Forever Living’s Clean 9 is creating a wave of success for kickstarting health and weight loss that everyone is asking about it.
From pop stars such as Posh Becks recommending the Aloe Vera diet to celebrities and top sports stars – this has just increased people’s interest and as a result the number of questions they are asking.
So, to answer all those Forever Clean 9 questions in one place – here is our best attempt to provide the answers (and if we’ve missed one, please let us know in the comments below).
These are based on both official Forever Living trainings and our own experience, both as distributors with Forever Living and also people who use and love these products.
For myself, I lost 4kg and dropped a trouser size on the Clean 9. It also formed the basis for developing a healthier lifestyle and I’ve gone on to regularly run 10k races, which is much easier (and better for your knees) when you don’t weigh so much!
The true cost of the Clean 9 programme is much less than you would think.
Typically, we find that people save more than £50 or £60 just by not consuming trendy coffees, alcohol and lunch time sandwiches.
Equally, the benefits of the Clean 9 are that afterwards you wont want to eat or drink these as much, so you’ll be saving for the weeks ahead too.
However, the true cost is much less, and good health always pays back in terms of being able to earn an income.
The Clean 9 is – as you’d expect – a 9 day nutrition programme. 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 C9 /Clean 9 Booklet download it here.
Firstly, pick a nine day sequence when you don’t have any parties or celebrations!
– 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.
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.
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 programme.
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.
Strictly speaking, we are not allowed to use medical words to describe our products or 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 healthy function of the body (liver, kidneys, skin and lungs) to do what it does anyway – which is absorb nutrition and get ride of waste. Think about it, your body is cleansing all day and everyday anyway, our high quality Aloe Vera and the Clean 9 programme simply helps that process which leads to great results.
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 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 programme – 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.
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.
When you order your pack, a printed version of this booklet is included so that you can track your days, what you are eating and measure your results.
Is Aloe drink taken on empty stomach? And how minutes before lunch?
Aloe Vera works better when taken on an empty stomach as it is absorbed more easily. When you are on the Clean 9 you either take Aloe Vera either on its own or just before the Forever Lite nutrition shake. So, timing isn’t really an issue as you are not taking at the same time as your meals (day 3 to 9).
When do I take Therm?
Take the supplements and aloe vera in order as listed in the clean 9 booklet. You take Therm after your Aloe Vera Gel. I don’t think you need to wait.
Can I add the Forever Lean to the Clean 9?
Yes, you can, but it won’t help much. 🙂 Forever Lean helps us process the fats that we are eating or about to eat. So, on the Clean 9, you will eat very lean 600 to 800 calorie meals and won’t be eating any particularly fatten meals – such as Christmas lunch! That is why Forever Lean is not a part of the Clean 9 – it really isn’t necessary – but is a very useful product if you do have some weddings to attend or Christmas meals to eat!
Can I use another weight plan meal shake?
So long as the shake you use have the same very high nutritional and protein content in a form that makes digestion and absorption easier, then yes okay. It would not be a good idea to use an inferior product. (NB. I don’t know of a better product than the Forever Lite Shake – so I’d suggest you stick to that).
If you feel it is necessary then yes, you can. However, both green tea and almond tea do contain some caffeine and the new Clean 9 (with the Therm tablets) does give you a boost with natural caffeine (Guarana) and a Green Tea extract already, so these teas probably won’t be necessary for the caffeine fix.
Ideal would be a lot of water or hot water with a slice of lemon. However, if you feel you have to have a hot drink then a green tea, almond tea, peppermint tea or decaf tea isn’t going to affect the outcome a great deal, so if it really helps you, then do it.
No, carrots are not included in the ‘free foods’ list as they have a high GI (Glycemic Index) score. Essentially, a high GI means that the food has a high impact on your body’s blood sugar.
Foods you can eat vary from fruits such as apricots and apples to vegetables such as spinach and tomatoes.
We’ve found that soft fruits such as kiwi, raspberries and strawberries plus vegetables such as cucumber, sugar snap peas and tomatoes are the most popular.
Yes they do. However, cheating and eating lots of cake or drinking coffee half way through usually slows the benefits. So, your results will depend on your desire to get the most out of it.
Buying a Clean 9 pack is really simply – just click the Clean 9 link, order and pay – it will be delivered to your home or office.
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
Probably. Essentially, the more cleansing that is going on, the greater the headache. So, oddly, headaches are a good sign.
To minimise 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.
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).
Again, unless you are a regular drinker of our Aloe Vera, then probably not, as suddenly 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.
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.
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 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 impact your medication 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.
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.
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.
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 cleansing your body has to do 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 cleansing effect can work more slowly through your body, and as it does, 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!
Nutri-lean was the original next step / follow on programme for Clean 9 or C9. It has now been replaced by the Forever FIT programme which consists of three parts C9 – to cleanse, FIT 1 – to build good habits / continue weight loss and FIT 2 – to build lean muscle.
The new FIT programme continues to use Garcina, Forever Ultra-Lite, Aloe Vera Gel but includes Therm and Pro-X energy bars instead of the Forever Lean. Forever Lean can still be purchased separately as an additional help if required.
Some people stop – which is usually a mistake – and then have to follow up with a second clean 9 about 6 months later. Which is a shame!
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).
Hence, even if you are looking at a second Clean 9, then once finished, do continue with the Forever FIT and make the weight loss permanent.
If you find the jump from the 9 day Clean 9 programme to the 30 Fit 1 or Fit 2 programme, don’t worry – you can settle in the middle now and take the 15 day Fit 15.
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