Healthy Meal Plan Suggestions

Healthy Meal Plan Suggestions

Posted on 01. Aug, 2016 by in General Info

Here are some meal plan suggestions that work for the 24 Day Challenge:

Lunch

  • Tuna with canola mayo, carrots, celery, cucumbers
  • Grilled chicken with steamed veggies and hummus
  • Grilled chicken salad with zero calorie dressing
  • Grilled fish and steamed veggies
  • Egg salad with mustard and a tiny amount of canola mayo on top of mixed greens
  • Leftovers from dinner 🙂

Dinner

What are your favorite 24 Day Challenge Meals?

* see recipe

1,137 Responses to “Healthy Meal Plan Suggestions”

  1. sarah

    22. Aug, 2013

    are raw baby carrots ok as a snack?

    • Healthy Girl

      04. Sep, 2013

      @ Sarah,
      That is a good snack especially if you add some protein like a hard boiled egg.

  2. Diann Ingram

    14. Aug, 2013

    I’m on phase 1. Why not coffee? Can I have chicken in a can and green beans in a can? Can I have grapes watermelon plums?

  3. Jill

    18. Jul, 2013

    Hi! I am going to order some Walden Farms dressings (from the site you recommended previously) Are any of them better/worse than any others? Or are there any you would recommend? Also can I have their BBQ for my chicken?

    Also, may I have Kraft Olive Oil Mayo?

    Thanks!

    • Healthy Girl

      22. Jul, 2013

      @ Jill,
      On that site, you can do a pull down of nutrition. I pick out the ones with lower sodium, and try to use only a small amount. It all depends on what you like, but the Thousand Island and Cole Slaw are favorites here. A very small amount of Canola may be used. Have not experimented with other WF products.

  4. Bella

    17. Jul, 2013

    I’m just about to start my 3rd Advocare cleanse program and I love it (over 2+ years) I found the key is to weigh yourself before the cleanse and don’t get back on the scale until you are done (do it on day 11 after the cleanse if you just need to see). Weight is do wishy-washy and reflects a lot more than food intake. Better idea is take body measurements … after all, it’s how good you feel in that dress that beats out a number on a scale! Healthy Girl, you’re comments are right on what other consultants suggest so thank you for confirming as I start another cleaning adventure! Forget about loosing weight and focus on getting healthy. You can do anything for 24 days!!

  5. Elliot

    16. Jul, 2013

    Should we have our meals pre planned before the 24 day challenge arrives or is it fairly easy to get or prepare the food needed

    • Healthy Girl

      22. Jul, 2013

      @ Elliot,
      Planning is the key to success!!!

  6. Hyunji

    12. Jul, 2013

    Can I drink coffee with sugar free creamer, like 1/2 tsp?? or do I seriously need to eliminate coffee during 24 day cleanse?

    • Healthy Girl

      12. Oct, 2013

      @ Hyunji,
      For best results eliminate.

  7. Amanda

    05. Jul, 2013

    My husband starts the 24 day challenge on mon, he works night shift(9pm-6:30am) sun-thurs and he’s off fri sat so will sleep at night those days, any suggestions of how he’ll do his suppliments/meals?

    • Healthy Girl

      12. Oct, 2013

      @ Amanda,
      Upon waking do the morning routine, and continue on.

  8. kristen

    23. Jun, 2013

    First day of 24 day challenge. Went good. Tummy feels bubbly though not sure what’s up with that. The fiber drink was rough. Is it ok to mix witj spark first thing in the am? I haven’t had any bm since starting hoping that’s ok. I’m new to all this so not sure what to expect.

    • Healthy Girl

      24. Jun, 2013

      Fiber drink tips are here.

  9. Michele

    22. Jun, 2013

    i too am confused about the cleanse phase, I am starting on Monday and have done the challenge in the past. The pamphlet says a protein,complex carb and a fruit for breakfast, Is this new?? I thought it was only a fruit for breakfast, can we forget about the complex carbs altogether??

    • Healthy Girl

      24. Jun, 2013

      @ Michele,
      Yes you can.

  10. Niki

    22. Jun, 2013

    I’m starting this challenge tomorrow, but I worry about the calorie intake. According to nutritionists, I should be consuming 2000 calories, since I workout 5 days a week, 1.5-2 hrs a day. After making a sample menu, it doesn’t seem like I’ll be consuming enough cals. Should I up the portions on the menu, or do you have another suggestion?

    • Healthy Girl

      24. Jun, 2013

      @ Niki,
      You can add to the vegetable and protein intake if you are hungry and you are losing.

  11. Erika

    13. Jun, 2013

    I’m on day 3 of the challenge for breastfeeding moms. The recommended serving size chart seems like a lot of food. Is that something that I should follow strictly? Does it matter of you don’t eat enough food?

    • Healthy Girl

      24. Jun, 2013

      @ Erica,
      Have seen a few different plans. Feel free to email us with your eating plan.

  12. Dara

    04. Jun, 2013

    Is organic Palm Fruit Oil the same as Palm oil and palm kernel oil?

    • Healthy Girl

      24. Jun, 2013

      @ Dara,
      Not sure what you are referring to.

  13. Chelsea

    27. May, 2013

    I’m thinking this is how my day’s should go to maximize results (on day 4)
    BFast: 1/2 cup fruit & 3 oz lean turkey sausage
    Morning snack: 2 Hboiled eggs & 1/2 C. Veg or Fruit
    Lunch 4 oz Protein, 1 Cup Veg & 1/4 cup beans
    Snack: 2 oz Avacado or Nuts & Fruit or Veg
    Dinner: 4 oz Protein, 2 Cups Greens

    Does this sound like optimal meal plan? I was eating oatmeal and whole grain rice but it looks like omitting that will yield better results? I have a terrible coach and am getting confused. Thank you!

    • Healthy Girl

      12. Oct, 2013

      @ Chelsea,
      That sounds good, but would tweak a little. Instead of turkey sausage (could contain sugar, wheat, nitrates, lots of sodium), use hard boiled egg and 1 cup fruit. Snack can be 100 calorie bag of almonds.

      • Brenda

        22. Oct, 2013

        Please tell me below if you feel that this menu is good.

        Breakfast (1-10 cleanse phase) Fiber drink, spark ,1 Hard boiled egg and 1 c. Fruit (do I need to have the complex carb??)
        Snack: 100 calorie bag of raw almonds (if I’m hungry???)
        Lunch ;chef salad w/ 4oz of turkey breast (romaine lettuce) and light dressing (low sugar and low sodium)
        Snack: cucumbers or a fruit and (how many can I have????)
        Dinner: 4oz of turkey and or venison, tossed salad (light dressing) do I need to have the complex carb???
        Snack: do i need to have a snack after dinner?????

        as well as taking all the required supplements during the whole challenge

        My most concern is do I have to have a complex carb with any meal??

        • Healthy Girl

          14. Nov, 2013

          @ Brenda,
          Breakfast. Spark on waking then fiber drink. Breakfast is half hour later. Hard boiled egg and fruit is best. No light dressing See this. Snack should include a protein. Complex carb is not required.

  14. Kristine

    16. May, 2013

    I keep reading that you don’t recommend wheat during the cleanse … For dinner is okay to have brown rice ?

    • Healthy Girl

      25. Jun, 2013

      @ Kristine,
      1/2 cup brown rice is a suggested complex carb for dinner.

  15. Krista

    12. May, 2013

    I was unable to drink the fiber drink on day one of the cleanse due to the taste and it being so thick. I was advised to drink it with half water half orange juice. I did this and it is much easier to drink. Is this ok? Or I am messing up the whole process??

    • Healthy Girl

      25. Jun, 2013

      @ Krista,
      No juice is advised. Just add the water and drink immediately so not so thick.

  16. Mike

    01. May, 2013

    Not sure why the pamphlet says to eat a complex carb during the cleanse phase and you say not. Please explain.

    • Healthy Girl

      04. May, 2013

      @ Mike,
      Different teams have slightly different guidelines. Our group has been doing this method with great results for years. It is fine to eat a complex carb on the cleanse, but keep your carb intake to 100 grams per day. This includes Spark, fruit, veggies.

  17. Dana

    01. May, 2013

    I also misunderstood the “complex carbs.” We’ve eaten wheat bread/roll on day one and today on day 3. Should I just stop eating the bread? Will we still get desired results? We’ve already lost 4 lbs. each (and I only started at 132 – :-))

    Thanks in advance!

    • Healthy Girl

      04. May, 2013

      @ Dana,
      For best results, yes.

  18. Jackie

    30. Apr, 2013

    Are there any suggestions for breakfast?

    • Healthy Girl

      04. May, 2013

      2 Jacke,
      Hard boiled eggs and fruit.

  19. bryan

    29. Apr, 2013

    can you have diaya cheese during the herbal cleanse

    • Healthy Girl

      30. Apr, 2013

      @ Bryan,
      Not suggested. Look at the ingredients:Filtered water, tapioca flour, palm fruit oil, non-GMO expeller pressed canola and/or pressed safflower oil, pea protein, coconut oil, salt, inactive yeast, vegetable glycerin, xanthan gum, vegan natural flavours, gum arabic, lactic acid (vegan, for flavor), annatto, titanium dioxide (a naturally occurring mineral), natural smoke flavour, vegan enzyme. And high in carbs.

  20. Amber

    28. Apr, 2013

    I am on my second day of advocare, and it lists wheat bread under complex carbs, so I had a piece of wheat toast with breakfast this morning, but now I’m reading that you aren’t suppost to have wheat or bread during the cleanse phase. So I’m confused. Did I mess up already?

    • Healthy Girl

      30. Apr, 2013

      @ Amber,
      Continue on. Avoid all wheat products during the cleanse.

  21. katie

    22. Apr, 2013

    In the booklet it lists complex carbs protein and veggie or fruit for every meal now im reading on here to keep carbs to a minimum. I also read no wheat bread or dairy but the list of foods I got when I started says skim milk and nonfat yogurt. Explain to me what im supposed to be eating for my cleanse bcyour saying something completely different than what my sheets say that I got from advocare.

    • Healthy Girl

      23. Apr, 2013

      Our team finds best results when keeping carbs to 100 per day and no more than 30 at a meal. We also eliminate dairy during the cleanse. Many people find they feel better and lose quicker continuing in that fashion.

  22. Christi

    18. Apr, 2013

    I saw somewhere else you could eat wheat bread on the 10 day cleanse. I’m on day 4 and now I’m scared I have messes up!!

    • Healthy Girl

      19. Apr, 2013

      @ Christi,
      Review these instructions, and just continue on.

  23. Tara

    16. Apr, 2013

    Can u eat regular peanut butter during cleanse?

    • Healthy Girl

      19. Apr, 2013

      @ Tara,
      Most peanut butter has added sugar. Find “natural, no sugar added” peanut butter.

  24. Christi

    13. Apr, 2013

    Starting my Advocare Monday any suggestions or ideas. I’m trying to research what to eat and getting my list together for the shopping. Thanks any advice would be great!!!!

    • Healthy Girl

      19. Apr, 2013

      @ Christi,
      Use the FAQs and review the shopping lists and recipes.

  25. jackie

    10. Apr, 2013

    I am on day two of the cleanse how much fruit and veggies can I have I feel so hungry and that I am not eating enough I also had a the 100 cal pack of dried roasted for a snack is this ok and how many of them can I have

    • Healthy Girl

      23. Apr, 2013

      @ Jacke,
      You shouldn’t be that hungry. Add some more veggies. Portion size is discussed in the Great Foods Guide. Use raw almonds instead. 1 package per snack.

  26. Heather

    08. Apr, 2013

    I am doing the cleanse and in the back of the booklet it says complex carbs can be whole grain bread is that allowed in phase 1?

    • Healthy Girl

      09. Apr, 2013

      @ Heather,
      No wheat on Cleanse. Can be your complex carb in Phase 2.

  27. Jessica

    07. Apr, 2013

    Can you have pork tenderloin while on the cleanse?

    • Healthy Girl

      09. Apr, 2013

      @ Jessica,
      You can use if prepared with spices and not marinated in something that contains too much sodium and possibly sugar.

  28. Mandy

    07. Apr, 2013

    I am on day 5 of the cleanse and am not sure if I’m eating enough? The best way for me to track food is by calories….I’m eating only lean meat, fruits, and veggies, and almonds and that is all…it’s usually under 1,000 calories and I’ve always been told that is not enough? Any thoughts on the amount I should be eating? The supplements and schedule are easy and I have that down…just not sure about the food? help! 🙂

    • Healthy Girl

      09. Apr, 2013

      @ Mandy,
      Look at the Grocery guide and suggested portion sizes.

  29. Callie

    07. Apr, 2013

    I’m on day 2 of the cleanse. For breakfast I have egg whites and oatmeal, lunch I have fish-veggies-and sweet potato, and dinner I have fish and veggies again. Does this sound like doin this right? The pamphlet says to have a complex carb for breakfast and lunch. Dinner it’s optional. It just seems like your comments from above aren’t matching the pamphlet for complex carbs. Now thinking I’m having too many? I don’t want to feel like I wasted my money on this.

    • Healthy Girl

      09. Apr, 2013

      @ Callie,
      For best results, keep your carb count to 100 per day (this includes fruit, veggies, etc.).

  30. Jonale

    05. Apr, 2013

    What about soy milk???

    • Healthy Girl

      09. Apr, 2013

      @ Jonaie,
      During the cleanse, best to avoid all milk.

  31. Angela

    30. Mar, 2013

    Can I have mini babybel light cheese for a snack? Also can I have Okios nonfat Greek yogurt for a snack?

    • Healthy Girl

      09. Apr, 2013

      @ Angela,
      On the cleanse no cheese or yogurt or other dairy during the cleanse.

  32. Dustin

    23. Mar, 2013

    Advkgjrl:
    Are corn tortillas ok during the 24 day challenge? and is there an alternative to bread.

    • Healthy Girl

      26. Mar, 2013

      @ Dustin,
      For best results, avoid. You may have 1 piece of whole wheat bread on Phase 2 per day as your complex carb, but you would be better with brown rice, half a sweet potato, etc.

  33. Gina

    17. Mar, 2013

    Is it ok to take catalyst if I am breast feeding?

    • Healthy Girl

      18. Mar, 2013

      @ Gina,
      According the FAQs on Advocare’s site, it is okay.

  34. Kathy

    11. Mar, 2013

    I’m on day 8 and am wondering if I can create recipes using the items listed on the plan, like turkey meatballs using only ground white turkey, onions, peppers and egg. Also, thinking of soup with fresh tomatoes, chicken breast, onions, peppers, spices, brown rice.

    Do I have to stick to just the lean meats and steamed veggies or are these recipe ideas OK?

    • Healthy Girl

      12. Mar, 2013

      @ Kathy,
      As long as you don’t add other items, and have reasonable portion control and you continue to lose weight.

  35. Dulce

    09. Mar, 2013

    Hi!, I’m on my 2nd day of my cleanse and I have to much confusion with complex carbs, I need to eat twice a day? I was eating organic 100% whole wheat bread and this morning I add on my breakfast Organic brown rice grits but I don’t know if I’m doing right. Also I would like to know if I can eat chick peas, they are carbs?

    • Healthy Girl

      12. Mar, 2013

      On the cleanse we eliminate ALL wheat. One complex carb a day will yield best results. Review these instructions.

  36. Rachel

    07. Mar, 2013

    Hi, I am on the cleanse phase and have been eating smoked salmon and I just wanted to see if that was ok since I have been seeing suggestions of grilled fish, not smoked. It tastes so good I feel like it must be bad. Thanks

    • Rachel

      12. Mar, 2013

      I looked at the nutritional info and it looked like it had added sugar so I stopped eating it and starting cooking chicken and lean turkey dishes but my weight loss has also plateaued. Considering going back to smoked salmon and raw broccoli for dinner as I was losing weight when I was eating this. Thoughts?

      • Healthy Girl

        12. Mar, 2013

        @ Rachel,
        Are you following this plan and taking the supplements?

    • Healthy Girl

      12. Mar, 2013

      @ Rachel,
      Staying away form smoked and processed meats and fish is advised.

  37. scott

    07. Mar, 2013

    I am on day 10 of 24 day challenge. Can I take whey protein shake after workouts? In addition to meal replacement shake? Thanks.

    • Healthy Girl

      12. Mar, 2013

      On Phase 2 you can use Muscle Gain as a snack.

  38. Jenna

    06. Mar, 2013

    I have family coming to visit this weekend and I need meal ideas that don’t scream “diet” when they eat it. I already have turkey burgers on the menu with sweet potato chips, but does anyone have any other suggestions?? We’ll be on days 13-16 while they’re here. Thanks!!

  39. Amber

    05. Mar, 2013

    I am on my second day of the cleanse. I am drinking over 130oz of water..and I am eating as the plan suggests but I feel like I am starving right after I eat? Will this go away? Also I was a BIG beer drinker, I am talking 6-7 a night & more on the weekends so with no drinking I am getting headaches as I detox…I know eventually my tummy will shrink and I will “dry” out but honestly I hate being hungry? can I eat more fruits & veggies?

    • Healthy Girl

      12. Mar, 2013

      @ Amber,
      Eat more fruit veggies and protein at the required times. Be sure to use Spark.

    • bridget

      16. Jul, 2013

      From one beer drinker to another, I didn’t drink at all during the first 10 days and it was hard. On day 11 I switched to vodka and club soda and still lost 16 in 24 days.

      • Healthy Girl

        22. Jul, 2013

        @ Bridget,
        Glad you had good results, but many people do stall.

  40. Tina

    04. Mar, 2013

    I mixed my fiber drink with about 1/2 of my orange spark. On day 13 down 11 pounds!!

    • Healthy Girl

      04. Mar, 2013

      @Tina,
      Great job!!