Why Fad Diets dont work

Why diets don’t work & Isagenix does

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We’ve all heard about the latest fad diets to hit the health scene. Whether it’s a celebrity or our closest friend, it seems that someone’s always raving about this or that new diet and telling us that we just have to give it a try.

Deep down, we know it’s probably just like all the others we’ve tried in the past, but we can’t help but ask ourselves, “What if this diet is different? What if this one works?”

The problem is that in general, diets don’t work, but the good news is it’s not your fault. Here’s why.

Their results are only temporary.

Many diets can help you lose weight, at least temporarily. The problem is, once that diet is over and you go back to your normal eating habits, you often gain that weight back (and possibly even more) because you’re no longer cutting anything out.

They don’t always provide quality nutrition.

Losing weight leads to better health, but only if you’re getting the nutrients you need. Many diets are focused only on cutting calories and don’t provide enough of the essential nutrients like protein, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs. Over time, unbalanced nutrition can leave you feeling depleted and run down. Not to mention that you’re more likely to give up on your goals if you feel like you’ve got no energy.

They often cause you to lose more than just body fat.

Not all weight loss comes from shedding excess body fat, especially when it comes to fad diets. Restrictive diets that don’t provide enough high-quality protein can cause you to lose muscle along with any body fat you might lose. The more muscle you lose, the harder it can be to maintain your weight loss results.

They’re not always backed by science.

Anyone can make up a fad diet without any evidence to back up outrageous claims. What’s worse is that it’s not always clear what is a fact and what is a fad. Finding a nutritional plan that is supported by scientific research is a challenge when you hear about the next fad diet almost daily. It’s even more challenging to find a nutritional system that is shown to support both effective weight loss.

A Diet Is a Diet; Isagenix Is a Lifestyle

At the end of the day, there’s no magic diet that’s going to help you achieve your health and weight loss goals overnight. The secret is creating a lifestyle that you can maintain day after day.

Isagenix offers a dietary plan and strategies that can help you reach success by providing an affordable system based on the science of satiety, metabolism, and nutrition. Cleanse Days are based on intermittent fasting, and Shake Days consist of replacing two meals with nutrient-dense IsaLean™ Shakes (or other Isagenix meal replacement options) and a third healthy meal. With a combination of both Shake Days and Cleanse Days, the Isagenix System can help you lose weight, and those same products can help you keep it off. Never try a fad diet again. Instead, reach for the system that works! Visit our shop to buy Isagenix products.

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Have Your Best Cleanse Day Ever in 2018!

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If you’re ready to improve your overall health and boost your energy in 2018, there’s never been a better time to take action and achieve your goals than with Global Cleanse Day on the way! Come together on Wednesday 3 April 2018 and support mid year cleanse.

In preparation for Global Cleanse Day, we’ve put together some handy tips to help you breeze through this Cleanse Day and beyond:

Cleanse with a friend or as a team
Having a cleansing buddy or buddies can help keep you accountable when temptation strikes. Having someone to turn to for encouragement when cravings hit will build morale and help keep you motivated.

Plan your Cleanse Day support tools
You have a variety of snack options available during Cleanse Days. They include:

Check out page 10 of the Simple Guide to a Healthier You for a guide on how and when to use the Cleanse Day support tools.

Clean out the pantry and fridge
One of the worst things that can happen to anyone on Cleanse Days is finding yourself opening the fridge only to spot that leftover chocolate cake sitting next to the canister of Cleanse for Life™. Don’t let that happen to you! Clean out any junk food in advance.

Stay hydrated
Staying properly hydrated is always a goal to aim for daily but it’s particularly important during a Cleanse Day. Making sure that you’re drinking enough fluids can prevent the onset of headaches and other troubles.

Set reminders on your phone
It’s sometimes easy to forget to take your next allotted Cleanse for Life serving, snack or glass of water. By setting an alarm or reminder on your phone, you can help make the most of your Cleanse Day.

Healthy Cleanse

Frequently asked: Are Cleanses Healthy?

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We get this question asked a lot, so we found a fantastic article on Time Magazine website written by Marham Heid. He outlines the all the key things where cleanses & detox programs usually fail. Main one of these is not enough nutrition, not enough whole foods, not enough micro & macro nutrients & most imporantly quick fix mentality instead of a sustainable lifestyle change.

Marham’s article below:

Skip the lemon water and extravagant juices. Peculiar potions and potables that claim to “detoxify” your body are just the latest reincarnations of snake oil.

“I always look for science to inform my recommendations,” says Dr. Joy Dubost, a dietitian, food scientist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “But to date, there’s no solid science backing any of these cleansing or detox approaches for weight loss or health.”

Of course, the word “cleanse” has been applied to a huge range of diets, from those that replace one or two daily meals with fruit smoothies to the more extreme types that advocate drinking little more than spiced water for a week or longer. The extreme kind—those that could never permanently supplant a normal diet—don’t tend to have long-lasting effects.

Not only is the hard science on cleanse diets missing, but Dubost also says the premise underlying these drinks—that you can somehow flush your system of pollutants—doesn’t pass a basic sniff test. “Your body has built-in mechanisms for detoxification, including your liver, kidneys, and gastrointestinal system,” she says. “Swallowing some kind of solution isn’t going to further enable those organs, so the whole premise of detoxifying is inaccurate.”

“I’ve also never seen an explanation for what ‘cleanse’ or ‘detox’ diets are cleansing or detoxifying your body of,” Dubost adds. “I think the vagueness there may be part of the appeal.”

Put another way, if you’re eating a healthy diet packed with fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein—the kind of sustainable diet that will help keep your weight down and lower your risk for many diseases—your body has no use for any radical detoxification measures. And if your diet is poor, pounding juice for a week isn’t going to do you any good.

“You’ll drop some water weight on these cleanses because you won’t be consuming very many calories,” Dubost says. “But that weight will come back when you start eating again.” The kind of severe calorie restriction associated with cleanse diets can also lead to muscle breakdown and feelings of extreme fatigue, as well as headaches, irritability, cramping and diarrhea.

But what about those people who say they just feel amazing after completing a cleanse? Dr. Fabrizio Benedetti, a professor of neurophysiology at University of Turin Medical School in Italy, has written books about the placebo effect. “Feelings, perceptions, and a sense of well-being are very much influenced by placebos,” he says.

Benedetti cites a recent milkshake study from Yale University. During the study, researchers gave people a milkshake and told them it was either a 620-calorie “indulgent” shake or a 140-calorie “sensible” shake. Although all the milkshakes were identical, hunger-producing hormone levels plummeted in the “indulgent” milkshake sippers, but remained elevated among the “sensible” shake group. In other words, mind outweighed milkshake when it came to people’s hunger.

“We see placebo effects in the world of health science all the time,” Dubost says. “The mind is powerful, and I think it plays a big role for people who feel like going to diet extremes will offer them more benefits.”

All that said, Dubost admits she can see one potential benefit to cleanse diets. “Some people like ‘flipping the switch,’ or doing something extreme to kick start a new eating plan,” she says. If you know your diet isn’t great and you want to make a change, doing something a little over the top to initiate a hard break or “reset” from your old ways could put you in the right mindset to stick with a healthier eating routine, she says.

Like using the start of the New Year as motivation to change your life, initiating a cleanse for a few days before adopting a healthier well-rounded diet could have some psychological benefit, Dubost says. But again, that cleanse won’t be doing your health any favors.

“It’s amazing what people put their bodies through for a quick fix,” Dubost says. “If they’d put that kind of energy into a less-restrictive, more-sustainable diet, they’d have a lot more long-term success.”

Read full article at Time Magazine Cleanse article.

100 pound club member Lisa

100 Pound Club Success Story

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isa Hunter, a dedicated mother of three, has spent years putting others first. After losing her mother to cancer some years ago, Lisa chose to focus all her energy on her husband and children, often forgetting to take care of herself.  It wasn’t long before Lisa no longer recognised the woman staring back at her in the mirror.

Although realising her unhealthy lifestyle, Lisa admits to not having the energy or motivation to take action. “My energy was sometimes non-existent and my ability to do simple tasks was becoming increasingly difficult,” shares Lisa. “After losing my mother, I felt lost and gave up on myself to take care of my children. I thought I was doing the right thing but I didn’t even consider the health repercussions or the example I was setting for my children.”

Lacking confidence, Lisa made the decision to return to the workforce after years as a stay at home mother. “Earning a new job boosted my confidence,” says Lisa. “It was then that the state of my health began to play on my mind. I’d be severely out of breath simply walking up the stairs to my office every day, exhausted before my day even started. I knew something needed to change.”

Isagenix® came into Lisa’s life through a friend. After giving the products a try and seeing results, Lisa still wasn’t convinced the system was for her and gave up using the products. “I wasn’t ready to change my life,” admits Lisa. “The cost deterred me as well – I simply couldn’t imagine spending a monthly amount purely on myself. If it was for my husband, children or pets then that’d be a different story. I had no issues spending money on other people.”

Over time, Isagenix kept popping up in Lisa’s life through numerous family and friends. She closely followed the transformation of fellow Isagenix Associate, Danielle Bensley, witnessing her and her husband, Nicholas, getting fitter as the months went by. “I saw a photo of Danielle holding her son and bags of sugar depicting the weight she’d lost,” says Danielle. “I realised the pay I was earning at my job could be invested back into my health. I was finally ready to change my life.”

Under the guidance of Danielle, Lisa learned about the various systems and products available and selected a pack suited to her needs. “Danielle went through the all the systems and even invited me over to sample some of the products,” says Lisa. “We agreed the 30-Day Weight Loss System was the perfect option for me and I began my Isagenix journey for the second and final time.”

Setting small, weekly goals, Lisa began to slowly include exercise into her lifestyle. “I started off small and as I slowly began to release weight and improve my fitness, I’d continue to challenge myself and set harder goals,” shares Lisa. “With consistency, perseverance and support from my family and Isagenix community, I managed to reach the 100 pound milestone in February this year.”

Most important to Lisa is the strengthening of the bond between her and her family since taking care of her health. “I thought by ignoring myself and putting my family first I was helping them but now I see how wrong I was,” says Lisa. “Taking care of myself and my health has made me a better mother and wife. I’m now able to run and attend bootcamps three times a week, often with my children in attendance. My husband now works out with me and also uses the Isagenix system. He’s lost over 20 kg. I am so grateful to the amazing Isagenix community, especially my fellow 100 Pound Club members who support me every day.”

*Weight-loss results depicted here should not be construed as typical or average. In a study performed in 2012 by University at Chicago researchers, subjects lost an average of 4.1 kg with an average of 0.9 kg of the loss from visceral fat after 30 days on an Isagenix System. The subjects also had a greater level of adherence and had more consistent weight loss from week to week compared to subjects on a traditional diet. Always consult your GP before making any dietary changes or starting any nutrition, weight-loss or exercise program.

How much does Isagenix cost? Isagenix presidents pak value broken down into per day cost of just over $19 dollars per day.

Is Isagenix 30 Day Cleanse Affordable?

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Can you put a price on your health?

Everyone would agree that the obvious answer is no, but things are often not that simple on the surface. What if we could explain it in a way that you would not only see that Isagenix is good value and very affordable but that you can in fact save money using Isagenix products?

Often we get questions from our team members asking how to explain the real value of Isagenix to friends and family who are wanting to buy Isagenix products to try them, but they feel they are expensive.
To best address this, it is important to know exactly what you are getting and what it is substituting from your daily/weekly/monthly food intake.

We understand that $358.59 price tag for 30 Day Cleanse or $577.51 for the Isagenix Presidents Pak can seem high when adding it to your overall monthly budget.


Sample Tally of costs Isagenix is replacing

My own daily cost of food & drink spending

What 99% of people don’t realize right away:
What most people don’t do is work out the cost of what the Isagenix products are substituting.

It took me personally about 18 months to decide to reluctantly try Isagenix until I finally decided to give it a try back in August 2013. Once I realized how much I loved Isagenix products and I was deciding whether I can afford it, I simply put pen to paper to work out how much extra it was costing me. To my surprise, using Isagenix products not only provided me with convenience and ease of getting highest quality nutrition into my body, but I was spending less each week day whilst working in Perth CBD.

I had a morning routine of a Coffee+Bagel in the city which cost me $16, rest of the days varied for lunch but was generally anywhere $12 or higher. Nandos, Sushi train, Asian food, Sumo Salad, sometimes a pub meal on a Friday. All these options would work out about $15 on average. Cheapest I could get away with for lunch in the city was Subway for about $9.95.

When I finally gave Isagenix a try, I started out on the Presidents Pak (see cost breakdown below). For the first 30 days I swapped my morning fish oil & multis for Isagenix essentials, Ageless actives and Product B. I would also have my morning shake made in the IsaBlender in a matter of 30 seconds and consume it right away, the whole preparation, consumption and wash up taking less than 2-3 minutes.

For mid morning snacks, I would have the Isagenix snacks and later on I got some extra IsaDelights which are beyond delicious.

My second shake I would have either for lunch or dinner depending on what I had on for the day, or if I had dinner plans after work. Being able to carry IsaLean shake a single serve sachet made it really convenient and flexible not to have to think too much and pre-plan everything but instead make it fit into my lifestyle without making it feel like a chore.

I also found myself starting to develop better new habits and slowly day by day I started eliminating going to the vending machine for a soft drink or drinking out of habit.

Total cost of food Isagenix replaced in Monday example:

  • Fish oil & multivitamins $0.80
  • Bagel $ Coffee in city $16
  • Banana $1.50
  • Nando’s $18
  • Vending machine soft drink $2.50
  • Glass of wine with dinner $5


How much does Isagenix 30 Day Cleanse or Isagenix Presidents Pak cost?

This is where it gets interesting, most people see the cost of $577 as a huge amount of money because in reality, IT IS! However given this is substituting over 60% of your food/grocery/drinks intake and averages out at just under $19 per day, the value becomes a lot more clear. PLUS it comes with a free Bullet Blender & 1 year membership to lowest pricing available to Isagenix Associates with Autoship Rewards.

How much does Isagenix cost? Isagenix presidents pak value broken down into per day cost of just over 19 dollars per day.

Breaking down the cost of Isagenix Presidents Pak.

How much does Isagenix cost? Isagenix presidents pak value broken down into per day cost of just over $19 dollars per day.

Breaking down the cost of Isagenix Presidents Pak.

Isalean Shake meal replacement superfood shake/smoothie – under $4 per meal.
Multivitamin pack packed with vitamins, minerals & antioxidants – under $5 per serve (providing equivalent nutritional value as $550 worth of groceries)

Ready to try Isagenix?

We hope that this post has been of value to help you make your decision if you are ready to try Isagenix products. If you have any more specific questions please contact us any time. If you are ready to start your new healthy lifestyle please choose from one of the most popular 30 day starter paks below or view the full range of Isagenix products.

Cheddar flavoured crisps

NEW Isagenix Whey Thins Cheddar Flavour!

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Snacks are integral to the Isagenix system on both Shake Days and Cleanse days. When those inevitable snack cravings hit, we want to ensure you’re equipped with a range of options to choose from to keep you satisfied without impeding on your goals. With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce our NEW addition to the Aussie & NZ product family – Whey Thins!

Currently available in Cheddar flavour, these deliciously crunchy snacks pack a serious protein punch, with 10 grams of high-quality undernatured protein and only 3 grams of fat per serve to help keep hunger at bay. Even better, Whey Thins are gluten-free and at only 418 kJ per individual pack, these savoury snacks are approved for Cleanse Days.

10 single serve packets per box to help curb cravings &maintain lean body mass, support weight management.

It doesn’t get any better than this!

Cheddar flavoured crisps

Cheddar Whey Thins

Isagenix launch United Kingdom

Isagenix is Launching in the United Kingdom!

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You may have heard the rumours but now we can officially confirm them – Isagenix is launching in the United Kingdom and establishing a foothold in Europe!

UK Launch Timeline

Beginning with the official announcement at NYKO in New York (12-14 Jan 2017), we will begin a pre-enrolment period in which UK residents can register their interest in becoming Isagenix Customers or Associates and secure a place on your team. This period is a great opportunity for you to begin contacting people you know in the UK who may be interested in Isagenix.

Following the pre-enrolment period, we will have a soft launch scheduled for the end of Quarter 2 in 2017. Members will be able to order products, join the IsaBody Challenge® and, if they choose, participate in the compensation plan! Stay tuned for more information on the Grand Opening event and find out how you can be a part of Isagenix history.

For additional details regarding the UK launch, including timelines, contact information, and pre-enrollment processes, please review the UK Leadership Packet (PDF).

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Isagenix Choc Mint shake NEW

Try the Isagenix Choc Mint Shake (LIMITED Edition)

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It’s finally back in stock! After selling out in whole of Australia & New Zealand, the seasonal IsaLean™ Shake Chocolate Mint is finally back! This creamy and delicious shake was loved by all and it’s no surprise why. Here are just a few of the reasons:

• Superior branched-chain amino acid profile
• Excellent source of fibre
• Active enzymes to help ease digestion
• Essential trace minerals
• Satisfies cravings and helps you feel fuller for longer
• Natural ingredients with no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners
• No trans fats

With the same nutritional value as all our other regular IsaLean Shakes, you’ll receive all the great benefits of this convenient and complete meal replacement that everyone can enjoy.

Existing members can log into their Back Office account to place an order or new members can grab a one off shake via our Isagenix Associate Website.

Isagenix Choc Mint shake NEW

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Is Isagenix effective for weight loss & health goals?

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VIDEO: Why Isagenix?

Isagenix is offered internationally, so no matter where you live there will be an option to get Isagenix. For example, Isagenix New Zealand provides Isagenix products to all of its New Zealand customers, created from ingredients sourced locally. Through our Isagenix NZ website you will be able to not only find the product, but you will be able to see success stories from not only everyday people trying to lose weight, but why body builders and professional athletes have also turned to Isagenix for help.

Not so sure about whether Isagenix is the right product for you? People from all over the world are posting their success stories in the Isagenix reviews section. Within the reviews you will find out why people who are looking to build lean muscles are switching over and having great success with it.

You can also become part of the Isagenix team and build your own business or make a supplemental income! Joining our team is easy, satisfying, and leaves you with a sense of satisfaction because you will be making a real difference in someone’s life! Getting in shape and being healthy and leading others there is one of the most satisfying things you can do in life!

Isagenix Ingredients & Dr John Anderson's private Lab

Isagenix ingredients: What goes in the Isagenix products?

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Often I get asked what ingredients go in Isagenix products. Are they natural? Are they organic?

Some of these questions have already been answered in our FAQ section, in particular Isagenix FAQ – Is Isagenix Safe & Healthy & are Isagenix ingredients safe?

Now we are able to can show you a bit more on the finer unique ingredients that make Isagenix stand out from anything else on the market and why Isagenix No Compromise products deliver such unique and personalized health results no matter what your goals are.

Isagenix Founder & Master Formulator – Dr John Anderson

Isagenix founder and formulator John Anderson

Dr John Anderson

John has worked as a private-label supplement manufacturer and formulator for more than 600 companies, creating more than 2,300 nutritional and weight-loss products.
His products are internationally recognized and respected as groundbreaking and incredibly effective. For Isagenix, John took the art of formulation to the highest level, creating revolutionary formulas that work.

His products are internationally recognized and respected as groundbreaking and incredibly effective. For Isagenix, John took the art of formulation to the highest level, creating revolutionary formulas that work.

Visit to Dr John Anderson’s private ranch & lab

I was one of the lucky Isagenix associates from Australia & New Zealand that got the exclusive invite to the opening of the new Isagenix World HQ in Phoenix Arizona. Part of the trip included a privately guided tour of Isagenix founder John Anderson’s ranch and private lab. Outside his lab, on display are some of the over 600+ unique raw ingredients that go into Isagenix products, ranging from exotic herbs & spices from all around the globe to minerals and trace minerals that seep out of the cracks of Himalayas.

The answer to what makes Isagenix so special is not in 1 ingredient, but in the way ALL Isagenix products & ingredients work inside the human body that makes it so successful.

Full list of Isagenix ingredients used for products in Australia & NZ.

Isagenix ingredients for products

Raw ingredients used in Isagenix products pictured outside John Anderson’s private lab.


Ingredients outside John Anderson's private lab

Ingredients outside John Anderson’s private lab

Isagenix founder John Anderson's private lab

Isagenix founder Dr John Anderson’s private lab


Dr John Anderson’s lab

Isagenix ingredients on shelf

More Isagenix ingredients on shelves


Isagenix World HQ ribbon cutting

Isagenix World HQ ribbon cutting


Isagenix World HQ Grand Opening

Isagenix World HQ Grand Opening


Isagenix Welcome Home Challenge Grand Prize winner

Isagenix Welcome Home Challenge Grand Prize winner plaque



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