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I’ve mentioned it a few times on here and in the newsletter, but B and I are going to start the Advocare 24-Day Challenge this month. On June 24th to be exact. I have done it once before and loved it, but I totally sucked after it ended and stopped eating clean and didn’t didn’t continue like I should have. Totally my fault. So it’s time to give it a go again. B was originally just going to do it alone, but I realized that, umm, I need to 100x more than he does, so I’m in too! And I know that some of you were interested too, so I thought we could all do it together. And if you have NO idea what you are talking about, but *might* want in, I’ll go over a few questions.
What is the Advocare 24-Day Challenge?
The 24-Day Challenge™ is a comprehensive supplementation and nutrition program. It’s designed to give your body the jumpstart it needs to help you reach your goals. And it’s not just for weight loss because clearly B doesn’t need to lose any weight. Nope, it’s for weight management, energy, overall body composition or overall wellness. Basically, at the end of the 24-Day Challenge, you are going to feel and look good. And since it promotes clean eating, when you are done with the Challenge, you will be down the right road to keep doing what you’ve been doing. I believe studies show that it takes between 21-28 days to make something (like eating clean, cutting soda, etc) “stick”, so this is totally in line.
What do I need to buy? How much is it?
The 24-Day Challenge comes in a bundle from Advocare and is $190.25. In the bundle you will receive the following:
~One box of Herbal Cleanse-Citrus ($31.50)
~One bottle of OmegaPlex® ($21.95)
~One box of AdvoCare Spark®-Mandarin Orange ($22.95)
~One box of AdvoCare Spark®-Fruit Punch ($22.95)
~Your choice of one box of Meal Replacement Shakes – Chocolate Mocha, Chocolate, Vanilla, Berry or Non-Dairy Dark Chocolate ($44.95)
~Your choice of one box of MNS® Max 3, C, or E ($45.95)
If purchased separately, it’s the exact same price, but you get a handy little booklet (which you can also print here) with the bundle and it’s all put together for you. However, if you want to do different Spark flavors or get the Peaches and Cream Fiber drink instead of the Citrus, you totally can purchase them separate and just print the booklet. ETA: The Peaches and Cream drink is a dream compared to the Citrus. Goes down much smoother.
Do I need to buy any special foods from Advocare?
Nope! You are going to eat normal foods you can buy at the grocery store. Clean foods. Nothing processed. Nothing fried. You’ll eat well-balanced diet of lean proteins, vegetables, complex carbohydrates and other snack items such as healthy fats, fruits, dairy. You can substitute meal replacement shakes for breakfasts or lunch if you want, but you do NOT have to. Sometimes I don’t want to drink a meal. I want to eat it. But they work great when you are in a pinch.
So what is the Challenge? What exactly do I do?
Well the Challenge is broken down into two phases. The Cleanse Phase (Days 1-10) and the Max Phase (Days 11-24). Both combine clean eating with Advocare products. You can exercise like normal and continue with your normal daily activities.
What is the Cleanse Phase?
The cleanse phase is designed exercise help to rid your body of toxins and prepare your body to better absorb nutrients. This isn’t the kind of cleanse where you drastically reduce calories or consume only liquids. Nope. You will eat real foods and be able to go about your daily life. You DO NOT need to stay near a bathroom 24-7. I know people worry about that and I was a bit concerned myself. It’s not like that. During the Cleanse Phase you will use the Herbal Cleanse Kit, Spark and Omegaplex. NO alcohol, coffee or dairy are to be consumed during the 10-Day Cleanse. That’s why we are starting on the 24th, so we can enjoy a drink (or two) on the 4th ;). Average weight loss during the cleanse is 5-10 pounds.
What is this “Fiber Drink” you are referencing?
Umm, I’m not gonna lie. The citrus fiber drink is quite nasty. But oddly filling. I hear the Peaches and Cream is better than the Citrus (ETA: it is), but I like to go old school and get the Citrus. It doesn’t taste like Citrus though. I don’t know even know how to describe it. My top on the fiber drink is to drink it FAST! Because the longer it sits, the thicker it gets. No joke. Chug that thing.
What is the Max Phase?
The Max Phase is about fueling your body in order to achieve maximum results. You’ll use the MNS Kit, Spark and the Meal Replacement Shakes during the Max Phase. You’ll eat clean meals + snacks, plus the guidelines loosen up a little. MNS stands for Metabolic Nutrition System and you can select from the following packs when you buy your kit:
MNS E – Geared towards keeping your energy up and revving your metabolism as you continue to lose weight.
MNS 3– Geared towards overall wellness, energy, and appetite control. (B got this one)
MNS C– Geared towards maximum appetite control. (I get this one)
How much total weight can I / will lose?
Average weight loss on the Advocare 24-Day Challenge is 12lbs and 10 inches. I am pretty sure I will lose more (someone should have learned her lesson less summer and continued to eat clean) and B will lose less, but that’s why it’s an average.
Where can I go to learn more?
Advocare has a whole website on the 24-Day Challenge that has tons of information. They have videos and other information. Also, my girl Jen is a great resource. And she has a Facebook group of people doing the Challenges, with tips, meal ideas, shopping lists, etc. has you can join if you want when you do your Challenge!
What about add-ons? Do I need to get anything else?
I like catalyst and ThermoPlus and got them for B and I during the Challenge, but they are totally optional. Read more about them and decide for yourself!
Where do I go to buy it?
You can go here to buy the full kit. If you just want to do the 10 Day Cleanse part because you aren’t sure or think it’s too expensive, that’s cool too. Pick up the Herbal Cleanse Kit and some Spark and join us for the 1st 10 Days!!!
What if I want to become an Advocare Distributor? How much is it? What do I get?
For $79 (plus taxes) you can sign up and become a distributor. You’ll get 20% off all of your orders and $50 in Spark (10 packets) and Slam (12 bottles). If you want to sell it to people and make a commission, cool. You’ll get a website and the whole deal. If you just want the discount for yourself (that’s why I signed up), that’s cool too. There are NO selling / purchasing minimums. And I won’t be all up your butt about it. I pinky swear. You do have to pay a $50/annual fee on the anniversary you signed up though if you wish to continue getting your discount. I think I save more than $50 year in just my Spark purchases alone because I am a distributor! If you and your husband both want to do the Challenge, that’d run $388. If you are distributors, it’d cost $311. There’s your $79 sign-up fee! Plus, you’d get all that free Spark and Slam.
If you have any more questions, feel free to leave a comment. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll get it for you!