In 2013, the Bedtime Belly Buster, or BBB, took the Isagenix world by storm. An Isagenix Associate-inspired creation, the BBB developed as a convenient way to release stubborn belly fat.
Now, we’ve created an easy, step-by-step guide for how the BBB works and how to use it.
Officially, the BBB now consists of core components: IsaPro®, Sleep Support & Renewal™ spray, and Isagenix Fruits™ or Isagenix Greens™. Depending on your goals, complementary products such as IsaOmega™, FiberPro™ (mixed in), and a Complete Essentials™ Daily Pack are commonly taken with the BBB for an extra kick of nutrients before bed.
- Vanilla or Chocolate IsaPro
- Sleep Support and Renewal
- Isagenix Fruits or Isagenix Greens
- Fiber Pro
- Complete Essentials Daily Pack
Together the different components of the BBB are able to support weight loss. Beyond being a great way to satisfy an after-dinner sweet tooth, the science behind why the combination works is pretty straightforward.
IsaPro: IsaPro comes in two delicious flavors, Chocolate and Vanilla, which give you that sweet sensation without the empty calories, fat, and sugar. Additionally, the high-quality whey protein that is found in IsaPro as part of the BBB has been shown to stimulate metabolism and energy expenditure (1, 2). In short, that means the extra protein helps you burn more calories while you sleep.
Sleep Support & Renewal: Everyone knows quality sleep is a cornerstone of good health, but what might be surprising is that it can also help with weight loss. A study published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that those who habitually lack quality sleep, whether due to a late bedtime or because of the inability to fall asleep once in bed, are more susceptible to weight gain (3).
Isagenix Fruits or Isagenix Greens: Containing 1 gram of sugar, Isagenix Fruits and Isagenix Greens add flavor to the BBB without the extra calories. In addition, it provides some valuable phytochemicals from fruits and vegetables. While traditionally the BBB is used with Vanilla IsaPro and Isagenix Fruits, the combination of the new IsaPro Chocolate and Greens is also becoming a favorite.
For a bedtime regimen, adding products such as the IsaOmega and FiberPro is an easy way to customize the BBB to fit your personal goals.
Complementing your diet with the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients found in the Complete Essentials Daily Pack, or the omega-3 essential fatty acids found in IsaOmega, helps you feel confident knowing you are providing your body with the right amounts of nutrients to support overall health and wellness.
FiberPro adds prebiotic fiber, designed to support digestive health and promote regularity.
Instructions: 30-60 minutes before bed is the ideal time to prepare your BBB. Keep in mind it’s not recommended on a Cleanse Day, but can be the perfect Shake Day “nightcap.”
Step 1: With an IsaBlender® vessel, combine 4 or 5 ounces of water, the core components, and the FiberPro if you choose it as your addition. Because the mix foams so rapidly, shake the vessel vigorously before blending.
Step 2: Blend all of the ingredients for 30 to 60 seconds.
Step 3: If desired, add a few ice cubes and reblend. Then enjoy this nutrient- and protein-dense bedtime treat alongside the IsaOmega or Complete Essentials Daily Pack if those were your additions of choice.
The bottom line of the Bedtime Belly Buster is that there are a variety of different ways to reach your goals. But by supplementing your nighttime regimen with Sleep Support & Renewal spray and the high-quality undenatured whey protein in IsaPro, your body and waistline can transform.
- Madzima TA, Panton LB, Fretti SK, Kinsey AW, Ormsbee MJ. Night-time consumption of protein or carbohydrate results in increased morning resting energy expenditure in active college-aged men. British Journal of Nutrition 2014;111:71-7.
- Kinsey AW, Eddy WR, Madzima TA et al. Influence of night-time protein and carbohydrate intake on appetite and cardiometabolic risk in sedentary overweight and obese women. British Journal of Nutrition 2014;112:320-7.
- Spaeth AM, Dinges DF, Goel N. Effects of Experimental Sleep Restriction on Weight Gain, Caloric Intake, and Meal Timing in Healthy Adults. Sleep. 2013 Jul 1; 36(7): 981–990. Published online 2013 Jul 1. doi: 10.5665/sleep.2792