Hello!! This morning I took pictures for my Advocare 24 Day Challenge results. I am super excited about the results from the challenge and am up late writing the review because I wanted to share. (I was up three times last night with a sick dog who thought it would be funny to pretend like she had to pee but really just laughed at me in that little dog snicker so if any of this post doesn’t make sense blame her.)
I have known about the Advocare 24 Day Challenge for years. I have read reviews and have seen ‘before and after pictures’ on a lot of blogs. But I hadn’t tried it in the past because I didn’t want to do a quick fix weight loss kind of thing because that would lead me to binge in the past. The good thing about this plan is it doesn’t tell you what exactly to eat and how much to eat.
You are given a list of ‘foods to eat’ and ‘foods to avoid’ but I didn’t have to stress about not eating enough calories or carbs. Going too low on calories/carbs makes my running sh!t and makes me super hungry so I binge.
After the Alaskan Cruise and spending some time in Florida I had gained some weight and just felt crappy. I was trying to ‘be good’ but needed something more. I wanted a jump start to getting back on track eating healthier and losing some weight. So, I ordered the 24 Day Challenge pack and went for it.
What is the 24 Day Challenge?
A weight loss or fresh start challenge that lasts 24 days. It’s meant to help cleanse your body and on some level refocus your mind to dedicate some attention to eating better. It’s broken into two phases… The Cleanse Phase (Days 1-10) and the Max Phase (Days 11-24). Both combine clean eating with a set of Advocare products. You exercise like usual and eat your own food. (But your food should be clean options of course, you just don’t have to buy specific meals or starve yourself.)
What do I need to do it?
The 24 Day Challenge Pack includes:
Herbal Cleanse (for the ten days) I’ve heard the peaches & cream flavor is the one to get.
Meal Replacement Shake ( I dig chocolate)
The first few days of the herbal cleanse was the easy part because I was all excited to try something new. I think that’s the thing with weight loss challenges or short term ‘diets’ like this – they work partially because you are doing something new and get you out of your usual bad habits.
After the first two weeks it became more challenging to eat clean. My focus was not to cut out 100% of sugar and white flour foods, but instead to cut back to only 10% of those types of foods.
I kept my exercise routine the same… running, not more or less than usual.
I was around a lot of treats over the last 24 days and I wasn’t perfect…
but I did plan. I’m a big fan of making sure I have a lot of healthy food options around. Sure, I won’t always choose the healthy option, but I’m 90% more likely to choose it when it’s easy to get at.
I loaded up my plate with fruit, veggies, and protein when I would eat and then add a little ‘treats’ or something high in calories to satisfy the craving. I didn’t eat totally clean but just having a bite or two of the desserts helped keep me on track. I didn’t obsesses about it since I got a taste and moved on with the meal.
I packed the cleanse supplies when I went to Florida and brought a lot of Spark. I love it.
Fruit punch is one of my favorite flavors, but I also love the Mango Strawberry Spark.
Update: There is a NEW flavor Limeade that I just ordered too!!
I’ve also been stocked up constantly with my healthy favorites. I didn’t feel hungry. Sure I wanted a margarita a few times (maybe more than a few) but I was strong and chose something else when those cravings hit.
My results on the 24 Day Challenge:
I lost about 6 pounds and feel really great. I feel better overall, a lot less bloated and puffy and more energy and bounce!
I can go into more detail about what I ate and what exercise I did in another post. But overall I think it was really good and I’m proud of myself. The cleanse got me on track, the Spark is helping me curb snacking by giving me energy and keeping me hydrated. I’m happy with it and was pleasantly surprised with the results.
If you want to try the 24 Day Challenge you can check it out there.
Or let me know if you have any questions – RunEatRepeat @ gmail dot com
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