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Day 20 and meal replacement shakes

on May 1, 2017

What I ate today:
Spark/Catalyst/Thermo/MNS 16 oz
E/Advo MRS 8 oz (2 MNS/White)
S/Almonds (small handful) 8 oz
S/Mixed greens salad w/ leftover 4 oz sirloin (what made this an S is that I REALLY wanted some “1000 Island” dressing (maybe 1.5-2 Tbsp) 16 oz
Spark/Catalyst/Slim&Sassy 16 oz
(Before MNS)
E/Apple (tsp peanut butter) 12 oz
FP/Tuna w/ cucumber slices on 1/Light Rye Wasa 16 oz

Alright…y’all know I advocate a real foods diet but sommmmmmetimes there is a need for convenience.  I do have a clean protein that I utilize OFTEN but then there are those pre-mixed “just add water” proteins like the AdvoCare meal replacement shakes for when you’re in a hurry (and you can actually just shake/mix in the car).  I find these work well for people who are on the road a lot and don’t like to make stops OR are trying to “do better” nutritionally so don’t wanna eat out much.  Sunday mornings are pretty much the only time I ever have one and actually haven’t had in so long I forgot there were some in the cabinet.

PROS:  I ❤ that they are balanced carbs to proteins.  These easily digestible proteins help to slow the absorption of the carbs.  They taste delicious!!  Holds 50% of your daily intake of calcium.  There’s only 220 calories, just 3g fats, NO trans fats and 18g net carbs (making it suitable for an E setting).  It is full of vitamins and minerals.

CONS:  First and foremost, Advo shakes have 12g SUGAR! (Sugar is in the form of crystalline fructose and then there’s added sucralose).  These shakes include a very long list of ingredients, including soy and maltodextrin (another form of “sugar” but particularly used as an additive) and over half of which I cannot pronounce.  Every time I drink one it sends me to the bathroom…almost immediately :/

I can go ahead and tell ya’ll, after what I have is gone, I will not be ordering any more of them.

 

 

**DISCLAIMER – The products and statements made about specific products on hotsparkmama have not been evaluated by the US FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.  All information provided here unto is for informational purposes only based on known and/or personal experiences. It is not intended to substitute for advice from your healthcare provider.

The information and research stated here has been of my own accord through countless hours spent in training, nutritional classes, biblical health coaching and information gleaned from various books and other sources.  All research and information was gathered independently of Charity Baptist Church, AdvoCare and Essential Oils and is for informational purposes only.  I am NOT a Nutritionist, Dietitian or bible scholar, I am simply a MOM trying to teach my children to serve a mighty sovereign God, take care of their bodies NOW so they won’t have to worry later and that there are alternative options in doing so.  I am a certified FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialist), Weight Loss Specialist, with a diploma in Personal Nutrition using essential oils while studying to become a Biblical Health Coach and receiving my diploma in Advanced Nutrition (whew, that was a mouthful) ❤ .

**I am an Independent Distributor of AdvoCare nutritional supplements and when purchasing through my website http://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 good health, let me tell you how to save 25% on all your essential oil purchases ❤

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