So, I decided to join the New Year, New Me bandwagon for 2013. Yea, yea I know, I am one of those people now. Listen, after having a baby (a 10 pound 13oz baby I may add) you want your body back, and will pretty much starve yourself to get it. Instead of starving myself which isn’t good for me, or the people in my family (enter: cat claws) I decided to do a health cleanse. I really want to be as healthy as I can for my new growing family! But, I am not doing it alone, I elected my husband to do it with me, (not sure exactly how he felt about that haha) We both got pleasantly plump over the last 9 months…So, yep we are both going to get our pre-baby bodies back haha!
We decided on the Isagenix 30 day cleansing and fat burning system. I found out about this particular cleanse from my cousin who had a baby two weeks after me, she writes over at the Lilac & Grey blog about Fashion and Real Estate. She named her blog post about the cleanse Operation Body Comeback. I thought that was so funny! so fitting! and so true!! Check it out.
If you are curious to know, the cleanse has all natural ingredients, helps you lose weight and gives you all of your essential daily vitamins and minerals. Who wouldn’t want all that? It isn’t a laxative, or diurectic so you don’t have to worry about… ya know, running to the bathroom every 5 minutes. Which was something my husband was really worried about. Ok, so was I!
Anyway, I am sure you are wondering can people with type 1 diabetes use this? The answer is yes and Type 2’s also. I did research to make sure, and there are files with tips on how to help you manage your blood sugars while on the system. Let me know if you want the info. You should contact your doctor though to let them know and to make sure this is something that you can be on. I contacted mine and got the OK, stamp of approval, and will be contacting them weekly to make any adjustments I need for food and exercise.
Basically, the gist of the system is that you have two shakes during the day, whichever time of the day you would normally eat a meal and then a healthy well balanced one for the third. In between you can have either Isagenix snacks (recommended) or healthy snacks and drink A LOT of water. There are also supplements you take with the system as well. And thats it! Really easy. Doable by anyone! Check out the details here.
Both my husband and I started yesterday and we both had no complaints, so far. I am also using the myfitnesspal app on my iphone to keep a food and exercise log, and I use the notes section to add in my blood sugars. I haven’t started my exercise routine just yet because I want to see how my blood sugars are going first.
As you can see on the Food Notes section image (image right) the want more energy drink did raise my blood sugar level. When I looked back at the nutritional value I didn’t notice that it was a two serving scoop and didn’t bolus for it. So now I know for the next time.
By logging everything (image left)I can see exactly how each item of the cleanse is affecting my blood sugars. It also has this handy dandy calorie counter that tells you how many calories you are taking in based on what foods you log. If you have a specific goal in mind it will automatically deduct it when you add an item. There is an exercise log book as well which I haven’t been using yet but, I tested it out and there are tons of exercises to choose from. Really cool!
I will try as much as I can to write about my personal journey using this system with type 1 diabetes. So, please if you have any questions about it you can ask me anytime by leaving a comment or emailing me at gcapone1 (at) optonline (dot) net
There is also a Isabetic facebook page if you wanted to find out more too.