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New Year New You AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge / Max Phase / 11

on January 15, 2015

Tomorrow you can breathe a sigh of relief…NO–MORE–FIBER! HaHa Everything from here on out is smooth sailing smile emoticon But, things will be entirely different, your routine is definitely gonna take some getting used to 🙂

After your feet hit the floor and you’ve relieved yourself (teehee) go ahead and do what you’ve been fighting to do for a week and a half now (as if you haven’t already…yea, I know who you are!) WEIGH yourself and then find your original measurement sheet and re-measure. Tally up all your loss and share!scales day11

**Just a note about the Meal Replacement Shakes, these can replace whichever meal you find it best to fit into your schedule. I’ve always chosen breakfast because I get up so much earlier than everyone else at home and I’m ready to eat before they roll-over…plus I’m ALWAYS in a hurry to get the kids out the door and these are portable as well 🙂 If you find it best to actually chew on your first meal of the day and want it for lunch, just go back through some old posts and dig up breakfast ideas. Remember eggs and oats are always a good choice and be sure to add fruit ;). Now that the cleanse is over you can start to implement dairy but if you don’t miss then WHY would you? You’ve done so good w/o it just keep pushing through it. Who knows by the end of 24 days you may not want to re-implement it into your diet smile emoticon However, if you’re like ME and you like shakes w/ cottage cheese or puddings made w/ greek yogurt, these are great protein sources As for reimplementing sugar…NEVER GO BACK! Find yourself a better replacement! The most natural options are honey or even pure maple syrup. I make my own Truvia for baking or use Stevia.

Now, I’m not going to go into the whole Lean in 13 process w/ you but I will say that I enjoy AdvoCare’s Muscle Gain shakes for an afternoon snack sometimes!

Day 11 / Max Phase

After you’ve jumped up and down b/c you’re surprised at the inches lost go ahead and fix yourself a Spark, a full scoop, you deserve it! Just be sure to take your first MNS pack (the “colors” will vary depending on if you’re taking the 3, C or E), it will say on there “30 MINUTES BEFORE BREAKFAST”

BREAKFAST: Meal Replacement Shake (vanilla w/ tsp PB)
**I TAKE BOTH OF MY “WITH MEAL” PACKS AT BREAKFAST (But you can split them between two meals or both at either)
SNACK: Maple Spiced Pecans and half banana
**30 MINS BEFORE LUNCH CONSUME YOUR LAST PACK
LUNCH: Black Beans & Rice w/ Apple Salsa
SNACK: Advo Muscle Gain w/ tsp flax oil
DINNER: Crockpot Cashew Chicken
**IF YOU HAVE OMEGAS LEFT YOU CAN TAKE 2 W/ DINNER but this is not a must 😉

MAPLE SPICED PECANS:
2 cups raw pecans
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp chipotle or chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Pre-heat oven to 350.
Mix all spices together with maple syrup in a bowl.
Add pecans to the bowl and coat well.
Pour pecans on a double layer of tin foil on a baking sheet.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring the pecans every 5 minutes. After 15 mins, try a pecan (let it cool for a minute first!) and see if it’s crunchy and roasted. If not, cook another 5 mins.
As soon as they’re done, remove from oven and spoon nuts into a bowl. If you leave them on the foil too long, they will stick to the foil. Allow the nuts to cool. It’s ok if some of them stick together, you can break them apart once they’re cooled!
Once they are cooled off they aren’t sticky. They’re perfect.

BLACK BEANS & RICE W/ APPLE SALSA:
1 c. brown rice
2 chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
2 tbsp. olive oil, divided (coconut oil withstands high heats better!)
1/2 c. red onion, diced
1 red pepper, large diced
1 yellow pepper, large diced
I green pepper, large diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground coriander
3/4 tsp. ground cumin
4 c. chicken broth, divided
3.5-4 cups cooked black beans
1 Gala apple, cored and diced
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 tbsp. shallot, minced
1 tsp. lime juice
Preheat oven to 400º.
Combine brown rice and 2 c. chicken broth in a medium saucepan. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
Rub 1 tbsp. oil over chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until cooked through, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly and shred with forks.
Meanwhile, heat remaining tablespoon of oil over medium high heat. Add red onion and peppers and cook until softened, 6-7 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, coriander, and cumin and stir for a minute or two. Add remaining 2 cups of chicken broth and the black beans and bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered about 15 minutes, until slightly thickened. Season mixture with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, combine apple, parsley, shallot, and lime juice. Stir together and season with salt and pepper.
Layer rice, beans, chicken, and apple salsa on plates and serve!
*Optional additions – if you like cilantro you can substitute 2 tbsp. of it for the parsley. If you like a little heat, mince a jalapeno pepper and add it to the apple salsa.

CROCKPOT CASHEW CHICKEN:
1/4 cup arrowroot starch
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 lbs. chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
1 tbs. coconut oil
3 tbs. coconut aminos
2 tbs. rice wine vinegar
2 tbs. organic ketchup (I use homemade)
1/2-1 tbs. evaporated cane sugar (I use honey)
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1/4-1/2 red pepper flakes
1/2 cup raw cashews
Place starch and black pepper in a large Ziploc bag. Add chicken pieces and seal; toss to thoroughly coat meat.
Melt coconut oil in a large skillet or wok. Add chicken and cook for about 5 minutes until brown on all sides. Remove and add to crock pot.
Mix coconut aminos through red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Pour mixture over chicken and toss to coat. Put lid on crock pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
Stir cashews into chicken and sauce before serving.

Now, I ain’t gonna lie, getting used to taking the pills isn’t easy! If you forget to take a pack just take them at another meal or 30 mins before another meal depending on which pack it is. The Max Phase is called that because this is where you lose the weight rather than the inches (woohoo right? Well, personally I kinda liked the inches too). My first Challenge, I lost 4 lbs and 7.5″ during the Cleanse and 14 lbs and (at least) 12.5″ total after the entire Challenge (I LOST my original numbers but calculated the total inches to be approx. 12.5). I went from a size 16 dress to a size 12 dress in 24 days ❤

Just as encouragement….I know every body’s BODY is different, people lose at different rates and some add less or more into their workouts…but it took me 6 months to lose 50 lbs and fit into a size 6 dress with minimal exercise! 🙂 (I was doing Zumba 1-2x/week and 30 Days to Shred DVD..off and on)

If you have stumbled upon this blog and don’t already have your own AdvoCare products please visit chellespark.com for ordering and DO NOT be afraid to reach out to me for ordering assistance, I want you get the best bang for your buck!!

 

**I am an Independent Distributor of AdvoCare nutritional supplements and when purchasing through my website www.chellespark.com I will receive a commission.  I’d love to talk to you about how you can save 20-40% off retail prices 🙂   **I am an Independent Distributor of Essential Oils and when purchasing through my website I will receive a commission.  I’d love to be your guide through the journey of essential oils, let me tell you how to save 25% on all your essential oil purchases ❤

The information on this site is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

 

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