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The Feel Great System is based on proven health science principles that combines two natural food-based products that work synergistically to boost energy levels, support healthy blood sugar levels, reduce insulin resistance, control hunger, food cravings, mood and weight loss. 

To help you enjoy the very best experience with The Feel Great System I have compiled the most extensive FAQ list you will find anywhere. If you are here seeking answers and find this information useful, please consider supporting this site by clicking here to buy The Feel Great System.

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What is the Feel Great System?

The Feel Great system is designed to make a healthy lifestyle not only doable but also enjoyable. It will help you bridge that gap with two science-based nutritional products called Unimate yerba mate and Unicity Balance fiber matrix. This is based on decades of scientific research; this simple system will help you feel great.

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What are the Feel Great System products?

The Feel Great System consists of two science-based food products. The first is Unicity Unimate yerba mate drink and the second is Unicity Balance fiber matrix. When used together as a system these products are clinically proven to make a healthy lifestyle not only doable, but also achievable.

The Unimate yerba mate was that was launched in 2017 after years of research following a unique specialized patented 5-step process. This process makes Unimate superior over all other yerba mate products available on the market.

The second product, Balance fiber matrix that was developed by scientists at the University of Santa Barbara in 1986. Since then, Balance has been extensively studied, peer-reviewed and published in the medical journals.

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How does the Feel Great System work?

The Feel Great Pack introduces you to the two most powerful products at Unicity. It’s time for a fresh start. Upgrade your willpower with a potent combination that will help you bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be with your health goals.

Included in this pack is 1 of each:

UNICITY BALANCE is a pre-meal drink formulated to provide critical fiber and reduce carbohydrate impact on the body. Designed with an exclusive blend of powerful ingredients, this unique formula was created to help you strike the right nutritional balance.

  • By slowing the rate at which your body processes carbohydrates, your food will keep you fuller for longer.
  • A blend of plant molecules and vitamins that aids cholesterol absorption and proper digestion.
  • A pleasant and subtle citrus flavor that makes optimal nutrition taste like a treat.

UNICITY UNIMATE is a sugar-free yerba mate drink that will help you manage your appetite and reach your goals with enhanced mental clarity and an improved mood.

  • Unimate is high in chlorogenic acids (those feel-good elements also found in coffee) to give your brain the willpower to achieve your goals. Our yerba mate contains up to 10 times the amount of chlorogenic acids found in a typical cup of coffee and about as much naturally occurring caffeine.
  • Unimate is an incredibly pure, highly-concentrated yerba mate powder that supports cognitive function, feelings of well-being, and endurance.
  • Delicious and refreshing, Unimate comes in two new flavors, so you can choose your favorite way to fend off hunger and feel great!

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How do I take The Feel Great System?

Pulling from decades of scientific research, Unicity has created a simple equation to help you feel great: Unimate + Balance + Time-Based Eating Pattern

When to take Unimate: When you’re hungry in the morning, before working out, or whenever you need to combat brain fog or mental fatigue. How to use it: Mix one packet with 17–24 oz. of water (hot or cold).

When to take Balance: Twice daily, 10–15 minutes before your two largest meals. How to use it: Mix each packet with 8–10 oz. of water. Mix vigorously in a shaker cup and drink immediately.

Get in the habit of intermittent fasting by starting with the 4-4-12 rule. This means waiting 4 hours between your first and second meals of the day, 4 hours between your second and third meals of the day, and 12–16 hours before eating your first meal the next day. Increasing the time between your last meal of the day and the first meal of the following day to 16 hours yields great benefits. This is sometimes referred to as 16:8.

Unimate and Balance are designed to make time-based eating as easy as possible, keeping you fuller for longer so you won’t be as tempted to snack between meals. For information on the Feel Great System click here to download the eBook.   

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How quick will I Feel Great on this system?

Results will vary. However, we guarantee that you will Feel Great within your first 30 days, so long as you are taking the products daily and consistently. I do recommend you take some time to read through these two blog articles for additional helpful information:

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Is the Feel Great System legit?

Unicity, the company behind the Feel Great System, not only believes in creating products that are innovative but also based on science. This belief has led to various clinical studies, reputable certifications, US patents, listings in the PDR, promotions by scientific journals and studies, and more. For more information visit the article titled: Is The Feel Great System Legit?

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Are the Feel Great System products safe?

Unicity sources highest-efficacy all-natural science-based ingredients in all of their products.  With manufacturing sites and warehouses strategically placed around the world, Unicity is dedicated to creating high-quality products that promote optimal health and wellness for everyone.

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Does the Feel Great System work?

Unicity, the founder of the Feel Great System, is dedicated to developing innovative, science-based products and programs that promote metabolic health and improve the quality of life for people everywhere.

Establishing the correct macronutrient balance helps create a solid foundation for optimal nutrition. Following the Unicity Nutrition Principles, developed with input from the USAB, helped guide the development of the Feel Great System.

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Who is the founder of the Feel Great System?

Unicity International, is the company who created the Feel Great System. This company began three decades ago with one product, but it has since become a thriving global movement that promotes good health and wellness for millions. While Unicity has grown, the purpose—make life better—has remained the same. The Feel Great System has become a thriving global movement.

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Who is Unicity, this company behind the Feel Great System?

For over 30 years, Unicity has been dedicated to developing high-quality products that contain the vital nutrients your body needs. With the proper process, cutting-edge technology, and a mission to Make Life Better, Unicity Science is paving the way for a better tomorrow.

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Are the Feel Great System products safe?

Each Unicity product begins with an innovative idea. That idea becomes a unique product at a Unicity-owned manufacturing site. The product then undergoes rigorous quality testing. The result is a highly innovative, thoughtfully designed collection of products that respect your health and lifestyle. We believe that you shouldn’t outsource what matters most.

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Who manufacturers the Feel Great System products?

Unicity has three different Unicity Science departments—Research & Development, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, along with an independent Unicity Scientific Advisory Board (USAB)—all work in tandem to create and promote high-quality, science-based products.

Unicity has a history of developing products clinically proven to be effective. No wonder we are able to obtain exclusive patents and earn numerous rewards.

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How does the Feel Great System work for Diabetes?

By slowing the rate your body turns food into glucose, the Feel Great System products, specifically the Unicity Balance, effectively limits the amount of insulin needed. This means instead of turning all that glucose in your body into more fat, your body will efficiently use that glucose for energy. In addition, between meals your body will enter a fat-burning state by generating glucagon, which works to raise low blood sugar levels by breaking down current fat stores. For more information on Unicity Balance, visit:

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How do I lose weight with the Feel Great System?

By following Unicity Nutrition Principles, developed with input from the USAB, helped guide the development of the Feel Great System. Following these simple principles has proven to change your metabolic health, resulting in a balanced healthy body.

  • Prioritize Protein - Protein is the large, complex set of molecules that serves as the body’s building blocks. Eating a sufficient amount of protein keeps you feeling full, builds and maintains healthy muscle and bone, reduces the tendency to overeat, and creates little to no insulin response.
  • Control Carbohydrates - A carb is the starch, fiber, and sugar that the body uses as a quick-burning energy source. By getting smart about which carbs you eat and when you eat them, insulin levels fall and enable the body to use stored fat for energy.
  • Fuel with Fat - Fat is an essential macronutrient that the body uses to absorb vitamins, promote heart and brain health, and boost energy. Fat creates no insulin response and digests slower than carbohydrate, so it keeps you feeling full—these properties make fat the body’s ideal energy source.
  • 4-4-12 - Unicity recommends a form of intermittent fasting referred to as 4-4-12. By waiting four to six hours between breakfast and lunch, four to six hours between lunch and dinner, and 12-16 hours between dinner and breakfast, the body is given the time it needs to use stored fat as its fuel.

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How quickly will I lose weight on this system?

It may take a full 90 days to balance your body’s ability to regulate fat. However, you will likely see fat loss within the first six weeks. Many experiences benefit earlier. Be sure to follow the recommended instructions. For more information, visit The Feel Great System: Instructions & Benefits

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What is the Feel Great System ingredients?

Unicity sources highest-efficacy all-natural science-based ingredients in all of their products.  With manufacturing sites and warehouses strategically placed around the world, Unicity is dedicated to creating high-quality products that promote optimal health and wellness for everyone. For more detailed information, visit What Are THE FEEL GREAT SYSTEM Ingredients?

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Do the Feel Great System products have any side effects?

There are no adverse side effects associated with The Feel Great System products? These are not medications. The only thing is that you might initially experience some constipation or diarrhea from the Balance. This is natural for some people when first increasing their dietary intake of fiber. It's similar to drinking more water, you tend to urinate more in the beginning until the body adjusts. If you’re having diarrhea and feeling uncomfortable, please make sure to drink less Balance initially and build up fiber tolerance in your body.

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Can I drink The Feel Great System products with medication?

Unicity Balance and Unimate are considered a food, so it is acceptable to take your medication with food. Your physician can refer to their Prescribers Desk Reference (PDR) to verify safety warnings for both products.

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Why does it matter that the Feel Great System products are listed in the Prescribers’ Desk Reference (PDR)?

For more than 70 years, the Prescribers’ Digital Reference (PDR) is consulted by healthcare professionals millions of times each week, and the publication has been distributed to nearly 500,000 physicians and chief pharmacists throughout the United States. Ninety percent of healthcare professionals consider this reference their most important source of reliable information—they believe that it helps them make appropriate and informed decisions when it comes to advising their patients on which products to use.

Continued focus on clinical research has enabled Unicity to list 17 products in this prestigious reference for healthcare professionals, two of these products are Unimate yerba mate and Balance fiber matrix.

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How does the Feel Great System help for Insulin Resistance?

There are simple science-based approaches to reversing the condition or preventing it from developing. None of these approaches involve more medications. To get a better understanding on Insulin Resistance, I have listed two articles below by Dr. Ben Bikman including a free ebook download.

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Why am I not experiencing the same kind of results that I see everyone else getting? 

Results will vary. However, we guarantee that when you take the Balance and Unimate together as part of The Feel Great System that you will Feel Great within your first 30 days, so long as you are taking the products daily and consistently.

When it comes to weight loss as the goal, there are so many factors involved in seeing short term results and maintaining long term success. These can include overall health, hormone imbalance, sleep, stress (cortisol), consistency in the intermittent fasting, physical activity, and so much more. Just be consistent, be patient and focus on the little wins initially. If you would like to explore this in more detail, contact me and I would be pleased to work with you. For more suggestions, visit 11 Reasons Why You Aren't Getting The Results You Desire

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Do I have to take these Feel Great products forever?

I love this question. The short answer to this is YES! But let me explain.

Feel Great is not a restrictive diet, a passing fad, or a difficult health challenge. It is designed to be a completely sustainable lifestyle. Let’s be honest, we live in an imperfect world with an abundance of foods all around. We will never be perfect in our dietary intake and even if we could the foods we eat will always be devoid of something our bodies need for survival. The Feel Great System products will fill those voids in our dietary intake. For information on healthy food choices, visit Glycemic Index: What Is It and How Can It Improve My Results 

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I don’t like the taste of the Balance. Any suggestions?

If you are not enjoying the mild orange of the Balance try using less water and just swallow it fast. You could also mix it with your favorite juice like pineapple. Mix and match with different juices until you find the right taste.

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I don’t like the taste of Unimate. What else I can I do?

We hear this from time to time. While Unicity works really hard to bring us science-based products that are pleasing to the pallet, we know it does not always work for everyone.

The Feel Great Pack gives you 3 flavors of Unimate Lemon, Lemon/Ginger (not in Canada) and Citrus Mint. You could try adding more water (or less powder) to dilute your drink. We have found that adding some fresh lime really blends nicely from a taste standpoint. Try mixing it up and trying different ways. If you find one, let me know so I can share it with others.

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I'm Type 2 Diabetic. Do you have any additional suggestions for me?

If you are type 2 diabetic you know your morning Fasting Blood Glucose numbers and post-meal numbers before starting the Feel Great System. Here are a few suggestions to enhance your results. Please keep close watch on your glucose numbers as the Balance will work, and especially if you are taking medication you could further reduce your levels to a point you get lightheaded.

  • If your Fast Blood Sugar is normally high in the morning try taking a Balance before you go to bed on an empty stomach. Then check your levels in the morning. You should see a 10 to 30% drop with 1 packet. Measurable evidence that Balance works!
  • If you typically eat higher carb-based meals double up on your Balance. The fiber in 1 packet of Balance will block approx. 30grams of Carbs. Doubling the Balance will give it a 2X benefit.
  • With your meals focus on more healthy protein and fat sources. Refer to the Activate Guides in the resources section. These foods will be filling, have little impact on your blood sugars and will keep insulin down.

If you have any specific questions related to your situation, please reach out to me for assistance. My contact information is at the bottom of this website page. Here are other suggested articles:

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It’s been weeks now, and I am not seeing any weight loss results. What can I do?

Results will vary. However, we guarantee that you will Feel Great within your first 30 days, so long as you are taking the products daily and consistently.

When it comes to weight loss as the goal, there are so many factors involved in seeing short term results and maintaining long term success. These can include overall health, hormone imbalance, sleep, stress (cortisol), consistency in the intermittent fasting, physical activity, and so much more. Just be consistent, be patient and focus on the little wins initially.

For example, prior to starting on the Feel Great program was there a time during the day when you hit that energy wall... like you needed to have a nap or reach for a coffee, candy bar or something. Just to get yourself through. Perhaps now you are not experiencing that as often? What about sleep? Sleeping any better? Feeling more alert and awake first thing in the morning... ready to take on the day? Any aches and pains you might have had before starting to subside? Sometimes those little things are so gradual we don't even notice unless someone asks.

Here are a few other suggestions you can consider to enhance your results:

  1. Focus on more healthy proteins and fats with your meals. For more suggestions, visit Glycemic Index: What Is It and How Can It Improve My Results 
  2.  Double up on the Balance with your meals to further reduce the glucose spike. This will 2X the results of the Balance.
  3. For your first meal of the day (lunch) consider having a protein shake instead of a meal. To learn more about my recommended protein shake, visit How to Choose the Best Protein Powder for You
  4. 11 Reasons Why You Aren't Getting The Results You Desire: The Feel Great System

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Unimate gives me the jitters. Any suggestions?

Most people report higher energy levels as some of the primary benefits of Unimate. Please note that Unimate has about as much caffeine as a cup of premium coffee, so please be careful if you are sensitive to caffeine. If you experience the jitters, try having a high protein low carb food right after your Unimate, such as a few hard boil egg. This will put some food in your stomach without impacting your blood sugars level.

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The Balance hurts my stomach when I take it or is causing frequent bathroom trips.

Introducing fiber (Balance) can increase gas or bloating in some people. This is a normal reaction as your body begins to acclimate to the increased daily fiber intake. The effects should diminish after 2–3 weeks. If you’re very uncomfortable, consider halving the portion of Balance you take before each meal for 3–7 days.

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I keep forgetting to take the Balance before I eat. Is it ok to take it during my meal or right after I eat when I remember?

If you forget and are about to eat, take it anyway. Balance, for best results take it 10 to 15 mins before you eat. Better to take it than not take it. If you watch this video below it explains how the Balance works to lessen the glucose spike and insulin response. Basically, if you don't wait then the 10-15 mins Balance did not have enough time to do what it needs to do in your stomach (pre-meal). For more questions on Balance, visit Unicity Balance Fiber Frequently Asked Questions

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What is 4-4-12? Is it the same as Intermittent Fasting?

We recommend following the 4-4-12 (4-4-16 is ideal) principle. 4 hours between meals and 12 hours from your last meal to the first the next day. So for example, wake up in the morning and drink your Unimate. Wait until you are hungry (this will extend your fasting period as your last meal was dinner the evening before). When hungry (maybe closer to lunch time) drink your Balance and eat your meal. Wait a min of 4 hours for your next meal or longer depending on your schedule, time of day or hunger. Then wait until morning again to drink your Unimate.

Following this consistently will keep your blood sugars in check, insulin down and allow the body's metabolism to fire correctly and good things begin to happen. For enhanced results, you could substitute that lunch meal with a protein shake. For more information on protein shakes, visit How to Choose the Best Protein Powder for You

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What’s the difference between the Feel Great System and the keto diet?

The main difference between the 4-4-12 plan and the ketogenic diet is the objective. With the keto diet, the objective is to achieve ketosis – this is usually detected through a blood test sample indicating ketones are present and at a range of 0.5mmol/L or higher. Being in ketosis can often result in favorable outcomes, such as weight-loss and some hormonal and metabolic benefits. However, with this system, the objective is long-term metabolic health and flexibility.

If you follow the system, you will likely produce ketones, particularly while you’re in the Fat Burning Zone, but it's important to note that fat burning happens long before ketosis. Rather than chasing higher ketone levels, the objectives of this plan are health oriented – including sleep and mood improvements, reduced hunger and cravings, better skin, hair and nails, and of course, improved body composition and weight loss. Unicity Activate is a more flexible approach, designed to help people realize the broader benefits of spending time in the Fat Burning Zone.

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Is there a specific daily carbohydrate amount I should aim for?

Everyone is different based on your current health status, goals and carbohydrate tolerance. Typical low carb diets can range from as many as 60 grams to as few as 20 grams of carbohydrate. There is no official recommendation but users who wish to see much better results will typically be within this range.

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What exercise should I pursue while on this system?

Exercise should be of secondary focus as you try to adjust to a new way of eating. Make sure whatever exercise you choose to do, it’s sustainable and matched to your current abilities and goals. If you’re already exercising regularly and consistently, continue. If you haven’t started, remember that if your body is dealing with stress and sub-optimal hormonal function, too much exercise can make things more difficult at the beginning.

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What if I don't need to lose weight?

Being healthy is about so much more than the number on the scale. Teaching your body to become metabolically flexible and fueling it with healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates will affect multiple aspects of your health beyond your weight. People who participate in the Feel Great System lifestyle typically report a number of benefits including reduced cravings for unhealthy foods, benefits to focus, and concentration, mental and physical energy, improved mood, better gut health, better quality sleep, improved appearance of skin, hair and nails and changes in body composition.

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Where to buy the Feel Great System?

The Feel Great System, is available for purchase through Unicity International. As an independent business associate with Unicity, this website is approved for use in educating and supporting on our mission to Make Life Better. For more information and to buy the system through this website, click here.

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How much does the Feel Great System Cost?

As a licensed independent business associate with Unicity, I offer the best wholesale member direct pricing. You pay the same price I pay personally for my product also. I choose to offer the best pricing through this website as I want to focus more on giving you the best value and experience, rather than making money on your order.

The US customer retail price for the Feel Great System (Unimate 30-pk & Balance 60-pk) is $220 USD, however when you order through this website you enjoy the very best wholesale member price of $157 USD, including with free shipping and 60 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. If you find a better price anywhere on the internet then they are not a licensed approved associate with Unicity. Be cautious! 

Additionally, when you order on this site, at no extra charge you also get my EXCLUSIVE FREE BONUSES (only available on this website):

  • Access to our Private Online VIP Community
  • Unlimited Personalized One-On-One Nutritional Coaching Support
  • Online Resource & Education Portal

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