensive about trying the products. Truly, I was. But now that I have, I am in love. With most of them anyway. And I will tell you, there are still MANY products I have not tried.
One of my FAVORITE, favorite, favorite products is the Ionix Supreme. I drink it as a tea every single morning. I use the powder that comes in the canister. The liquid – the stuff I got in my first shipment – well, let’s just say I got through it. I choked it all down. And truthfully, by the end, I kind of didn’t mind the taste. But the powder, mixed with warm water (I use my Keurig machine for the hot water, but I add a couple of ice cubes because I don’t like anything smoldering hot. I like it lukewarm) OH MY MY! Seriously, I am in love with this stuff. I love the taste. I love the after effects. It clears my mind. It wakes me up. It gives me the boost I need in the morning. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still drink my plain black coffee, but not until after I have downed my Ionix Supreme.
Here’s a little inside information and I may be, possibly, could be speaking from experience. Let’s say on a Saturday night you have some wine and oh, maybe some beer. Maybe, by chance, you even had one too many. And let’s say you wake up in the morning and you’re not feeling completely up to snuff. I am just saying that the Ionix Supreme could maybe be called magic juice? Maybe.
Okay, seriously folks, there has been a couple of times that this has happened to me and on Sunday morning, I make my tea and I feel SO MUCH better. Unbelievably better. It’s crazy. Really, it is. But, I swear by this stuff. It takes away the foggy, grogginess and gives me that little extra bit of energy I need to get through the day.
LOVE IT. By far, hands down, my favorite product.
I am also in love with Replenish – in the orange flavor. I love drinking this before, during and after exercising. I also love drinking this when I am feeling under the weather. I make it warm and it reminds me of hot Tang. Yes, I LOVE hot Tang. This is exactly like it, but it is actually good for me and not full of sugar! There are two other flavors – grape and lemon lime. I have not tried the other two because I am so in love with the orange flavor.
I have never been a “shake” person, but I have to say, I do actually like the flavor of the Isagenix shakes – or at least the two I have tried. I have tried the “regular” IsaLean shake in vanilla and I have tried the IsaPro Whey Protein, also in vanilla. I am HUGE fan of everything vanilla and to me, both of these have great vanilla flavor. The regular shake, however, almost has a hint of cinnamon with it, which I love. There are some who really don’t like the vanilla, but I am huge fan. After a workout, I like to mix one scoop of the regular vanilla IsaLean shake with one scoop of the whey protein. Sometimes, I will add cinnamon to it for an added boost of that cinnamon flavor. I just mix the powder with about 8-10 ounces of water in a shaker cup and slam it down. I don’t do the whole blender thing because I usually do it at work. I just have a cute little container I put the powder in and bring it with me, along with my cup, to work. It is really super convenient. And, I know I am getting super good nutrition after a workout. A lot better than grabbing a Snickers candy bar, which I have done.
I have to say the one thing I love about ALL of the products is the convenience. All of them are super convenient and to be honest, I really truly love the taste. The shakes are great tasting – not gritty or anything and the bars (well, most of them) have really, really good flavor and are not “fakey” tasting. There isn’t an after taste. At least in my opinion.
And speaking of bars, two of my favorites are the Chocolate Cream Crisp and the Chocolate Decadence. Oh MY! Pure deliciousness. Again, I am not kidding you when I say I love these things! At first, the Decadence was my favorite, but now, I am so in love with the Cream Crisp. My mouth is watering right now thinking about one! YUMMY!
I will often use these as an afternoon snack more than I will a meal replacement. On Saturdays, if Al and I run mid-to-late morning, we often shower and get ready and then head to the coffee shop. I will split one with him and it’s enough to keep us going until we have supper.
Another product that is a favorite of mine is the e-shot, which is what most people call them. It’s like a healthy 5-hour Energy. I will admit, however, I am not a huge fan of the taste. Not my fav, but I use them because I like the effects, especially right before I teach a class. I have yet to have the “crash” that is typically associated with these types of products. It gives me the boost without the dreaded, awful crash. AND, I don’t get stupidly shaky and my heart doesn’t race or any of those other weird side effects that can happen with energy boosting products.
Again, not a fan of the flavor per se, but I like it enough to enjoy and reap the benefits from them. I will say, I do prefer them chilled.
So, that about does it. I am still trying new products. I will continue using the ones I love. And, if you want more information, I can hook you up with the right people. Again, I am not a consultant. I don’t ever intend to be. I am just a user and now, LOVER, of the products.
My boss at Vital Fit Club, Heather Godfrey, is hosting another Transformation Challenge. I am adding the flyer to the end of this post. Heather can help answer any questions you might have. Or, so can another friend of mine and friend of Heather’s, who helps with the challenges, Christa Thompson. Both of these ladies are EXTREMELY knowledgeable and are willing to help you with any questions you might have about Isagenix. They are definitely the ones to talk to. I can hook you up with either of these two inspiring women! Love them both so much!
The challenge starts next week, on March 14. Jump on board the transformation train. It’s time!