This post comes from my cousin Jon, who earned a degree in Strength and Conditioning from Springfield College and has been working in the field fulltime since graduation in 2011. A few days ago he described one of the methods he utilizes and I asked him to write up a post on it. The idea is a cleanse-like diet for 10 days, and then supplemented eating for another 14 days. His pictures are pretty impressive!

Before doing the 24 day challenge I weighed 165 pounds at 17% body fat and in 24 days I was able to drop 6 pounds of fat and gain 3 pounds of muscle! I was leaner, stronger and faster than ever before.

Once the challenge began I immediately began to notice differences in physical difference as well as energy levels. I was eating more often than I was used to and not craving the need to find energy sources. Receiving compliments on my face thinning out as well as NEEDING to wear a belt also increased my self-confidence.

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I remained on a workout routine as well, lifting weights and performing sprint intervals or performing conditioning circuits. Following the program was easy as each meal or snack is advised to you so there is no guessing involved! I was also able to save money on groceries and going out to restaurants by eliminating all the junk food and drinks. The Challenge is a great way to kick-start your body into working more efficiently at digesting your food intake as well making a better dietary decisions in my everyday lifestyle following the challenge.

For more information on the program, here is a description:

The Trim Challenge is an innovative 24 day program to help you with healthy, sustainable weight management. It features several of AdvoCare's carefully formulated nutritional products. There are no complicated meal plans and this is not a "fad diet". You will see positive results when you follow the simple directions.

Each 24 Day Challenge includes:

  • One box of Meal Replacement Shakes - Chocolate
  • One box of Herbal Cleanse - Citrus
  • One bottle of OmegaPlex®
  • One box of AdvoCare Spark® - Mandarin Orange
  • One box of AdvoCare Spark® - Fruit Punch
  • Your choice of one box of MNS® Max 3C, or E

Days 1-10 Cleanse Phase:

The first ten days are about cleansing your body of toxins and preparing for optimal nutrient absorption, and you may enjoy weight loss as well!*

  • Herbal Cleanse-Citrus: helps to cleanse and detoxify your body.*
  • OmegaPlex®: essential fatty acids for increased overall wellness.*
  • AdvoCare Spark®: nutritionally-advanced energy*

Days 11-24 Max Phase

Give your body the best tools you need to achieve your next weight management goal during days 11-24!*

  • Metabolic Nutrition System (MNS®): Your choice of Max C+ (appetite control)Max E+ (energy), or Max 3 – for weight management, appetite control and overall wellness.*
  • Meal Replacement Shake - ChocolateComplete nutrition in a great-tasting shake!
  • AdvoCare Spark®: nutritionally advanced energy*

For more information, visit

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As for any further questions regarding the challenge or exercise program, feel free to contact me at