Biggest Clean Eating Mistakes

Biggest Clean Eating Mistakes

Posted on 10. Jan, 2015 by in General Info

Are you eating, or planning to eat clean?  Do you want to learn from other’s mistakes so you can achieve better results yourself? Here are the biggest mistakes we see  (based on readers’ comments and email messages we have received) and suggestions for how to avoid these mistakes:

Mistake #1 – Not Mastering Directions

Every day we hear from readers who forgot supplements, or took them at the wrong time. What we suggest is printing out the directions on this page (one copy for home and one for work or your bag) and reviewing the instructions in the Herbal Cleanse box (tells you when to take probiotic, fiber drink, etc.).

Read the instructions thoroughly before and during your plan.  You can’t’ read them enough!  A big help is to download the Advocare 24 Day Challenge App.  You can set reminders for supplements right in the app.

Mistake #2 – Eliminating Planned Snacks

The point of  the snacks is to keep your metabolism revved, and to avoid being famished, which could cause you over endulge later. Plan for your morning and afternoon snacks!  During the cleanse, we suggest hard boiled eggs, 100 calorie bags of raw almonds, celery and 2 tablespoons hummus, or bag of raw veggies.   After the cleanse, your best bet is using the same and adding Muscle Gain (don’t use during the cleanse since it has dairy).  You can add a snack at night if necessary and only if you are continuing to lose.  Carry extra bags of the raw portion controlled almonds in your purse, gym bag, car, etc.  That way, you are always prepared.  Have hard boiled eggs in the fridge so they are readily available.  If you rinse well in cold water (we add ice) and let sit in the cold water for a while before refrigerating, they are easier to peel.

Mistake #3 – Ignoring the Water Requirements

You need to drink lots of water .  Divide your body weight in half.  That is the number of ounces you should drink. It will help you stay on plan, help you eliminate toxins, and make your skin look better.

Mistake #4 – Not Exercising or Getting Enough Rest

Get Some Exercise.  It will speed up your weight loss and you will feel better.  Cardio and strength training are advised.  Try the Can You 24 DVDs!  You also need sleep to be your best.  Sleeping less than 7 hours can negatively impact your loss.  Aim for 7-8 hours every night.  If you have trouble sleeping, use SleepWorks.

 Mistake #5  – Not Planning

Planning is the key to a successful Challenge. This includes shopping for attractive veggies, fruit, and lean protein. Plan out your meals and snacks.  Cut things up and cook in advance so you will be prepared.  Have frozen fruit available in case you do not have enough fresh fruit options.  See our frozen fruit tips here.

The Advocare Virtual Coach give you lots of good planning ideas!

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