I wanted to give a report on how the 21 Day Fix program was going. I finished week one, and I feel really good. The workouts are great. They aren't difficult or complicated. Simple exercises, but man oh man are they effective. I haven't been that sore in a really long time. I felt it mostly in my quads, glutes and core.
The meal plan is very simple to follow as well. Since I eat a mostly clean diet already, I'm not having to change much. It's just a new perspective of the portions and when I eat certain food groups. For example, I'm not eating carbs after 4:00, I include protein in almost every meal and I've cut down on a lot of dairy products. I don't feel hungry or deprived.
This is how the eating plan works. Before everyone starts the program they have to figure out how many calories they should be consuming during the program by working out some simple calculations. According to the my calorie bracket I am allowed to eat in a day
3 green containers (veggies)
4 red containers (protein)
2 purple containers (fruits)
2 yellow containers (starchy carbs)
1 blue container (healthy fats like avocado, cheese, nuts)
1 orange container (oils, salad dressing, seeds)
1 Tbsp (nut butters and oils)
The tricky part is to plan out your meals for the day and know when you're going to use a container. Oh and I will confess I've been eating more than only 3 green containers of veggies. For my salads I used a green container of mixed greens, but added a quarter of a chopped green pepper, and some nights for dinner I added an extra green container of mixed greens and dressed them with lemon juice. Here are some pics of what I ate and how I divided up the containers.
First meal: Shakeology blended with a banana. 1 red and 1 purple
Second Meal: Sautéed broccoli and mushrooms with two over easy eggs and a piece of whole wheat toast. 1 Red 1 Green and 1 Yellow
Third Meal: A salad of mixed greens, Southwest seasoned ground turkey, green peppers, olives, corn, pico and avocado. 1 Green 1 Red 1 Yellow 1 Orange 1 Blue
Forth Meal: An orange 1 purple. Sorry no picture.
Fifth Meal: Sautéed summer squash and zucchini seasoned with balsamic vinegar (its a free food) and Chicken seasoned with Mrs Dash, parsley and mustard ( all three of those are free too) 1 Green 1 Red
See really easy to do.