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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.

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  • Encourages optimal performance through electrolyte balance
  • Allows for immediate and sustained energy with Sequential Carbs
  • Facilitates hydration in conjunction with plenty of water
  • Lemon flavor with only 80 calories
  • On-the-go portable and convenient pouch
Advcoare Rehydrate Gel

What is Hydration? Advocare Rehydrate Gel, the fastest way to rehydrate. Hydration in a convenient gel pack.

Rehydrate Gel is an electrolyte replacement energy gel designed to help you enjoy activity at your highest level. With a light lemon flavor and just 80 calories, this portable pouch is easy to use and carry during the most strenuous exercise. Whether you want to boost, replenish or recover, Rehydrate Gel provides the electrolytes and carbohydrates you need to help you get the most out of any run, workout, swim or ride.

Electrolyte balance is crucial when enduring intense physical activity. Rehydrate Gel releases Sequential Carbs, which are carbohydrates your body uses in three stages, allowing you to benefit from immediate and sustained energy.

  1. Boost your energy before a strenuous or enduring activity to get a great head start. It’s always best to minimize the chances of your body being depleted of valuable nutrients by staying ahead.
  2. Replenish your body during exercise to achieve your best effort. Take Rehydrate Gel during activity to replace the electrolytes and carbs that have been burned.
  3. Recover efficiently. Recovery is vital for endurance athletes and important for anyone who lives an active lifestyle.

IS THIS YOU?

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  • Team sport athletes (baseball, soccer, tennis, basketball, etc.)
  • Anyone desiring a great source of electrolytes and carbohydrates

DIRECTIONS

Boost – 1 pouch 15 minutes before activity
Replenish – 1-2 pouches for every hour of activity
Recover – 1 pouch immediately after activity

Always drink plenty of water when exercising.

 

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