Silly me. I ordered the Isagenix Basic Pack before I did my research. THEN I looked into it and so much of what I found was older stuff. All newer threads and comments were...weird. Feel free to share your honest experiences under this thread with no judgment from me. Everyone is different.
My “experience” lasted four days before I threw everything in the trash and here is why:
I get that a calorie deficit is uncomfortable, but I was in pain. My stomach felt like it was being stabbed. Worse than monthly cramps. I had bad headaches no matter how much water I drank. My calories were maxed out at 1500. So what gives?
Google everything you can about Isagenix and you’ll see there’s no scientific basis to what is sold. Just $400 a month for you to ingest preservatives and, probably, not enough calories. All the positive reviews are from so-called “Isa-hun’s” and the people that it seems to work best for are those that are really, really overweight. Makes sense, as the body can make up the caloric difference with its own fat.
I need to lose about ten lbs for my profession. I work out consistently. 1500 calories hurt me physically. I got clammy when I tried to work out and couldn’t push myself the way I am used to because I had no fuel.
Y’all....that was only after three days. The first two I was able to survive work and that was it. No gym for me those days. Then today, Day 4, I got the worst headache and stomach pains yet, almost with cold sweats off and on.
My symptoms are chalked up to my body releasing toxins but our bodies release toxins anyway and I already eat clean. The weight I need to lose is because I stopped tracking my food.
If it works for you, great, but the negative reviews seem to be buried under buzzwords that seem like you’re getting real testimonials but there’s a sales pitch for it in almost every article and that’s a red flag for me. If the system was that awesome and so great for everyone, they would have monopolized the weight loss industry.
Oh, and they’re MLM.
I’m too tired to get into specifics and a well-thought out argument. Bottom line: there is no substitute for whole foods, water, sleep, and hard work.