30-day cleanse

Clean eating with Arbonne

On my day job I work with an Arbonne consultant and she invited me to participate in a 30-day cleanse using Arbonne products. She gets a group together twice a year to “eat clean”. I saw her postings on Facebook and was interested in learning about the program and the products. I’ve hit a plateau with my weight loss journey and figured I had nothing to lose.

So what’s the program

First, you purchase your meal replacement kit. The kit includes (1) protein powder, (2) fizz sticks (similar to Crystal Light), (3) fiber boost, (4) digestion plus, (5) body cleanse, and (6) detox tea. The price of the kit is $266 plus tax and a $29 registration fee. Your purchase of the kit buys admission to the “30 Days to Healthy Living” program. You have access to recipes, food plans, and education.

The objective is to eat

  • clean, whole food
  • increase the nutrient value of the foods you do eat
  • GMO-free
  • create balance in your body, and
  • eliminate allergenic, addictive, and acid forming foods.

Bottom line, for 30 days you stay away from

  • sugar
  • caffeine
  • gluten
  • dairy, and
  • soy.

Day 1

Me on day one of my 30-day cleanse
Me on day one of my 30-day cleanse
Side view on day one
Side view on day one
0800 – BreakfastShake with fruit and spinach and detox tea
1030 – SnackAlmonds
1200 – LunchShake with fruit and spinach
1430 – SnackApple and a fizz stick
1700 – DinnerQuinoa hot dish
1800 – ExerciseRecumbent bike for 20 minutes
1900 – Fiber BoostMake shakes for the next day
Water104 fluid ounces

Overall, the day went well. I

  • was busy and didn’t have time to think about snacking
  • kept to my regular eating routine to keep my blood sugar as steady as possible
  • had a slight headache in the early afternoon, but I am not sure if it was from lack of caffeine or sugar, and
  • had more energy at the end of the day than I expected.

The shakes were satisfying. I didn’t have any cravings, but we will see what tomorrow brings. The first few days are always the worst. I will be tracking daily for myself, but I’ll update you here at the end of the week.

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