30 Day Challenge

Hello!  I am so excited to share my experience with you about the 30 day challenge with Arbonne!

You might be wondering what it is exactly and how it works?

The Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living is an elimination diet that takes away inflammatory foods while you use the vegan/gluten free nutrition products from Arbonne.

The program coaches clients on how to change their eating habits for the better, and introduce new foods and ideas that will have a lasting impact on peoples health and wellbeing.

It is not a deprivation diet and should never be used in that way, despite the negative reviews I've seen out there.

In my personal experience, I not only wasn't deprived EVER, but I also lost 7 pounds of water weight, have more energy than ever now, experience zero cravings for sugar and caffeine and sleep like a baby at night.  My skin is also GLOWING.  I cannot say enough wonderful things about the program and the products.

What does a typical day look like on the 30 day program?

Typical Day During the Arbonne 30 Day Challenge:

In the morning when I wake up, I start with a 16oz glass of water mixed with a packet of digestion plus, which is a probiotic, along with a citrus fizz stick.  The fizz sticks have natural caffeine in them to replace the coffee, and the citrus flavor makes me feel like I'm having a glass of orange juice.

Next I make a detox tea with unsweetened almond milk, followed by a protein shake with almond butter, blueberries and either chocolate or vanilla protein.

The rest of the day is normal!  I eat a normal lunch and dinner, however all the meals are without gluten, dairy, soy, corn, sugar and artificial processed ingredients.  But have no fear, that's where I come in, and can give you some seriously delicious meal ideas!

I drink a ton of water throughout the day, and maybe one more fizz stick in the afternoon.  For snacks, I'll have a green apple or rice cake with almond butter, Siete grain-free corn-free tortilla chips with bean dip or an Arbonne Caramel Fit Chew (OBSESSED!) - you feel like you're eating a piece of candy.

In the evening, I stop eating by 7pm and end the day with a cup of detox tea.

That's it!  No tricks or gimmicks, yet while you're doing all of this easy stuff, your body is detoxing out all the yucky stuff it's been holding onto for so long.  Your body goes into a more alkaline state, giving you clearer skin, reduced bloat and better digestion and wayyyyy more energy.

If this motivates you to want to learn more, email me!  I would LOVE to hear from you.  Not only do I coach clients on living a more plant-based life and completing their own elimination diets, but I also coach clients through the Arbonne 30 days challenge too!  

My email is lauren@creativelydelish.com

My story and why I chose to do the Arbonne 30 Day Challenge:

For the past 10 years, I have really channeled my inner gym-rat, and I love trying out new workouts.  I've tried everything from boot camps to boxing classes to Barre classes to spin classes and everything in between...and I love it all!  (Except yoga...I just can't do it)

When I started my fitness journey I also started my healthy eating journey, dropping almost 20 pounds in the process, and never looking back.  It is in fact how Creatively Delish was born!  I was just so excited about the new changes I was making, and I LOVE to cook, so what could be better than sharing my home cooked meals with the world!

A few years later, I was loving it so much and believe so much in the power of nutrition and fitness, that I became a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  My mission for being a health coach is to help show just how easy it can be to get healthy, and provide all the customized support needed to guide you through your journey.

I was feeling pretty great about it all, until about 2 years ago when I started feeling bloated and in pain like ALL THE TIME.  It turns out I have fibroids, which I've actually had for over 10 years, that basically cause me lots of pain and discomfort for a whole week a month, along with extreme bloat basically 24/7 (I mean I looked like I'm legit pregnant after even the smallest meal).  

They don't go away, except for occasionally during pregnancy, and can be an issue for fertility, etc...but I'm trying not to think about that.  It's made me put a few extra pounds back on, and now no matter what I did, the bloat didn't go away and the pounds refused to budge.  It's very frustrating to know that it doesn't matter how hard I worked out or how well I ate, it's just simply my body being on high alert and on the defense trying to get rid of them. 

That all changed when I was in Costa Rica for a month and was forced to eat a plant-based diet.  On top of that almost all gluten had been cut out, along with dairy and processed foods, and really all there was available were beans, rice, fish, vegetables and a ton of fresh fruit everywhere you look.  By changing my diet (and my portions), cutting out processed foods, most animal proteins (except for eggs and fish), most dairy and most gluten, I immediately dropped 5 pounds and my bloat reduced drastically.  It has been a no-brainer for me ever since to keep this diet going - along with cutting my portion sizes and actually stopping eating when I started to feel full.  It sounds like it should have been an easy thing to figure out, but like everything good in the world, these things take time!

So why am I now also doing this Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living Program?

I've used products from Arbonne in the past and LOVE them.  Not only is the entire product line from Arbonne vegan and 100% recyclable, but the products actually work...like really well.  

As a health coach and a fitness addict, a friend of mine who works for Arbonne thought I would be a perfect fit, and after some research into it, I signed up within a week.   I signed up mainly because of their plant-based nutrition products that are perfectly in line with my values.  The 30 Days to Healthy Living program helps to cleanse and rid the body of toxins and leads clients into a clean, anti-inflammatory diet.  

It was the perfect fit for me, and could potentially be a great extra bonus to my path to wellness.   It's also an incredible tool I hope to use with my clients as well, and I figured what better way to coach others through this than doing it myself first! 

The Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge consists of plant-based protein shakes, detox teas, digestion support, pre and probiotics and maintaining a clean diet free of gluten, soy, dairy, caffeine and sugar.

I love it because it's not a restrictive diet, and regular meals are still a thing during this month, it's just cleaner, healthier meals, which means it also teaches people better eating habits and choices in the long run.

My goals through this 30-day challenge with Arbonne are to maintain a vegan/vegetarian diet as much as possible, document all the stuff that happens during the next 30 days and hopefully see and feel some improvements in the amount of bloat/inflammation I have.  My other top priority is to give you 100% honest feedback on this 30 day program, and perhaps inspire you to try it out too.

I will be updating this page weekly with either a video or blog post, and will be sharing my recipes and a general overview of my exercise routines.  

So...here goes nothing!  Are you also doing the 30 day challenge?  If so let me know in the comments section of any post, or shoot me an email at lauren@creativelydelish.com

Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living Recipes & Articles

Beginners Guide: Gluten Free Grains & Breads

Whole grains are an excellent source of nutrition.  They contain essential enzymes, iron, dietary fiber, vitamin E, and B-complex vitamins, and because the body absorbs grains slowly, they provide sustained and high-quality energy.  However just because you’re gluten free doesn’t mean whole grains are off limits.  Nutritionally, you want to try and add a whole

Creamy Cashew Cajun Zoodles (GF, V)

A dairy free version of one of my favorite comfort foods, this creamy cashew based Cajun sauce is tossed with zucchini noodles and crisp tender vegetables, then sprinkled with a miracle seed – Hemp Hearts, for a totally delicious and comforting meal thats vegan and gluten free.

Korean Mushroom & Asparagus Bowl (Soy Free)

Similar to my Korean Beef Bowl recipe, this soy free, gluten free, vegan version is just as good, if not better!  The sauce perfectly soaks into the brown jasmine rice, with crisp tender asparagus and sauteed mushrooms.  It’s a quick dinner you can put together in minutes and tastes even better as leftovers.

Detoxing Lentil & Cabbage Soup (GF, V)

A warm, hearty bowl of cabbage, kale, sweet potatoes and buttery lentils make for the perfect detoxing soup with nourishing ingredients and tons of flavor.  Flavored with my Nourishing Green Sauce and garnished with the easiest Vegan Parmesan, this is sure to be a hit and could easily fool the meat eaters at your table.

Nourishing Green Sauce (Dairy Free, GF, V)

This magical sauce can be used in a number of different ways.  Full of vibrant flavors from herbs, garlic, lemon and more, this easy sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days, which also makes it a great meal prep sauce!

Jackfruit & Green Chile Enchiladas – (V, GF, Corn Free)

Vegan, gluten-free, corn-free and totally satisfying – they even got the animated nod of approval from Ryan!  Light yet filling and super easy to put together, these bean, green chile and jackfruit enchiladas are the perfect meatless-Monday meal or perfect for any day of the week!

Vegan Alfredo Spaghetti Squash with Broccoli

Plant based deliciousness has arrived to my kitchen and I couldn’t be more excited about it!  This vegan alfredo spaghetti squash is the answer to my comfort food prayers, and for someone who has been eating dairy and cheese her whole life, I never would have guessed this was vegan.

Arbonne 30 Days – Getting Started

If you are researching the Arbonne 30 Day Detox and looking for information on how it works, what a typical day would look like and some real life results, you’ve come to the right place!