Why YOU Need Supplements

Are Nutritional Supplements for Me?

I am often asked, “Why do I need to take any supplements?  Isn’t my diet enough?”  Unfortunately, if you want your body working at its best, you have got to supplement your diet with high quality supplements.  Unless you want to eat 10 pounds of organic spinach daily, it is nearly impossible to get all of the good stuff your body needs from food alone. Even though I recommend eating a clean diet to promote health, eating clean still isn’t enough.

Depleted soils, mass farming, and the process of filling our foods with preservatives and various hormones have essentially zapped the core nutrients out of most of our food. We continue to hear about the endless benefits of essential nutrients like vitamin D, branches of vitamin B and omega-3 fatty acid that are missing from our diet. I have found that adding high quality supplements and vitamins to my diet has optimized my health. Once I began to supplement my diet with some of these essential nutrients, I realized the negative effect missing the “good stuff” had on my health.

AdvoCare not only provides the best nutritional supplements on the planet, but AdvoCare also provides personalized coaching to meet the needs of every individual client.  If you would like more information or to have a free nutritional analysis, please fill out the information below.  Remember, “Eat Healthy, Live Healthy, BE Healthy!”

Hear what our Vice President of Research and Development, Dr. Mark Miller, has to say about our need for supplements in our diet.

 

 

 

 

Healthy is the New Skinny: Eat Clean

Eat Clean

What does it mean to eat “clean” you ask? Simply put, eat food in its whole form. The best bet is to stay away from processed foods, white sugar and flours, and stick with eating lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables.
We need to begin to see our bodies as machines, because if you think about it, they really are! Machines that are well taken care of work well and can be useful for a long time. On the other hand, machines not well taken care of do not last long and in the end fail to be useful. Why would we expect anything different from our bodies? We have to take care of ourselves to keep them running at their best so they do not fail us. We have to fuel them with the right kinds of food and supplements and stop putting poisons in our bodies that will only cause us to fail in the end.
If you want to enjoy life, feel great and look your best, you will find eating clean will be something you do for the rest of your life! Why would we expect anything different from our bodies? We can’t keep to do that to our own bodies and expect a long life, health, and do that to our own bodies? Why is it important to keep our bodies running at our best? There are tons of health related reasons, but how about just the way it makes you feel? I always feel at my best when I am treating my body as a machine and fueling it with the best!

Healthy is the New Skinny: Drink Water

Drink Water 

Your body is made up of 60% of water and it needs to be maintained and replenished everyday. Not drinking enough water can lead to bloating, retaining water, as well as keeping your body from removing toxins and getting rid of fat. Research shows that drinking more water speeds up the body’s metabolism. It is ideal to drink 80-90 oz of water to keep your body hydrated and working at its best. I know it sounds like a lot but once you feel the difference it makes, it will be worth it. You can always add a little bit of fresh lemon or lime or even a little sprinkle of Crystal Light for flavor. Start to get into the habit of keeping water with you wherever you go and down 8 oz of water before and after every meal. Most likely you will become more familiar with many of the public restrooms out there, but it won’t last long, your body will adjust.

Why You Need a Cheat Day!

Cheating can be good!

When you are starting to work hard and clean up your diet, often times you can feel a bit fatigued or sluggish, similar to the crash you feel coming off of a sugar high. To help with that, Spark is a healthy way to help you have mental focus and feel the energy you might be missing. Another way is to add in a cheat meal or day one time per week, depending on how low your body fat is. If you feel a lack of self control, still feel cravings, wait until you think have the discipline to fit it in.
Here’s why it can be great:
*Physically- High calorie intake from a cheat meal can actually boost your metabolism thus help aid the body to burn fat more quickly and give you increased energy for following workouts.
*Success- To maintain a lifestyle of healthy, clean eating for years to come, it can be helpful to “cheat” once a week so that you don’t feel like you can never eat sweet things again!
*ADVOCARE- Thankfully, AdvoCare provides supplements to help flush out the extra carbs and fat from a cheat meal. Check out Carb-Ease Plus, ThermoPlus, and Fibo-Trim.
Couple of tips for cheat meals:
*Only one time a week
*Drink extra water
*Make it on a workout day and add an extra 20 min
of cardio the day of or the day after
*Take Carb-Ease 30 minutes before your cheat meal!
*ENJOY!
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To “Diet” or Not To “Diet”

Anyone who has tried to diet knows that it is not an easy task, especially if eating healthy is a foreign concept to you. All too often people with lofty goals and high hopes, choose such restrictive, almost impossible diets, that inevitably failure occurs.
My opinion, is that we need to begin to shift our thinking from “diet”, (i.e. loss, restrictions, and deprivation of what we “deserve”) to “diet,” simply meaning the foods we choose to eat. We need to eat a clean, healthy diet, not go on a “diet.” Yes, many people want to lose weight to look good or feel great, but what about simply to be healthy. If your goal is to be healthy then eating healthy just comes with the territory. This shift in thinking may help us to be successful at a “diet”. As a result, you will reap the benefits such as having more energy or weight loss or just feeling great but in this manner it will be long lasting and life changing. The bottom line is that whether you are a person looking to lose weight or who wants to lean out and tone up, you need to eat a “clean” diet.
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A Safe Herbal Cleanse

24 Day Challenge, Part 1: The Cleanse Phase

A healthy way to cleanse and detoxify your body. It’s not complicated, you are able to eat whole foods and not starve yourself, and it only lasts 10 days! The best part about it, is that it works!

 

Within the last few years, people have become more aware of the toxins that exist in the foods we eat as well as in the air we breathe.  The developments of these toxins in the body can cause negative effects such as loss of energy, lack of proper absorption of nutrients and weight gain.
Almost everyone you meet has been on some form of a cleanse or has been looking for a cleanse that they can muster up the courage to take.  What makes AdvoCare’s Herbal Cleanse so great, is that it can be combined with a diet of lean proteins and whole, fresh fruits and vegetables. That means you can actually EAT and not restrict yourself to only liquids or blended shakes!  A whole food diet mixed with the AdvoCare Fiber Drink, ProBiotic Restore Ultra, and the Herbal Cleanse tablet will literally scrub your system out improving digestion and the absorption of nutrients your body needs. It is a great way to begin healthy patterns of eating as well as a great starting point for adding the nutritional benefits that come from other AdvoCare products.
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