Following on from my top picks to start your New Year fitness journey I highlighted the 21 Day Fix as my top option. The basis for it was not just short. modified workouts but also a comprehensive nutrition plan. I’d go as far as saying it is the best nutrition plan by a BeachBody programme to date.
The workouts are pretty self explanatory – simply follow the calendar to find out what todays workout is and push play. The nutrition plan can be daunting so I’ve pieced together a sample nutrition plan based on 1,500-1,799 calories (it can be daunting for any programme). Roughly this is where I sat when I initially started cutting down. Depending on your caloric intake all you do is simply add in or take away container options. FYI looking at the plan I sit in the 2,100-2,299 range
First and foremost – get rid of all of the junk food in your house, the fizzy drinks, the sweets, the chocolate bar stash etc. If you are like me and find it – you will eat, keep it clean and do yourself a favour take away the temptation. By the way don’t bin it give into a local food bank where it won’t go to waste.
21 Day Fix Meal Plan Example <— **Click to view**
It’s actually pretty straight forward, with minimum ingredients (takes out a lot of the thinking) and some variation to keep you interested. It’s really what you want to make of it yourself, you may decide to split some of the greens I have in snack 1 into meal 2 and the same with the red container contents. This is really on a starting point to get you going, once you familiarise yourself with the container contents you will automatically know what to do. Additionally you can transfer this knowledge into the nutrition plan for other programmes as you progress. Despite what you initially may think, this is quite a bit of food to consume in a day. The nutrition plan also provides advice on what to add in for treats so please refer to it.
Once you get into this you will see how simple things like a KitKat contain 103 calories for 2 fingers and how a few of these with tea or coffee a day soon add up and you can see where the excess caloric intake come from.
Let me know what you think or if you have any questions
Yours in health & fitness