When it comes to improving your health, there is no better time to get started than the present. The more you delay, the more your health will suffer. You can start on a healthier lifestyle any time, regardless of your current situation. This holds good for pregnant and nursing women too. Unlike most health and nutrition programs, the Advocare 24 day challenge is suitable for you if you are pregnant or nursing. In fact, if you are either of them, you will need all the energy you can get, and the program will make sure that you remain energized through the day. What’s more, the benefits of healthy eating will transfer to your baby too. With the Advocare 24 day challenge, not only will you be getting all the nutrients that your body needs and managing your weight, but doing so without starving yourself. If you are not convinced, here is a sample menu for pregnant women on the Advocare 24 day challenge.
On waking up, you will have 1 serving of the V-16 energy drink that will provide you with a caffeine-free energy boost, 3 Catalyst supplements that will help in weight management and muscle repair, and 1 serving of ProBiotic Restore ULTRA to boost your digestive system and immunity.
After 30 minutes, you will have a meal replacement shake in the flavor of your choice to keep up your energy levels and provide your body with an optimal balance of nutrients. This will be supplemented by 2 coreplex capsules with iron, 3 omegaplex capsules, 2 calcium plus and 1 Bio Rq capsule. These provide the supplements needed by your body to maintain immunity, cardiovascular activities, detoxification, healthy bone structure, and muscle mass.
During the day
Through the day, you will have around 4 meals, spaced out at regular intervals. You will eat a Advocare meal replacement bar for one of the meals to make sure your body is getting the nutrients that it needs. For the remaining three meals you can have lean proteins and vegetables cooked with a good source of fat like olive oil, fruits, and a handful of nuts. Some good sources of lean protein include egg whites, chicken breasts, fish, white meat turkey, or beef loin. If you are a vegetarian, you can choose from quinoa, oatmeal, black beans, sunflower seeds and many more. Low fat dairy products are also good sources of lean protein.
After dinner, which will typically consist of proteins and vegetables, you will have 2 coreplex capsules with iron to provide your body with the multi-vitamins it needs, 3 capsules of omegaplex for your Omega-3 fatty acids, 2 capsules of calcium plus for your calcium needs and 1 probiotic capsule to aid digestion. You can take additional capsules of Catalyst prior to any workouts or heavy physical activity that you plan to undertake. The meal replacement bars and the supplements will help in appetite control and ensure that you are not hit by unhealthy cravings that are common during pregnancy.