How to use Clean 9
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 download it here.
How does the Clean 9 Work?
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Clean 9 Celebrities
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, Bee Pollen as a super-food for nutrition and to meet the sweet-tooth carvings, Garcinia tablets to help the body reach ‘food satisfaction’
– 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.
You might also like to follow these two stories Kelly’s Fresh Start with Clean 9 and Tina’s dramatic weight loss story.
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.
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Clean 9 – before and after review
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.
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’ – but as far non-medical specialists are concerned, cleansing the body of toxins is pretty much the same as ‘detoxing’.
The impact of our Aloe Vera is that it supports the body (liver, kidneys, skin and lungs) to detox. Your body is detoxing all day and everyday, our high quality Aloe Vera and the Clean 9 programme simply help 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?
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Clean 9 – success story
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.
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 use clean 9 shake
Please follow this link to the Clean 9 Booklet for full details on how to use.
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.
Taking the Aloe Vera Gel, Therm Tablets, Forever Lean and the Forever Lite Shake
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).
Can I drink green, peppermint, almond or non decaffeinated tea during the 9 days?
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.
Can I eat carrots and other ‘free foods’ when on the clean 9?
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.
A full list of ‘allowed’ free foods is on page 11 of the Clean 9 booklet.
Do people actually get results in just 9 days?
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.
How to buy clean 9
Buying a Clean 9 pack is really simply – just click the Clean 9 Detox link, order and pay – it will be delivered to your home or office.
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
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 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.
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?
Typically, a diabetic type 2 will start at day 3. However, I think this assumes that you are already consuming Aloe Vera Gel. This is important because drinking Aloe will typically 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 supplier or if you don’t have a supplier then please contact us individually to discuss your situation.
We have had people, who were previously on medication, successfully complete our programme but it needs to be handled carefully and under medical supervision. Hence, please contact us first.
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 happened to Nutri-Lean?
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.
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).