Side note before the post: Starting Jan 11 2016 there is a nationwide AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge! Click through and order your kit for some free goodies. There are lots of us doing the challenge and I will also be hosting Fitbit challenges and more! It’s a great time to try it.
Advocare 10 Day Cleanse Results
I’m in the middle of the full AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge* but since I’ve complete the first 10 days of the cleanse phase I wanted to share my results and thoughts. I’m really proud of my AdvoCare 10 Day cleanse results!
Weight loss. I started the challenge weighing in at 207.5. I knew I was incredibly bloated and had gained weight over the holidays and even January with lots of outings and birthday parties. After the cleanse portion of the AdvoCare challenge, I’m weighing in at 198.8.
I lost 8.7 lbs. That’s a pretty high number and just shows how much the cleanse can clean out of you if you follow it well. It is a pretty gentle cleanse and you still get to eat real food (yay!) instead of doing something like only drinking juices or eating soups.
I look better! I’m starting to notice a difference in how I look as well. I always lose weight in my face first so I feel like I look better almost instantly because of that fact. Also, my bigger clothes feel a bit looser and my stomach isn’t as big and bloated looking/feeling as it was before. Not feeling bloated is a great feeling… I feel lighter, if that makes sense.
Less cravings. Just like last time, the cleanse eliminated sugar cravings by the end. Those cravings were really, really strong the first two days. But after getting past that period they simply diminished and then went away. It’s true that eating sugar makes you want more sugar. I did eat fruit on the cleanse in smoothies and snacks, but it doesn’t have the same effect on me despite having sugar in it.
Improved digestion. The cleanse really helps with getting you regular if you aren’t already. The additional fiber and healthy eating will clean you out and making your visits to the bathroom a lot easier… at least that’s what happened for me. I’ve taken fiber supplements on a regular basis before but the cleanse totally accomplishes this on a different level.
Feelings. One of the things I’m wanted to change and track during the challenge isn’t about weight or clothes or inches. It’s about feeling blah and low energy due to winter time blues and lack of light and a whole host of other things. So far, the challenge and cleanse has helped with this and I’m feeling more energetic overall. It should be noted that I normally take Spark twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. This gives me an energy boost and helps me get through the day better with more energy.
Advocare 10 Day Cleanse Thoughts
Healthy food taste can taste great. Last time I did this Advocare cleanse, the food I ate was bland. That wasn’t a problem this time around as I found a lot of ways to get around that by adding other bold flavors. I used lots of lime juice and discovered a love for Mrs. Dash extra spicy seasoning. Things do taste different without a ton of salt, but you’ll realize just how much salt you are used to consuming. It’s a lot and it isn’t good for you.
It’s a lot easier to do the cleanse when you aren’t doing it alone. Last time I did the cleanse with my boss and this time I did the cleanse and challenge with my boyfriend. Overall it’s a lot easier to stick with it when you are doing it with someone else or at least have a coach for support when you have questions or want to throw in the towel.
I’m excited for the rest of the challenge. Ultimately I don’t know how the rest of the challenge will go because I’ve never done this part of the 24 day challenge. The next two weeks are uncharted territory for me but I’m really excited about it. I think I might be able to break through the place I’ve been for so long and reach a goal I’ve long been trying to hit with weight loss. I’m trying not to count my chickens before they hatch, but I’m so excited it might happen!
*To get a discount on my Advocare 24 Day Challenge, I signed up with AdvoCare as a wholesale member which also makes me a distributor. You can do the same thing to get a discount here if you want to do the challenge. You can also design your own 24 Day Challenge here.