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Weight Loss – Advocare 24 Day Challenge Frequently Asked Questions

24 Day Challenge

How to Succeed on Your 24 Day Challenge

I present to you a list of commonly asked questions about Advocare’s 24 Day Challenge.  More importantly, I’ve thrown in some answers as well.  I hope this helps you on journey to Wellness.

Mike

Advocare 24 DC FAQ

How much water should I be drinking on a daily basis?
Why do you recommend the Meal Replacement Shake for breakfast every morning?
How often should I get on the scale?
How many meals/snacks should I be getting in each day?
Can I mix the Meal Replacement Shake with milk, juice or add fruit to it?
When should I take Catalyst and how many can I take in a day?
If I am using ThermoPlus during the Max Phase as an add-on, how should I take it for best results?
How many OmegaPlex can or should I be taking each day?
Can I use the Meal Replacement Shakes for lunch or dinner if I need to?
In the Max Phase do I still take OmegaPlex even though they are included in the MNS Strip Packs?
The scale is not moving as fast as I thought it would, but my clothes are definitely looser. Am I doing something wrong?
I got a slight headache during the Cleanse Phase. What could cause this?
I take medications for different ailments; will they be affected by the Challenge?
Can I use some other supplements or vitamins that I already have during the Challenge?
How soon can I do another Cleanse?
What do I do after my Challenge is over?
What exactly is Spark?
How many times can I use Spark in a given day?
What is the difference between the MNS Max 3, C, and E?
What are some of the “add-on” solutions that I should consider for greater results?

How much water should I be drinking on a daily basis?

We recommend a minimum of 60 –80 oz. of water per day! A good rule of thumb is to take your weight and divide by 2.  This would be the number of ounces of water you need to drink per day.  (140 pounds = 70 oz of water )  While this may sound like a lot initially, it is very easy to do with just a little dedicated effort and planning! Get a couple of containers, take one with you each day and make a concerted effort to get at least 40 oz. in before lunch! After a few days, you will not be thinking about it at all. It becomes a necessary habit!  With the new Daily Guide, it is easy to keep track of your water consumption.

 Why do you recommend the Meal Replacement Shake for breakfast every morning?

Meal Replacement Shakes

Meal Replacement Shakes

The Meal Replacement Shake is the only way to guarantee you are getting the correct amount and ratio of protein to carbs in each morning with ample fiber included. This convenient, proven solution removes all excuses as it takes less than 1 minute to prepare!  There is also variety, there are 4 different flavors (Chocolate, Mocha, Berry, and Vanilla,) and now a vegetarian formula.

 

How often should I get on the scale?

You will ONLY get on the scale on the mornings of Days 1, 11 and 24! You will weigh, measure and take your pics prior to eating or drinking anything on these days. PLEASE STAY OFF THE SCALE OTHER THAN THIS!  Weight is just a number, let’s focus on how your clothes are fitting, and more importantly, how you feel!

How many meals/snacks should I be getting in each day?

AdvoBars

AdvoBars

Your goal is to get anywhere from 5-7 meals/snacks per day. Without fail! During the Challenge, with the solutions provided, such as Meal Replacement Shakes, as well as the optional add-ons such as Muscle Gain protein powder or AdvoBars, 5-7 meals/snacks per day is extremely easy to accomplish with just a little preparation!  Your new Daily Guide will track your progress.

Can I mix the Meal Replacement Shake with milk, juice or add fruit to it?

No! Additions such as these change the protein to carb ratio as well as the caloric count! Only someone who is after weight gain would want to consider such an option and even then, we suggest you discuss this with your Challenge coach before implementing!

When should I take Catalyst and how many can I take in a day?

Catalyst & Thermoplus

Catalyst & Thermoplus

Catalyst can be used upon waking, if your first meal of the day will not be eaten within 1 hour, as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, immediately before a workout or right before bed, as your late-night snack. There is no real limit on Catalyst but most people will not need more than 3 servings per day as whole food is still the primary goal.

If I am using ThermoPlus during the Max Phase as an add-on, how should I take it for best results?

You can take 1-3 capsules of ThermoPlus within 30 minutes of a meal. Start out with 1 capsule per serving per day and gradually increase for higher response.

How many OmegaPlex can or should I be taking each day?

Dr.Oz and OmegaPlex

Dr.Oz and OmegaPlex

A minimum of two OmegaPlex capsules should be taken each day, and it is recommended you take two twice a day, but if you are battling obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes, you may want to take more! Always consult your doctor first though!  OmegaPlex should be taken with a meal.

Can I use the Meal Replacement Shakes for lunch or dinner if I need to?

Yes, in a pinch, they can be used to replace any meal or snack, however, always keep in mind, whole food should be your first choice outside of your Meal Replacement Shake at breakfast. If it came down to no meal versus having a shake, then yes, have a shake!

In the Max Phase do I still take OmegaPlex even though they are included in the MNS Strip Packs?

Depending on which MNS product you are using, you will have either one or two OmegaPlex capsules included. As noted above, you want to make sure you are getting a minimum of two capsules per day and if you are battling any of the noted issues, maybe even more.

The scale is not moving as fast as I thought it would, but my clothes are definitely looser. Am I doing something wrong?

Can You 24?

Can You 24?

The scale is the LAST place that will typically show results when it comes to “healthy” fat loss. Most commonly you will notice your clothes fitting looser, due to the density of fat versus muscle, before seeing the scale drop! This will be followed by family and friends noticing a change, before the scale shows anything drastic in the way of number fluctuations. All too often the scale can actually be misleading as the body goes through changes on a daily basis. This is why you are not allowed on the scale until the days noted!  Use your daily guide to ensure you are eating enough of the appropriate foods, and getting enough water.

I got a slight headache during the Cleanse Phase. What could cause this?

This could actually be caused by a variety of things, none of which will be a major cause for concern and they should be gone altogether by Days 4 or 5! Some individuals do get minor headaches during the Cleanse caused by not be drinking their daily required water intake and some may simply be going through a release of toxins (a good thing, and most likely much needed as well).  The water is required to help your body flush out those toxins.  That is the goal of the Cleanse, to remove the toxins and allow you to bring back in the healthy bacteria.

I take medications for different ailments; will they be affected by the Challenge?

Informed Choice

Informed Choice

We cannot and do not make any sort of medical claims, nor will your coach make any recommendations as it relates to your medication use or medical issues. Although what we do is based on good, solid nutrition, it is a common “industry” recommendation to simply not take your supplementation solutions at the same time you take any medications, but as you are most likely aware, it is strongly recommended that you consult your physician directly.

Can I use some other supplements or vitamins that I already have during the Challenge?

Can you? Yes. Do we recommend it? No! This is not to imply that they are unfit for use, simply to say that we can only speak for results and the credibility of AdvoCare products and our recommendation is always to simply suspend the use of all non-AdvoCare supplementation solutions during the Challenge. This is not meant to imply that post-Challenge you may not be able to put them back in use, but simply to ensure that ONLY those products which we know are built to work synergistically together are used during the Challenge itself.

How soon can I do another Cleanse?

Cleanse

Cleanse

You should not Cleanse more than once every 90 days so you can simply look at your Cleanse as a quarterly proactive maintenance plan!

What do I do after my Challenge is over?

Very good question…unfortunately, not one that can be answered in a FAQ response due to the individuality of each person and their goals. Our general recommendation for anyone completing their Challenge and either looking to lose a bit more or simply maintain is to repeat the Max Phase as their post-Challenge plan, but to be perfectly honest, you should be discussing your next step with your Challenge coach ASAP. They can help you make sure you get exactly, and more importantly, only what you need from an AdvoCare solutions standpoint, in order to reach your next health, fitness or wellness goal. Talk to them!

What exactly is Spark?

It starts with a Spark

It starts with a Spark

AdvoCare Spark is a nutritional supplement energy drink. It contains a synergistic combination of nutritional components that:

1) Provide nutrition for the body and brain;
2) Help prolong energy to the brain for enhanced focus and sustained mental energy;
3) Help prolong energy to muscles for longer and more intense workouts; and
4) Include antioxidants shown to protect brain and body function, especially during high stress periods. Brain biochemistry and function, once thought to be influenced by diet only when nutrient deficiency was evident, is now known to be sensitive and responsive to diet composition. Spark provides nutrients, including caffeine, choline, gamma aminobutyric acid, L-tyrosine, taurine, L-carnitine and glycine in sufficient amounts to result in a beneficial effect on cognitive performance.

How many times can I use Spark in a given day?

Common Spark use is twice per day, but if you were going to have an exceptionally long or tiring day, you could certainly get away with three with no concern at all.

What is the difference between the MNS Max 3, C, and E?

MNS Max Phase

MNS Max Phase

The variations of Metabolic Nutrition Systems are distinguished by their additional components. MNS Max E (Energy) and MNS Max C (Appetite Control) contain Metabolic Enhancer caplets for support of the body’s natural metabolism.* When metabolism is optimized, an individual may experience increased energy, better weight management and improved body functions.*

MNS Max E is formulated to maximize energy along with metabolism in support of weight management with Thermo-P caplets.*

Max E is intended for persons 18 years and older.

MNS Max C is designed to maximize appetite control along with increased energy and metabolism in support of weight management with a Thermo-T caplet and CitriSate (appetite suppressant caplet).* Max C is intended for individuals 18 years and older.

Our newest MNS system, MNS Max 3, is formulated to support metabolism, appetite management and energy production with an ActoTherm® SR caplet which uses sustained-release technology, and BioTherm capsules.* In addition, Max 3 provides comprehensive nutrition with the inclusion of Calcium Plus caplets, an Amplify A.T. softgel capsule and an additional OmegaPlex softgel capsule.*

Max 3 is intended for persons 12 years and older.

 What are some of the “add-on” solutions that I should consider for greater results?

There are a number of additional AdvoCare solutions that you could use in conjunction with your Challenge or certainly following your Challenge, depending on what your personal goals may be. Just to give you a few examples, we have included some of the most popular below.

Carb-Ease Plus
LeptiLean
ThermoPlus
FiboTrim
Slim
Rehydrate
Calcium Plus
C-Grams
Meal Replacement/Snack Bars
Muscle Gain (protein powder)
Probiotic Restore Ultra
Post-Workout Recovery

 

CarbEase

CarbEase

LeptiLean

LeptiLean

ThermoPlus

ThermoPlus

Fibo-trim

Fibo-Trim

Calcium plus
Calcium Plus
C-Grams
C-Grams
ProBiotic Restore Ultra
ProBiotic Restore Ultra
Meal Replacement Shakes
Meal Replacement Shakes
Post-Workout Recovery
Post-Workout Recovery
Muscle Gain
Muscle Gain

Slim

Slim

Rehydrate

Rehydrate

IMPORTANT: *This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Story of Financial Success and Weight Loss

Pannell's Weight Loss and Success

Weight Loss, Financial Freedom, Success…all things I wanted.  But how do I get it?  I heard someone say once, if you want to do something, find someone else that has done it, and do what they did.  Pretty simple isn’t it?  So, Advocare found me at a family reunion.  My cousin and her husband had lost a lot of weight, how’d they do it.  Advocare’s 24 Day Challenge, well I can do that.  Just do what they did.  In 24 days, I lost 18 pounds and 18 inches, went from a size 42 pant, to a size 38.  Had more energy than I had in a decade.  I’m now down over 35 pounds, and training hard, and loving it.

OK, Financial Success is next, I want that freedom.  Who can show me the way?  In come Jason and Angela Pannell.  They lead the organization I belong to in Advocare, and they are one of many in the group that can show me the way.  Here is their story.

A Story of Financial Success and Weight Loss with Jason & Angela Pannell – Tennessee

Our story is simple. We’d been inner city youth directors in Ohio for five years and felt the call to be church planters and get back to our home state of Tennessee.

In the fall of 2007 we moved to Dallas en route to Nashville, Tenn. to pursue our calling. This would be a relaxing, stress free move and everything would flow seamlessly together – so we thought.

Three months into our stay the economy began to plummet, and we ended up taking on extra jobs just to keep our heads above water. The year rolled around and we found ourselves working five jobs, barely scraping by and living on credit cards. While in Dallas we learned about church planting, grew in our marriage and were trying to get ahead financially, but as the move to Nashville grew closer we realized we did all of these things but remained in debt.

In November 2008, we knew things were about to change. That’s when I ran in a half marathon and met Crystal Thurber. We set up a meeting at the AdvoCare home office and I saw “IT”. Not just “IT” but ALL of it – Hope, character, integrity and passion. I found a company that is guided by the same principles that guide me. And, a company offering physical and financial hope.

Being a sports enthusiast, the endorsers blew me away! I was sold on the products and my immediate words for Crystal were, “Show me the money.”  (See the Advocare Endorsers by clicking here)

Crystal told me about the Rookie Bonus, and it was then I knew this was for us. In that economy, where would we go to find an opportunity to earn $1,000-$6,000 every two weeks for the first year of work? Angela and I went to an AdvoCare meeting and a day later became Advisors.

We immediately began taking products, and the results were astounding! Angela went from a size eight to a two, lost four percent body fat and maintained her weight by putting on lean muscle. I lost 11 pounds, four percent body fat and three inches from my waist! We are in better shape now than we were in our early 20s.  (Check out Advocare’s Weight Loss System)

With a great product and a simple business plan, we went to work without knowing a soul in Dallas. Crystal told us to put her on the phone with as many people as we could, as fast as we could and as often as we could, and she would share her story and help them decide where they best fit with AdvoCare.

Financial Freedom Defined - The Pannels

Financial Freedom Defined – The Pannel Family Video Click Here!

Our first Success School took place three months into our journey, and 26 of our team members joined us. Crystal taught us the power of connecting while empowering us with confidence.  (Check out this video about Success School)

We earned eight Rookie Bonuses totaling $22,000, $50,000 first place in the Field of Dreams Incentive, and an incredible vacation to Peter Island – all within our first year. We went from working five jobs to one and making $148,000! We were blown away by the leadership of AdvoCare but more so, by the simple business practice of serving others.

We were finally able to make the move to Tennessee without the fears of debt but with the vehicle to live a life of freedom.

 

Learn more about becoming debt free with the FREE Debt Busters program Advocare provides.  If you are an Advocare Distributor, the system is completely FREE!

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Advocare’s 24 Day Challenge – More than Weight Loss

24 Day Challenge Weight Loss Program

The 24-Day Challenge is a weight loss PROGRAM that is producing amazing results.  Users like you have been, on average, losing 10 inches and 10 lbs in just 24 DAYS. Energize your mind and body, feed your muscles and starve your fat as you lose inches, improve health and melt away body fat in a way that will fit into your busy life and be realistic for any hectic schedule. This jump start program will teach your body to continue losing body fat and increasing lean muscle.

But it is more than just weight loss, it is weight management.  It’s pretty straight-forward, really.

The AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge is a simple program, created by doctors and nutritionists (see our Sci-Med Board), and designed to “kick-start” weight-loss, increase the metabolism and purify the digestive system.

And yes, the “10 lbs and 10 inches” claim? Those are average results. We recommend this nutritional program for our friends, family, and customers, and they routinely enjoy even more impressive results than the “10 lbs and 10 inches” numbers that Advocare quotes.

But as impressive as they are, we’ve found that the initial pounds and inches are really only the first of many benefits this program can help our patients achieve. Because believe it or not, the 24-Day Challenge actually is not designed to be a “quick weight loss” program (even though it can be pretty impressive in that department).

The 24 Day Challenge Weight Loss Program

What the 24 Day Challenge is really about.

As we all know, good habits are simply the repetition of things that are good for us. The 24-Day Challenge is just that — the repetition of things that are good for us. By the time we complete the challenge we have accumulated almost a month’s worth of good nutrition, good routines and good thinking processes, and that simply means that maintaining our newer, lighter, more energetic and better looking body is much easier than it would be with a fad diet program.

As an Advocare Distributor I recommend a balanced nutritional program designed to make real improvements in your lives, I love this program.

Because even though short-term “band-aids” for various conditions can seem to be helpful (like aspirin for back pain, for example), they’re just treating the symptoms of the problem (the pain) — not fixing the cause of that pain. And while this Challenge does help you lose body fat quickly, it also helps prepare you for a much better life afterward by teaching you the simple principles about food, metabolism and exercise that no “fad diet” ever begins to address.

Like most Americans, our patients are often surprised at how simple — and pleasant — it can be to eat clean food, cleanse the digestive system and begin to enjoy an active, vital life again. The AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge does a great job of teaching the simple truths needed for great personal health, and that is why I recommend it. Weight loss is only one of the benefits this program offers.

I like that the Challenge is completely safe and available to the general public, no prescription or doctor’s visit necessary (although before beginning any change to your exercise and health regimen you should check with your physician.)

What is the 24 Day Challenge Weight Loss Program?

Here’s what the Weight Loss Challenge can do for you:

  • Give you coaching and support throughout
  • Ensure 2-4 convenient and balanced meals per day
  • Burn excess body fat
  • Build lean muscle
  • Boost your body’s metabolism
  • Improve nutrient absorption and digestion
  • Increase natural energy levels
  • Cut cravings and fill nutritional “gaps”
  • Minimize aches, pains and chronic inflammation
  • Increase immune system function
  • Teach real-world, simple lifestyle habits you can easily maintain
  • Provide a convenient, affordable solution for health problems and obesity
  • Ready to try the 24-Day Challenge for your yourself?

Are you ready for weight loss results?

You can purchase the complete bundle from our microsite by clicking here: PURCHASE THE ADVOCARE 24-DAY CHALLENGE HERE. You’ll find all the info you need, plus you’ll see the complete product list, answers to common questions and some simple instructions on how to use the program. Shipping is quick, and we have found Advocare’s customer service to be top notch!

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NOTE: Advocare also offers a program that enables you to get a 20-40% discount on all of their highly-rated products — the same discount I get today. To learn more about this discount, click here.

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In the end, the 24-Day Challenge is a tool. It’s safe, it’s effective, it’s convenient and it’s affordable. And like any tool, it requires YOU to do a little work. Are you willing to take this small step, invest a little time and a little effort and see what kind of “you” is possible? If you are, I’d love to help you!