Advocare 24 Day Challenge – Day 9

One more day of Fiber! ONE MORE DAY! I am so excited that I will get to replace fiber with a chocolate shake!!!  Just one more day…

I am down another 1/2 pound for a total of 2.4 pounds. If I were on a calorie restrictive diet I would say that 2.4 pounds in 10 days is great. So, I should feel like it is great here too, right? I don’t. I just wish there was a little more going on in the scale department. Of course, I say this knowing full well that I haven’t stayed “on challenge” in the strictest of senses. I want a magic pill even though I know a clean diet with regular exercise over an extended period of time is what will get me to my goals. I still want that damn pill.

One good thing about this challenge is that it is keeping portion sizes top of mind at every meal. And I need all the help I can get. The Daily Guide that comes with the Challenge is a bit lacking in detailed eating guidelines, so I check in with my coach/adviser every few days. The general guidance is that you should be eating a lot of food throughout the day. You shouldn’t feel hungry. Your plate should be thought of as veggies then protein then complex carbs then fat.

In reality, I do feel hungry some days. The hardest part of the day is the time between afternoon snack and dinner. I talked with my coach/adviser about this and she suggested that I add more fat to my day. An avocado is a great source of healthy fat. So I did! I added a whole avocado to my lunches. She said a 1/4 or a 1/2 would be appropriate. Whoops. Damn portions.

Here’s the rundown for Day 9:

Fruit Punch Spark.

Three eggs with zucchini sauteed in coconut oil. One of my all time favorite breakfasts. B thinks I’m crazy. I don’t care.

Mid-morning snack is half a grapefruit.

Lunch is left overs from dinner the night before.

Afternoon snack is an apple with a little bit of peanut butter.

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Dinner was yummy! Turkey burgers with bacon and guacamole with a side of steamed green beans. SO EASY! SO FAST! Love these nights!


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