Hubby and I are starting the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge sometime in August or September. I really have no idea what we are getting ourselves into, but a change needs to be made on both our parts.
What is the 24 Day Challenge? From their site, it states “The 24-Day Challenge is a comprehensive supplementation and nutrition program designed to give your body the jump start it needs to help you reach your goals. There’s something for everyone whether you are looking for weight management, energy, overall body composition or overall wellness.” There is a cleanse phase and a max phase. The cleanse phase is described as “Proper absorption of nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals is essential to maintaining a healthy body. However, periodic lifestyle changes may generate the need for a “fresh start” – that’s where the Cleanse Phase comes in. On Days 1-10 of the 24-Day Challenge, you will take three products. These products, in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, help to rid your body of waste and prepare your body to better absorb nutrients.” The max phase is described as “After completing the Cleanse Phase, it’s time to move into days 11-24: The Max Phase. The Max Phase is about fueling your body in order to achieve maximum results. During this phase you will take three products that work together to provide you with sustained energy, appetite control, core nutrition and overall wellness.”
From everything I read a substantial amount of planning needs to happen BEFORE starting the challenge to minimize failure and to make everything go smoother. If you know me, then you know I love to plan. I have lists all over my house! I started a food/grocery list on my iPad, then got started with a 24 Day Challenge Pinterest board, and now I am working on printables in Photoshop. I bought quart size storage baggies at the grocery store today and ordered challenge packs for both hubby and myself. Once everything is here and I have it all in front of me, I figure the planning phase will go a lot easier. I am going off of other people’s schedules on Pinterest for my printable calendars, etc. and some of them are from 2012-2013 and I am pretty sure things have changed since then. I am in desperate need of challenge-friendly recipes, though! I am scared all we will be eating is plain chicken and boiled eggs for a month. For those of you reading who have done the challenge, what are your go to recipes and snacks? I need all the help I can get so please share!