The AdvoCare community was abuzz with positivity last night as the Because I Can virtual event had attendees inspired and excited for positive change in 2021.
AdvoCare® CEO Patrick Wright and Senior Vice Presidents Christina Helwig and Marcia Cota kicked off the segments with a reflective look at 2020: the new normal we have all had to adapt to, what we had to overcome or let go of  and what we took on to help us win. 
Guest speakers punctuated the evening with informative and uplifting segments. Let’s look at some of the takeaways from #BecauseICan2021.

Mind, Body, Spirit Connection

Wellness is about the whole person. Dr. Leanne Redman emphasized the mind/body/spirit connection, and that those three key elements are brought together by the 5 Pillars of Wellness: Nutrition, Supplementation, Exercise, Stress Management and Sleep. Highlights from Dr. Redman:
    • 6 in 10 adults living in the US suffer from some form of health challenge that is the direct result of their lifestyle choices.
    • Even with improvements in Nutrition, Exercise, Stress Management and Sleep, there will be nutritional gaps. And those gaps can be best met by Supplementation.
    • AdvoCare® is going to help you to kickstart your 2021 goals towards wellness, Because You Can. Don’t be overwhelmed! By the end you’ll have a plan, goals, and will be on your way.

Nutrition: What We Put Into Our Bodies

Dr. Redman and Dr. Lauren Horton emphasized what we put into our body matters. 2020 had an effect on many of our bodies: a sedentary lifestyle, stress eating/junk food, and portion size. As much as we are intentional about what we put into our bodies, it is still important to include proper supplementation to ensure we are filling in any nutritional gaps in our diet.
    • “Make Every Bite Count”: Recently released USDA 2020-25 Dietary Guidelines For Americans recently says that if Americans try to eat a healthy, balanced diet we will do our best to avoid chronic disease. Research shows that although we aren’t eating as much “Fast Food”, we are eating more “Comfort Food”. They suggested imiting alcohol and salt intake, and eating a healthful, balanced diet.
    • January is a great time to cleanse ourselves mentally and physically and prepare ourselves for a reset. We have the opportunity to frame our mindsets and shift from saying “because I have to eat healthy” to “Because I Can, I will eat healthy in 2021.”
    • Meal Replacement Shakes for breakfast and keeping fresh fruit and vegetables accessible in the kitchen and workspaces are great ways to jump start healthy nutrition.
    • Give yourself grace and understand habits around food can be strong and that you have to take time to UNLEARN some of those habits. 
    • Bottom line: AdvoCare® offers a roadmap to better health in 2021. It all starts with the 24-Day JumpStart® January 13. (Details below)
    • Supplementation fills in nutritional gaps in our diets – AdvoCare® recently reimagined the MNS® (Metabolic Nutritional Supplements) line of products to assist in Supplementation. Users can incorporate either MNS Omni™ or MNS Delta™ to their daily routines to help support core nutrition, energy and metabolic support.* (More about the MNS® reimagination)

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Exercise and Fitness: Strengthening Our Bodies At Home

Moving your body is so important. Not only is it great for your physical health, but it supports your mental health as well. Sedentary lifestyle is not new for many of us, especially those of us who sit behind desks all day long. What DID change in 2020 were opportunities to work out in group classes, at the gym, etc. Find ways this year to get your body moving, even when you’re at home.


Former pro football standout Dave Thompson shared tips you can do daily at home plus a couple with the Workout Sliders available in the 24-Day JumpStart® (see below), while supplies last. More great tips and workouts from Dave will be found in the JumpStart Facebook Group.

Stress/Sleep: How We Care For Our Bodies

Stress and Sleep affect the mind, body & spirit, and 2020 challenged us with increased isolation, less community, and more responsibilities at home.


Managing stress is a key aspect of a healthy lifestyle. While stress is inevitable, there are many ways to help reduce its effects by keeping stress levels under control. Creating a stress-management strategy is a fantastic way to help keep your stress levels in check. Some tips:

    • Listen to music. Research studies confirm that music is able to change the mood of the listener. Music with stringed instruments, drums, wind instruments as well as sounds of rain or nature sounds are the most effective at relaxing listeners.
    • Go for a walk. Walking (or any type of physical exercise) helps with the release of endorphins. Endorphins are mood-boosting hormones produced by the brain and nervous system. Walking can also put individuals in a meditative state.
    • Step away. One key strategy of stress management is to get away from its source. It sounds obvious, but sometimes the quickest way to de-stress is to walk away from a stressful situation to regroup, take a deep breath and collect your thoughts.


It can be hard to get good quality sleep. Sleep although not often thought of as part of a healthy lifestyle is one of the easiest things we can do to support our health. When we don’t practice good sleep hygiene, it can lead to undesired outcomes like weight gain. Unhealthy levels of stress and a bad diet can negatively impact sleep. When possible try to find healthy outlets like exercise and meditation to help manage stress as well as choose healthy sleep-promoting foods to help get a good night’s rest. Commit to great sleep practices:

    • Prepare a comfortable and relaxing environment. Keep your room comfortably cool. Switch off your TV. Put your phone on silent and use light blocking (blackout) curtains in your bedroom. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillow to help support your natural sleeping position. 
    • Avoid eating heavy meals later in the day, and limit fluid intake close to bedtime. Try not to consume spicy food that may cause heartburn, and avoid food and drinks high in caffeine like soda and candy bars.
    • Create a routine that is easy to follow and maintain. Maintain an active lifestyle during the day. Sleep experts recommend exercising at least three hours prior to bedtime: exercising at this time can be beneficial because body temperature is related to sleep. Go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning, even on the weekends. Limit your exposure to bright light and sunlight during the evening hours leading up to slumber.

Goal Setting

We are one week from the 24-Day JumpStart® group start date – January 13, 2021. Why 24 days? Dr. Redman emphasized, “We know that success within the first two to four weeks of a behavior change program really sets the stage for people to have long term successes throughout the course of the program and that can be whether the program is six months long, one year long, or several years in duration. So your goals need to be something that are realistic and attainable.”

    • Set your SMAART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Accountable, Realistic, Timeline.
    • Set your calorie and meal goals – Dietician Amy Goodson went through the 24-Day JumpStart® tools available to determine your caloric needs and meal plan. Tools and Recipes Here. (Check with your healthcare provider before changing your diet or adding dietary supplements to your regimen.)
    • Track your goals and progress, and celebrate quick wins!
    • Find somebody that you want to lock arms with not only for the 24 days, but for one month, three months, six months and even for the entire year of 2021. We know that if two people are together in a in a behavior change program they do much better than a single person on their own. 
    • Rely on the support of others with similar goals, like the thousands of participants of the 24-Day JumpStart Facebook Group. They are a vibrant, engaged, dedicated and knowledgeable group ready to support and encourage.

Judi Holler: Vibe and Thrive in 2021

We loved hearing seeing Fearboss Judi Holler again and hearing her vision for vibrant 2021!
    • Focus is clarity. Focus means change, and change means success. Focus is the enemy of Fear. Fear wants to stop you, so ACTION is the anecdote.
    • Own your morning, because nothing works unless you do! When you own your morning you own your day. And when you own your days, what happens… you begin to own your life. 
    • Become a Fear Scientist. Experiment with your fear of remove fear, stress and anxiety from anything new. And do it on the regular to become comfortable in your discomfort. There are no mistakes, only gifts.
    • Simplify to Amplify – go small to go big. Small daily actions pack a big punch and they create big results and there is a large body of research around the fact that working in smaller windows greatly increases your chances of achieving results.
    • The fear of success is the mother of all fears. We need to stop worrying about other people’s opinions and start living the life we were called and designed to live! Trust and love yourself!

Final Takeaways

Our thanks to all of our attendees, guest speakers, creators… to the entire AdvoCare family for an incredible evening. We hope you gleaned something from tonight to help inspire you for what could be an amazing year. Don’t just walk away feeling good though, do something RIGHT NOW!
    • Action! Just do ONE thing…don’t make a list of 20. Pare it down to ONE today! Accomplish it, and celebrate it.
    • Simplify to Amplify! Like Judi Holler emphasized: focus for clarity – small daily actions deliver a big punch!
    • Commit to a healthier lifestyle for 2021, for mind, body and spirit!
    • Explore the 24-Day JumpStart® program – order today, and join us to start on January 13! And whether you purchase the 24-Day JumpStart or not, join the JumpStart Facebook Group to continue to be inspired on your journey!

24-Day JumpStart® 2021

Key Dates

    • Jan 5, 2021“Because I Can” Virtual Event
    • Jan 6, 2021Last day to order 24-Day JumpStart® bundle including Spark® Snowberry canister freebie, and order by this date to ensure you get your JumpStart in time for the Jan 13 Group Start. Spark® Snowberry, Workout Sliders and Bento Boxes freebies only available while supplies last.
    • Jan 13, 2021Facebook Group Start – Here we go!! (Join Facebook Group now)

What’s in the AdvoCare 24-Day Jumpstart® 2021 Bundle

    • Spark® Vitamin and Amino Acid Supplement. Spark® delivers energy and enhanced mental focus with 20 vitamins, minerals and nutrients.*
    • OmegaPlex®Omega-3 Fatty Acid Dietary Supplement. Delivers a blend of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids to support cardiovascular health and the immune and nervous systems, and supports healthy skin, hair and nails.*
    • AdvoCare Cleanse SystemDietary Supplement Cleansing System. The AdvoCare Cleanse System can help rid your body of waste and absorb nutrients with its unique blend of herbal ingredients.*
    • Meal Replacement ShakesQuick and complete great tasting nutrition. Delicious and portable shake mix that delivers a blend of protein, carbohydrates and fiber to keep you fueled and ready to tackle your day.
    • All-New MNS®Multinutrient Dietary Supplement. Our most comprehensive nutrition systems feature your choice of MNS Omni™ for an all-around wellness focus and MNS Delta™for a weight management focus.*
    • And the Freebies
        • New 24-Day JumpStart® Guidebook
        • New 24-Day JumpStart® Workbook
        • 2 Bento Boxes (while supplies last)
        • 2 Workout Sliders (while supplies last)
        • 1 Canister of special-edition Spark® Snowberry (to receive you must order 24-Day JumpStart® bundle by Jan 5, 2021)
    • And all with Free Shipping!

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The Freebies

Don’t miss out on the fantastic new 24-Day JumpStart® bundle freebies this year that include Bento Boxes to assist you with meal planning and portioning, Workout Sliders so you can work out along with Dave Thompson in the JumpStart Facebook Group, and a canister of special-edition Spark® Snowberry!

The 24-Day JumpStart® 2021 Support System

One of the greatest aspects of the 24-Day Jumpstart® is the support that comes from AdvoCare® and the community to help you stay on track and accountable.

With your 24-Day JumpStart® bundle purchase you will receive two new printed resources to help support your healthy lifestyle journey. The 24 Day-Jumpstart® Workbook will help you track your success (measurements, daily supplementation and food) and the 24-Day Jumpstart® Guidebook will serve as a reference guide for the 5 pillars of wellness: nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress and supplementation. Plus, the included recipe guide will help you identify calorie needs and provide recipes that can fit into your daily routine.

Lastly, jump into the 24-Day JumpStart® Facebook Group! The group will help answer any questions you have along the way, provide additional tips, workout and recipe ideas, and offer encouragement, accountability, and overall team support.


About Our Speakers

Judi Holler

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Judi Holler owns a creative company that uses humor to help people live braver lives, protect their mental health, and build high-performance habits that last. Her work takes the experimental principles of the improv theatre and helps you apply them to the unscripted stage of everyday life. These ideas will teach you that while you’ll never be “fearless” … you can get really good at …


Judi is a professionally trained improviser and alumni of Second City’s Conservatory in Chicago and she uses her training every day to smash self-doubt and experiment with fear. Judi’s book, Fear Is My Homeboy, became an instant bestseller on Amazon, and was endorsed by the inspiring Mel Robbins calling it …. “relatable, relevant and most importantly ACTIONABLE!”

Additionally, Judi is the creator of the Fear Boss Community, The Vibe and Thrive goal-focused planner, and her top-rated podcast “Yes, And” which are all on a mission to help you fear LESS so you can DO more.

Judi likes her books non-digital, her wine bubbly, and her music hip-hop. Judi’s Mission: To help you get more comfortable being uncomfortable. Judi’s Vision: A world so brave that fear is no longer the enemy, comfort is! Learn more by visiting

Leanne Redman Ph.D., MS, FTOS

Dr. Leanne Redman is an Associate Professor, heads the Reproductive Endocrinology & Women’s Health Lab at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA and is the Founder and Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Women’s Health Laboratory.  She is the Principal Investigator of multiple research studies currently enrolling subjects at Pennington Biomedical and is a member of the AdvoCare® Scientific & Medical Advisory Board. Her research studies are comprised both of clinical and basic science research and involve investigations on women’s health, weight management, lifestyle intervention, endocrinology and energy metabolism. 

Dr. Redman is an internationally renowned expert in human metabolic phenotyping and brings more than 10 years of clinical research experience in an effort to understand the mechanisms of obesity (weight gain and weight loss) as well as to develop and test inventions for effective treatment and prevention. She has authored and published over 100 research articles and her research has been cited over 10,000 times. 

Lauren Horton, MS-HEOR, PhD

Dr. Lauren Horton is a senior manager in Research and Development at AdvoCare. She has used her expertise to successfully develop protocols, clinical designs and test strategies to help AdvoCare achieve research and product development goals. Before joining AdvoCare International, she was a clinical researcher at a leading clinical research organization. Dr. Horton loves to help improve the quality of life of those around her. She has helped men and women from all over the country discover how small steps each day can lead to huge strides towards living a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Horton holds a BS in biology from Rust College and a PhD in biomedical science from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her post-doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Amy Goodson is a registered dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She focuses on overall health, wellness and sports nutrition. Amy has worked with the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, TCU Athletics, Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, Dairy Farmers of America and more.  She is a co-author of Swim, Bike, Run, Eat and nutrition contributor to retired NFL Player Donald Driver’s book, The 3-D Body Revolution.  She is a writer for Women’s Running Magazine and is the owner of RD Career Jumpstart, a business designed to help dietetic students, interns and new registered dietitians determine and take the steps necessary to reach their dream career.

With a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in exercise and sports nutrition, Amy is passionate about marrying the two to provide quality, science-based nutrition information through speaking, media, writing and consulting.  Amy is an ambassador spokesperson for the American Heart Association and National Dairy Council, a speaker and consultant for Gatorade Sports Science Institute and is a media dietitian for RDTV where she does media nation-wide. Amy has 600 media placements in a variety of TV, radio and print outlets.

David Thompson, CPT, CGFI, LMT, Certified Sports Nutritionist 

David Thompson graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors Degree in Speech Communication. He’s a former NFL standout, current public speaker, fitness consultant, author and business owner. David served as a fitness consultant for more than 9 years with AdvoCare International and on a national syndicated radio show for several years. David Thompson has been both a teacher and practitioner of resistance training, group fitness and athletic performance training for more than 20 years. He’s considered one of the top professional fitness trainers in the nation and is highly sought after as an athletic performance coach. David is currently the director of fitness and owner of the BURN Dallas Health and Fitness Center in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Leanne Redman is an AdvoCare® Scientific and Medical Advisory Board Member and is compensated for her role on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board.

Amy Goodson, Judi Holler and David Thompson are paid contributors.  

The 24-Day JumpStart® is a program to kick start long term weight loss, health, and wellness. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant or nursing, AdvoCare recommends that you consult your healthcare professional before starting an AdvoCare product regimen. Results vary with individual effort, consistency of use, body composition, eating patterns, and exercise. The 24-Day JumpStart can help jumpstart long-term weight loss, health, and wellness.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.