The C9 diet: What should you know?

The C9 diet: What should you know?

What is the C9 diet? Learn all about this diet in this article.  

The Forever Living C9 Nutritional Cleansing Program diet plan is also known as Clean 9, a diet and detox plan made by the Forever Living company. They promise that this diet plan can make you lose weight quickly. 

It’s a low-calorie diet plan that focuses on meal changes and weight loss supplements. The first step according to this program includes 3 steps:  

  • Forever C9 nutritional cleanse 
  • F15 Weight management 
  • V5 Sports Performance 

According to the company, this program can cleanse your body and make you feel lighter, and lose weight in just 9 days. To get the diet, you need to purchase this program from the company website or their brand’s distributors.  

As many people want to lose weight quickly, this program became popular quickly. However, many people did lose weight but not for a long time and some of the diets of the program are not safe for long-term usage.  

How does it work? 

The C9 program aims to shape your body’s abilities and kickstart your entire system into action. While at the beginning of the program, it’s hard, as the body fights the change and then slowly adapts to it.  

However, some scientific studies investigate the effectiveness of these types of diets. According to diet, the food you consume is extremely low in calories, so you might lose weight in the short run. However, due to the loss of water weight and stored carbs in the long term, you might regain all the weight you lost as soon as you return to your normal diet.  

The Detox aspect of the diet might give an energy boost after detoxing. But this happens because you eliminate alcohol and other unhealthy foods from your diet, not because of detox effects per se. 

Is it effective for weight loss? 

Yes, it is effective for many people for weight loss. But here’s a catch, it is not effective for long-term goals. People lose weight till they follow this diet program but gain all the lost weight as quickly as they go back to their normal diet.  

The reason behind this is simple, this diet allows you to eat less and only food that has very few calories. That’s why, till you’re following the diet you lose weight. And the weight you lose is not body fat but water weight, which gets restored very quickly when you get back on your regular diet.  

And if you think you should follow this diet program for a prolonged period; don’t do it because you develop side effects that cause serious health problems. 

Permitted foods  

In this diet program, you are only permitted to eat selected food items which include: 


  • Apricots 
  • Apples 
  • Berries like Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries, and Boysenberries 
  • Cherries 
  • Red or purple grapes 
  • Grapefruit 
  • Kiwifruit 
  • Oranges 
  • Peaches 
  • Pears 
  • Plums 
  • Prunes 


  • Artichokes 
  • Rocket/arugula 
  • Asparagus 
  • Belgian endive 
  • Broccoli 
  • Cauliflower 
  • Celery 
  • Cucumber 
  • Eggplant 
  • Spring onions 
  • Kale 
  • Leeks 
  • Lettuce (all varieties) 
  • Peppers (all varieties) 
  • Snow peas 
  • Sugar snap peas 
  • Soybeans 
  • Spinach 
  • String beans 
  • Tomatoes 

Side effects, safety, and benefits of the C9 diet 

People have many concerns about whether this diet program’s safe or not. Well, let’s tell you it is safe but only for a short period. Because those who follow this diet plan consume a very low-calorie diet that makes them feel tired, irritable, dizzy, nauseous or some even experience headaches. Although aloe vera is well tolerated and safe gel, some people might develop some side effects including:  

  • Nausea 
  • Stomach problems 
  • Allergic reactions 
  • Tiredness or fatigue 
  • Liver toxicity with long-time use 

Additionally, aloe vera acts as a laxative if you take it in substantial amounts. And this diet encourages you to drink aloe vera every day. 

  • This diet program is not recommended for people who have chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, heart problems, dementia, or epilepsy.  
  • Pregnant women or nurses should avoid this diet as it is extremely low in calories and uses supplements that still haven’t been studied yet.  
  • If you are a little overweight and want to lose temporary weight, it is safe and beneficial for you. But only follow it for 9 days. More than that, you increase the risk of developing serious nutritional deficiencies. 

The C9 diet plan is effective or safe if you want to lose your temporary weight briefly. However, don’t follow the plan if you experience the above-mentioned symptoms or have any physical condition. Pregnant women also stay away from these types of diet plans.  

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