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My Isagenix Experience and Cleanse Day

 

I started my Isagenix program on Friday a week ago. I have to say the first few days took a bit of mind control. It was not that I was hungry, it was that I love my food, and am a nibbler so the two shakes for two meals was a bit of a mental struggle for me. Determined, I persevered and looked forward to my meal in the evening with a glass of wine of course. Protein and a plate full, and I mean a plate full of delicious salad, which included everything but the kitchen sink. Avocado, carrots, onions, spinach, lettuce, mung beans, beetroot, fresh broccoli, feta cheese, coriander, basil, parsley, chilies, covered with balsamic, and Lesley’s secret dressing which I will give to you at the end of this story. After an hour I would have a piece of fruit which last week was lychees. I ate around 6:30 PM so it would be at least 16 hours before I would start again. I guess you could say I am incorporating intermittent fasting with it if you count the hours between evening an morning meals.

Yesterday I did my cleanse day which involves drinking this concoction from Isagenix called “cleanse for life” every four hours with heaps of filtered water. I was drinking Kangen water of course.  It is not a laxative which entails purging  it is a cellular nourishing and detoxifying  powder which you drink with filtered water so you are not purging  you are actually supplying your cells with antioxidants and fabulous plant botanicals

Well, that was interesting because I mentally was not looking forward to it but once again determined to do it properly. I was surprised that although I struggled mentally for the first few hours I found I did not get hungry and as the day went on I really found myself not missing the food. The hardest bit was not having my evening meal but got through that with watching a J Lo movie and an Aussie movie then it was time for bed.

Now to my surprise I actually had a great nights sleep which I have not done in months and I feel energized and clear-headed which also was interesting as I thought I would have felt a little sluggish this morning but no, I feel fantastic.

Have I lost weight? I think so, I don’t have scales and have not stood on scales in years so I cannot prove it.  Body wise I do feel lighter if that is any indication and I do believe my clinging dress is not so clingy.

So on to the next week a few more distractions next week so will power required.

Oh, my secret recipe for my dressing well I think I will keep it a secret a little while longer.

 

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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels – Great snack

 

 

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • ¼ c. ranch dressing
  • ½ c. finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 pieces bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. minced chives
  • flour tortillas 6 small or 3 large

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and ranch dressing. Mix until smooth.
  2. Stir in cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives.
  3. Spread in a generous layer over tortillas.
  4. Roll tortillas tightly and slice into 1 inch pieces.

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Small Savings – Big Fortune

 

Buy reconditioned products – The meaning of this is the product has been returned to the factory where it was inspected and refurbished to working order. You may need to ignore the scratches and make sure that it comes with a warranty. An example is say a cordless drill that goes for $238 new can be brought refurbished for $157 – Saving $81

 

Make your own salad dressing – A store-bought salad dressing can cost about $3 or more. Make your own.

A vinaigrette dressing is :- 2 tablespoons of wine vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/3 cup of olive oil and pepper to taste. Put in a nice container and shake before using.  Save about $1.50 a week if you eat salad most days (half a bottle) – Saving around $75 a year

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Saving Tip For Today

honey-dijon-balsamic-vinaigrette-600x500-118117Home Made Salad Dressing

Better and cheaper made a home. 

Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Whisk together 1 minced garlic clove, a pinch of salt and pepper, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard and 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar  (you can use white Balsamic vinegar which I prefer) then slowly whisk in 1/2 cup of olive oil.

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Avocado salad dressing

Avocado salad dressing to replace ranch!

1 large avocado, 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon hot sauce, 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, 3/4 teaspoon salt. Enjoy!

Avocado salad dressing

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Scarf Dressing

Scarf dressing

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August 17, 2013 · 9:14 AM

Food To Improve Your Mood

Food to Improve Your Mood- Steamed Salmon Salad with Grapefruit-Ginger Dressing Source- http-::www.healthcentral.com:anxiety:c:458275:160909:improve-grapefruit-dressing

Food to Improve Your Mood: Steamed Salmon Salad with Grapefruit-Ginger Dressing
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