Friday, May 10

Advocare Update : Day 5

Five days ago I started the Advocare Cleanse. I am doing the 24 day cleanse with my blog friend Meredith from Is This Thing On? I've been writing about it a bit this week but wanted to give you guys an update of my experience so far now that I've had a few days and used all the products you take for the first 10 day cleansing portion.

I wrote on Monday about how it went taking the fiber drink - picture included. Check THIS post out to see my reaction- not so cute. The next few days of taking the fiber drink were smooth sailing though. I drank it asap after mixing it and it wasn't delicious but it was easy to drink. My disappointment for days 1-3 was that I wasn't going number 2. Now for those of you who have been around a while, you know I talk about poop a lot so you're used to it. For the new ones, a bit nervous about this topic, bare with me - it's all a part of life lol.

So as I said - I was hoping for some "relief" in that area during the cleanse since I have been eating SO good, drinking tons of water and taking the supplements and fiber drink. I was disappointed but not for long - then day 4 came. On Day 4 you stop taking the fibre cleanse for a few days in the  morning and instead take 2 probiotic capsules and holy shit, pun intended, that must've been the freakin' key. I went and I went and I'm still going on day 5. They were not kidding about the words "Detox" and "Cleanse" because those babies are clearin it all out.

Since I started losing weight I've had a lot of trouble in this area. I've tried pills and drinks and drinking more water and fibre loading and lots of exercise. I still struggle with it but I am loving what this cleanse is doing for me. Once I finish I figure it will go back to the way it has been but for now I feel great!

And that is how I generally feel on this cleanse. I feel clean and healthy and so much more energy. I am such a sleeper - I can go to bed at midnight and sleep until almost noon the next day. I've been going to bed before midnight, anywhere from 10:30-11:30 and waking up by 9 or 10 each morning, ready to go. In fact, this morning I woke up at 5:30 wide ass awake - so not like me! My friends are probably gasping at this shit because seriously.. I can sleep for days.

As far as weight loss goes I haven't been on the scale in a few days. I feel so good and I haven't beens tressing about it. Because Im on weight watcher and actively trying to lose weight, of course I hope I lose this week, who wouldn't? But I am not expecting some drastic 9lb loss from the cleanse as I have read that the first 10 days are about detox, the last 14 are about weight loss. I've been doing so well with my eating and exercise though that I have to say, I'd be a little disappointed if I didn't at least lose the pound I gained last week.

So do I recommend it? So far, I don't see why not but I have barely started so I'll wait to sing Advocare praises for 19 more days. All I know is that so far I feel great and I'm mostly really impressed at how well I've done. No chocolate or chips or junk food in 5 days.. so not like me.

Have I cheated? Yes. I had a few french fries, some whole wheat crackers, 2 small veggie spring rolls and a cup of yogurt between 2 smoothies in the past 5 days. Those things aren't allowed but they aren't things I feel guilty about or that I'm going to fret about. I feel so great and I'm really proud of myself.

So there it is. An update on Advocare. :)

What do you guys think? Would you give it a try?
Also.. wait til you see my befores, they are so heinous. I really hope this a difference after because Im so embarrassed to post the befores!! AHH!

Big Love,
Bailey J


  1. Thanks for sharing your experience! My roommate and I area actually starting the 10 day one next week. I'm kind of freaking out and nervous because I've never done a cleanse like this before!

  2. LOL, I'm interested to see what happens, but 'm not sure I can do it.



  4. haha! I'm glad you posted this! I googled to see if other people were having the lack of "relief" going on too. I'm on day 2 and thought the insane amount of fiber & supplements I'm taking would clear me out, I'm sadly mistaken. Guess I'll have to see what happens on day 4...


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