Advocare Distributors Should Read This

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One of the most difficult things I have ever done was start this blog, and not because creating a blog is a difficult task. I just never imagined myself writing much of anything public because I am not exactly an English scholar. As a matter of fact, when I started writing I thought to myself what business do I have writing about anything when I am the worst speller in the world, and have weak writing skills. But you know what, I am glad I did, regardless of my flaws.

 Many people are wondering what the driving force behind my articles is. Am I an ex distributor focused only on the negative aspect of Advocare because I failed at marketing the product? No, that is not what motivates me to write. I guess the best way to explain myself is to start from the beginning.

Sometimes life has a tendency to throw us a curve-ball or two, and there really is nothing we can do about it. I had my first back surgery in 1990 when I was 21 years old. After landing a job working for the City of Oswego, my back lasted two years. My second back surgery came in 1999, third in 2006 and the last surgery in 2007. Unfortunately the last surgery left me with permanent loss of strength and feeling in my lower left leg and a significant drop foot when I walk. The last surgery was a triple fusion and unfortunately resulted in the loss of employment.  Thank God I had already started re educating myself knowing that my degenerative disk disease was going to eventually end my laboring career. But I am not going to bore you with that information. See, it was at that point I decided that I needed to lose some weight, and slowly build this broken body back up. That is when I first learned about Advocare.

No, I never joined the program, but I did sample a couple of the products. My son started going to “Stability Fitness”, and apparently they not only promote the product they sell it too. That is when I decided I was going to start researching Advocare and the types of products they had available. See, I was pushing 220 pounds and was looking to burn off some of that extra weight I was carrying around. Not too good for the low back if you know what I mean. Unfortunately, the more I researched, the more I realized how deceptive Advocare International was being with their distributors. That is when I decided to write my Advocare Review blog.

The original idea for the blog was to evaluate different advertised products, and that is why I gave it the URL advotruth. It was short for advertisement truth, and looked better than any other alternative. When I was done writing my first post “Advocare Review”, I liked the sound of it, so I stuck with it. When I found out that many of the distributors were also being deceptive I decided I was going to continue researching. My intention was to bring awareness to the deceptive business practices used by Advocare and many other multilevel marketing companies.

It was never my intention to mislead the readers of Advocare Review into believing I have some type of bias, or that I want the company to shutdown. As a matter of fact, that could not be any further from the truth. Although I do not agree with the market plan, and some of the deceptive behavior that takes place in the background. I believe Advocare offers a product people want and some people need due to vitamin deficiencies. Preventing over 500,000 people from buying and selling a product that is in high demand is not part of the solution. That is around 67 million annually and would hurt an already unstable economy. I believe there is a better answer. That is why I created this blog, to open up dialog between Advocare distributors and the public. To share my thoughts about the company they sell products for. They have my contact information.

But here lies the problem. The distributors seem to be afraid to talk with people like me. Those people that want to complain are restricted from doing so due to contractual restrictions. Others just avoid us all together, or deflect our opposing rhetoric as if we just made it all up. But it really does not end there.

After reading website after website trying to find a solution to help me burn my extra weight, I found out the answer was with me the whole time. All I had to do is get my gluts up off the couch and get moving. Well, I guess my wife buying me the P90x helped, but that came after I increased my activity a little bit more. I made sure I ate breakfast in the morning, drank lots of water, increased my fruits and vegetables, and started walking hills as fast as I could. When I first started it took me 40 minutes to 45 minutes to walk 2.5 miles of hills. It might have been longer, but remember I had four back surgeries. I walked every other day or at least three times a week. I did those hills as fast as I could until I got where I could do them in less than 30 minutes. Then I started to add in the P90x. I could have done without it, but it was a gift so I used it. To be honest with you, I think it is a great program. I modified everything so I could do just about everything except for jumping, running, or anything else not appropriate for someone with my back condition. I think you get the point. I did not need to buy a bunch of protein if I eat right and drink lots of water. That brings me back to Advocare.

I always ask distributors why they continue to buy Advocare after they are finished with the program, if the program taught them to exercise and eat right. It just does not make sense to me, and if you couple that with the 40% markup on the product I do not see the motivation to continue using the product. So let me sum this up for you.

Advocare Review is not about putting an end to Advocare. What I would like to see is an end to the bullet proof shield. It was designed to deflect common sense questions that they cannot answer because Advocare does not have an answer to certain questions and never will. Put an end to the “we build champions” because I have not seen one ounce of evidence that a champion was born from taking these products. Put an end to the deceptive claims that people can make money if they stick to the market plan. The market plan focus is on duplication, and if followed to its end would lead to market saturation and certain failure for 98% of the distributors. 

 If Advocare distributors were smart, they would find out who is selling products to Amazon because it definitely is not helping your business. If you are wondering what I am getting out of this it is the satisfaction of helping people find the honest information they are looking for. Information that will help people determine if Advocare is right for them. 

I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!!

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