The whole purpose of the 21 Day Fix is portion control which is definitely an area I struggle with.
With the program you are given different colored containers and are allotted a certain amount of each container per day based on your calorie level. The containers are as follows:
- Green: Vegetables
- Purple: Fruit
- Red: Proteins
- Yellow: Carbohydrates
- Blue: Healthy Fats and Cheeses
- Orange: Seeds and Dressings
- Teaspoons: Oils and Nut Butters
To figure out your calorie level do the following:
- Current weight (lbs) x 11 = baseline
- Baseline + 400 (fix calorie burn) = caloric need
- Caloric need – 750 (calorie deficit) = target calories
Based on your target calories, here is how many containers of each color you will eat each day:
The containers may seem small at first glance, but once you get to planning your meals, it is surprisingly a lot of food!
Here is what one day of eating has looked like for me:
Chocolate Vegan Shakeology – Shakeology is a superfood packed protein powder. One scoop counts as one red container. I blended mine with water, ice, and 2 tsp of peanut butter.
Greek Yogurt with Blueberries, Raspberries, and Chia Seeds
Salad with Spinach, Tomatoes, Carrots, Chickpeas, Peas, and Shredded Cheddar with Apple Cider Vinaigrette.
Cottage Cheese and Strawberries
Half of a Honeycrisp Apple
Quinoa with Sweet Potato, Bell Pepper, Onion, and Carrots and a Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burger.
In addition to the eating plan, the 21 Day Fix also comes with 6 DVD workouts:
- Total Body Cardio Fix
- Upper Fix
- Lower Fix
- Pilates Fix
- Cardio Fix
- Yoga Fix
I’m excited to continue with this program and plan to blog about my progress. Once the challenge is over, I will post my results as well we before and after pictures.
Have any of you tried the 21 Day Fix? How did you like it?
Linking up with Jenn for What I Ate Wednesday.