Monday, March 17, 2014

Today was my first day of the Advocare 10 day challenge. I know one or two of you asked what Advocare is so ill do my best to explain.
Advocare is a company that sells a range of health care items.. The basis of the company is multilevel marketing which means that you can become a distributor yourself and participate in a compensation plan based on direct sales. It's sort of sounds like a peer amid scheme although I am not selling or distributing Advocare so I don't really know if that's the case haha. 
Anyway, my friend Ashley is a distributor and if you're interested in purchasing a cleanse please use her link: 
The premise of the 10 day cleanse is pretty basic. Advocare says that the herbal cleanse system can help rid your body of toxins and waste with its unique blend of herbal ingredients that uses a systematic approach to help internal cleaning and improve digestion. The cleanse comes with fiber packets and herbal cleanse pill and a restore pill. You take these at various times during the day according to the instructions and you also take fish oil. The 10 day herbal cleanse costs $31. 

As far as eating on the cleanse the 10 day cleanse is really just a jumpstart to getting your body to eat clean. You eat five small meals during the day, and each meal is limited to certain foods. 
Meal 1: protein, carb, vegetable, or protein shake
Meal 2: healthy fat and fruit
Meal 3: protein, carb, vegetable
Meal 4: healthy fat and fruit
Meal 5: protein and vegetable (carb optional)

I counted calories today and I was close to 1200. I had a protein shake for breakfast, a pear and pistachios for a snack, two hard-boiled eggs rice cake and edamame for lunch, A banana and almond butter for snack and two more hard-boiled eggs with sweet potatoes and green beans for dinner.
I felt extremely full all day but I did crave my regular soda and coffee which you shouldnt have on the cleanse. 

The big NOs on the cleanse are: fried food, alcohol, dairy, sugar, anything processed or artificial, refined or white flour and rice. Soooo goodbye cheese milk yogurt bagels coffee creamer and diet coke for the next 9 days!

I weighed in this morning at 152.2. I don't believe that weight for a second, but I need a starting point so that's what I have. I did have a major party weekend in the mountains with my friends so I expect I gained a bit, but certainly not 6 lbs!!

I'll update this week about how things are going. I'm going to bed very full but with some small bread cravings. 


  1. Thanks for the explanation! Good luck with the cleanse, I hope it does something for you. Your intake today looks wonderful. I really like how the meal plan is broken down into food groups.
    Take care xx

  2. the diet you are supposed to follow during the cleanse looks really good.
    GL with your cleanse, and lack of coffee! and don't worry about the 6lbs - they will be gone before you know it.

  3. Ugh! Hate it when the scale goes ridiculously high. I hope the cleanse goes well.