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AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Results

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AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Results?

First, click on the link highlighted if your not sure about the 24 Day Challenge and your asking yourself what is the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge?

Lets’ take a look at some team member results of the 24 Day Challange:

It always helps to see pictures of other people who have had successful results in a weight loss program. Below are some challengers out of thousands who have  seen amazing results on the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge.

We have some winners here that are truly Champions!  All who have used the 24 Day Challenge to  get real results!   These are some great pictures of transformations made with the AdvoCare products.advocare 24 day challenge results 2014advocare 24 day challenge results pictures

This is Laura Davenport who is down 37 lbs and over 30 inches!!

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This is Nicole Domuret who lost over 25 lbs on the 24 Day Challenge!

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And for all you men out there!  This is a 24 Day Challenge results for men picture!

Jarrod Rino Sr. has lost 90 lbs as of January 2015!  Awesome job Jarrod.

24 day challenge resultsNatasha Griffin weighed 189 in December 2013 and as of September 2014 is down to 135 and feeling awesome!

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Meet husband and wife team the Rozells! Husband has lost 20 pounds and Rhiannon is down 5.

It’s always great when husband and wife teams do this together!  I love to see that.

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And then Stacey Erica is rocking this 25 pounds less in 3 months!! AHHMazing!

Incredible people with 24 Day Challenge Real Results!

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These AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge results and pictures are real and there are so many more I could share.

Don’t waste another day being unhealthy and over weight.  You have to start now! I think one of the biggest setbacks is just not taking that initial step to get started.

A lot of times we wait for that perfect time to start and as many of you know there is no perfect time.

There will always be a time of excuses and other “important things” in the way.  Make your life count and live to your fullest potential impacting those around you and those you love.

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The Wikipedia definition of results:  is the final consequence of a sequence of actions or events

Steps to get started on the 24 Day Challenge:

1.  Purchase Challenge Kit

2.  Email Me to be added to my private Facebook group, daily coaching emails, phone calls, or messages.

3. Meal Prep-Go over what your going to eat on the challenge and prep your meals for an easy layout of the next few weeks.  I can help with this and I have lots of resources to get you Prepped!

4.  You should get your challenge kit in the mail in a few days after ordering. Start the Herbal Cleanse Phase for days 1-10

5. Start the MAX Phase for days 11-24

6. Continue the After the Challenge Program depending on your health and weight loss goals.

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AdvoCare Independent Distributor,

Joanna Bostwick

The True Cost of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Cost

I decided to do a post on this topic because after meeting so many people with weight loss challenges, this is a topic that has come up over the years and I thought I would address some of the concerns that people may have with this type of surgery for weight loss.

Over the past 50 or so years, the population of obese Americans has grown by 20%. In the 1960s, less than 10% of the population was clinically obese, now it’s over 30% or about 1 in 3 people. Clinical obesity means that a person is at least 20% heavier than their ideal weight. People that are only 10% heavier than their ideal weight are considered overweight—not obese yet. Sixty percent of Americans are overweight; together obese and overweight Americans account for 2 out of 3 people.  These statistics are according to the CDC.gov site.

Being overweight is linked to many health problems like type II diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, joint problems, sleep apnea, some cancers, and dozens of other ailments.

The Cost of Bariatric Surgery

Many people turn to risky bariatric surgery to solve weight problems. The average cost of this surgery is $20,000-$25,000 and more insurance companies including Medicare are paying for it. The obesity epidemic is costing taxpayers about $190 billion a year and this figure is rising. People that have weight-loss surgery often don’t change their habits and as many as 80% regain the weight within 10 years. The invasive, stomach-reducing surgery is often seen by obese individuals as a “magic pill” because weight comes off quickly with little or no effort.

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How Much Does Bariatric Surgery Cost?

The answer to this question goes beyond dollar bills.  Here are some of the true risks. Every year 1 out of 400 people die from bariatric surgery itself. As many as 20% need additional surgery to mend complications such as abdominal hernias.  Due to some of the procedures that involve shortening the digestive tract, 30% of patients may experience malnutrition.  There are also a number of complications that can arise after surgery that people do not take into consideration.

The Advocare 24 Day Challenge  vs. Bariatric Surgery

Diet and exercise involves a serious commitment and often takes years. Over time, bad habits can change and the satisfaction of weight loss will keep you motivated to continue.

Embarking on a weight loss program can be daunting; using a jump start program like the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge can start you on the right track.

The AdvoCare 24-day Challenge consists of 2 phases: the Cleanse Phase and the Max Phase. The Cleanse Phase helps to flush the toxins from your body so that you can absorb more nutrients. The Max Phase emphasizes giving your body the right fuel so you feel energized, and controlling your appetite so you are not tempted to over eat.

Even though the AdvoCare 24-day Challenge is followed for less than a month, it should not be considered a “diet.” You should consider the AdvoCare 24-day Challenge a jump start to a new way of life. The 24-day Challenge emphasizes healthy food, portion control, and supplementation.

Healthy eating should be continued after the 24-day Challenge in order to maintain and continue weight loss. You will also find with the program meal plans and supplement facts to help you get started.

Adopting a healthy eating plan and moderate exercise can help even the most overweight people lose weight. Nutrient rich foods are much less expensive than the processed food in the grocery store that is causing people to gain weight.

Choosing a healthy diet, exercising, and using the AdvoCare 24-day Challenge to jump start your weight loss, will cost thousands less than bariatric surgery. Getting healthy may also save you years of suffering with an obesity related disease.

Unfortunately, many people prefer to take the easier way out, opting for risky  and costly bariatric surgery instead of making a lifestyle change that is needed to lose weight.

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Insurance companies must also shoulder some of the blame, weight loss surgery is covered for the obese and overweight, but healthy foods, and supplements must be paid for out-of-pocket. People see the surgeon’s knife as a better guarantee against future health problems than trusting people to lose weight themselves!

The problem is that many times the weight comes back because long term eating habits are not changed and the mindset of an obese person has not changed in terms of eating habits.

It is better for your body to lose weight slower; it is recommended that you lose between 2 and 5 pounds per week. Losing weight slowly may also help you retain skin elasticity so you can avoid the problem of excess skin. Insurance companies rarely pay for plastic surgery after weight loss surgery because they consider it cosmetic.

Changing your habits or getting a jump start on weight loss with something like the 24 Day Challenge may be a more effective solution for long-term weight loss than using a risky surgical solution.

Why not try a less invasive program than surgery and Start the 24 Day Challenge?  On my team alone we have 6 people who have each lost over 100 lbs!  Be the next one to get healthy and Take the Challenge!

AdvoCare Independent Distributor,

Joanna Bostwick

ALL IN Challenge Webinar

AdvoCare ALL IN Challenge Webinars

In case you missed the AdvoCare ALL IN 24 Day Challenge webinar, here is webinar number 1 replay.  This webinar goes over the overall goals of the 24 Day Challenge and what to expect during the different phases.

There is also information on what you are going to do exactly on day one of the cleanse phase!  This is a very helpful webinar by AdvoCare and I hope you all get a lot out if.  Post a question or comment and I will also be updating new webinars as they come out.


AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge ALL IN 2015-2016 is over but you can still Order the 24 Day Challenge from my shop and receive daily emails, facebook group support, and Free meal planning and more!

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Grocery List for the 24 Day Challenge

AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Grocery List

So you are starting the 24 Day Challenge and are not sure what to buy at the store? Right?

This 24 Day Challenge grocery list post can get your brain thinking about meals to plan and foods to buy!

As mentioned in a previous post about the All In 24 Day Challenge there will be a nationwide challenge starting

January 11th 2016.  You must order by noon (Central) January 4th 2016 for the discount but if you miss that you can still get the challenge and go along with the group.   So it’s time to get yourself prepared.  Everyone asks the question, “what can I eat?”

The best way to take advantage of the 24 day challenge is to join the membership and the get the challenge for 20% off plus tons of product to try.

The good news is that yes you can eat food, and no you won’t be hungry if you eat correctly.

Here is a great  AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Grocery List

Here are some Grocery Shopping Tips for the 24 Day Challenge

  • Plan Ahead  a great way to do this is not only have a list but look and see what you already have that can go with some of your menu items
  • Prepare in Bulk A great way to make it easier during the 24 Day Challenge is to prepare larger portions of meals that you can freeze and reheat for an easier meal
  • Meal Prep similar to preparing in bulk but this is the prep part.  Get Tupperware or baggies and make a batch of a meal ingredients, smoothie ingredients, crock pot meals, salad jars, snacks, etc.  Makes it much easier to grab something healthy.  See my 24 Day Challenge meal prep pinterest board for some more ideas.
  • Shop on the Perimeter The healthiest food is around the perimeter of the grocery store.  Stick with whole foods that are low in fat and not over processed.
  • Don’t Go Hungry when you hit the grocery store hungry it’s much easier to grab the junk food.  Stick to the list and the perimeter.

24 day challenge grocery shopping

Here is another 24 day challenge Grocery List that I use for my 24 Day Challenge grocery shopping.

For more information on the protein bites recipe, go to this post.

There is this 24 Day Challenge Grocery Guide this is also very helpful in recommending foods that are challenge friendly.

So I hope these challenge grocery lists help keep you organized and prepared for the Cleanse Phase and the Max phase.

Here are a couple more healthy eating tips:

1.  Eat Often!  Don’t go more than 3 hours without some high protein healthy snack.  This will keep you feeling full and not have cravings.

2. Drink an 8oz glass of water right after you wake up!  This helps get your system re-hydrated and staves off some hunger before breakfast.

3.  If your going to have a busy day, prepare the night before!  Get snacks and meals prepped and ready so your not scrambling for food later in the day.

4.  After your morning water, have a healthy breakfast right away.  You don’t want to wake up and not eat for a couple hours.  Have your water then a Spark with breakfast

Hopefully this post has given you some good tips for the 24 Day Challenge!

AdvoCare Independent Distributor,

Joanna Bostwick