Advocare 10 Day Cleanse

Advocare 10 Day Cleanse

Wow! I did the Advocare 10 Day Cleanse.   I thought I would share what I learned. How I handled it and what my results were. I have been blogging about the Advocare 24 day challenge. I know you have been following Karla’s Advocare journey.  She got the jump start she needed to lose weight by starting with Advocare 10 Day Cleanse. Check out Karla’s latest good weight loss tips below.

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What I’ve Learned in 59 days of Healthy Living….

As I sat down to write this week’s article for Wellness Wednesday I found myself chuckling. In just a few months my life has taken a major turn from a life of stuffing my body with junk, no exercise, aching joints and a sluggish spirit to a life of healthy eating, daily exercise that fills not only my body but my spirit with energy. What a difference a couple of months make. In recognition of my 59 day journey to health and well-being I share with you the top ten things I have learned along the way.

Nobody is looking at you when you are at the gym.

  • It’s totally okay that you look gross. Everybody looks gross; if they don’t then they are not working hard enough.

Vegetables really do taste good without butter or cheese sauce; even Brussels sprouts.

  • You can enhance the flavor of vegetables with spices and a drizzle of olive oil. Experiment with various combinations to create your own recipe.

Sugar is not necessary.

  • I have not consumed white refined sugar or sugary foods/drinks in 59 days. Natural sugar found in fresh fruits and vegetables is all your body really needs.

It is possible to go to bed and sleep without a bedtime snack.

  • By eating meals on a regular basis you should not have to eat a bedtime snack. If you feel the need to do so make wise food choices that will digest easily and not sabotage your good daytime food choices.

Your body will begin to crave exercise and healthy food.

  • Healthy food choices will begin to fuel your body with the positive energy it requires to function efficiently. The exercise is exhilarating and eliminates the effects of stress and anxiety.

It is possible to drink at least 8 bottles of water per day.

  • By incorporating more water into your diet and exercise program your body will begin to flush out the toxins and be replenished. By using a water bottle with measurements imprinted on it you will be able to track your water consumption easily. You may find, like me, that you will actually consume more water when you eliminate other drinks such as soda.

Breakfast is important.

  • Fuel your body with whole grains, fresh fruit, low-fat dairy and lean protein. I find that a fruit smoothie made with frozen berries and melons mixed with a banana and un-sweetened fruit juice fills me up and keeps me going. Frozen breakfast biscuits and corn dogs (yes corn dogs) are not necessary for breakfast. Starting your day with the right breakfast will set you on the right track for your day.

You must get rid of clothes as you grow out of them.

  • By keeping them you are merely giving yourself permission to fall back into them at a later date. A few new clothing items along the way is a great treat and will allow you to see your body take on its new shape.

Declining invitations to certain social events may be necessary until you get a handle on your new way of life.

  • If you have to attend a function, such as a dinner meeting, it is a good idea to eat a light meal of healthy food choices and eat a small amount at the function.

Set small goals instead of one big one.

  • I have found that success is sweeter when you allow yourself to reach smaller goals than if you work toward one big one. And if by chance you don’t meet a small goal allows yourself grace and continue working toward it until you succeed. Never give up even if you stumble. The work will be so worth the results.

Peace,
K2

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Comments

    • Karla says

      Martha,

      You will be glad you gave it a try. This program was the catapult I needed to get myself going in the right direction.

      Good luck,

      K2

  1. sarah peedin says

    Love what you said about looking gross at the gym. If you are done with your workout and your makeup is perfect it is a sign you need to work harder.

    • Karla says

      Sarah,

      I agree. I used to worry about what I looked like but now, I know that the worse I look the better the workout.

      peace,

      K2

  2. Gina W. says

    I love this entire program, but there are some aspects that are just not ideal for diabetics. Is there an alternative regimen for diabetics?

    • Karla says

      Gina,
      I would suggest that you ask your doctor. He/she may be able to assist in finding you an alternative plan that will maximize your weight loss and healthy lifestyle.

      Good luck,

      K2

  3. Stacy Giacosa-Baurr says

    I need to do this and after my annual physical today, I am!!! Thank You for the ideas and how to’s!!!

  4. Rebecca Brewer says

    So utterly practical and common sense, and yet we still struggle with it. Especially the last one, forgiving ourselves for slip-ups is so necessary and we are so hard on ourselves.

    • Karla says

      Rebecca,

      We are our own enemy when it comes to forgiveness. I like to break down my day into fourths. If I mess up in the morning I still have 3/4 of my day to get it right. We need to forgive ourselves and move onto to the next part of our day without the guilt…the guilt is what holds us back so often.

      peace,
      K2

  5. christie spaeth says

    Everyone will slip and that is something to remember no need to be hard on yourself because of a slip

    • Karla says

      Snacks can be healthy too! To be honest, snacks were the most difficult to give up for me. I’ve had found substitutes for unhealthy snacks and am completely satisfied. Frozen fruit blended in the magic bullet or blender is super tasty and can be used instead of ice cream or even frozen yogurt. Frozen fruits such as grapes take on a whole new texture and flavor; super yummy. I eat a handful of almonds or a spoon of peanut butter every day before I go to the gym. I’ve also discovered if I eat at regular intervals and eat healthy food choices I don’t need a snack. I’m pretty much snack free now and love it.

      peace,
      K2

  6. jennay green says

    I too have to follow a sort of diabetic diet although i am not a diabetic and would be interested in alternatives for this type of diet…

  7. Stacy Giacosa-Bauer says

    I am starting this Advocare 10 Day Cleanse today, and I will follow exactly as you stated because I want Results!!! Thank You so much for motivating me to do this!!! Will report back to you later today!!!

  8. David Smith says

    Some good info for helping your body work correctly. Being diabetic, I don’t use any sugar or eat sugary foods very often. I’ve always eaten veggies just plain with maybe a little salt. Black pepper can make a lot of things taste good too, especially if it is fresh cracked pepper from the pepper mill on the table.

  9. Pat Walker Pinkston says

    The cleanse sounds interesting. Great tips also. I’ve lost 60 pounds since March 2013, but still have more to go.

  10. Kristen says

    I have been contemplating giving this a try – I think I found this because it’s the sign I needed to go ahead and do it!

  11. Trisha B. says

    There’s no better time to try this than now, the beginning of a brand new me. Thank you for sharing and for the flash giveaway

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