Sunday, August 1, 2010

Isagenix 101 (updated Nov/2012)


*This is a long post.  I encourage you to take a few days to read the materials.  I will split them up by days.

DAY 1.

Your support has been amazing!! I can’t tell you how many wonderful stories I have heard from people who have 1) changed their lives using Isagenix 2) who are changing their lives with Isagenix 3) and who have supported me during my life transformation with Isagenix.

There is one remarkable thing about paper crafters; we truly are a tight knit community.  We have laughed, cried, smiled, cheered, encouraged, prayed etc for each other. And when we finally get to meet face to face through local events; CHA; retreats etc the bond is already there.  We are like old friends meeting for the first time. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for me and letting me be there for you!

I continue to get asked questions about the programs; all valid and important questions; and I want those people considering Isagenix to be well informed; especially regarding support and enrolment.

PLEASE BE AWARE...There are many links online that lead you to other people's websites who are not always interested in helping you to achieve your goals; that being said there are definitely some fabulous coaches out there too.  Please know that while I have links on my blog to my personal Isagenix site I am committing my time to support you.  The teacher in me wants others to make informed decisions about your health.  No two people are the same when it comes to Isagenix even if you are ordering the same product.  I take into consideration a number of factors including your goals, the medication you take, your lifestyle and the supplements you need. These are critical factors that tell me if Isagenix is right for you.

“What is Isagenix?”

It’s a question I get asked a number of times a day but the simple truth is, because it’s so many things to so many people, it’s hard to sum it up.

Isagenix is essentially a super food that has been formulated with some of the best products around the world to help you improve your general health and well being.  The idea behind Isagenix was a health and wellness program for people who wanted to take charge of their health.  But it was the side effects that started selling this product!  Not only were people feeling better but they were losing weight and experiencing a multitude of other positive changes.

The ingredients are all natural, botanically derived with no stimulants or chemical additives.   The programs are nicely laid out, you receive a support book to show you what to do and how to achieve the best results, there are video supports and best of all you have support through your coach!

Isagenix to me is a life changing. It helped me release 14lbs as well as gain 5lbs of lean body muscle.  It helped my husband release 20lbs and my mum 67lbs!  At a time where I was personally feeling hopeless, tired and sick it was a second chance at a healthy life. Isagenix has also given me a tangible way to help other people. In addition, it has also brought incredible new people into my life--for which I am so thankful. Overall, Isagenix impacted my life in ways more profound than I ever believed a product could.  There truly is no time like the present to take control of your health! Have you had a chance to look at the success stories on the website? 

Why Isagenix?

Why Not!  The best part is there is an Isagenix support system for everyone from kids to adults. 

Are you athletic trying to build muscle? 
Are you trying to lose weight? 
Are you interested in youthful aging?
Are you trying to regain your health and boost your immunity? 
Are you trying to gain weight?
Are you skipping meals? 
Are you eating poorly?
Do you want to improve mental clarity?
Do you want more energy? 
Do you need a place to start your new journey to health and wellness?

**Note: it is important that you consult with me if you are pregnant and/or nursing as some of the products are not suitable.

What are the benefits of Nutritional cleansing?

   strengthens your immune system
   supports health brain chemistry to give you clarity of thought
   restores antioxidants to help your body with the effects of pollution
   slows down the effect of aging on the body
   reduces stress
   improves absorption of essential nutrients
   aids with digestion especially issues like heartburn, bloating etc
   weight lose
   increased energy
   builds lean muscle, increasing your body's ability to burn fat and stay active
   radiant skin
   reduces and eliminates unhealthy cravings

Isagenix is NOT a diet and it is NOT the latest fad!  It is a lifestyle.   

Because it's not a diet there is a lot of flexibility, you eat plenty of 'real' food and it is a support not a substitute for healthy eating and exercise.

The program was not designed to be a diet but the 'side effect' of cleansing and good nutrition is that excess weight and inches are shed.  The products create balance in people's bodies and therefore everyone's results are unique.  The body is the miracle.  When we feed it proper nutrition

If you need to lose weight, weight is released.  If you need to gain weight, you gain lean muscle.  Most people report increased energy, more restful sleep, mental clarity, improvement of digestive issues, decrease in pain and more.  A well nourished and cleansed body is able to function optimally so the miracle becomes not so much the products but your own body.  

Regaining control of your health and wellness is especially critical in our world today because of the number of toxins and chemicals we are exposed to on a day to day basis.  Much of our food is over processed and refined and does not provide us with the nutrients we need.  We live in a fast paced world where “the quicker or convenient" the better .  We have come to rely on fast food, canned, or packaged items and many of us are not reading the labels of the foods we are eating.  For instance, some peanut butters are made with icing sugar!  Many of our foods are made with synthetic sugars and added salt  Have you checked your soup labels for MSG?  And we wonder why we are fighting obesity, heart disease and cancer.

Have you ever thought about all the things you are exposed to on a daily basis?
Here is a short 9 min video about toxicity. 


DAY 2.

Question and Answers

Other than the Isagenix website where else can I learn about the product? 
You are welcome to e-mail me OR there is a great video review on Isagenix.

I am a celiac.  Can I use the product?

The simple answer is yes.  Many of the products are wheat and gluten free.  There are however TWO products that do not meet this standard.  This is why it is critical to work 1-1 with a coach.



I am a diabetic.  Can I use the products? 
Again the simple answer is yes however I highly recommend that you work with your doctor to ensure you have met all your needs too.  Did you know the formulator for Isagenix is diabetic?  You can bet he made sure he could use the product too!

I have gut issues.  Will this program work for me? 
That is a hard question to answer because results vary from person to person but in many cases it does improve digestive issues.

I am hypoglycemic and eat regularly throughout the day so how can I be sure to meet those needs especially on cleanse days?

I too am hypoglycemic.  I  used the IsaSnacks and the IsaDelights to help stabilize my blood sugar levels in addition to curbing my hunger.  I did surprisingly well on my cleanse days!

Can my children have the shakes too?

Absolutely!  Their portioning is slightly different but they can also enjoy the benefits of the shakes.  In fact there are many products the kids can have from vitamins to fruit sources and much more!  There is a chart available to show you what products can have at what ages.  I would be happy to e-mail it to you.  My kids are 10 and 9.  They have shakes daily that include the Greens and the Isafruits.  I have already seen so many benefits especially for my son who is autistic and a picky eating. His complexion looks better (he doesn’t look as ashen) and his general moods are better too.  Both kids are more full during the day and don’t snack as much and they don’t ask for sweets as much either.

I have  _________ allergy.  Can I use Isagenix products?

The best way to answer that is to either contact me OR check out www.isagenixhealth.net to see how it works for certain conditions, lifestyle choices, kids, etc .

Are the shakes really THAT filling?  

Yes. I find they are most filling when you add ice to them.  I like mine either the consistency of a malt or a little less thick while my hubby likes to drink them as if they are "chocolate milk". You can also add small amount of fruit from time to time.   And don’t forget, if you are still hungry you can also have a healthy snack (fruit, veggies, a few nuts, etc.) every 2 hours so food is never too far!

I am a coffee drinker.  I don’t think I can go without my caffeine because I need that to boost my energy especially first thing in the morning.   

My husband is a shift worker.  He also NEEDED the boost during his shift.  I too was used to having my jolt first thing in the morning.  All I can say is that I look up to my hubby because he made it through without a stitch of coffee and for the most part didn’t feel that he needed it at all.  We used the product “Want More Energy” which is a tasty drink mix several times in the day to fill the “coffee urge”. Since having completed our cleanse, I have only had one caffeinated beverage and hubby has a coffee 1-2 times a week as opposed to 3-5 a day.  We just don’t need it anymore…our bodies are not caffeine dependent.

Do the product make you feel hyper or jittery?

No.  While I have more energy it’s not in a hyper kind of way it’s more like I don’t need to curl up on the couch on an afternoon and sleep.  I am more alert, I can participate in longer exercise times, I am less tired.


Are the Isagenix shaker bottles PBA free?

Isagenix shaker bottles are PBA free.  You may have people asking that. You can refer them to: www.blenderbottle.com It says right on the home page that it is BPA free and this link takes you to a more detailed page about it:  http://www.blenderbottle.com/pdf/BlenderBottleQuickFacts.pdf

Is Isagenix a pyramid scam?
Did you know that EVERY company is a pyramid?  Do you have a boss?  Then chances are your boss is the top person and he/she has people working below him/her. Besides, pyramid scams were made illegal in the 1970s.
Isagenix is a network marketing company like Discovery Toys, Mary Kay, Close to My Heart, Usborne Books, Usana and more! Network marketing is the wave of the future.  More and more people are creating online stores, selling products online and buying online too.  For many of these companies advertisement is word of mouth and is shared through many facets like social networking, blogs and websites too.

What do you eat on a cleanse day?
The Isagenix program is set up to provide everything you need and to help fill the deficiencies.  So that being said this is what a 30 day program looks like (cleanse day included)

Pre-cleanse days:
Drink LOTS of water.  Always start the day with a glass of water.
2 shakes and 1 meal between 400-600 calories (has to be eaten either at breakfast or at lunch time)
Snacks up to every 2 hours: Isagenix snacks or a few nuts, veggies, fruit                   

Cleanse days: (4 days in total)
Drink LOTS of water.  Always start the day with a glass of water.
You will drink 4oz of cleanse drink 4times daily in addition to eating 6 wafers throughout the day too.
You can also have a few more snacks because you never want to be starving or hungry through this cleanse. 

Shake days:
Drink LOTS of water.  Always start the day with a glass of water.
2 shakes and 1 meal between 400-600 calories

Read more about the product, watch a video and listen to audio HERE.

What do I do after the 30 day cleanse?

You meet with me (phone, FB, Skype, e-mail) and we discuss your goals. Each person will have different experiences and goals so together we will create a custom "My Pak" just for you.

Do I have to do a maintenance program?    

I had a serious choice to make: I could continue or not.  The fact of the matter is I choose to have a healthy lifestyle for the REST of my life.  Today, I have a customized My Pak and you can too!


DAY 3.

Isagenix seems pricey.

I love this question.  My reply to this...do you eat?  Well then Isagenix is free.  Isagenix does not require any new money.  Instead, Isagenix replaces a portion of your current groceries.  It's that simple. And here's the best part, Isagenix offers ways that you can earn your monthly groceries absolutely free simply by sharing it with friends and family.  In addition, you can also write off a portion of your groceries, house, household bills and more by creating your own business. So if Isagenix doesn't fit your current grocery budget, I'll show you a way it can.

Do you sell Isagenix?

Yes, I do sell  Isagenix product however I do recommend you enrol as an associate rather than purchasing through me so that YOU benefit.  Why you ask?

Because you save BIG TIME.  Remember your 30 day program can either cost you $272 (wholesale) OR $383 (retail).  If you are like me, the deeper the discount the better!! Get your annual membership for a low price of $29 (just like you would for Costco) and you will immediately begin benefitting from the rewards. Free shipping coupons, $$ coupons, discounts, sales and more.

DAY 4.

My Results

I lost a total of 14lbs following the 30 day program and began losing even more by implementing clean eating and exercise in conjunction with my maintenance "My Pak".  With my new found energy, I also found motivation.  I soon began working out regularly and gaining lean body muscle.  I challenged myself to new things like weight training, circuit training and running.  I look and feel better today than I ever have!!!  

Then
2010



After
2012



What made you successful? 

First off, my support team, especially my family.  They supported me the whole way with even more encouragement from hubby and mum.  Second, I had a cleanse coach (the one I signed up with--she was so helpful and supportive).  Third, the results.  When I started seeing results it motivated me so much more. A support team certainly helps to increase your success!

Why should I enrol with you vs enrolling directly through the company?

The choice is ultimately yours.  At the end of the day you will be placed with another person regardless so why not hang out with another paper crafter with like minded health goals? 
I am here to support you through this journey whether it be losing 10 lbs-200 lbs+, regaining your health and wellness, sports training etc.  I belong to an awesome support team and have attended a number of workshops where I have been learning about the health benefits of the products so that I am well informed and can pass along that knowledge to you.

I support you by:
   helping you customize a program to meet your goals 
   setting up your first purchase
   sending you support materials
   teaching you about your back office (where you place your orders and adjust autoship etc)
   sharing meal ideas
   answering your questions
   linking you up to our Isa Group Cleanse group on FB as well as my personal page Health Is a Fit
   sharing the benefits of exercise
   teaching you how to replace some of your current meals with comparable clean eating meals
   being your cheerleader--because we all need a team on our journey!!
   helping you earn your product free
   helping you start your own business  

How can I enrol with Isagenix?
You can either enrol through the website OR contact me personally.  I recommend that you first contact me so that I can help you decide what products will both support your personal goals but also your health needs.  Your information/e-mail will be kept confidential.

In addition to USA, Canada and Puerto Rico, Isagenix can also support people from New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.  While you can sign up through the website if you are from USA, Canada or Puerto Rico, international countries can only enroll through an associate. You can email me and I will gladly set you up.  

When you order you will fill in information and some of it may be confusing.  Ordering as an Associate is better than ordering as a Preferred Customer.  That way, "when" you are approached you can enroll someone up under you and will be compensated.  When you get results like we did, people are going to ask you what you did in order to achieve it.  My mum is a prime example.  She has been going to the pool daily and attending an aqua fit class.  The women in the class were so amazed by her transformation that they asked her what she did.  She explained the program and about how she was feeling and before she knew it 3 ladies from her class became associates too!  Again, when you order as an associate there is NO expectation of selling the product. Don’t forget to sign up for autoship for even more savings.

I am committed to providing you with the information you need to get started on your health and wellness journey.  You are always welcome to ask me more questions and I will be happy to share experiences and answers with you.

In Good Health;
Alli Miles





Isagenix® Disclaimers
DSHEA Disclaimer
These statements (appearing on this Web site) have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Weight Loss Disclaimer
Weight-loss results may vary.  In a recent study, participants averaged a weight loss of 7 pounds at the completion of their first 9 day cleanse using Isagenix.  Always consult your physician before making any dietary changes or starting any nutrition, weight control or exercise program.
Safety Disclaimer
Note: If you are pregnant, nursing, diabetic, on medication, have a medical condition, or are beginning a weight control program, consult your physician before using Isagenix products or making any other dietary changes.  Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs.
Information for General Purposes Only
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12 comments:

Dana said...

This is great info! I keep meaning to get "all my ducks in a row" since my last baby. She's now over a year old and I haven't done anyt"hing to get my body "back." I'm not even a fan of food... I eat it because we have to, though, of course, I enjoy my treats! I will do a bit of my own personal research but if I sign up for this, it will def be through you!
Thx, Alli!

dining table said...

Wow! The result is so great. The changes in your body are so unbelievable. I think I need to do all the things that you do. I want to have that result too.

Dana said...

I have a question that I keep thinking about. Is there anything addictive about the system? For example those daily accelerators?
Thx!

Alli Miles said...

I sent Dana an e-mail with an attached ingredient list but for those who want to know here is the answer: Everything that you find in the Isagenix products is natural (all the ingredients are listed with the product. If you go to the 30 day cleanse for instance at the bottom you will find “components” You click on each of the “components” and then you can check the link called “ingredients”. The products are not addicting.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Thanks sweet girl! I have been thinking about doing this since our emails a few weeks back.

SO, tonight I took the plunge and bought a 9 day cleanse package! Unfortunately, I didn't know you sold these, so I bought them from the main website. Bummer! I will let you know when I start, so I can send you an email when I am going crazy and wanting barbecue chips! LOL! Hugs,

Silke Ledlow said...

Hi Alli!!! I finally took the plunge and signed up under you!!! Please be so sweet and e-mail me under silkeledlow@yahoo.com
for some reason I can't go on outlook :( !!!

BTW...love your awesome new photo!!! I'm ready to get my life back and I'm so thrilled right now that I took charge!!! Hugs ~S~

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Patty Chalas said...

Alli wow!!! that is great i would like a little bit more info, how to order, how much those it cost

thanks!
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Patti P. said...

Hi, I would like to know how to order international. Hope to hear from you. Patti