This review is biased; I’ll just start off by saying that. I love the 21 Day Fix! I have done this program a few times and each time the results are amazing. It’s HARD WORK, but when those 21 days are over and you see the changes, you will be so proud. The 21 Day Fix is a workout and meal plan developed by Autumn Calabrese for Beachbody. It’s 21 days of workouts, 30 minutes each, and a meal plan that puts you in a calorie range and then tells you how many of each food group you get to eat per day. It comes with color-coded portion control containers and a program guide that tells you what food to eat and how much goes in each container. It gives you ALL the tools you need to succeed and when you do, you will understand why I love this program so much.
You have zero excuses when it comes to these workouts (except injury). Every move has a modification, you need almost no equipment, they are 30 minutes long and you can do them in your living room. Almost every workout is based on cardio moves with weights, which is the fastest way to burn fat and lose weight. Almost every move has you working multiple muscle groups, which torches calories not only during your workout but AFTER it too. No matter what, I was always dripping sweat after these workouts! You get no rest days, but you do get two active recovery days, which include yoga and pilates.
The first time I did this program it was hard to walk for the first four days. But, I persevered with the help of my online challenge group and I kicked ass for 21 days. That’s how I got these results:
The Meal Plan
What I love most about this program, besides the extreme results you get in just 21 days, is how it teaches me to apply these methods in my life when I’m not doing the program. I now see in colors. I see meat and eggs and greek yogurt as 1 red, or a salad as 2 greens, 1 red, 1 orange and 1 blue. My favorite snack, peanut butter and an apple? 1 purple and 4tsp. I now see portion control and the food pyramid in almost everything I eat, which helps me make healthier, better informed decisions. Eventually, this way of eating becomes a lifestyle, eating good foods 80 percent o f the time and occasionally subbing out a carb for a treat, like chocolate. Eat well, give your workouts all you have, and you WILL see results.
The 21 Day Fix is the perfect program for beginners, and if you’re intermediate or have done the program a few times, there is an extreme version to keep your results coming. Autumn Calabrese is a genius and KNOWS what she is doing. She is changing lives across the country with the 21 Day Fix and her other workouts.
I would recommend this program to pretty much everyone I know because I’ve done it and I’ve gotten the results and I KNOW it works. (If you do.) I love it so much I became a Beachbody coach because of it. Ask me any questions you have about the program in the comments or use my link to buy 21 Day Fix.