What is the C9 program?
The C9 program is a Forever Living nutritional cleansing program, also referred to as a weight loss or detox program. It last 9 days and during that time you restrict your calorie intake whilst also taking supplements, the main one being the aloe vera gel which has many health benefits.
The main aims of the C9 program are to rid your body of toxins, help you to lose weight and give you a motivational kick start for achieving your fitness or lifestyle goals.
What results can you expect from the C9 program?
Results vary from one person to the next depending on how much weight they have to loose, how well they follow the plan and how much exercise they do. However, having been a forever living rep in the past I can offer my own personal review as well as reviews from some of my clients and tell you that he average weight loss for someone following the C9 program properly is between 7 and 14lbs. Making this the perfect program to do two weeks before your holiday or a big event like a wedding where you want to feel a bit more confident in your clothes.
Is the C9 program hard to follow?
This is something I get asked a lot and the truth is it depends on you. The first two days are the hardest as you have to change your eating habits and remember to drink the aloe shots, take the supplements and have the shakes without eating any actual meals. You can of course eat the free foods which consist of most fruits and vegetables.
If you are going to struggle this is when it will happen as you may experience headaches from caffeine withdrawal and hunger pains. But if you can get through days 1 and 2 on the C9 program then you will more than likely find the other 7 days okay as you reduce the gel and introduce food.
Top Tip – The C9 program comes with one shake flavour, vanilla or chocolate. I would recommend that you buy a second bag in the opposite flavour so that you can mix it. Of course this will mean you will have the equivalent of a bag left at the end of the program as I am not suggesting you use more than you should but this is fine as you can continue to use the shake on a daily basis or even do the Forever Living shake challenge.
What can you eat and drink on the C9 program?
So in addition to the supplements and shakes you are best off just drinking water. This will help to flush out all the toxins and keep you hydrated. It will also help you to break any bad habits like drinking too much coffee, fizzy pop or alcohol.
In regards to food you can eat one 600 calorie meal a day from day 3 to day 9, or if you are very active or have a physically demanding job then you may need to increase this to one 1000 calorie meal a day. In addition to this one meal a day you can also eat some free foods as and when you need them. These include fruits and vegetables, a full list of which will be included in your C9 pack.
How much exercise do I need to do?
The more you exercise the more likely you are to see better results. It is recommended that you do a minimum of 30 minutes a day. If you are new to exercise then this can be a brisk walk, swim or maybe try a class at your local gym. If you regularly exercise then keep that up as best you can for the 9 days and if you find that you have surplus energy then try and increase the impact where possible. The key message is move more to lose more so even small changes will help such as walking instead of driving and taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Top tip – You may find it better if you exercise in the morning when you have more energy as the reduction in calories will likely make you feel tired earlier in the evenings, especially at the start of the program.
Where can I get mine?
Now you know everything there is to know about the Forever Living C9 program all that is left to do is to order your box today. You can do this by speaking to your local Forever Living rep if you know one but you will probably find that it is cheaper and quicker if you order it from amazon. Just remember that you have a choice of shakes so make sure you pick which one you want and order a second shake if you think you will like both vanilla and chocolate. To get the most out of your C9 then follow our guide on how to maximise your C9 results.
How can I maintain the weight loss?
Lots of people are worried that they will put the weight back on as soon as they finish the C9 program and start eating again and the truth is if you return to your old habits of over eating, eating unhealthy foods, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol or moving very little then yes you will gain weight again. However, if you use this program as the kick start it is intended to be and you continue to do regular exercise and eat a healthy balanced diet then you are more than likely going to be able to maintain your weight loss if not continue to lose more if that’s your aim. And remember you can always continue taking the Aloe Vera or try the shake challenge if you need a bit more routine to help you stay on target.
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