Advocare Products I LOVE

Hello all! It’s been a while 🙂 Oh the joys of working, school and packing!!! I wanted to pop in today to tell you about my love for advocare!! I’ve been taking these products since February and I am in love.

Spark

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Spark is an amazing energy drink that doesn’t make you crash! It is so amazing! It helps me stay awake when I’m working night shifts, it helps me have energy for a workout and it helps me stay away from pop!!!! Even my husband loves it and if that means less gross chemical filled energy drinks for him then YAY!!! This is one of the MUST TRY products from advocare.

Catalyst

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Catalyst is an amazing amino acid supplement that helps you build muscle! My fellow advocare lovers call it liposuction in a pill 🙂 So great!!

Nighttime Recovery

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I’ve tried three products from the Performance Elite line and so far I love all three of them!! The first is the Nighttime Recovery! It helps prevent muscle soreness (AND WORKS AMAZING!!!!!) and it also helps you build muscle while you are sleeping 🙂

O2 Gold

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I take my O2 Gold 30-60 minutes before a cardio workout! It helps increase oxygenation to cells and helps increase energy and build muscle. I have noticed a huge difference in my workouts since taking this product! I feel like I can workout longer. It has helped with my workouts when I do the elliptical and go to boxing!

Arginine Extreme

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I also take this 30-60 minutes prior to a workout! I mix 1 scoop Arginine Extreme, 1/2 scoop grape spark and 12 oz water! This in combo with the O2 Gold and Spark works great to energize me through my workouts! This stuff isn’t just great for energy during a workout it also helps both the reproductive system and immune system. It also helps maintain an already healthy blood pressure!

MNS Max 3

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This is essentially the Max Phase of the 24 Day Challenge. It is the only part of the challenge that you don’t have to take a break from. I LOVE my MNS! It gives me TONS of energy and helps curb my appetite! It has helped me continue to lose weight after my first 24 day challenge.

These are the main supplements that I take almost DAILY! I love them all and I’ve had great results so far.

For anyone who is interested I am doing another 24 Day Challenge starting May 1st! Please join me in the fun! So far my mom, dad and aunt are all doing it with me! We are going to have such great results. Also, once you order your bundle I can add you to our amazing Facebook group. You can see everyones amazing results!!! It really is great to see everyone success.

If you have any questions about any of the products please leave a comment or email me!!!! alexrunsforfood (at) gmail (dot) com I look forward to hearing from you.

Sweet Potato Nachos & A Treat

I really love sweet potatoes so I am always looking for a delicious way to eat them! I decided to try combining sweet potatoes with nachos and was pleasantly surprised!!

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Making these nachos was SOO easy! I simply peeled a thinly sliced a sweet potato. I lightly coated the slices with olive oil and chili powder. Then lay out on a baking sheet and bake at 400 for about 10 minutes. Watch them very closely because they will burn. Once they are done top with your favorite nacho toppings 🙂 I used left over fajita steak, chicken and veggies. I also made a cilantro sour cream by combining sour cream, lime juice and cilantro. The sweet potatoes made a great chip replacement! Also if you are doing the Advocare 24 day challenge you can easily modify this recipe to fit your needs.

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My meal was a bit spicy so I wanted something chocolate! Luckily I had some of Lee’s Healthy Peanut Butter Cups in my freezer!!

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You can find the recipe here! They are so easy to make and so good for a healthy alternative!!

I hope you enjoy these yummy recipes!!!

What are your favorite toppings for nachos?

Advocare 24 Day Challenge Results

Hey everyone! It is time to share my advocare success. 

Before sharing my success I want to share about what exactly the 24DC is. 

The first ten days are called the Cleanse Phase. Cleanse phase supplements include: 

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Herbal Cleanse is designed to help eliminate waste and prepare your body for optimal nutrient absorption.* You may enjoy weight loss as well!*

There are three components of the Herbal Cleanse: Fiber Drink – which is mixed with 8 oz. of water (And is COMPLETELY disgusting!!!! But you only have to drink it 6 times), Herbal Cleanse caplets and ProBiotic Restore™ Ultra Capsules. AdvoCare recommends using Herbal Cleanse every 90 days.

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The second product you will use in the Cleanse Phase is OmegaPlex®, which is a high-quality blend of essential Omega-3 fatty acids for overall wellness.* Omega-3 fatty acids are essential components of heart, nerve, muscle, skin, bone and immune health. As with all of the AdvoCare products, OmegaPlex® meets high standards for safety and efficacy so you can be sure you are getting some of the purest Omega-3 fatty acids on the market.*

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AdvoCare Spark® Energy Drink Mix is a fantastic source of energy, nutrition and mental focus.* It is sugar free and formulated with 21 vitamins, minerals and nutrients that work synergistically to give long-lasting energy.* Simply mix Spark with 8 oz. of water and enjoy!

I also took an optional supplement:

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Catalyst works to feed muscle, not fat, leaving our body more toned and better defined.* Catalyst contains branched-chain amino acids, which help support endurance and strength in conjunction with exercise.

Catalyst can also aid in preserving muscle and energy levels during times of calorie restriction, and can help support post-exercise muscle repair and recovery. 

I have also heard Catalyst nicknames Liposuction in a bottle 🙂

For the Max Phase (Day 11-24) I took the following supplements:

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MNS Max 3, provides you with a foundational level of appetite control and energy.

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Every morning for breakfast during the max phase I mixed 8 oz water, a meal replacement packet and 1 frozen banana. So delicious! 

During the max phase I also drank Spark and took the Catalyst Supplements. 

Now for the nutrition! A nice thing during the challenge the nutrition stayed the same and it was super simple. 

Breakfast: 1 serving protein, 1 serving complex carb and 1 serving fruit. 

Snack: 1/2 serving protein, fruit, veg or complex carb

Lunch: 1 serving protein, 1 serving vegetable and 1 serving complex carb.

Snack: 1/2 serving protein, fruit, veg or complex carb

Dinner: 1 serving protein, 1 serving vegetable and 1 serving complex carb (optional).

Snack: 1/2 serving protein, fruit, veg or complex carb

Advocare 24 DC Pros:

Energy: I felt a lot of energy during the 24DC!! One reason for all the energy was the clean eating. Second because of the Max Phase!!

Digestion: I stomach and digestive system definitely enjoyed all the clean eating. 1 day off of the challenge and I ate not clean food and my tummy was hurting! 

Money: I realize that the 24 Day Challenge bundle is a bit pricey but it was totally worth it and I saved a lot on not eating out. Scott and I are very bad about eating out so this challenge has helped me with that. Also if you are a coffee drinker or happy hour goer during the challenge you are encouraged not to drink coffee or alcohol so you save a little there to. 

Advocare 24 DC Cons:

Very Hard: I’m not going to lie it is extremely hard!!! Talk about mega chocolate craving!! You always crave something the most when you aren’t supposed to have it right?! You definitely have to plan in order to be 100% successful. 

Money (again): The 24 Day Challenge Bundle is not cheap but I will admit it was 100% worth every penny…. even those nasty fiber drinks 🙂

Pop Craving: I’m so used to having at least one pop a day so it was very hard not to have any. I honestly think I drink pop for the carbonation so that is what I missed. It is just so refreshing. The Spark drinks gave me tons of energy so I wasn’t missing caffeine. The Spark drinks even kept me up while I was working overnights and doubling!!

Now for the good part!!

The Results!!!

I don’t feel comfortable sharing any photos, but I will tell you that I lost 5.5 lbs and a total of 9 inches. 4.5 of those inches were from my hips!! I know that if I would have 100% stuck to the eating I would have lost a lot more but like I said it’s hard and oops happen 🙂 Starting a new job with new hours didn’t help!

I love the advocare products so much that I decided to become a distributor. You can visit my website and order products. I’m also planning on doing another 24 Day Challenge starting May 1st and I’d love to have a group to start with!! More info to come on the May challenge!

I’m so happy to have jump started my weight loss journey and I can’t wait to continue. Since November 2013 I have lost a total of 15 lbs! I still have a lot more that I want to lose but it is a start 🙂

If you have any questions about Advocare please feel free to email me at alexrunsforfood (at) gmail (dot) com

I also want to say a special thanks to BECKY for all the help and motivation during my challenge!! 

What are your thoughts of Advocare? Have you tried it? Want to try it?

Disclaimer: I got all of my Advocare product information directly from their website! I was not paid to try Advocare, all opinions are my own!