I have officially completed the "cleanse" phase of the Advocare 24 Day Challenge.
First my thoughts on the cleanse . . .
#1 - It works. You can tell it's cleaning your system out. However, I didn't feel sick or like I was running to the bathroom.
#2 - However, I did discover the weekends were hard for me to stay on "clean" eating. We go out. We eat out. I don't work out. So combining that with the cleanse did cause me some stomach problems. I think if I would have just stayed on the track I was on, it would have gone without a hitch.
#3 - After some research I found a recommendation to mix the Herbal Cleanse - Fiber Drink mix with juice. It was a HUGE help. I used mango juice and peach juice which were both way better than the plain water. The original recommendation was for OJ with no added sugar.
#4 - The biggest surprise in this first stage for me was the effect that the cleanse had on my skin. It was very noticeable to me . . . as was the opposite effect after the weekend of veering off plan. If I can figure out exactly what is causing the change, I'll be a consistent purchaser of that product moving forward.
My weight has stayed pretty steady - or rather I gained a couple of pounds back and then lost them again. Overall I'm probably about 6.5 lbs down overall.
Now on to the next replenishment stage . . . next post, I'll share the steps involved in this phase.
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