I participated in a group AdvoCare 10 Day Cleanse challenge last month. If you haven't heard of AdvoCare, it's a health and wellness company that offers weight loss and nutrition products.
From June 10-19, I cut out dairy, sugar, refined or white flour/rice, fried food, processed food, and alcohol. Yes, alcohol. My usual diet isn't much different from what I ate. Lots of chicken, salmon, salads, fruits and veggies. Then I added in the fiber drink and herbal supplements that are included with the cleanse.
I didn't have trouble with any of it. Well, except the no alcohol rule. That was a little tough. But other than that, it was a breeze.
In the end, I only lost four pounds. But hey, I lost four pounds! And it felt/looked like more than that. (Especially in my face, arms, and waist.) The day after the cleanse ended, I ordered cheesy rice from a Mexican restaurant in town. I only ate a third of it before I was painfully full. It has now been two weeks since I completed the cleanse, but I still see a big difference in the portion sizes I can eat and the way my clothes fit.
For reference, here's a picture from a couple weeks before the cleanse and a couple weeks after.
|(I don't regularly snap bikini pictures, so this is what you get.)|
I still want to lose about 15-20 more pounds. The AdvoCare cleanse was a very helpful start in that. I couldn't live the AdvoCare lifestyle constantly. No cheese? No booze? What kind of life is that? But I would definitely recommend the cleanse to anyone who wants a jump start on a diet plan. You can order AdvoCare products here!
Check out Raven's linkup to see how everyone else fared.