This is going to be a long reply, for that I apologize.
A coworker buddy of mine has been selling advocare products for over a year now and this past October I signed up to do the 24 day challenge. It was expensive but effective. With a little self discipline it's not that difficult to do. In the 24 days I lost about 17 pounds. I literally never worked out during this time.
The 24 day challenge starts off with a 10 cleanse, fiber drinks and meal replacement shakes for breakfast. The whole 24 days is a diet of basically fruits, vegetables and lean proteins ie fish and chicken. A lot of pills (supplements and vitamins). I never felt hungry and I felt really great actually. My personal belief is that if you just ate the way your supposed to using the advocare guidelines you would lose weight, I think that their products help you with your energy levels and hunger suppression. I also think that if you did a little research you would be able to find the same type of vitamins/pills/supplements at the same quality for cheaper. But, they make it easy to do with a lot of print offs with step by step instructions which makes it nice. You also get the support of your Advocare Salesman/Leader whatever you want to call them. He checked in on me every shift and called me on my off days if I had any questions or problems. In fact, one of his teammates called me one evening because he was feeling under the weather.
The Goods: Effective. Great support from my salesmen. Easy to do. Felt great while doing it. Lost weight. You will learn good eating habits. (I regret not sticking with those habits after the 24 days. My last day on the Challenge was the day before Thanksgiving...poor planning on my part.)
The Bads: Expensive. No coffee (I LOVE coffee)
Would I do it again?
Maybe. I wish I had done more research to see what other options were out there. But, this system is well though out, easy to follow and effective. So was it a waste of money? Yes and No, because I didn't continue the healthy eating habits I had learned. If your looking to lose pounds within a month. this will do it. But I suggest you plan further down the road and stay the course.
I can't seem to find the website I got a lot of great healthy recipes from but I'll keep digging.
My buddy's website, if your interested in doing it or have questions I'd contact him through his site. He's a good guy and knows the products well. Oh, and he's a fellow rider...unfortunately for him he only rides crotch rockets. Tell him Luke sent you.