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Preferred Cleanse Bundle!

What I love about this custom bundle is that it comes with OmegaPlex and Spark.  Both products are a great compliment to the 10 Day Herbal Cleanse.  Watch video below to understand more!



What’s on the AdvoCare 10 Day Cleanse Menu?

This is a great question and one that needs to be answered if your doing the 10 Day Advocare Cleanse or the Advocare 24 Day Challenge.  It’s good to have a menu organized and ready.

Here are some general guidelines and overall Instructions for the Advocare 10 Day Cleanse:

1. Drink Plenty of Water!  Make sure you take your body weight divide it by 2 and drink that many ounces of water per day.  The water will help the cleanse do its job and flush those toxins out.

2.  Keep Moving!  Make sure you can get some exercise in even if it is just brisk walking, parking further away, or going up and down stairs.  Any extra movement can really help with ridding your body of waste that has piled up.

3.  Space Your meals 2-3 hours apart. Don’t skip meals, over eat, or eat less.  You want to have smaller portions but eat more frequently.  Don’t skip the healthy snacks.  This keeps your metabolism running.

4.  Avoid Dairy! This can be tough for some people but I think it is important to avoid dairy during the 10 day cleanse.  Dairy contains sugar and can help feed your gut with toxic waste instead of flush it out. Keep dairy off the menu.

5.  Follow the Plan!  It’s ok if you mess up but try and stay right on track with the Cleanse Phase guidelines.  Adjust your menu as needed.  You will receive instructions inside your Advocare Cleanse box or if your doing the 24 Day Challenge the instructions will be with your kit.


Purchase the  AdvoCare 10 Day Cleanse System Bundle!

This is the bundle mentioned above in the video that I suggest.


AdvoCare 10 Day Cleanse Menu:

General Guidelines for the AdvoCare 10 Day Cleanse Menu and Meal Plan:

Foods to Eat:

(Goal is to “starve” the toxins)
• Fresh/Raw Fruits and Veggies (will serve as “S-O-S” pads to scrub out the toxins)
• 100% Whole Grain Rice (Brown rice, Wild rice), Quinoa
• Oatmeal
• Chicken, Fish, Turkey Breast, Ground Turkey
• Almond Milk, Rice Milk
• Healthy Fats: Avocado, Olives/Olive Oil, Raw Nuts/Seeds (unsalted and not coated with anything)
• Peanut or Almond Butter (no sugar or oil added)
• Beans, Lentils
• Chicken or Vegetable Broths
• Hummus (without the oil)
• Fresh Diluted Juices, Herbal Teas
• Garlic, Spices, Herbs, Fresh Salsa, Taco Seasoning (low sodium)
• For cooking, use water, broth, lemon juice, or the non-stick spray with no calories/fat (do not use oil)

Foods to Avoid:

(These products keep toxins alive, like throwing fuel on a fire)
• Alcohol (You’re on the Cleanse – hold off for 10 days!)
• Coffee, Sodas, Energy Drinks (only drink Spark or Slam)
• White foods/Starches (e.g. white pasta, bagels, white bread, white rice, processed foods, crackers,
• Sauces
• Cooking with Oils (it is best to cook with Water or Broth)
• Sugar, Honey, Desserts – (except for fresh fruits – these are good sugars on the 10-day Cleanse)
• Cheese & Mushrooms (both are “molds” and will help keep toxins alive)
• If at all possible, avoid Dairy Products (cow’s milk, yogurt, butter, etc…dairy products contain lots of
sugars and will feed the toxins)
• Fatty Foods, Fried Foods, Fast Foods, Meat with skin or breading
• Ground beef or fatty meats. Turkey meat is much better and you can season it to taste!
• Salad dressings (due to the fat and oil content – use Salsa or fresh squeezed lemon juice and spices
• Canned fruit or vegetables
• Dried fruit coated with sugar
• Instant rice or oatmeal

The following items are optional because they are not a low glycemic carb. For best results, hold off for 10 days:

• Sprouted Grain Bread or Tortillas (Ezekiel is a great brand)
• 100% Whole Grain Pasta
• 100% Whole Wheat Bread (make sure it says 100% or else it’s just white bread in brown clothing –
preferably Stone Ground Wheat)

AdvoCare 10 Day Cleanse Menu:

Breakfast Ideas:

1. Sweet Potato Hash recipe is from

sweet potato hash

2. Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter by Garnish with Lemon


3. 7 Citrus Salad with Mint by Sprinkle with Muscle Gain to add protein

citrus salad

4.  Baked Egg in Avacado  by

baked egg in

5.  Almond Banana Breakfast Oats by the Vegan Chickpea

almond banana oats

6. Chocolate/Vanilla  Strawberry Smoothie Meal Replacement Shake Add Frozen Strawberries and blend!

Meal Replacement Shake

7.  Egg Sandwiches Make them ahead of time! by Life Skills put them on whole wheat toast

egg sandwich

8.  Sesame Fruit and Nut Bars by Delish

sesame fruit and nut bars

9.  Hawaiian Fresh Fuit Salad from Good Housekeeping Sprinkle with Muscle Gain to add Protein

Hawaiian Fruit Salad

10.  Kale Smoothie with Pineapple and Banana by a scoop of vanilla muscle gain for protein

kale smoothie

Purchase the NEW 10 Day Cleanse System

AdvoCare 10 Day Cleanse Bundle

You may also be interested in the Advocare 10 Day Cleanse Instructions

*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 for people who purchase through my shop!

Your Health and Wellness Coach,

Joanna Bostwick


About the author: Mother and wife who loves blogging about health and wellness. Working hard to have life on my terms! Helping one person at a time take their health back. I believe everyone has a purpose and are valuable. Mantra- Life is short, don’t waste it!

314 comments… add one
  • Sonia

    Hi. I’m starting my cleanse tomorrow. I was told no carbs like oats, black beans etc until after the first 10 days. I see on here that it’s a complex carb, and is ok to have on the first 10 days of the cleanse. Can you clarify? Also what are some other complex carb options, and how many times a day should we have them?

    • @Sonia-according to the AdvoCare guidelines complex carbs are ok during the cleanse. this post has a list of complex carbs about halfway down. Challenge guide during the cleanse says for breakfast and lunch. Dinner is optional.

  • Ami

    I order the cleanse with spark and omega plex, the distributor is horrid and had to google you to find out what to do. Can I switch to you? I also have four boxes of slim for the next challenge. I didn’t even get a meal plan. Thank you for the video.

    • Stacie young

      I didn’t receive instructions on how to do the herbal cleanse either. Can you help

  • Judy

    What if I forgot to take the herbal cleanse tablets last night?

  • Melanie

    Can you ever use the Advobars for a snack?

  • Lmoffett

    Is low sodium V8 something that I could be drinking during my cleanse phase?

  • debrah d gutierrez

    I’ll be starting cleanse on Monday 22nd. Is coconut milk ok during cleanse phase?

  • Charissa

    Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all those questions. As I read them I had my own questions answered.

  • Erica

    I am still breastfeeding but want to do the cleanse. Why is the cleanse not recommended?

    • @Erica-Not sure but that is what is recommended by the doctors. You can take it to your personal doctor and ask.

    • Melady Deal

      You can’t breastfeed during the cleanse because the toxins may go into the breast milk and make the baby sick

  • Abby

    Can I have quest bars for breakfast while on the cleanse?

  • Christmas Katie

    So NO alcohol AT ALL?

  • Madison

    I’m doing the 10 day cleanse with my mom starting Monday 22, 2016 and I was wondering can u eat eggs or no? I’m only asking because I saw a recipe above that had eggs in it.


    Can I drink macha lattes made with almond milk while on the cleanse?

  • norma

    Is unsweetened creamy cashew milk ok to drink

  • norma

    Is unsweetened silk milk ok to drink??

  • Valarie Alalade-Cole

    I would like to sign up for the newsletter. I will be starting on my cleansing on Monday, July 25, 2016.

  • Angie

    How much omega plex do you take on the cleanse? It says you take it with your dinner but on the bottle it says take it twice a day?

    • @Angie- You take 2 for Dinner during the cleanse phase. You can go up from there if your feeling bloated or constipated in any way.

  • Shelley finkelstein

    I can’t take anything with caffeine or products that speed you up- what do I avoid on the cleanse?

    • @Shelley-you should be fine. Just avoid Spark if your doing the full 24 day challenge. Otherwise the cleanse is fine.

  • Julie hostenske

    Can you drink coconut water on the cleanse?

  • Maggie

    I’m on day 9 of my cleanse. I’m so tired of eating salads with chicken. What else can I have for dinner?

    • @Maggie- you don’t have to eat just salads and chicken. Check out my grocery guide post that should give you some ideas. All of the food choices for the 24 day challenge are fine for the cleanse except dairy you should avoid.

  • Nataleigh

    Question….is it ok to break the night time pills during the 10 day cleanse so they are easier/smaller to swallow?

  • Holly Dalo

    Hi there!
    This is my 3rd time doing the 24 day challenge, but some things are still unclear to me.
    Is it ok to skip out on complex carbs during the cleanse phase or should we have at least 1 a day?
    Also, I steamed carrots. But I’m seeing that I maybe should not eat them?
    What are the portion sizes for scrambled eggs for breakfast vs. a hard boiled egg for a snack??

    • @Holly-complex carbs you should at least have the one a day. Carrots are fine this isn’t a restrictive diet. Just get other veggies in as well. 1-2 eggs scrambled is fine and 1 hard boiled egg is fine.

  • Jamie

    Hi. I have learned a lot from this site and thank you for the information but I have a few questions that I am confused about as I started the 10 day cleanse today.
    1. I am having a hard time finding snacks as I see we need to eat 3 a day? Correct? Most snacks I find have a nut butter with it but I am afraid eating it 3 times a day is too much. Is there alternative snacks. Today I am eating 2 tbsp of hummus and 1/2 cup of carrots. Is this the right?
    2. For the Ezekiel bread I am eating this for breakfast. Can we have 1 or 2 slices?
    3. Can we have oatmeal for the complex carb for breakfast if I get the steal cut oats from wholefoods? If so how much? Can I add cinnamon to it and some fruit?
    4. And last do you have any recommendations for salad dressing? The dressing I eat is usually really good since it has 6 ingredients in it but I found the last ingredient says sugar so I am going to avoid it during the cleanse in case.

    • @Jamie-Thanks! 1. Hummus is fine and for snacks you can look under this postfor more food ideas.
      2. 2 slices is fine 3. yes and yes 4. low calorie no sugar dressings are best. Hope that helps

  • Emma

    I’d love to see the response as well, I’ve been curious about many of those foods as well.


  • Vanessa

    Hello I am on day 3 of the 10 day cleanse I was wondering if I could use pepper with my tuna?

  • paula

    Maybe I missed it on the list, but can you have eggs on the 10 day cleanse?

  • Martha Williams

    Is there any salad dressings that you could recommend other that using vinegar and oil?

  • deb

    is there an actual diet somewhere that I can take a look at? My “rep” is not getting me the correct info. when I ask what I can eat such as amounts of things, salad dressings.

    • @deb-my pinterest account has a lot of recipes. In general, eat clean avoid dairy during the cleanse phase. No sugar, creamy sauces, fried foods, etc..drink lots of water. eat 5 times a day all including healthy protein in snacks and meals. Hope that helps some!

  • Mili

    Is watermelon, Quaker banana nut protein oatmeal, and Dannon light and fit yogurt okay for the cleanse?

    • @Milli-watermelon yes, oatmeal-depends on sugar content, yogurt-usually recommended to do the cleanse with no dairy.

      • Kendall

        Regarding oatmeal, if you just do steel cut oats, will that work? Thanks!

      • Kendall

        I’ve been doing steel cut oats of for breakfast with a little bit of cinnamon and half and apple or raspberries. Is this ok? Do you have any other breakfast recommendations that will keep me more full?

  • amber silverman

    I know I should stick to just water and spark for the 10 days cleanse, but is pure coconut water ok to drink?

  • @Katie-Vinegar and soy milk is fine. Cheese is up to you but most people do better with no dairy during cleanse phase.

    • Michele

      You’ve also mentioned that almond milk is ok but how about coconut milk? It’s what I’ve been drinking since I have up cow’s milk over a year ago. I normally avoid soy as much as possible, and haven’t ever enjoyed the taste of unsweetened almond milk. I also feel that rice milk doesn’t seem to have any nutritional benefits and appears to be starchy, so I avoid it as well, but maybe you could enlighten me?

      • @Michele-coconut milk light unsweetened is ok and so is coconut oil. In terms of the tea I would just stick to Spark and water. Not familiar with the Chinese detox one.

  • Tammy

    Is seafood ok? Crab legs?

  • Jessica

    i was wondering what kinds of seasoning are good to use while doing advocare? is salt still ok? garlic powder mrs dah? thanks!

    • @Jessica-you should limit salt but other seasonings are fine. Mrs Dash is ok too!

      • Teala

        Mrs dash is not good!! Try flavor God! They are low in sodium! Perfect for athletes or anyone who want great flavor!

        • @Teala-Good to know! thanks!

        • Heather

          Not sure why you would say that Ms. Dash isn’t good… it has no salt… no msg… and they have many flavors to choose from… I would like to understand your logic behind that. Thank you.

        • Julie

          Could you please let us know why Mrs. Dash is not good? I have never heard that before.

  • Janice

    Is it okay to use Stevia in the Raw as a sweetener if you are on the 10 Day Cleanse?

  • Lisa

    Is it ok to do the cleanse after only 60 days, just once?

  • Michelle

    Can you eat the gingerbread advocate bars on the cleanse

  • Jess

    Can you have tea on the cleanse? (Unsweetened)

  • Terese morris

    My husband and I just started the ten day cleanse and my husband wanted to know if venison sausage for breakfast is allowed a small amount of fat has been added to make it stick together?

  • Sherry

    Sorry about the TMI. I am on day two of the cleanse phase. I have been constipated for about three or four days. Will this cleanse also help with bowel movements? I’m like dying here. (Over reacting) but I am uncomfortable.

    • @Sherry-This can happen if your not drinking enough water or not taking OmegaPlex or both. I always recommend OmegaPlex for people who just want to do the cleanse. Otherwise it comes with the 24 day challenge. You should be better tomorrow :) But add lots of water and 2 Additional OmegaPlex at lunch. So 2 for dinner and 2 for lunch.

  • Corinne

    Good Afternoon,

    I am starting the challenge January 1st and I was wondering about catalyst. You can take it 3x a day, and you can 2x per meal? So is it you technically can take 6 pills a day? Also I love meal prepping but always tend to do the same things over and over. Do you have any other ideas you can send to me.

  • Katrina

    I am type 1 diabetic how well will this work for me?

    • @Katrina-you will need to show it to your doctor but I do have friends and customers that use the products and have great results.

  • Toni

    Hi there, I have finished the 10 day cleanse, and on day 5 of the 14 day phase. After this phase, what should I continue to take? I have ThermoPlus, LeptiLean, and FiboTrim. Can I take all three at same time? How much time should you allow to lapse between 14 day phases? Thank you!

    • @Toni- there is no time that needs to elapse after the 14 days to take the other products. If you have a lot of weight to loose you may want to continue on MNS. you can take it continually and then do the cleanse every 90 days. otherwise use the products you have right after the mns phase. they can be taken together.

      • Toni

        I do have more to lose. So I can continue on the MNS. Are any of the other 3 supplements that I mentioned ok to take while continuing the MNS phase? Thank you so much!

        • @Toni-Yes you can continue on the MNS and take the other three supplements those are fine. Since your staying on products, if you are not signed up for the discount I would recommend you do so with my link below and I’d be happy to continue coaching you with your health goals!
          Discount Link

  • Tara

    Wow, what a great blog! Thank you so much for the clarity as I was feeling pretty overwhelmed by what I can and can’t eat. Day 1 is behind me, but I too would love to see the answers to Eileen’s questions please? Thanks!

    • @Tara-Thanks! I will send you the email. :)

    • @Tara- answers ti Eileen’s questions. Since a lot of people were asking here is the email I sent her.
      RE: Hi my name is Eileen. I have been thinking a lot about doing the 10 day herbal cleanse but there are foods I question if im allowed to have. I am however type 2 diabetic, hypothyroidism, PCOS and I currently started working out at the gym. So here it goes and if you can just send me answers by email that would be very appreciated. #1 grapes #2 apples #3 lettuce #4 fat free french dressing to use a small amount to make a salad #5 cuties #6 raw potato #7 hyvee brand low sodium kosher dill spears #8 cottage cheese #9 sugar free popsicles #10 sugar free jello #11 peanut butter of any sort #12 whole grain or wheat bread #13 tuna #14 sm amount of light mayo for the tuna #15 cashews or unsalted peanuts #16 egg beaters #17 99% fat free deli style sliced ham, chicken, turkey in water oscar mayor brand #18 any sort of crackers that can be dipped in tomato soup #19 braunswagger
      I was also wondering how you know how many calories you can have each meal, what would be considered snack, how far apart you have meal to snack time. is the diet enough to allow a person to function normally with feeling fatigued so they can exercise….is this program gauranteed or money back, why with most cleanses do people get the diarreah but not this one. On average how much weight or inches should a person lose following the diet….please email me back at the email provided

      Eileen- I don’t see any problems with the foods you mentioned although for the 10 day cleanse we suggest no dairy. So no cottage cheese.. This helps remove toxins better. In terms of being diabetic you may want to message or see your doctor to make sure it’s safe for you first.

      There is not a calorie intake number. This is really a lifestyle change and teaching you to make better choices in foods. We do not want you to go hungry at all! In fact we suggest if you are hungry you’ve waited too long to have a snack.

      Fatigue will not be an issue-increased energy is what most people see with this if you add Spark that really helps.

      We suggest high protein low fat snacks and I have a 10 day daily email that you will get for the cleanse plus I would be coaching you with any questions and helping you reach your goals and helping with recipes and snacks if you purchase through me.

      If your on Facebook I can add you to my private facebook group as well which is a great resource.

      we do have a money back guarantee this is from AdvoCare’s website:

      Yes. If you are not completely satisfied with the products you have purchased, you may obtain a refund by returning the unused portion of the product or product packaging along with proof of purchase. If you purchased the product from an AdvoCare Distributor, please return those items to that person. If the product was purchased directly from the company, please return everything to the AdvoCare Home Office address along with your request in writing. AdvoCare retail customers are eligible to receive a refund on their most recent purchase.

      In terms of the diarrhea, this is a gentle cleanse and the herbs and formulation made by AdovCare is made to scrub out toxins effectively without being harsh or have any harsh chemicals in it etc…

      In terms of weight loss everyone is different. If your just doing the 10 day cleanse and are looking to lose a significant amount of weight you should look further into the 24 Day Challenge which includes the cleanse the first 10 days.

      The cleanse can help with weight loss but is designed to get your body and metabolism ready to lose weight in phase 2 the MNS Max phase (14 days)

      Let me know if you have further questions!


      Here is my link for the cleanse and the link for the 24 day challenge below.


      24 Day Challenge Bundle

  • Hennufee

    Curious about your response to Eileen as well ..thanks
    Also…Olives? Yay or neigh

  • Jennifer

    I am starting the 24 day challenge and have opted to add the catalyst. The catalyst bottle says to take 3 pills at a time up to 3 times a day. The daily plan that accompanies my 24 challenge bundle just says to take catalyst at breakfast, lunch, dinner. Should I be taking 3 catalyst pills with each meal – 9 pills a day? If so why is the bottle only 90 pills as that will only last me 10 days and not the 24 days of the challenge?

    • @Jennifer-you don’t have to take 3- 3 times a day. You could take it 2x a day instead which is what I do.

      • Cristina

        Do you recommend taking 3 catalyst two times a day? What is most optimal. 1 – 3 times per day….? I would like to be as optimal as possible.

  • Toni

    Day 4 of 10-day cleanse. Can I take ThermoPlus with the 10-day and then continue with it during the MNS phase? I see you mentioning Catalyst and Omegaplex but not much on ThermoPlus – Thanks!

    • @Toni-The ThermoPlus should not be taken during the cleanse phase, only the MNS MAX phase. It’s a thermogenic and doesn’t work well with the cleanse. Thanks!

  • Mary

    I also would like to see the answer to Eileens questions.

  • Renee

    I am alittle confused too about the carb situation. Would it be ok to avoid a complex carb or leave it out of a meal and can I have a peice of whole grain toast with natural peanut butter or a english muffin like in one of your receipes, every morning starting at day one? I am so worried I am going to screw it up. Thank you.

    • @Renee-you can avoid a complex carb at dinner if you want. In terms of whole grain bread and english muffin is ok but it must be whole grain not whole wheat. Ezekiel bread is an even better choice which you can usually find in freezer section of grocery store. The key is to eat 5x a day, lots of water, and healthy protein with snacks and meals.

  • Tiffany

    Are rice cakes and peanut butter ok?

  • jennifer

    Started the 24 day challenge today, how often should I eat between meals and snacks?


    I just started the 10 day challenge and was wondering if light popcorn can be eaten as a snack?

  • Christine

    Hi Joanna,
    Thank you for all of the wonderful information on your blog. It is so helpful!!I’m a little confused about the use of oil. It is listed as a healthy fat. Can we use it and if so, what is the recommended portion?

    • @Christine- thank you! you want to limit partially hydronated oils like vegetable oil. Olive oil is ok in moderation. you just don’t want the trans fats in partially hydronated oils and other products like margarine etc.

  • Barbie

    I started this today and was wondering if it will work for me. Im pretty much inmoble. I want to loose weight so bad hoping to be able to become mobile again.

    • @Barbie-So glad your starting the challenge and taking charge of your health!! Stick with the program and make changes in your eating choices. This program does work if you follow it correctly and stay consistent!

  • Leslie

    I’m on my 4th day of the cleanse and have been eating 12 grain bread. Is this ok?

  • Olivia Myers

    I started a cleanse on a Monday and did fine until the weekend came and I went out with friends to drink. I know I cannot do another for 90 days but I am wondering what products I can stick with to jump start a weight loss again. I have thermoplus, probiotic ultra, a box of only fiber drinks, cravecheck. catalyst, omegas, spark.

    • @Olivia-Catalyst, OmegaPlex, and Spark would be good. You can also add the fiber drinks in the morning.

  • Susan Holcomb

    I’ve never done this before

  • Michelle McMillon

    So excited to loose weight and gain more energy.


    Is this safe for breastfeeding moms?

  • Marie

    Is grilling veggies acceptable and perhaps chicken or fish as well?

  • Meredith

    Hi there,

    I’m not really looking to lose weight, but want to do this for more of a cleanse, detox. My husband and I have been trying for a baby and have read doing a cleanse/detox could help.
    I will be dedicated for the 10 days, but I’m wondering how to wean back into dairy? Of course, I understand that it’s best to keep it to a minimum, and I usually eat pretty healthy otherwise. Except, I love my daily coffee and the occasional cheese. :) like I said, I eat pretty good otherwise, but don’t want to rush back into it after the cleanse, and wonders what your thoughts were. Could you email me back at the addres provided?

  • Tiffany

    Hi. I was just wondering what the best advocare product is for weight loss and energy? Preferably one pill and not multiple as it is easier to remember. So is there such a product in the line?

    • @Tiffany-Hi. If your looking for weight loss and energy I would start with Spark and Catalyst. So you would only have one supplement to take and Spark will give you the energy you need. Catalyst will help with preserving lean muscle and burning fat.

  • Amy

    Hi Joanna–I always thought of (lean) pork to be a better alternative to beef. Yet it’s not listed on the approved protein list for the cleanse…have I been wrong all these years??

    • @Amy-lean pork is ok. It may not be listed only because lean beef has a higher protein count than lean pork. Although it’s higher in fat as well. Protein is really important to build lean muscle and burn fat. Lean pork options are still a good choice during the challenge and beyond just make sure and get that protein in throughout the day! Thanks-

  • Tracy semmer

    Thank you

  • ELizabeth

    Is a little bit of mayo okay to have? Like 1 tablespoon?

  • Amy

    On day 3 of cleanse. Looking for recipies

  • Myrna

    Are the meal replacement shakes OK on the 10 day cleanse? I see they do have some sugar grams.

    • @Myrna-Yes the meal replacement shakes are fine for the 10 day cleanse to replace a meal.

      • Doreen

        This is a great site

        • @Doreen-Thank You! Glad you enjoy it!

          • Tina Sneed

            I’m confused. I thought you said it’s better not to use the shake in the first 10 days because it has dairy in it.

  • Brianna

    Is one cup of black coffee okay?

    • @Brianna-if you mean daily, it’s not suggested but if you absolutely have to keep it to one. The cleanse helps with inflammation in your digestive system and coffee is not conducive for that.

  • Shaunna Hyde

    I drink a smoothie every morning, consisting of V8 Smoothie, with frozen fruit and a scoop of protein powder, is this ok on the cleanse?

  • Ashley

    Wonderful info

  • olu

    could you please email me the answer as well thanks

  • @brooke-second phase it’s fine but during the cleanse try no dairy. thanks

  • Elizabeth

    Thank you for all the great info!

  • Gwen

    im on my fourteeth day and really doing good. I wanted to know can I have skinny popcorn

    • @Gwen- in moderation. There is not much nutritional value but if it’s a healthy change from the way you would normally eat it, that’s fine.

  • @Matt It’s recommended to do the body weight divided by 2= ounces of water. But going over that is fine. That’s just the minimum you should be taking in. Thanks!

  • Letty

    I had started the 10 day cleanse..and drank 1 fiber drink. I didn’t complete the 10 day. . but now I’m starting the 10 day cleanse.. But I’m minus the 1 cleanse… I don’t have 6 fiber drinks I have 5… will that still work for me??

    • @Letty- that should be ok. I assume you have the older herbal cleanse though because the new one has 10 fiber drinks. It’s on a different schedule.

  • Rebekiah

    My hubby and I are starting today on the 24-challenge. I’m a very picky eater and we also work 3rd shift. What’s your recommendation on how to complete the meals on 3rd and what can we eat for breakfast? Etc??

  • Donna Gayle Northcutt

    Starting cleanse tomorrow can I still take my B12 vitamin

  • sherry

    Hello I am doing the 10day cleanse and this is my second time. I see that it is a little different. Can I have a chocolate protein shake for breakfast or a meal replacement shake on the 10 day cleanse now?
    Thanks so much!

  • Lori

    Hi :) I’m on day 3 of the 10 day cleanse. I was wondering, I drink shakeology on a daily basis. I’ve stopped since I started this cleanse but does anyone know if I can drink that??

    • @Lori-I don’t know a lot about that product. If it’s milk or dairy based I would say it’s probably not the best choice. Hope that helps!

  • Mike

    What are the specific “toxins” this is “starving”? Can you give specific examples? Are the “toxins” bacteria, viruses, or something else? And can you point me to a reputable scientific study that confirms that cheese and mushrooms keep these “toxins” alive?

    • @Mike-sure-the toxins that build up in our system are from things like environmental chemicals which can be a number of things.(see this study by the CDC Our diet is a huge factor. Your body naturally is trying to clean toxins from your system through your liver, lymph nodes, and digestive system. When your diet contains high fat, processed foods and tons of preservatives your system doesn’t function optimally. The cleanse helps remove the negative effects of these foods and reduce the inflammation in your digestive system. There are hundreds of studies on the affects of certain chemicals and foods and your digestive system causing inflammatory digestive diseases. I am not saying the cleanse is a cure for any disease. The 10 day cleanse coupled with eating clean helps eliminate the negative affects your system has been under and can “reset” your system. In terms of dairy and mushrooms. They are both molds and do not work well with the cleanse in terms of eliminating the toxins.

  • katiday

    I’ve seen different groups of things on the 10 day cleanse. I’m doing fiber drink and the am/pm pills. And spark. Is there anything else to add that would be good!?

  • Wendy

    Hi. I am starting the 10 day cleanse. I love coffee!! I did not get the spark drink. Can I still have coffee in the morning?

    Thank you!

    • @Wendy- Coffee is not recommended because part of the cleanse benefits is to reduce inflammation in your digestive system. Coffee does not help with inflammation.

      • Antonia connelly

        Just wondering if drinking green tea is acceptable. Thank you

  • Jennifer

    Just looking

  • Amy

    Is seltzer water okay??

  • Katie

    Can we have popcorn popped from popcorn machine no salt or butter!? Natural popped

  • Megan

    On the daily guide it says breakfast can be replaced with a meal replacement shake during the 10 day cleanse, but can I replace any of my meals with the shake or just breakfast? I’m having a hard time finding food for every meal because I’m such a picky eater.

    • @Megan-Yes you can replace any of the meals with a shake instead.

      • Amanda

        Just curious your thoughts on meal replacement shakes during the Cleanse. Shouldn’t they be avoided since they contain dairy?

        • @Amanda-Some people say yes. My sponsor and others use the shakes because of convenience. If it’s easier to do the shakes during the cleanse then go ahead. I don’t think it will interfere that much. Otherwise save the shakes for the MAX phase!

  • Jessica

    Hi there, I am on day 6 of the 10 day cleanse and feeling a bit confused. I have read so many different things about what I can or cannot eat and now reading all of these posts I’m feeling like I’ve started off completely wrong.

    In general, I drink my spark and take my probiotic about an hour after I get up, 30 minutes later my meal replacement shake for breakfast with the unflavored fiber mixed in, fruit for morning snack (usually strawberries, grapes, pineapple or an apple), grilled chicken, broccoli or green beans and brown rice for lunch, more fruit for afternoon snack and another protein, whole wheat pasta and tomato sauce for dinner.

    I have organic canned tomatoes that I have made my own sauce with (not jarred), and all I put in it is garlic, onions and basil. The canned tomatoes ingredients say organic tomatoes, organic tomato juice, citric acid, sea salt (140mg sodium), organic granulated sugar (2 grams) and calcium chloride. Am I even allowed to use these tomatoes?

    Also, I keep reading that even 100% whole wheat pasta, bread and tortillas should be avoided the first ten days, but then it says optional on my challenge guide. So can I eat these, or no?

    Also, what serving sizes should I be using for fruits and complex carbs. The guide only tells me what sizes for protein and veggies…

    I don’t think I’m totally off track, I just wish I’d found your blog before I’d gotten this far.


    • @Jessica-Try not to over complicate it. Remember the big picture is lifestyle change and making better food choices overall. This is why you don’t see a major restrictive list. In general, clean eating. In terms of Whole wheat pasta etc.. keep at minimum but 100% whole grain or bread such as Ezekiel 4:9 bread in freezer section is a better choice. In terms of serving sizes for complex carbs, I tell my challengers keep it fist size roughly. You want to eat those 3 meals and snacks so your not hungry at all, try and add some kind of protein throughout the day for each snack and meal if possible. This is not a 24 day diet and then go back to old habits. Keep that in mind and find foods that are healthy that you’d like to stick with after the 24 days!

  • Payton

    I am starting the challenge tomorrow and have come up with some wonderful dinner ideas, but I’m still struggling even with Pinterest to help me with breakfast and lunch. Could you email me kinda an assortment of things! Thank you!

  • Vicky

    Hi, I am on day 7 of the 24 day challenge and as a vegetarian, find myself to be struggling. Do you have any suggestions for recipes?

  • Danielle

    Hi! I just finished the 24 day challenge and lost 7 lbs and 5″ in total. I am 3 days off the challenge and I can really see how different foods negatively effect me. I’d like to maybe do the 10 day cleanse again, is that ok?

    • Great results!! Glad to hear your success with it. The cleanse should only be done every 90 days though so you should wait. You can always continue with Spark, Catalyst, and shakes.

  • Laura

    I am about to start the 10 cleanse. I was wondering if marinating the chicken is okay? It’s an A1 marinate

  • Krista

    I am getting ready to start the 24 day challenge. I currently have beach body shakeology that I use. Am I able to use that at any point on the challenge?

    • @Krista- I’m not really familiar with that product but you could use it as a meal I guess if it is similar to the meal replacement shakes.

  • Jeff Burris

    Joanna, you are a true champion! I love, love, love how you pour out your heart into your work here. I will sing your praises until the end of time! (Seriously, you are a great person).
    I know that praise and flattery won’t pay the bills (I’m crossline to you). I wish there was some way I could pay you back for all that you have done here with your blog.
    Know this, though: you are creating one helluva legacy. Your good name will live on long after you are gone. Which, hopefully, will be a looong time from now!
    The world truly is a better place for your having been in it!

  • Missy

    I have problems with constipation. I am at my goal weight, but did the 10 day cleanse to help with the constipation. I have been on it 4 days and nothing. Any suggestions?

    • @Missy this is normal the first few days but by day 4 you should be better. I’m not sure who you purchased the cleanse from but another HUGE reason why I encourage people to purchase from an AdvoCare rep that can help them with these kind of questions. I would have a number of questions I would need to ask you. Are you doing the new cleanse? are your taking Omegaplex with the cleanse? Your diet, drinking enough water, etc… the probiotic helps greatly with this but on the old cleanse was introduced on day 4. The new one it is every morning which I think is much better. Omegaplex helps greatly. Spark is also helpful. Everyone is different so You are welcome to email me if you want to talk further or we can do a call.

  • Heather

    I’m helping my fiancé and compiling his shopping list. Are canned beans or canned green chilies for soups ok? Thanks for your help. He’s excited about this :)

  • cortney

    I’m not a fan of drinking water with shakes, is Almond Milk OK?

  • cortney

    I’m not a fan of water with shakes is Almond Milk OK?

  • Linda

    Hello! Thank you for helping with your blog! I was wondering, is Ezekiel bread allowed during the cleanse? what about quest bars? ( they are high in fiber and 1 gm sugar only). What about bananas? Thank u so very much!!! Keep up the great work blogging :-). God bless you!

    • Thank you @Linda Ezekiel bread is ok during cleanse. I dont know a lot about quest bars but if the protein matches the carbs or very close with low to no sugar your good. Bananas are not the best option for the cleanse. It’s not really a cleansing fruit. Thanks for stopping by!

      • Dina

        I am on day 6 of the cleanse. Banana’s are on the food list to eat. I have been putting one in my shakes. Now I am confused

        • @Dina- bananas aren’t bad they just are not really a cleansing fruit.

          • BRIDGET

            Is EAS lean shake mix ok? With almond coconut milk?

          • @Bridget-I’m not familiar with that product sorry. Almond coconut milk is fine.

      • Crystal

        What do you mean by protein matches the carbs?

        • @Crystal- Our shakes are designed so the protein and carbs are the same which is optimal for digestion, feeling full longer, and helping with weight loss. So for the shakes there is a 17 carb to 17 grams of protein in each of them. Hope that helps!

  • Angela Bales

    I am not sure about the vitamins. Do I take those in the max phase or through out the whole thing?

    • @Angela -The Max phase has the vitamins as part of your daily intake. The cleanse phase is the fiber drink and herbal cleanse supplements.

  • Aly

    Hi I had a question I’m doing the 24 day but does it hurt if I have everything except for spark? Will that delay or hurt my 24 day challenge at all other than energy wise? Thank you

    • No that’s ok-Spark does help as an appetite suppressant and energy but if you don’t have it just stick with water.
      Hope that helps. Joanna

  • Angel

    Is soy milk allowed?

  • Maria

    Can I use chia seeds during the 24 day challenge?

  • Claridale

    I need quick, easy breakfast ideas. My main concern for doing the cleanse phase is breakfast. I work early mornings and up to 12 hours a day. So I won’t have time to make a great breakfast everyday. I do know the importance of starting my day out right so any help would be great!

  • Rebecca

    I’ve started the cleanse on Wednesday, and I have a few food items I am curious if they are ok to eat during the cleanse phase. Sweet potato, Quinoa, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, fire roasted tomatoes from a can. And if these items are ok to eat do any of them need to be limited?

  • Ryan Robbins

    Is it possible to put the fiber drink mix in organic, sugar free applesauce? Its not the taste that gets me but the texture of it.

  • Andrea

    Do you have to use SPARK while on the cleanse? I’m trying to cut out caffeine while doing it. Also, can you eat whole grain 100 % wheat breads during the cleanse? I’m confused about this.

    • You don’t have to if you don’t want the caffeine you can go with our non caffeinated energy drink V16 or just water

  • Becky

    What do you do if you absolutely cannot drink the herbal cleanse drink? Are there capsules or pills that can be substituted.

    • no there are not any pills that replace that really- the peaches and cream is really easy to drink. the Citrus gets thick very fast. You can add a little juice and chug!

  • Marisol

    I am a tea addict. Especially Green tea. Why aren’t we allowed to consume tea?

  • Gina

    Someone told me that it is best to stay away from bananas while on the cleanse? Is there any truth to that?

    • Bananas are not bad to eat but during the cleanse it is best to stay with a low glycemic index fruit like cherries, apples, most berries, peaches etc. Bananas can be binding for some people and not flush your system out which is what you want on the cleanse. Hope that helps!

  • Holli

    I’m excited to start the 10 day cleanse. I was worried about what I was able to eat while on the cleanse…not anymore! LOL I’ve made transitions from milk to almond milk and don’t eat very much bread (5 grain flax foldout is what I use when needing bread). Is there a yogurt nondairy that I could substitute?

    • Holli-Thanks for stopping by. I’m not aware of a non dairy yogurt. although after a Google search I did find some non dairy organic yogurts.
      Almond Dream and So Delicious are two brands that popped up. Hope that helps!

      • Erin Moriarty

        I like coconut yogurt its the bomb i just discovered it about a week ago at walmart its a must have with no added sugar :)

  • Bk

    I am starting my 10 cleanse but I only have the drink, spark and amino acids. Do I need the other supplements to start?

    • hi! No you just need the cleanse and Spark. Ideally it’s also good to have the Omegaplex but if your just doing the cleanse you can go with what you have. Make sure and drink a ton of water!

  • Kenny

    Can I eat pouch style tuna while on cleanse?

  • Crystal

    I was wondering if butterball turkey bacon is okay to add to breakfast along with a hard boiled egg?

    • I’m not familiar with the specifics of that product but just make sure that it’s not high in sodium. Egg is fine!

  • Tracey Elliott

    Just Wondering but why do the AdvoCare product not use a natural sweetener like Stevia?

    • not really sure the reason for that. I know they do incorporate a lot of natural ingredients into their products but in a few of the products there is artificial sweeteners

  • deneen

    There seems to be a difference in opinion about Ezekial Bread during the Cleanse Phase……I suggest it wait until the Max Phase for better results…What is your thought??

    • Deneen- Thanks for stopping by, because the end goal is an overall wellness health change, if someone has a REALLY hard time staying away from bread I don’t think it’s a big deal using Ezekiel on occasion during cleanse. If you can wait that’s optimal…

  • Kim

    My husband and I are starting the 10 day cleanse tomorrow. I need some dinner suggestions/recipes. Help! :)

    • Kim-Thanks for stopping by. Aside from my posts you can also fine recipes on my Pinterest boards. Hope that helps!

      • MichelleM

        I have tried clicking on the links for Pinterest but they aren’t working. Is there another way to look it up? Great info!

        • @MichelleM-Thank you for your comment! Can you tell me what link isn’t working? I am having trouble finding which one your talking about.

          • MichelleM
          • MichelleM-They shut that account down saying someone flagged me for spamming which was not true so my new one which I thought I changed all my links is

          • MichelleM

            I thought I read that Quest bars could be eaten. I tried to find the post again but couldn’t find it. Can they be eaten and what would it be considered? What about pickles?

          • @MichelleM-Yes I think those are fine. It would be either a snack or meal depending on what you have eaten throughout the day.

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  • Brittany

    I am a very picky eater, and I am halfway done with my 24 day challenge, just looking for new food ideas. Thank you!

  • Julie Nielsen

    The recipe for eggs in a muffin tin, after reading the list of foods to eat and not eat your idea for the english muffin confuses me. If Im on the 24 day challenge but past the 10 day clense, can I eat an english muffin?

    • Julie thanks for stopping by. All bread must be whole grain. As long as it’s whole grain, in moderation it’s ok.

      • Dana

        It says whole grain is a choice on the app . Can I have whole grain bread on the cleanse. I’m on day 4

  • Ramona

    Love your site!! I was just curious, why can’t we eat carrots on the ten day cleanse? I really should have read this site first (I just read the paper in the box) because I’m on day three, yesterday I made stir fry with carrots AND mushrooms :/ just wondering why we cannot eat carrots. Also, does tea do the same thing as coffee with the inflammation? Thanks!

    • Hi Ramona-It’s not that you can’t eat carrots but it’s just suggested to keep it to the greener leafier veggies if possible. Although after doing a little more digging on this, even though the glycemic index on carrots is higher, the glycemic load is low so your not getting a huge sugar spike or anything and in the big scheme of things carrots are good for you. so don’t sweat it :)
      in terms of tea-its better than coffee but dont add anything to it. Water is a better choice though during the cleanse!

  • Jessica

    I was wondering what oil would be used for the sweet potato hash since we cant use oil? I use coconut oil in all of my meals that I make. Could this be used during the cleanse? Thank you!

  • Stephanie

    Has anyone ever done the South Beach Diet in conjunction with the cleanse?

  • Stacy


    I have been searching everywhere to find out about carrots, and today is my first day on the cleanse, I ate them today. Oops, big deal? or no worries?

  • If you have issues with caffeine then the best alternative is advocare’s V16 drink with no caffeine. It is a healthy energy drink with no caffeine. Here is where you can get more information on it:
    Advocare V16
    let me know if you have further questions! Joanna

  • Jennifer

    I accidentally ate canola oil… I’m on day 6. What should I do?

    • It’s ok just move forward and watch what your eating. Canola oil is really not that bad considering what else it could have been :)

  • Tammy

    I have noticed that spark has caffeine in at, as does coffee. I am a coffee addict, and get headaches without it. Spark has sucrose in it which I am not a fan of. What is the problem with drinking black coffee with no additives?

    • Tammy-Thanks for stopping by. Coffee can cause inflammation in the digestive system. I was addicted to coffee as well with the headaches. I no longer drink coffee, love the smell but just do not have a desire to drink coffee since starting Spark. I do not get headaches or crashes like I did with coffee.

      Out of all of the sugar substitutes out there Sucralose has over a twenty-year history of safe and effective use. It carries no warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is approved by the FDA as well as the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Food Additives. It is approved by food and health agencies of over 40 countries. AdvoCare does not use any ingredient deemed to be unsafe or harmful based on sound scientific evidence.

      Hope that helps. More information here

      for a non caffeinated energy drink Advocare also sells V16

  • Brad

    Was wondering if you can use the crystal light packets

    • It’s best to just drink water and Spark 1-2 times a day. The water is really important.

  • Paula Lojak

    It’s a shame this is only available to people who buy from you. Guess you’re not really interested in helping people. Since my granddaughter sells it I’m not about to buy from you.

    • Paula-Don’t hate! My entire blog is for people using advocare and I answer questions all day from people who don’t buy from me and am here to help everyone so please don’t judge. I reserve the more personal coaching for my distributors and retail customers. If you talk to your grandaughter that is what Advocare distributors are supposed to do, coach and help people who purchase from them. Thanks for the comment….

      • Jacob Berry

        It definitely looks like you are helping others to me! Advocare has done a lot for me already. My mother is on her 24 Day Challenge and she has seen LOTS of great results already. My dad is definitely a skeptic but from watching my mother he has at least started eating healthier. I’m currently trying to build my business. I definitely don’t like working 50+ hours a week and STILL in debt. Keep up the good work. Enjoying the posts!

        • @Jacob- Thanks for reaching out! So glad to hear your mom is seeing such great results! Also great to hear your dad’s taking some steps in the right direction with his eating! That is great progress. Keep working your business. Remember that everyone you talk to might not say yes today but they will watch your consistency and you’ll be surprised how many people will come back and join you!!

          • Jacob Berry

            Thanks! I will. I have a goal set to pin Silver by the end of this month. Wish me luck!

          • @Jacob-you can do it!!

  • Holly

    Can you have plain popcorn popped in canola oil? No butter or salt on the 10 day cleanse or after?

    • There is not a lot of nutritional value to it. Carrots and corn are higher in sugar I would pick something else.

  • Casey Marks

    Can we have Stevia to sweeten tea? Or tea at all?

  • keri

    can we eat corn on the ten day cleanse?

    • not recommended Keri- carrots and corn are high in sugar and don’t count as your veggies. Hope that helps

  • Great post! So many good ideas, I could just hang out here all week. I totally agree about avoiding dairy. That one thing has changed my life!

    • Thanks Niquelle! So glad you agree. This system really has been a life changer for many people including myself. Good to hear from you!

      • Eileen

        Hi my name is Eileen. I have been thinking a lot about doing the 10 day herbal cleanse but there are foods I question if im allowed to have. I am however type 2 diabetic, hypothyroidism, PCOS and I currently started working out at the gym. So here it goes and if you can just send me answers by email that would be very appreciated. #1 grapes #2 apples #3 lettuce #4 fat free french dressing to use a small amount to make a salad #5 cuties #6 raw potato #7 hyvee brand low sodium kosher dill spears #8 cottage cheese #9 sugar free popsicles #10 sugar free jello #11 peanut butter of any sort #12 whole grain or wheat bread #13 tuna #14 sm amount of light mayo for the tuna #15 cashews or unsalted peanuts #16 egg beaters #17 99% fat free deli style sliced ham, chicken, turkey in water oscar mayor brand #18 any sort of crackers that can be dipped in tomato soup #19 braunswagger

        I was also wondering how you know how many calories you can have each meal, what would be considered snack, how far apart you have meal to snack time. is the diet enough to allow a person to function normally with feeling fatigued so they can exercise….is this program gauranteed or money back, why with most cleanses do people get the diarreah but not this one. On average how much weight or inches should a person lose following the diet….please email me back at the email provided

        • @Eileen-Sending email now! Joanna

          • HWilson

            Would love to see the response to Eileen’s questions. I have many of the same. I am about to start the 10 day cleanse, but wanted to have a meal prep plan before beginning. Feel free to forward your email response. Thank you for all the great information.

          • I’ll email you! @HWilson

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