Advocare 24 Day Challenge: A Diary

Let me first start by saying, I am not into “diet systems”. I am pretty simplistic: Eat less, Exercise more. I don’t want pills and potions and lotions and powders. A couple months ago a friend from high school asked if I would like to join her next Advocare challenge group. Um, no thank you. Every time a new group rolled around she asked if I would like to participate. Um, no thank you. The other day she messaged me:

Her: I am starting a new 24 day Challenge Class, any chance you would like to participate? I have an extra Challenge box that I would love to give you if you would like to try it out and blog about your experience!

Me: OK!

Two C-sections totally fucked me up. If I ever pay off a credit card, I would like a tummy tuck, but until then…lets do this! I would like to reiterate, as always, I will give an honest account of my personal experience with this product.

Advocare 24 Day Challenge

CLEANSE PHASE:

Day 1-3: There are a lots of components to this “challenge”, I felt a bit overwhelmed. Thankfully, there is a detailed instruction book outlining each day and your coach is in contact with you every day for encouragement, exercise ideas, recipe tips and to any questions you may have.

First thing in the morning, you drink a Spark energy drink. Its a powder that you mix into 8oz of water, in place of your morning cup of coffee. I got watermelon flavor…its ok. I am not a soda drinker- so its a bit sucrose with an aspartame aftertaste, but its bearable. I missed my coffee.

Then comes the morning “fiber drink”. I was told to mix quickly with cold water and chug.  Woah. Stir and chug is right. The taste wasn’t awful, but the texture is definitely not my favorite. (MUCH better than the salt flush I endured with the Lemon/cayenne pepper cleanse I did a few years ago)

Alcohol Units: 3 (you are encouraged not to drink…oops)

Exercise Units: 0

Pounds Lost: 4!!! (what?! Awesome.)

Verdict: So far the daily instruction guide is simple and easy to use, especially with all the components involved. The fiber drink is fairly gelatinous. DO NOT LET IT SIT FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME. Stir and chug. Listen to my words. But, I have never lost 4 pounds in 3 days ever- except that one time I had a stomach bug. I am so staying the course- a little weight loss is always encouraging!