Give Your Muscles Some Protein
How Could You Benefit from AdvoCare Catalyst?
Are you trying to lose weight? Dieting cuts your calories, but you may be cutting out some of the protein that keeps our muscles strong. The problem is that some of the highest protein foods also contain saturated fat and cholesterol that hinder weight loss efforts so we remove them from our diets. This results in a lack of protein in our diets that causes lean muscle to dwindle.
Lean muscle mass gives our bodies the sexy shape we hope to attain from working out. Building up lean muscle is an essential factor in weight loss, but if your diet lacks protein, you won’t be able to build strong muscles.
Age also affects muscle mass. As we age, muscles are harder and harder to hold on to! Even if you aren’t trying to lose weight, AdvoCare Catalyst is a healthy way to add more protein in your diet so you can hold on to those muscles.
AdvoCare Catalyst contains amino acids which your body uses to build protein molecules; protein helps to rebuild your muscles after a workout so they become stronger. Using your muscles results in tiny tears in the muscle fibers; we need proteins to fix these tears and build a stronger muscle. So the question remains, how do we get the amino acids to make proteins without all the fat and cholesterol that usually come with them? AdvoCare Catalyst! Just take three pills before you work out; it’s that simple! No messy shakes or powders to measure when you’re on the go and no more worries about your protein intake. Three convenient capsules before a workout will give your body some of the essential nutrients it needs to recover from a damaging workout. Damaging?!? Working out is supposed to be good for you! That is mostly true, but technically it’s the resting after a workout that builds your muscles. That sore feeling after a good workout comes from the tiny muscle tears.
Many people that hear the words “protein” and “amino acids” shy away because they envision bodybuilders with huge bulging muscles. The truth is we all need amino acids and the proteins they create because we all have muscles! Giant muscles are the result of lifting very heavy weights and consuming massive amounts of protein. There is no danger of this with AdvoCare Catalyst! It’s time to re-think the way we think about those words.
Amino acids take significantly more energy to digest than carbs or fats; this is because of the strong bonds of the molecules. Just digesting protein burns calories! Not only does it burn more calories, but it takes longer so you feel full longer and you eat less. Amino acids aren’t just for bodybuilders; anyone can benefit from the power of aminos. AdvoCare Catalyst is an essential addition to a healthy weight loss program!
If you’re trying to lose weight or just some lean muscle to your frame try AdvoCare Catalyst. Take three capsules about 10 minutes before you work out and the amino acids do the rest. After your workout, the proteins formed out of the amino acids in Catalyst will start working to repair and rebuild a stronger muscle. With Catalyst, rest periods between your workouts are more productive.
Advocare Catalyst Ingredients:
Directions For Use:
For ages 12 and older.
Take three capsules between meals or 10-15 minutes prior to exercise or training.
Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), L-glutamine, L-arginine, betaine, taurine
AdvoCare Catalyst can be used alone or for even greater weight loss, it combines seamlessly with other AdvoCare products. Even if you don’t work out, the protein in Catalyst can help build lean muscle and burn that fat.
I personally take Catalyst and have seen great results. It is by far the best add on product to the 24 Day Challenge. You can also see my other Catalyst post for more information. You may also be interested in the Advocare 24 Day Challenge to help get you to those weigh loss goals.
Your Health and Wellness Coach,
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Why not supplement your water with the delicious blueberry flavor of AdvoCare Oasis?
AdvoCare Oasis is loaded with vitamins and other good stuff; it comes in tasty blueberry splash flavor that is a delicious addition to your plain old water.
Oasis protects your body from the harmful effects of oxidative stress whether it comes from pollution in the air or too many hours at work.
It contains antioxidants from super-fruits, vitamins, and herbs called adaptogens that help your body deal with stress.
I personally use this product and can tell you that it tastes great and works!
If you’re facing a tough day at work or home with the kiddos, add a packet of AdvoCare Oasis to your water. Ten cups of coffee will only leave you feeling jittery and running to the bathroom all day, but AdvoCare Oasis is full of B-vitamins to give you physical AND mental energy to keep you going all day. B-vitamins aid in the breakdown of food, they give us back the energy of our youth, and make us more beautiful!
Oasis also contains adaptogens; herbs that can help our bodies adapt to stress.
These herbs grow in some of the harshest environments on the planet and they can help your body thrive in the stressful world we live in.
Adaptogens help our cells to resist oxidation; oxidation is what happens when a cut apple and it turns brown over time. Oxidation produces free radicals which can lead to cancer and other diseases.
Adaptogens have been called ‘medicine for healthy people. This is because adaptogens do not reduce stress or make us immune to it; they just help our bodies handle the stress of the day.
Fortunately, AdvoCare Oasis has berry extracts which defuse the effects of free radicals.
Very basically free radicals are cells with a piece that has been broken off by oxidation, they want to find their missing parts so they try to steal it from good cells, antioxidants give them what they’re looking for so they don’t ruin our healthy cells.
AdvoCare Oasis contains extracts from 4 different berries that are found all over the world!
These berries are super fruits; packed with antioxidants and polyphenols.
Polyphenols are antioxidants plus they might contribute to heart health and protect your brain from neurological diseases.
The first information about these phytochemicals was published in 1995 so scientists and nutritionists have only been studying this for about 20 years. Phytochemicals or phytonutrients are compounds made by plants that can be vital to our health. They are responsible for the bright colors of carrots, tomatoes, and berries!
Studies have shown that vitamins alone do not have the same effect without phytonutrients. AdvoCare Oasis contains vitamins and various phytonutrients that work together to provide your body with the right defenses against stress.
Stress takes a toll on us; it’s more than just a state of mind.
Stress significantly affects your immune system, weight gain, and even wound healing! It can lead to allergies and more serious problems like heart attacks and strokes.
Premature aging is one of the results of chronic stress, combined with the facial tension stress causes? Stress can make you look old and wrinkly!
A daily pack of AdvoCare Oasis mixed in with your water can help your immune system to fight off disease and keep you on an even keel!
If you’re feeling frazzled from the curveballs life throws at you it’s time to seek an oasis; AdvoCare Oasis! You mom’s out there…Does the picture below look familiar?!
I know I hate to turn into raging lunatic mommy dearest! Don’t ask my kids if I’ve ever looked like this :)
P.S. This product works on teenagers as well! Just saying….
Your Health and Wellness Coach,
You may also be interested in this post about the Advocare Cleanse
and related disorders and symptoms.
There are a number of things that can clutter our minds or distract us from focusing where we need to these days. Sometimes people may need to look at their diet, exercise, or supplementation to see if any of these things could help.
I started looking into IntelleQ by Advocare for one of my own children who has always struggled with being distracted easily. Although she has never been on prescribed medication for the condition, I thought it would be beneficial to try a natural supplement for her lack of focus.
I am in no way saying that Adovcare’s IntelleQ is a cure for being distracted or zoning out, but I have seen an improvement in symptoms since my child started taking it for a number of weeks now so I thought I would do an Advocare IntelleQ review.
*This review in no way claims that my experience would be the same for anyone else and whether or not this supplement cures or helps the issues mentioned in this article.
So Who Can Benefit from IntelleQ?
What are some of the issues we face with concerning mental focus and alertness?
How do the ingredients in IntelleQ help support these claims?
Phospholipids, choline, vitamin C, taurine, bacopa extract, ginkgo biloba.
Let’s look at some of these and what role they play in the supplement.
Choline: Aids in the formation of a number of important substances in the body essential for nerve function and protection, muscle control, memory, and many other functions. Utilized for producing important constituents (phospholipids) involved in brain and heart functions and energy utilization. A building block for acetylcholine, a key brain chemical involved in memory, mental processes and nerve as well as muscle functions.
Tuarine: An amino acid found primarily in the brain and the eye. It may aid in stabilizing cells and tissues through its antioxidative properties, and in protecting the nervous system. It may a play a role in physiologic functions involved in detoxification in the cells of the body as well as helps maintain blood lipid levels and stabilizing blood platelets. It provides energy, and aids in mental focus.
Taurine and Choline can also be found in Advocare Spark. For more information on Spark you can see my Spark Review.
Bacopa extract: Bacopa is also known as brahmi. It is a well-known herb traditionally employed in the Ayurvedic system, used for supporting memory and brain function. The extract has potent antioxidant properties and can inhibit lipid peroxidation as well as improve brain and nervous system function. The active constituents of Bacopa monniera, called bacosides, enhance mental retention capacity. It facilitates acquisition, consolidation, and retention of newly acquired behaviors.
ginko biloba: The ginkgo tree is the world’s oldest living species of tree. Individual trees can grow for as long as 1,000 years in the southern and eastern United States, southern France, China and Korea. Ginkgo leaf extract has been used in Chinese Traditional Medicine for 5,000 years. Ginkgo extract has been shown to have a whole host of benefits, but perhaps the two most notable are its antioxidant activity and its ability to increased blood flow to the brain. Acute administration of extracts improved performance in tests of attention and memory.
Many symptoms people face these days are:
Apples, grapes, pears, oranges, and kiwis should be a part of a healthy diet. These fruits are low in calories and rich in nutrients.
Hope that sheds some light on the IntelleQ product and how this supplement may benefit you! To order the Advocare IntelleQ
Your Health and Wellness Coach,
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Time for Spring Cleaning with the
You’ve cleaned your closets, behind the fridge, and under the bed, what’s left? Your body! Now is the time to use the Advocare 10-day Cleanse to rid your body of the build-up of harmful toxins that can leave you feeling a little sluggish. You may try to eat healthy, but environmental pollution; as well foods that seem ok sneak toxins into our bodies. Something as simple as a piece of cheese or bread can upset the delicate yeast balance in our guts; or that healthy piece of fruit that wasn’t organic, left pesticide residue in most of your organs including your liver.
The Advocare Cleanse is specially formulated to target and balance of organisms in your gut, support and cleanse your liver, and eliminate waste that is hanging around in your intestines. Getting rid of the toxins and waste in your body leads to more efficient digestion and weight loss. The cleanse is like a reset button on your health.
The Advocare Cleanse includes ProBiotic Restore to be taken on days four through ten. Probiotics repopulate your gut with healthy bacteria. Healthy bacteria are needed in large quantities in our bodies to keep the bad bacteria in check.
The Advocare Cleanse replenishes your body with healthy bacteria; it contains four billion colony forming units of the healthy bacteria Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Lactobacillus is present in our digestive tract; it creates lactic acid making the environment inhospitable for bad bacteria.
Bifidobacterium are one of the primary strains of bacteria in our colons; they are also found in our guts. Probiotics also help our immune systems; scientists haven’t figured out exactly how, but a healthy bacterium level in the gut does support a strong immune system.
Antibiotics prescribed by your doctor don’t discriminate between good and bad bacteria; they just kill them all. Your digestive system cannot function correctly without adequate numbers of intestinal bacteria. Some of the meats we eat have been treated with antibiotics and trace amounts remain affecting the bacteria levels in our bodies. The Advocare 10-day Cleanse restores these bacteria to healthy levels whether we have intentionally taken antibiotics or not.
The Herbal Cleanse tablet, also a component of the Advocare Cleanse, is formulated with beet juice and milk thistle to clean out toxins from your liver. The liver acts like a filter for your whole body; vitamins, prescription pills, over the counter medications, alcohol, caffeine, and many other “toxins” pass through the liver. Over time these toxins can cause build-up and damage this vital organ; beet juice cleans impurities from your liver and blood; while milk thistle protects healthy liver cells from damage. Studies show that milk thistle may also help regenerate a damaged liver by stimulating new cell growth.
Cranberry extract is also a key ingredient of the Herbal Cleanse tablet that is taken on days one through seven of the Advocare 10-day Cleanse. Cranberry coats the inside of the urinary tract (kidneys, bladder, and urethra) so that harmful bacteria cannot attach themselves and multiply. Instead, bad bacteria are just rinsed out with the rest of the waste. Store-bought cranberry juice contains tons of sugar; instead of helping to rid the body of certain bacterium, cranberry juice cocktail feeds the bad microorganisms!
Take the Advocare Cleanse Fiber Drink to add some extra fiber to your diet on the first three days and the last three days. Health experts say fiber is like a broom that sweeps all the junk out of your intestines. Fiber comes in two main forms: insoluble and soluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and insoluble fiber does not dissolve so it physically pushes waste through your system. Soluble fiber ferments in your colon and produces healthy prebiotics that feed probiotics. Fiber cleans residue from the walls of your intestines so other nutrients you eat can be absorbed through the lining. People that consume high fiber diets are reminded to drink extra water to aid in elimination because fiber absorbs some water!
The Advocare fiber drink contains a combination of both types of fiber. This component of the cleanse can help you drop pounds of waste that are left behind in you colon and intestines. Fiber also helps you lose weight by keeping you feeling full so you eat less; plus your body is able to absorb more nutrients out of less food.
The Advocare Cleanse is formulated with other healthy ingredients to support your immune system and give you energy. The 10-day cleanse is very effective and it is suggested to use it every three months. This detoxifying cleanse rids your body of impurities and extra waste and supplies you with the elements you need to be healthy.
Being healthy on the inside makes you glow on the outside. It’s time to hit the reset button on your health!
Your Health and Wellness Coach,
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When you read this article title, especially if your an athlete, you may think this claim is bogus. I don’t blame you for thinking that way, because out of the two companies, who has the most commercials or media time? Not Rehydrate (yet)… Who would you think sponsors the most athletes? Not Rehydrate (yet). What is the most popular sports drink out there? Not Rehydrate..Yet.
So do all those facts make other sports drinks the healthiest sports drink available? Not at all! In the health world, popularity does not mean anything in terms of quality of a product. It is all about the facts….nutritional facts that is. In regards to that, Advocare Rehydrate sports drink trumps all other sports drinks and many of the other well known sports drinks on the market. Still don’t believe me? Well let’s compare the 4 essential nutrients of Advocare Rehydrate vs. Sports Drinks.
While carbs get dragged through the mud as a good or bad nutrient, one fact remains: It is an important energy source for athletes. Carbs gets broken down into simple sugars by delivering energy to your body by releasing insulin into your bloodstream. Nonetheless, one of the main culprits of typical sports drinks is having too much sugar. Too much sugar signals your body to produce too much insulin; in which leads to a “sugar crash” and loss of energy.
In other words, Popular sports drinks may get you through the 1st quarter, but could have you sluggish by the 4th. With Advocare Rehydrate, you don’t have to worry about such a crash occurring. While Gatorade products have over 14 grams of sugar per serving, Advocare just has 6 grams per serving. So if you want a sports drink to help sustain energy from start to finish on the playing field, then Advocare Rehydrate is the superior choice.
Does a particular sports drink provide adequate electrolytes? That is the question people (especially athletes) should ask. Electrolytes are essential in sports performance. They replenish vital elements lost when you sweat and urinate. Also, they prevent those painful muscle cramps from occurring. If Gatorade is heralded as the king of sports drinks, then Advocare is the whole kingdom! Advocare Rehydrate provides more electrolytes than all Gatorade products.
Let’s compare electrolytes between both sports drinks:
Electrolyte Advocare Rehydrate 4 main Gatorade Products
|Magnesium||40mg||40mg; for only one product- 0 for the other 3|
|Calcium||100mg||60mg; for only one product- 0 for the other 3|
|Chromium||4.8mcg||None of their products contain this electrolyte|
If you didn’t know Gatorade was severely lacking in the electrolytes department, now you know. The ratio of sodium to potassium is supposed to be 1:1 (as is the case with Advocare Rehydrate) in order to efficiently replenish sweat and urine lost as well as provide proper cellular function and muscle efficiently. Instead, Gatorade has a ratio of 4:1 in which could potentially lead to imbalance of electrolytes within your muscle cells and other vital organs. In addition, a deficiency in potassium can lead to rehydration issues.
While Advocare Rehydrate provides Magnesium and Calcium, two vital minerals for your muscles, Gatorade practically does not provide those minerals at all. These two minerals reduce muscle cramps and aids in refueling your muscles for a quick recovery. Another important mineral, Chromium, is left out all together in Gatorade products while Advocare Rehydrates supplies it. Chromium is important for metabolizing carbs in order to produce energy. If your keeping score, Advocare Rehydrate is 2 for 2.
When comparing Advocare vs. Gatorade in terms of vitamins, Gatorade doesn’t even compete. Gatorade doesn’t contain a trace of Beta-carotene and Ascorbic acid. Both are antioxidants that helps protect against free-radical damage that are produced through exercise. Unless you just like drinking sports drinks in your spare time, you are likely consuming them only when you’re exercising. While Gatorade provides none, Advocare Rehydrate provides 1000 IU of Beta-carotene and 120mg of Ascorbic acid. Also, Advocare Rehydrate contains nutrients that will help convert macronutrients (carbs, protein, & fats) into energy. Gatorade does not do that as well. Seems like the “King of Sports Drinks” doesn’t rule much compared to Advocare Rehydrate!
Unless you fell asleep in your high school biology class, you know that amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Protein is what your muscles mainly consists of; thus, it helps replenish it after a strenuous workout session. So why in the world does Gatorade not have a single trace of amino acids, yet they always claim to replenish and recover your muscles? I will let them explain that to you.
As for Advocare Rehydrate, it supplies you with 200mg of L-Glutamine and 133mg of L-Arginine. L-Glutamine aids in muscle recovery by processing lactic acid that is produced when working out and delivers energy for mental function. L-Arginine provides support for overall muscle performance. Whether you’re weightlifting or playing a particular sport, if you want your muscles to respond to the best of their ability, then Advocare Rehydrate is the clear-cut choice.
This article was not about taking anything away from Gatorade products. Instead, it was about showing you that there is a better and healthier sports drink out there. While Gatorade gets the accolades, Advocare Rehydrate gets you the nutrition and the results your body needs!
My new Fave is Key Lime Cherry! What’s yours?
Other posts you may be interested in: Advocare Spark What you Should Know!
Your Health and Wellness Coach,
I wanted to add a few sections here with more recipe ideas including a healthy snacks section and breakfast ideas. These menu ideas are for the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge.
If you are on the 24 Day Challenge you want to make sure you have the Advocare 24 Day Challenge Daily Guide pdf for your overall directions and food portions. Once you have that, you can go into planning out some menu’s and snack ideas.
1. Smoothies- Use your meal replacement shakes, or Muscle Gain, to make wonderful fruit smoothies for breakfast. In terms of calories sometimes I use half the shake packet since I am adding fruit.
2. Whole grain toast with different toppings. Here are some ideas: toast with apple butter and sliced apples, Whole grain toast with healthy peanut butter sprinkled with raisins and almond slices, and whole grain toast with hummus and chopped red peppers.
3. Eggs Ideas: Fried egg on whole grain toast, scrambled eggs with spinach and tomatoes, Egg Zucchini muffins, Hard boiled egg whites with avocado in a bowl. See more ideas on my Advocare 24 Day Challenge Pinterest board
4. Other ideas: Cottage cheese and fruit (during MAX Phase), low sodium Turkey roll ups with a scrambled egg in middle, and
Chocolate Banana Protein Pancake by Perry Santanachote
Advocare 24 Day Challenge Snack Menu Ideas
I hope you enjoyed these recipes. Let me know what 24 day challenge recipes you enjoy!
*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!
Your health and wellness coach,
Every month AdvoCare promotes another product which they call their Product Spotlight.
Find out what the product spotlight is now!
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Great bar to eat before working out or anytime you need extra fuel for your body!
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“I’m so proud of the opportunity to help design and formulate a nutritious performance bar,” Drew Brees said. “Like all of the AdvoCare products I take, AdvoBar® DB9® helps keep me fueled so that I can get the most out of my training and performance.”
Read about how to become an Advocare Advisor
to earn between 20%-40% off all products![p1vc-video]
AdvoCare Independent Distributor,
gives you the biggest benefit in terms of discount on products and being able to earn income 5 different ways.
NEW and UPDATED! This is the NEW way to get to Advisor as of May 2016!
This video show’s you how to get to advisor and why you would want to:
There are a four different ways to have a relationship with Advocare. Let me explain:
1. You can be a retail customer. This means that you find another person (like myself) who sells Advocare products and you purchase those products through their Advocare website or in person. In this scenario you do not get a discount but you get great products when you want them!
2. You can become a Preferred Customer and enjoy a 20%-30% off discount on products for only $19.95!
3. You can sign up as an Advocare Distributor and get a 20%-40% discount on products for a $59 distributor fee.
Depending on your volume, your discount will increase. You can also earn income at this level and sign up other distributors. If the full 40% off discount and/or income is what your looking for sign up first as a distributor and then either work your way to the 40% off level OR go straight to Advisor #4.
4. You can be an AdvoCare Advisor. This is what this post is all about. The advisor level gives you a 40% off discount on products for life.
You have the opportunity to earn income all 5 ways with AdvoCare including bonuses and trip incentives.
You can earn as little or as much income as you want. No cap on your income level :)
For the purposes of this post I want to go into further detail about How to become an Advocare Advisor.
An Advocare Advisor can earn income 5 ways:
Incentives, Overrides, and Leadership Bonuses are only available to Advisors
So here are the steps to becoming an Advisor:
1. Enroll as a distributor for $59 as explained above
2. Choose which path below you want to take to hit the advisor level.
#1 – Make a $1400 investment in Advocare Products for yourself or to sell. You will get $600 worth of Free product.
Your advisor order will be placed one time at a 30% off discount and then after that you will be at 40% off for life.
This is personally the way I became an Advisor because I wanted the biggest discount AND wanted to earn income with AdvoCare.
#2- Or you could accumulate $2000 in retail volume within 6 consecutive pay periods.
This includes people ordering from your website retail and new distributors or preferred customers and all of their volume!
See pictures below for example on how to get to Advisor.
By Becoming an Advisor, you can now enjoy a 40% off discount on products and can earn income 5 ways through AdvoCare.
AdvoCare Independent Distributor,
P.S. Would you like to earn income with AdvoCare all 5 ways and have myself or a team mate help you step by step? Contact me here