I had mentioned before how I don’t know what exactly all the pills do so I’m going to try to touch base with that in this post. Today I was happy when I woke up with a text from heather saying she had the fruit punch spark and enjoyed it a lot better than the mango strawberry. The mango strawberry spark wasn’t bad it just took awhile to get down because it was so sweet. Today I had the green apple spark which was one that we got for free. I didn’t think I would like it but I actually enjoyed it better than the mango strawberry. I made it in a bigger glass so that I could add more water to it from the start and I would definitely recommend that.
When you order your 24 day challenge pack you get to choose two boxes that have 14 packets in them. There are seven flavors to choose from. The options are fruit punch, grape, mandarin orange, mango strawberry, pink lemonade, watermelon, and green apple. We both got fruit punch and mango strawberry. The main purpose of spark is to give you long lasting energy, enhance mental energy and focus, and help fight occasional drowsiness while providing you with 20 vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in a sugar free drink. So far both Heather and I have not felt a diffference in our energy level. You have the option of drinking spark twice a day and I might try that on days I don’t have work just to see if there is a diffference. (http://www.advocare.com/products/active/A2094.aspx)
The two different pills we take when we drink our spark are ProBiotic Restore ULTRA and the optional catalyst that I talked about in my last post. ProBiotic Restore ULTRA helps maintain normal beneficial intestinal microflora (which is bacteria and microscopic algae and fungi that live in a certain place), supports healthy intestinal function, enhances weight management, improves nutrient absorption, aids in good digestion, provides immune system support, and helps relieve symptoms of occasional constipation in two pills that contain a high amounts of friendly probiotics. (http://www.advocare.com/products/well/W3812.aspx)
Thirty minutes after drinking spark we eat our breakfast which should contain a protein, carb, and fruit. You also take the fiber now. I’m sticking with mixing the fiber into my oatmeal because it seems less worse than mixing it with water or a smoothie, although I would like to try maybe half the pack in oatmeal and half in a smoothie. Today I just swallowed the oatmeal without chewing or tasting it and it worked a lot better so that will be how I manage to consume the fiber for the next eight days. I ask add water to the oatmeal as I eat because it gets kinda thick and sticky. Eating the clementine with re oatmeal also helps because the strong citrus flavor dominates the fiber. The fiber comes in 3 flavors peaches and cream, citrus, and unflavored. Heather and I both ordered the unflavored, although I did read that the peaches and cream was pretty good as far as flavors go. This (http://livewelladvocare.com/results/citrus-vs-peaches-and-cream-fiber-drink) is an interesting read on the difference between the citrus and peaches and cream flavors, apparently the citrus gives you a better clean. So that is definitely something to keep in mind. It doesn’t compare the unflavored, I’m guessing that maybe it’s a new flavor and that’s why. The fiber packs contain 10g of fiber. They contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber absorbs water in your stomach and intestines providing a feeling of fullness to helps curb your appetite. Soluble fiber can also help minimize the absorption of fats and sugars. While insoluble fiber moves quickly through your system, cleansing the digestive tract and eliminating waste as it goes. The goal of the insoluble fiber is to cleanse your digestive tract so that your body will be able to better absorb vitamins, minerals and nutrients. (http://www.advocare.com/products/well/W4162.aspx)
After breakfast the next time you eat is a snack. I had almonds and Heather had peppers. Then you have lunch. Once again I kinda struggled with eating lunch at the house I babysit at I ended up having turkey and tomatoes and no carb. Heather had chicken, cucumber, and rice.
For dinner I had spinach, chicken, and rice, while Heather had chicken and zucchini. With dinner you take OmegaPlex. OmegaPlex provides you with omega-3 fatty acids. It plays an important role in the transport of nutrients, Helps support normal blood flow, promotes cardiovascular health in combination with a healthy diet and exercise, support healthy blood pressure, helps promote healthy metabolism, as well as maintaining a healthy immune system, while promoting maintenance of healthy skin, hair and nails. (http://www.advocare.com/products/well/W2002.aspx)
After dinner I played 3 hours of volleyball and then came home and had an apple for a snack. I then took the last pills of the day herbal cleanse. Herbal cleanse supports improved digestion and thorough internal cleansing. It helps prepare the body for optimal nutrient absorption while supporting healthy weight management.
It’s really important to make sure you’re drinking enough water. You should be drinking half your body weight in fluid ounces each day. For me I just fill my bottle up the night before and put it in the fridge so it’s ready to go in the morning and then I fill it up throughout the day.
I hope you guys gained some clarity on the pills and why you take them. When you’re taking them it doesn’t feel like as many. We only take pills in the morning and at night so that makes it simpler. I hope if you’re not trying it already you’re starting to consider it.
XOXO, Kelsey S.