To say I am not a fan of these types of products would be a major understatement. They are basically pyramid schemes filled with a majority of people that do not have the level of nutrition education to validate them selling a product like this. I have seen too may "coaches" crop up in the industry selling this stuff as a means to an end financially. Here is my review on Isagenix and why you should avoid it...
Pyramid Type Selling:
To put it simply, there are rewards for people that sell the Isagenix product. In fact, the financial reward is arguably one of the key marketing strategies utilized by Isagenix to get others to promote their product. On their home page, it becomes very apparent that the “financial freedom” drawer string is one that they are pulling very hard.
Why is this a bad thing?
The unfortunate situation here is that while many people that partner with Isagenix do so with the best of intentions, such a program does attract the less scrupulous types that want to make a quick dollar. Plus a LOT of the people selling have no nutrition education to back it up. Like NONE.
It’s not unusual to hear of people doing the 30 day cleanse, falling off the wagon once it’s over, then joining again to do another cleanse to fix the damage. This swing style eating can lead to problems with your gall bladder or lead to kidney stones in instances of high fat intake variance.
Detoxing for weight loss can be deceptive:
With a program like this it’s probable that much of the actual weight loss is fluid, carbohydrate stores and general intestinal build up – especially in the early days. I’m not trying to make you sad. It’s just to say that out of the ten pounds you lost on the cleanse, the bulk of it is most likely not body fat.
There are a number of nutritional deficiency and questionable ingredients that would require a series of blogs to explain. Here is a link to a great science based review on their products. Take the time to read it. I mean you’re about to ingest this stuff and spend a lot of money to do so.
There is no doubt that many people have lost weight on Isagenix but it’s the same with any calorie reduced diet. But this is not the hard part. When it comes to maintaining it, for the customer, that’s when sh#% gets real. The reality is that if someone wants tokeep off the weight long term, it is more than likely that they’re going to have to remain on it – for life. THAT DOES NOT SOUND LIKE FUN.
With that in mind, if there is anyone out there that you know of that has achieved meaningful weight loss via Isagenix, is no longer using the product and has successfully maintained the results for 3-5 years which is considered long term success - I’d like to know. It’s just that I’ve done a lot of searching and there’s no sign of anyone that fits this description to date.