It was my love for luxury skincare and professional make up that drew me in to the Arbonne business, but the time has come to venture in to their ever expanding nutrition range.
Now this is kind of a big deal – I basically survive on a diet of sugar! Constantly running around after my 3 daughters, I make very little time to take care of myself, most mornings I skip breakfast but on a good day I’ll have a crumpet, lunch is usually a packet of maryland cookies which I binge on throughout the day and dinner is whatever scraps are left on the kids plates. When I looked at my diet over the course of the week I was ashamed at how bad I have let it get. I haven’t eaten fruit since I was a baby and veg is something I look forward to when we go out for a Sunday lunch! As a result I am the thinnest I have ever been, have zero energy and it takes me forever to shake off a common cold. It is time I took better care of myself (and that time is after Christmas. Obvs). So, I have decided to take the plunge and get on board with the rest of the world and get healthy in January! I am going to start the 30 Days to Healthy Living program by Arbonne.
So, in a nut shell, I want to tell you about this plan, what it is, how it works, and why we should all be doing it!
What is it?
A 30 day program containing all you need to kick start your body into a healthier version. It is a well thought our plan containing our ultimate daily intake of nutrients. So many of us struggle to get the nutrients we need from food alone, this maybe due to a busy lifestyle or simply having no idea what nutrients we actually need! This is a programme that frankly should be called, “The Dummies Guide to Healthy Living”.
Why do it?
Why not? Our bodies deserve it! I literally can not wait to get started, my poor little body isn’t going to know what to do it with itself after all these years of neglect! I know a lot of people will do this for weight loss, but my main reason is to feel well and have more energy so that I can enjoy my days with my children.
I know there will be a lot of people out there that don’t believe in these plans, a lot will say that a good balanced diet is all you need, and to an extent this is true – but even the Food Standards Agency recommends adding dietary supplements for optimal health as to get everything we need in a day from food alone, would require a serious amount of calories!
Arbonne leave out the bad stuff, and the shakes taste amazing 🙂
• Vegan certified, no animal ingredients – plant based proteins are far easier for our bodies to process than meats. It also means that we are dairy free which is essential for optimal health, we should all try to avoid lactose (milk sugar).
• Gluten free
• No artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners – you wont find any of the nasties in this stuff!
• No trans fat
• No high fructose corn syrup or fructose
• High bioavailability – which basically means the nutrients in these products will be absorbed very efficiently, vitamins that are not bioavailable quite literally go straight through you!
• Low glycemic index (with the Protein Shake powders) which means it will have minimal impact on your sugar levels.
What Benefits can we expect?
Now everyone is different and what one person experiences will be different to another. My friend Kate did this a few months ago and I literally watched her body transform – she lost 6kg in 30 days, but as I am not doing this to lose weight, what was most appealing to me is the other benefits this program can give you. She noticed healthier hair and nails, better skin, slept better and had considerably more energy throughout the day. She also has 2 children and a hectic lifestyle and said that what she loved most is how easy this is to do!
Kate knows her stuff when it comes to nutrition and is going to be running a support group on Facebook in January to help keep us going!
So what do you get?
There is a choice of two 30 day packages to go for:
- Arbonne Essentials Protein Shake Powder OR Meal Replacement shakes (1 in chocolate and 1 in vanilla)
- Arbonne Essentials Energy Fizz Sticks (1 pack in citrus and 1 in pomegranate)
- Arbonne Essentials Daily Fibre Boost
- Arbonne Essentials Digestion Plus
- Arbonne Essentials Herbal Infusion Blend (2 packs)
- Arbonne Essentials Omega-3 Plus
A typical day on the 30 days programme:
What I like about this “typical day” is that there is very little effort required from me – pretty much all of it comes in the 30 days pack! Just a lunch to think about, I have heard M&S do some ready made meals that tick all the boxes for what we can and can’t eat so being a fussy eater that seems like the easiest option!
- Healthy breakfast and/or Meal Replacement or Protein Shake with Digestion Plus
- Healthy lunch
- Energy Fizz Sticks
- Healthy dinner and/or Meal Replacement or Protein Shake with a scoop of Daily Fibre Boost
- 30 minutes of activity
- Herbal Infusion Blend
What happens after?
Well it’s up to you how much of the plan you carry on with, Kate kept up the meal replacement shakes for no other reason than convenience – so much easier when on the go with kids in the morning! She also took digestion plus when she remembered with her meals and genuinely fell in love with the detox tea so had one of those each night too – but what is interesting was that even though she was introducing “naughty” foods back in to her diet, she actually continued losing weight for the next month! She puts this down to having a healthier gut that was simply more efficient at digesting her food. Kate really is my inspiration come 2017 and I am very fortunate to also have her as a neighbour to pop in and keep me motivated long after January!
So how much is it?!
As a complete pack you can take advantage of a 40% discount.
Meal Replacement pack – £211.80
Protein Shakes pack – £203.40
These are preferred client prices so if you are not already a PC you can set yourself up for £17 to get a 20% discount on all other products in the Arbonne portfolio for 12 months as well as claim a free gift up to the value of £42 with this order (I recommend something from our skincare range!).
To purchase either of these kits go to my site at fayejacobs.arbonne.com
Now if this all looks a bit terrifying to you, and you wanted to ease yourself into this program, I would advise getting the following:
- Meal Replacement Shakes
- Fizz Sticks (Citrus my fave!)
- Digestion Plus
- Herbal Tea
This will save you money however you wont take advantage of the 40% discount you get on the value pack.
Our Facebook support group is going to start in January so check it out here and join up! You will hear from our nutritional experts, get round the clock support, read stories from others on the program, ask any questions you have along the way, exercise advice, recipe ideas and SO MUCH MORE! Doing this as a group is the only way I have any chance of seeing it through!
With this pack you are given a manual with all the details you could possible need about this program, so along with the Facebook group you will get all the support you need.
If you have any questions about this program then you can drop me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
See you in January! Now go have a happy and over indulgent week 😉 xx