Day 11 of the 24-day challenge* has arrived! I’ve finished the cleanse phase and now enter what’s called the “Max” phase. This means I’m done with the fiber supplement and herbal cleanse pills and now move on to vitamin supplements. My diet remains primarily the same, but now I have a meal replacement shake to enjoy for breakfast.
Here are today’s stats.
Breakfast: Meal replacement shake with a banana mixed in (Yum!)
Lunch: Leftover breakfast casserole + an orange
Supper: Salad with chicken, dried cranberries, oranges, and vinaigrette
Snacks: Apple slices with crunchy peanut butter on top; Veggies and hummus; Unsalted peanuts with raisins
Tea of Choice: Candy cane green tea
Exercise: Interval training
Energy Level: Great! I got to sleep in this morning, which gave me a boost, and the healthy food and supplements have boosted me even more.
– I forgot from past challenges that the supplements in the max phase can cause a little bit of a nauseous feeling. For some reason, my body is really sensitive to vitamins. I counteract this by taking them with a meal rather than the times suggested by Advocare. They settle much better when taken with something in my stomach. 🙂
– Since my family isn’t doing the challenge with me, it’s been a big help to make meals that don’t require a lot of extra work to modify for both ends of the spectrum. For the Mexican bowls last night, I doubled the chicken, then took half of it and made enchiladas for my family. We got to enjoy a meal with the same theme, but mine was a clean version without too much more work.
That’s it for Day 11! See you tomorrow…
*My completion of Advocare’s 24-day challenge is not a personal endorsement of Advocare or any of its products. Advocare’s products may cause adverse health effects in some people and shouldn’t be entered without full understanding and consultation with a physician.
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