It used to be that when someone said the word diet, I would cringe away in fear. Through the years I have tried countless diets, all of them with near the same results. At the end of the day, I was left feeling cranky, hungry, and exhausted. If by some chance I did manage to lose the weight, when the diet was over, it all came flooding back. This left me weighing more, and feeling worse, than I did when I started the diet.
All of this changed when a friend introduced me to the 21 Day Fix fitness and nutrition program by Beach Body. This program isn’t a diet, at least not in the traditional sense, and it is so easy that anyone can see results. You do not have to worry about eating the wrong foods, ruining a weeks worth of progress with a piece of chocolate cake, or feeling hungry at the end of the day. Instead you use portion control, and one thirty minute work out every day. Today, I want to focus on the food, which is one of the reasons I love The 21 Day Fix Meal Plan.
Here is a sample 21 Day Fix meal plan so you can see all the great choices:
You can choose to do the Shakeology program with your meal plan, but some people choose not to. I should mention that choosing to do Shakeology makes it easy to choose one of your meals every day. I am a very picky eater, and I feel it is worth mentioning, I did not eat anything that I did not like with this plan. Shopping and cooking every meal was easier than I than I expected.
The 21 Day Fix comes with color coded containers for things like fruit, veggies, even carbs and healthy fats. This makes portion control easier than you could imagine. For my meals at home things like fish, chicken, eggs and spinach made several appearances as my meal choices. I even had steak a few times. For my lunches and snacks at work, the color coded containers made it easy to pack my meal and go. Easy as the pie that I always tried to avoid on the other diets I have tried.
There are several great things that I absolutely love about The 21 Day Fix Meal Plan. Mostly, that I did not feel hungry or deprived of anything. I went to bed satisfied, I wasn’t cranky, and I am now happier and healthier than ever. There are so many recipes out there to choose from, you are not stuck eating the same things day after day. I have heard that it takes three weeks to form a habit, and after using The 21 Day Fix Meal Plan for myself, I believe it. I find myself now reaching for the carrot sticks instead of the french fries, a mix of almonds and Greek Yogurt instead of a slice of chocolate cake.
If, like so many of us, you are tired of traditional diets that are set up for failure, this is the solution you have been looking for. You will feel full, you will feel better, and you will have formed a healthier habit by the time you are done. I recommend anyone looking to lose weight try this. You are just 21 days away from a happier, healthier you.