A site dedicated to anyone needing to lose weight, gain energy, or just get healthy…
focusing on Advocare specifically the Advocare 24 Day Challenge
Let me help you get where you are trying to go!
Let me help you get where you are trying to go!
Here is an easy to follow Instructions post for the 24 Day Challenge.
If you don’t want to read you can see the Video Overview of this post Entitled 24 Day Challenge Instructions:
Step 1. Buy the 24 Day Challenge!- If you have not purchased the 24 Day challenge kit then that’s your first step. The NEW easy to follow Build Your Own Bundle page makes it simple to get the customized products you need.
Here is a Slide Share presentation showing you step by step how to build the bundle.
Step 2. 24 Day Challenge Food Guide: You may want to get some food items ready and available before your challenge arrives. It’s always a good idea to at least make a list of some dinner and lunch ideas so your more prepared. You can always check out my Advocare Recipes post for ideas or follow my Pinterest Advocare 24 Day Challenge board.
Protein Ideas: Chicken Breast, Eggs, Game (bison, buffalo, elk, etc.),Ground Beef or Turkey (93% lean at least), Lean Fish (tilapia, red snapper, cod, etc.), Salmon, Tofu, Tuna (fresh or packed), Turkey Breast.
Veggie Ideas: Asparagus, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Eggplant, Green Beans, Onion, Peppers, Salad Greens, Tomato, and Zucchini/Squash
Beans, Lentils, Oatmeal, Quinoa, Potatoes (any variety), Whole Grains (rice, pasta, or bread)
Healthy Fats Snacks (in moderation) Avocado, Nut Butter (no added sugar, oil, or salt), Nuts or Seeds (raw or roasted-no added sugar, oil, or salt)
Other Snacks: Advobars, Muscle Gain, Pro 20, Edamame, and Hummus.
Fruit: You can have fruit as a snack or for part of your breakfast or both. Fruit Ideas are: Apple, Banana, berries, grapes, kiwi, mango,melon, pear, and citrus fruits.
Try not to eat too many fruits as snacks and with breakfast. Make sure you get those protein snacks in there as well. If you can eat protein with every snack that is optimal or take the optional Catalyst.
Limit or Avoid: Soda (including Diet), Candy, Fried Food, Processed Food, White Flour, Partially hydrogenated oils, sugar, creamy sauces,high calorie dressings, and alcohol.
I’m sure you’ve seen that everywhere on the web.
If you have been searching the internet or wondering were can I find an Advocare Distributor, then your bound to find information about the business online. Some true, some not so true…
Finding the right sponsor is important when starting your journey in the business.
Who you join under can play a big role in how well you succeed or not.
Your sponsor will be your coach and help you understand the business inside and out.
Remember your business is your responsibility and you will be doing most of the work, but your sponsor is responsible for helping you succeed.
If you want to be a successful distributor, I can show you what you need to learn to start getting leads, selling product, and adding to your distributor list while building a successful and prosperous Advocare business.
There is nothing wrong with the ways that Advocare teaches it’s distributors to promote, sell, and get leads. In fact the Advocare Success System is very helpful at building your business and many people are doing great using these methods.
But if you don’t have the time for home parties, hounding family members, and three way calls, I can show you some other techniques you can begin using right away to grow your Advocare business.
The good news is you won’t find your family running the other way when they see you coming!
Unlike other Advocare distributors online:
I will however:
After saying all of that, please note that most of this business does depend on you!
This could be the perfect fit for you!
I also want to show you part of my Advocare back office to show you proof of distributors and retail sales. This is just a snippet of what you can do with Advocare if you follow the training and are willing to work.
This is part 2 of my interview with Tim Smith.
and the Inside Story
So the question is can you really make money?
Watch the video below to see how one distributor got started and became successful.
Since taping this video I know Tim’s income has gone way up from there but who’s counting?
So the answer is yes you can make money in Advocare, and Selling Advocare can be very profitable if your committed. The successful distributors love helping others achieve their goals.
That being said, the business side of Advocare is not for everyone and I understand that. I am not hear to push the business on anyone. I am able to say I have had a lot of success with this business and have never been happier :)
As you scour the internet there are always going to be naysayers and haters out there. This is true for almost every other business involved with direct sales.
What you need to remember are a few key things about this company:
So you are tired of being overweight and unhealthy and are looking into the 24 Day Challenge…Great Choice…Now where should you purchase the 24 Day Challenge kit?
1. It’s Illegal- This may or may not be a concern to you, but people who sell any Advocare products outside of their dedicated Advocare web store, are operating illegally and are being prosecuted for doing so. Advocare legal team is working hard to stop and prosecute non distributors from selling products this way for a number of reasons.
2. No Product Help- Yes you may be able to get the 24 Day Challenge through an illegal non distributor and maybe save a few bucks, but in the long run is it really cheaper or worth it?
I have had a number of people who have purchased products from non distributors and they email me with questions and concerns saying they wished they had purchased through someone knowledgeable about the products.
The whole concept behind the Advocare business is for distributors to coach or help people with the products if they want help. Customers will be successful and can get questions answered when they arise from an independent distributor.
A second argument to this is that after I talk with a customer about their health concerns, there may be unnecessary products that you are buying that you do not need or would not be effective for you so your wasting time and money.
3. Your Purchase is Non Refundable- If you purchase Advocare products from someone who is not a legal Advocare Distributor, you can not return your products for any reason because it must be done through that legal distributor or with Advocare directly proving you purchased product through a legal distributor. Advocare does not honor returns any other way.
4. Product Freshness- When purchasing products from a non distributor, how do you know if the products are fresh and still effective? You may be getting products that are out of expiration date. Most ingredients are all natural and you want them to be effective and as fresh as possible when you purchase so you get exactly what you pay for. It’s second hand products.
5. Missed Opportunity- I realize that not everyone wants to become an Advocare distributor, and that is fine. I am very much against being pushy and trying to get all people to become distributors, it’s just not for everyone. There is something to be said though about a number of people who started using Advocare products, decided to become a distributor for the discount on products, and are now making full time incomes by sharing what they love with others. Obviously if you purchase from a non distributor you would not be able to take advantage of the income opportunity or further discounts IF you become interested in doing so.
Strengthen Your Immune System
Ever wonder how some people avoid getting sick when a cold or flu is “going around?” A strong immune system keeps them healthy; here are some things you can do to keep your body running smoothly even when half of the office is sidelined by the sniffles.
Eating the right combination of immune boosting nutrients can be a difficult task. AdvoCare ImmunoGuard is the once daily supplement to support your body’s immune system. Advocare ImmunoGuard combines vitamins C, D, antioxidants, mushrooms, and other special ingredients to keep your immune system fighting like a champ!
Your immune system protects you from more than just colds and flues; did you know that a strong immune system helps fight cancer? The immune system keeps track of everything that is supposed to be in your body like your blood type, your organs, and harmless bacteria; when something foreign enters your body like a cold germ, your immune system attacks it.
These invaders are called antigens. Any cell that is not normal in your body is an antigen and cancer cells are not normal. Sometimes a healthy immune system is not enough to fight off the cancer before it spreads, but it is our natural first line of defense so we should strengthen it however we can.
Stress, the environment, and even depression can have a negative impact on your immune system. Advocare Oasis is a good product for stress relief but, if any of these issues are factors in your life then you need AdvoCare ImmunoGuard. Everyone knows that vitamin C is good for your immune system, but do you know why? Vitamin C acts like an antioxidant and helps combat free radicals. It is also thought that ascorbic acid (vitamin C) attacks the nucleus of viruses to wipe them out for good. It also helps with collagen production that helps repair your skin when it’s scraped or cut.
Immunoguard contains vitamin D. A study from Denmark found that vitamin D is crucial for immune response. The cells of your immune system must be alerted and sent into action for them to fight invaders; without adequate vitamin D your immune cells won’t respond. AdvoCare ImmunoGuard is an excellent source of vitamin D which also helps with the absorption of other vitamins and minerals.
ImmunoGuard’s immune boosting complex has harnessed the immune enhancing power of mushrooms. Three types of Japanese mushrooms come together in this supplement to form MycoFusion: a blend of Shiitake, Maitake, and Reishi mushrooms. The unique properties of these three super-food mushrooms help to stimulate the cells that fight cancer and infection. Mushrooms also contain a wealth of minerals to keeps bones and muscles strong.
If all of these benefits aren’t enough, AdvoCare has included an exciting new ingredient called EpiCor. Clinical research has shown that EpiCor’s yeast extract has an effect on histamine (the body’s response to allergens) and many other respiratory ailments. So if you have seasonal allergies like many people, AdvoCare ImmunoGuard may help your body to deal with all that pollen in the air and other environmental allergies.
Whether you’re worried about catching a cold, counteracting the health effects of stress or something more serious you should consider adding AdvoCare ImmunoGuard to your health regime. Just three capsules a day with a meal will give you the immune boost you need to fight those germs and keep you healthy!
Your Health and Wellness Coach,
Help Build Muscle While You Sleep
You know that sore feeling you get from working out? It’s damage; exercise damages our muscles! That’s right, contrary to what we may think, the time spent in the gym does not grow our muscles. Your muscles are growing when you’re sleeping! The rest we get after we leave the gym is the crucial. Why not enhance your sleep with AdvoCare Nighttime Recovery? Nighttime Recovery gives your muscles extra support when they are repairing themselves at night. Adequate protein is essential to rebuilding and repairing the tiny tears in muscles that come from working out. Advocare Nighttime Recovery is formulated with amino acids, herbal extracts, and minerals that support you body’s natural repair process.
When we are sleeping, our bodies are hard at work. Proteins, hormones, and other vitamins are working hard to repair muscles that have been broken down by use. Whether you are working out trying to grow your guns to the next level or if you’re just trying to look a little better in your bathing suit, you have to support whatever level of rebuilding is happening. This process happens every night. Why not support it? AdvoCare Nighttime Recovery is taken right before bed so that all of its beneficial ingredients are there when you need them.
Herbal extracts fight inflammation so muscles are not sore. If your muscles are sore, you probably will be a little reluctant next time you go to work out! Muscles get slightly inflamed after a workout; it’s your body’s natural response to injury (the torn muscle). Ashwagandha and Wild Yam Extracts work like natural ibuprofen to reduce inflammation. Everybody loves the feeling of a good hard workout, but nobody likes the sore muscles.
Do you know that our muscle mass starts to decrease as we age? Some experts say we begin losing muscle as early as 25! It probably doesn’t become noticeable till we are 50 or 60. Part of the reason for this decline is our hormones which have a huge effect on growing muscles. Testosterone and other hormones like Growth Hormone (IGF-1) and Insulin help our muscles recover and grow; as we age, our bodies produce less and less of them so the muscles can’t rebuild and wither instead. Yes ladies we produce testosterone, too; and our levels do decline as we age!
Even if you aren’t trying to build big muscles, AdvoCare Nighttime Recovery will help you keep more muscle if you are getting older. Nighttime Recovery contains maca; a hormone stimulator! Maca root is not a hormone and doesn’t make hormones; it fuels the glands that produce hormones. This ancient Peruvian superfood supports the pituitary and hypothalamus glands to balance hormones. When your body produces enough hormones to support muscle recovery, you hold on to much more of your muscles.
Maca is just one of three ingredients that work on your hormones. Most muscle enthusiasts say that taking control of the recovery process is crucial to building muscle. This includes balancing hormones! It may come as a bit of a surprise that hormones have such a big effect on our muscles, but understanding that they do play a role and that you can fix imbalance and decline can make a big difference.
Nighttime Recovery can be used seamlessly with other Advocare products. Muscle Gain is a great product to take when your trying to build lean muscle. The Advocare Performance Elite Line will take your workouts to the next level.
A good night’s rest is indispensable when your body needs to repair muscle; give your body what it wants when it wants it. Follow the guide on the bottle of AdvoCare Nighttime Recovery to determine the right dose for you.
Your Health and Wellness Coach,
Are you trying to build muscle? Your body needs protein to make muscles. You could eat more to get more protein in your diet or you can just add the protein you need in a delicious shake. AdvoCare Muscle Gain is more than just a protein shake, it has the vitamins and minerals you need to build strong muscles.
The key difference between AdvoCare Muscle Gain and the tons of other protein powders on the market is the quality of protein. Muscle Gain contains 25 grams of high-quality whey protein; some other protein shakes out there contain low-quality protein that is hard to digest. When your body can’t digest this protein you get bloated and your muscles can’t even use it!
AdvoCare Muscle Gain contains extra digestive enzymes to help break the proteins down. If protein is absorbed without being broken down you might develop food allergies. Your body recognizes the protein as a foreign substance.
There are 20 amino acids; our bodies can make 11 and that means we have to ingest the other 9. These are the essential proteins. Foods or protein sources that contain all 9 of the essential amino acids are considered complete. High- quality protein is also called a complete protein. Incomplete proteins are kind of like a puzzle that’s missing a piece. The puzzle will wait around in your body all day for its missing piece; if you don’t eat it the puzzle just crumbles. When this happens your muscles get nothing!
AdvoCare Muscle Gain contains 25 grams of complete protein per serving!
About a third of your calories in a day should come from protein; the CDC recommends 46g per day for women and 56g for men. Of course if you are trying to build muscles you should ingest more protein; bodybuilders and athletes need about 20-30% more.
It’s hard to get extra protein without getting all that extra fat and calories; 2 scoops of AdvoCare chocolate or vanilla Muscle Gain has only 2 grams of fat and 150 or less calories. It can be mixed it with water or milk; or you can put it your blender with fresh fruit and ice or frozen fruit for a cool smoothie. Try the chocolate blended with a frozen ripe banana and a spoonful of peanut butter!
AdvoCare Muscle Gain has more than just protein; a 2 scoop serving contains high amounts of B vitamins which help to restore your energy after a workout. With just one serving of Muscle Gain, you’ll get over a third of your daily calcium.
With Muscle Gain protein powder you will also get 60% of your recommended daily requirement of vitamin C. We know vitamin C is good to take to boost your immune system to help you fight off a cold, but did you know that vitamin C helps to repair and rebuild muscles after a workout? Vitamin C also helps to build stronger walls in your blood vessels. It also joins the enzymes in helping break down the proteins for easy digestion.
Muscle Gain is great for after a workout. Complete proteins, vitamin C, and calcium help repair and rebuild your muscles after you do light exercise like cardio or an exercise class. B vitamins help to restore your energy while keeping you focused.
Take muscle gain about an hour before a strenuous workout lifting heavy weights so your muscles get the immediate benefits of protein and endurance. The Performance Elite Timeline shows you how to use Muscle Gain with other AdvoCare products. The intensity of your workouts will dictate how to combine AdvoCare products to get the best results for your fitness goals. AdvoCare Muscle Gain helps to build lean muscle; how much muscle you build is up to you!
Your Health and Wellness Coach,
Meet Millie! She is an 18 year old high school senior, getting ready to graduate and go off to college. Here are some of the questions I asked Millie before, during, and after the 24 Day Challenge and compiled all of the answers here in this post.
Me: Millie I think it is great that you want to start the challenge. Tell me the main reason why you believe you should do the 24 Day Challenge and have you ever done it before?
Millie: I have always struggled with my weight and part of that is because the “starve yourself” diets do not work. So I read a lot about Advocare and the 24 Day Challenge and everyone said it wasn’t a diet, it was just something that I needed to do for my body. So I jumped on the 24 Day Challenge and I wish I would have found Advocare sooner because it changed my life.
Me: How much weight would you like to lose on the 24 Day Challenge?
Millie: My initial goal was 20 pounds
Me: So, you have started the challenge and are a couple days into it. What do you think so far?
Millie: I was sketchy at first, like on the first three days or so, but day four really hit me because I started feeling better and I was finally going to the restroom on a regular basis:)
Me: Now that you’ve finished the cleanse phase how do you feel, and what results if any are you seeing?
Millie: My clothes fit better, my face is thinner, I am going to the bathroom everyday (Which was a HUGE deal for me) and I just felt more energized.
Me: Your on the MAX phase with the supplements now, how are you doing with the supplements, and what if any tips would you give someone on the 24 Day Challenge at this point?
Millie: My advice would be to just plan out your day! I always had everything laying out so I remembered to take all of my supplements at the correct time. The MNS is awesome:) Makes me feel better than I ever have
Me: You finished the Challenge! YAY! How much weight did you lose over all and how many inches?
Millie: I lost 11 pounds (But gained muscle) and 5 inches:)
Me: How was the support that you received from me during your challenge time?
Millie: The support was great! Between you and Tim, I never felt alone and I think that was HUGE in me being successful.
Me: Do you feel that you can maintain this weight loss and how are you doing that?
Millie: Yes! I have lost 14 pounds total now. I had to work really hard at maintaining my weight the 2 weeks after my challenge because my prom dress was already too big! So now I am back to my goal of 20 pounds! only 6 more to go and then i’ll have to come up with a new goal!
Me: I know that you are also an Advocare business builder and have already made some great strides in your business. What were your reasons for deciding to be an Advocare distributor?
Millie: The biggest reason I initally became an Advocare distributor was because I wanted the discounts on the amazing products, but then I saw the business opportunity as a way to help me pay for college! So I am trying to build my business so hopefully I can graduate college debt free:)
Me: I think it’s awesome that you will be without a doubt one of the few college students graduating debt free and not working full time to pay for classes! Thank you for the interview and allowing us to get an inside look at your progress along the way. You looked amazing in your prom dress by the way! Where can people find you if they have more questions for you?
Millie: They can contact me any time at my email email@example.com or even better, just send me a text or call me at 937-726-5847. They can also go to my blog for updates and more information. It’s www.24daysandhealthy.blogspot.com
Your Health and Wellness Coach,
*NEW-Daily early morning coaching emails throughout the 24 Day Challenge or 10 Day Cleanse! Each email has recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus snack ideas! You’ll get daily instructions and tips you won’t find anywhere else. Available only for people who purchase through my shop!
So you want to start a blog about Advocare products or any business for that matter? In this post I am going to show you step by step how to start a blog and get paid!
To Start a Successful Advocare Blog is not hard. Follow the steps below to get your blog up and going.
Blogging does not have to be expensive or hard to start, you just have to know how to start. A blog can not only improve you business but can change your life.
Once your blog gets successful, the time freedom and money can be life changing to do what you want when you want to and spend time with those you love.
Why Free Blogs Are Not a Good idea…
There are a lot of free blogging services out there that sound great but have many issues if you really want to make money blogging.
First off: Your not able to arrange free blogs the way you want. A lot of time you have to have ads on your blog you do not want, restrictions on styling your blog in certain colors or themes. I could go on and on.
With the price of blog servicing being so inexpensive these days it just makes sense to to use one where you can have your blog the way you want with or with out ads, larger bandwidth, etc..
Secondly: A hacker can get into your blog a lot easier with a free blog over paid for services. Unfortunately when yo haven’t paid for a blog service, customer service will be little to non existent. Especially when you need help the most, free blogs just don’t cut it.
Thirdly: Because you are in effect renting space using a free blog service, you can get shut down for any reason they see fit. Yes this does happen a lot. Years of hard work can be gone because it was really not your blog to begin with. This is a business so you want to make sure you own it. Your the one putting together the information and spending time getting your blog seen, you need to protect it.
So let’s get started and
Pick Out Your Domain Name
The domain name of this blog is www.24days2skinny.com. I would definitely use .com whenever possible unless your going for another country or something you would use a national extension.
Everyone recognizes .com and it is the most popular so don’t limit yourself. Stick to .com
Don’t spend forever on this step but you do want to be happy with your choice. For the Advocare business you can not have the word Advocare in the domain name.
Pick a Web Hosting Service
This is an important decision because you want to be happy with what they can offer you. They provide the online storage that your blog will need. This also allows potential customers and visitors to access you blog.
I have tried a few different host services but really like iPage. Their customer service has always been great. Any time I have an issue or a question they are right there to answer. They also have gone above and beyond at times when I have had software or WordPress issues that they did not have to help me with but did.
ipage has a new Worpress Essentials package that gives you great service, speed, and extra security. I moved to this and have been very pleased with the program and call whenever I have a WordPress question. They answer right away and help with everything! I have been very happy with them. They understand WordPress.
iPage link will get you a great discount on your hosting page.
Get Your Blog Set Up!
Click on the link to get to the iPage home page.
SCROLL DOWN to the bottom on the bottom left where is says BLOGGING- WordPress Hosting
Now let’s follow this training video and the steps below:
Next See if your domain is available: If the domain name you want is not available you can go with one of the suggested domain names they will show you or see if there is something else you could use.
Next you will enter in your billing information shown below:
Choose your account length: iPage is flexible so you can select from 12,24,and 36 months of hosting. I would start with 12 months.
Step 4. Installing WordPress
Now you can install WordPress which is the blogging platform I would suggest. From your dashboard go to My Installs. Here is a training video showing you how to set up WordPress along with pictures and steps below.
Step 5. Picking a Theme
Ok-Now it’s time to set up your Theme!
Which theme do you want? I personally use Thesis. This is my affiliate link in case your interested.
I like the way it looks and all of the custom features that Thesis has although I have the 1.8.5 version and have not switched over to the new 2.1 version just because it’s a new learning curve but I am working on that now.
I also use the byobwebsite that teaches you how to customize Thesis:
There are many other themes including free themes to check out.
If you log into your new wordpress site now you can click on the add theme button and pick one.
Try and pick a theme that can be seen well on phones, tablets, and desktops. These are called responsive themes.
There are thousands of themes to choose from. Check out the different WordPress Themes.
Through the WordPress Essentials Package they also have themes for you to pick.
First: Go into your back office and click on Appearance and then Themes. As Shown below.
Next Click on Add New
Here you can search for a theme you have been looking at or a topic you’d like to search for.
Pick a theme and then click on install now.
Or you can upload a theme you had already saved.
If you have uploaded a theme already, you can activate the theme by hitting the activate button after you found the file on your computer and installed it.
Now that you have your theme installed you are ready to start putting content on your blog and start blogging!
You can use this blog to advertise your Advocare business.
*Note-My business builders who are distributors under me get much more additional Free training and support with their blogging and marketing efforts including my 5 part Blogging Academy. Click if your interested in partnering with me!
For more information see my Partner in Advocare page.
You may also be interested in How to Sell Advocare
Your Health and Wellness Coach,
This page will be dedicated to my Advocare team members who are wanting to use Blogging as part of their business building strategy. This is a password protected page so please only give this to Advocare business builders in your team who are interested in blogging.
If you have business builders in your group that you would like to have access to this training. Make sure and give me their email so I can add them to the member site. Send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be adding new content and upcoming webinars as we move forward.
Part 1 of 24days2skinny Blogging Academy
Here is a link for the slides in PDF for this:
Part 2- How to Set Up Your Blog and Planning Your Blog Strategically
Links for Part 2: Start a Successful Blog
YouTube Video on: Change your Microsite Domain name in Advocare
Part 3 What’s Your POP?? Password: 24days!
Links for Part 3: Blogging Academy Part 3 PDF
Keyword planner more information:
Part 4- How to get Google to fall in Love with your blog!
Links for Part 4: blogging academy part 4 PDF
More training in other posts to come!