(Closed) Who uses advocare??

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Soonerbee07:  My trainer sells Advocare and I recently finished the cleanse- just the 10 day part, not the full 24 day challenge.  Here are some thoughts:

-It was successful; I lost 4 lbs, 3 inches, and 2% body fat.  I rarely felt hungry, but it was difficult at times to eat the same things.  And I definitely craved chocolate sometimes, lol.  I did allow myself a small square of 85% dark chocolate once or twice during the 10 days though.  Now that I’m done I’ve probably gained a pound back, but I’ve also kept up a lot of the habits.  I don’t feel the same need for carbs or dairy.  And I find that I really love simpler meals. I didn’t do the meal replacement shakes either- I ate oatmeal with a scoop of my own chocolate protein powder everyday.  It is delicious, and I’m still doing that.  Oh, and get the Peach flavor for the fiber drink if you do the cleanse…I’ve heard the citrus is nasty.  I do CrossFit and strength training 4-5 days a week.  

-Spark.  Oh, Spark.  I have such mixed feelings….it gives me great energy and I love the vitamins, etc., but it is basically just an energy drink.  My trainer loves to say that she never crashes or feels dehydrated, but I beg to differ.  I always crash the next day if I have Spark for some days in a row and then don’t for a day.  It’s not a miracle.

-I love some of their exercise products like Catalyst and Muscle Fuel, I really do think they help me to be less sore.  I also wonder if I can’t find other products that do the same thing for less money.

-Their probiotic is my favorite that I’ve tried.  And I’ve tried a lot.

Here’s my biggest complaint with all things Advocare:  They put sucralose (Splenda) in all of their flavored products.  Artificial sweeteners can be really harsh on your disgestive system.  I find that one thing a day isn’t bad for me, but if I do too many things with splenda I get bloated.  I can tolerate Stevia well, so I’ve been looking for things that use that instead.  Unfortunately, Advocare doesn’t use Stevia at all.  

Ultimately, I think Advocare has some good things but is also just another Herbalife, Shakeology, BeachBody, whatever.  I use their stuff, but I also recognize that it’s allllll marketing.   It can totally work, but so can hard work and eating clean.  I’d be interested to try the cleanse again without all of their supplements and see what happens…just to compare.  

 ETA- feel free to PM if you have more questions or want more specifics!  🙂

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 8 months ago by  Audrey2_sings.
Post # 4
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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Soonerbee07:  I’m a huge coffee drinker, so I’m plenty used to the caffeine, lol!  I think it’s just a side effect of any sort of caffeine source.  And yes, the stuff can be super expensive.  I still haven’t decided if it’s worth it!  

Post # 5
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I tried the 24 day challenge before my wedding. I did fine for the first phase of it, but not so well on the second phase. Something about it made me feel SOO nauseous. I tried to not take certain pills each day with it to try to figure out which one was making me feel so sick, but couldn’t figure it out and eventually stopped the challenge on like day 15, just b/c it was making me feel so sick.

I did keep up with the meal replacements for a while though, probably for a month straight. I loved the taste of them, but did not lose any weight with it. I also enjoy the sparks for that added energy about 2pm at work.

However, since I got married, I have been focusing on eating nothing processed (what is all that stuff in the meal replacements and the sparks anyways?!?!), lean meats, veggies and fruits. I have FELT SOOOO much better than I ever have and I feel like the weight has just melted off.


Post # 6
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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I have some friends who have been on it for a while and sell it. I have actually researched all of them advocare, herbal life, thrive, shakeology. I’ve cut out all processed foods 2 years ago and I  wanted something natural and wouldn’t add any additional hormones to my body as we will be trying for a baby soon and in my opinion none them fit the bill for me. From the research all of the brands ingredients contain some sort of GMO, SOY, Milk (lactose) and the artificial sugars and other “stuff” that is not really food.  Milk/milk protein cause tons of tummy issues for me, so it’s a no go.   I’m currently using an all natural product that includes meal replacements, energy drinks and customized supplements. The energy drink contain green tea so there is not that crash.  Hopefully which ever you choose works for you ( FYI it takes a body 90 days to fully detox and adjust so keep that in mind with results)

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