I love vegetables, always have and always will…but I am still pleasantly surprised that I can be caught off guard by loving one that I never really gave much attention to before. I decided to make Brussel Sprouts for the very first time tonight. I don’t know what made me avoid these in the past, I mean…I LOVE CABBAGE! As a kid, I would beg my grandma to make me a HUGE bowl of her cabbage salad every time we went there for dinner! And I can safely say…I pretty much finished the entire bowl every time! So why did I avoid these adorable mini cabbages!?!?
brussel sprouts, turkey, and rainbow quinoa
I cut each brussel sprout in half and trimmed the bottoms, before lightly coating them with extra virgin olive oil, fresh cracked pepper, and a bit of fresh ground sea salt. I put them in the oven on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 15 minutes and out came perfect little roasted brussel sprouts! DELICIOUS!!
There has been a lot of talk about the “Bedtime Belly Buster – BBB” on all of the isAgenix groups, so I finally decided to purchase the products and test it out.
bedtime belly buster ingredients
It all started when one guy researched that protein with calcium just before bed could help one sleep better, preserve muscle, boost fat burning, and assist with weight management. The original version has been modified over the years to add/subtract ingredients based on someone already getting enough calcium with the Ageless Essentials. Suggestions are to now include the isAgenix FiberPro (for greater satiety), isaFruits, Want More Energy?, and a few sprays of their Sleep Support Spray. I know I just named a long list of ingredients, so please don’t get overwhelmed and think you need absolutely everything to try this out. I am actually making it with the isaPro, about a half scoop of isaCalcium, and a half stick of isaFruits. I decided not to entirely remove the calcium, even though I am taking the Ageless Essentials every day.
bedtime belly buster – BBB
I must say I actually fully enjoyed the taste and flavor of this drink!! It is definitely fruity and a bit frothy, but to me…it’s a YUMMY DESSERT!! Almost like a berry milkshake! I can’t say for sure if this will actually start taking inches off my waist, but I’ll definitely keep everyone posted. I can say that I definitely have found it MUCH easier to fall asleep, and I am still waking up early with a TON of energy!
I am so proud of my mommy! She just completed her first 30 days on the program and has completely blown me away at how well she has done! She lost TWENTY THREE POUNDS and 27.5 INCHES!! Yes, you read that right!! Is that not AMAZING?!?! Of course, I would love to share pictures of her progress, but I’m still working on her to agree and become comfortable with sharing! For now, you need to take my word for it that she looks incredible and is already in need of some smaller clothes!!! KEEP IT GOING, MOMMY!!!
I have some other fantastic news to share as well…a lot of new people are signing up for isAgenix!! Our cousin, my dad, and a dear friend from high school…oh yeah, soon all my family and friends will be enjoying shakes together!! I am truly loving it and LOVE that soon everyone will see and FEEL all the great things I’ve been talking about!!
I know I talk about my shakes A LOT, but listen…I LOVE THEM!! I truly look forward to how tasty and delicious they are…and I’m always trying to think of different combinations to change it up a little. Today, I added in one teaspoon of organic raw almond butter to my vanilla shake. I had never tried it before and was quite surprised when I opened the lid to realize I needed to stir it up quite a bit. It completely separates the longer it sits, so you really need to give it a good stir each time you use it!
My final shake definitely had a somewhat peanut butter taste, but it was very faint! I think next time I will have to add a bit more to get a better idea, but I think this could be something many would enjoy!
organic almond butter
Ahhh, I posted my before/after photo on my private Facebook page!! Quite honestly, I’m still a little bit in shock…but I did it, it’s done! It’s out there!
I truly had been contemplating biting the bullet and throwing myself out to the public for the last few days, and then over the weekend I was convinced after speaking with a few people who are also using the isAgenix products. I figured the benefits of sharing the products and helping others to experience feeling this fantastic, far outweighed a little embarrassment! In actuality, it has been quite freeing to be so open and honest with everyone…it does help that LUCKILY, I have only received positive responses!
I’m even more excited that it has given me the chance to reconnect with a few people who are already interested in trying out the system! Oh yeah, we are all jumping on the healthy train together! CHOOO!! CHOOO!!
** Note: If you do not have the isaDelight chocolate, substitute with 2 isaSnacks! **
Since I am cleansing today, what not better than to share my typical “cleanse” day….
7:30am – 1 ounce Ionix Supreme
8:30am – 4 ounces Cleanse for Life
9:30am – 2 isaSnacks! (vanilla)
10:30am – 1 isaDelight (dark chocolate)
11:30am – 4 ounces Cleanse for Life
12:30pm – 1 isaDelight
1:30pm – 2 isaSnacks! (vanilla)
2:30pm – 4 ounces Cleanse for Life
3:30pm - 1 isaDelight
4:30pm – 2 isaSnacks! (vanilla)
5:30pm – 4 ounces Cleanse for Life
6:30pm - 1 isaDelight
7:30pm – 2 isaSnacks! (vanilla)
10:00-10:30pm – 2 capsules of isaFlush
Again, the recommendation is to drink at least a GALLON of water during your first 30 days. I also added in an e+ shot around 1:00pm today for a little extra energy and a hot cup of t+chai tea at 7:00pm to warm up. You don’t have to follow this exact schedule, but it’s recommended to have 8 isaSnacks! and up to 4 isaDelights.
The isaSnacks!, isaDelights, e+ shot, and t+ chai tea are the only “snacks” you can have along with the Cleanse for Life drink on cleanse days.
I thought it would be helpful for those considering the program to post my typical daily routine surrounding my meals. I think it’s easier to understand if you see it lined up in front of you.
So, here is my typical “shake” day….
7:30am – 1 ounce Ionix Supreme and 1 Accelerator Capsule
8:00-8:30am – IsaLean Shake – I love the chocolate flavor in the morning!
- Ageless Essentials with Product B a.m. pack (supplements)
10:30-11:00am – snack of either 1 isaDelight (dark chocolate) or 2 isaSnacks! (vanilla)
1:00pm – IsaLean Vanilla Shake
- I usually add in Cinnamon, Green Tea Matcha Powder, or 1 tsp. Want More Energy!
3:00-3:30pm – snack of either 1 isaDelight or 2 isaSnacks!
5:30-7:30pm – Dinner of Protein, Complex Carbs, Healthy Fats, and Vegetables
- Ageless Essentials with Product B p.m. pack (supplements)
9:30pm – snack of either 1 isaDelight or 2 isaSnacks! – I can’t give up my dessert!
10:00-10:30pm – 2 capsules of isaFlush
I also drink a TON of water throughout the day. The recommendation is to drink at least a GALLON during your first 30 days, but I go well over! I also want to point out that there are many other snack options other than the isAgenix products, I just happen to find it convenient to use them.
I know I’ve said it already, but I truly am enjoying the different things I’ve been cooking up in the kitchen! It is so much fun coming up with new meals, and I absolutely love discovering the ones which I find to be delicious! Tonight’s menu consisted of turkey breast with a TON of seasonings. I used freshly squeezed lemon juice, rosemary, chives, garlic powder, paprika, a dash of cayenne pepper, and some fresh ground black pepper. Oh my, I can’t even begin to explain the final result!! It was the tastiest piece of turkey that I have ever made! I decided to share my creation with my fiancé to get his review, and he LOVED it too!! I’m so excited, we now have new dish to add to the weekly menu!!
turkey, salad, and a wrap
I also thought it would be helpful to put together some recipes for those who need some ideas on what to make each day. I’ll soon be including a link/page with all of my favorites!
On your initial order of the 30 day program you also receive a free box of samples. It’s a great way to try out some of the additional products before investing in buying a whole box. There are five items in the box and so far, I’ve loved every single one! I will definitely be adding some of these to my order next month!
Here is a description of all the goodies inside the box:
Want More Energy Stick – Orange: A natural fuel for the body, it gives you endurance and sustains your energy without caffeine or stimulants. Available in three delicious flavors — orange, tropical and citrus.
2 IsaLean Bars – Chocolate Decadence & Natural Oatmeal Raisin: The exclusively sourced bars are packed with high-quality, undenatured whey protein from cows that are pasture-fed and not treated with hormones or antibiotics. The whey protein is low in lactose and high in branch-chained amino acids for maintaining muscle and promoting muscle growth.
FiberSnacks! – Peanut Chocolate Chew: You get 24% of your daily intake of fiber in one delicious FiberSnacks! bar. Available in either Peanut Chocolate Chew or new peanut-free Honey Almond Crunch, these tasty treats contain 6 grams of a premium blend of soluble and insoluble fiber that are both key for good health. This one-two punch of fiber intake helps keep you looking and feeling your best.
e+ Energy Shot: A nutrient-packed, naturally-caffeinated energy shot that gets and KEEPS you active and alert. e+ contains caffeine derived from green tea and yerba maté and a proprietary, scientifically proven blend of adaptogenic botanicals that increase energy, stamina and mental alertness. e+ is a healthy and safe way to provide that “get-up-and-go” needed for both the average person and the competitive athlete.
Today I decided to start taking the isAgenix supplements. I had ordered them a couple weeks ago, but wanted to officially complete my first 30 days on the program before adding in any of the other products. I’ve never been one to take any sort of vitamin or supplument on a daily basis, so I’m curious to see how I do with taking these every day. The nice part is that they are already in convenient little packs, one for the morning and one for the evening, so I don’t have to take a bunch of pills out of bottles every day. It’s really organized!
ageless essentials with product B
I had the a.m. pack with my morning shake and the p.m. pack after dinner. Since the a.m. and p.m. packs can be separated, I put the a.m. pack on my blender and the p.m. on my bottle of isaFlush just so I would remember! I can’t say I noticed anything different today, but I’ll keep everyone posted on whether I notice any changes as the days pass.
Here is a breakdown of each of the supplements included with the packs:
Product B: The science behind Product B goes beyond the symptoms of aging to target the ultimate sources of aging at the cellular level. Maintaining proper cell health can positively affect the body’s natural processes. Product B is uniquely designed to offer what we believe to be the best telomere support on the market.
Essentials for Women: Featuring an advanced delivery system, your body receives a steady stream of key vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients throughout the day.
Ageless Actives: Offers therapeutic doses of CoQ10, Vitamin D3 and Resveratrol, combined with adaptogens, botanicals and other antioxidants to help slow the progressive degeneration of the body.
Isaomega Supreme: Helps support cardiovascular and brain health by providing DHA and EPA omega-3 essential fatty acids from fish oil.
C-Lyte: Features isa-C Complex, with three forms of Vitamin C as mineral ascorbates, to be easy on the stomach and help provide you with 24-hour antioxidant protection.