Wondering What The 21 Day Fix Is All About? Read on..
Unless you’ve been living on some remote island recently, you’ve probably heard about the 21 Day Fix. If not, it’s basically a program created by Autumn Calabrese to promote weight loss. Like many others, I got suckered into buying the essential package on Amazon, which was already $72.80. Then, I found out you have to pay extra for the Shakeology aspect, bonus workouts, and the Team Beachbody Club which would end up totalling near $240, which seems really expensive!
Basically, the program works by combining a portion control system to make sure you’re eating right with only seven workouts on a DVD. I was a little bummed that there weren’t more workouts included considering the price, but I thought I would give it a try anyway.
The portion control system may have been the thing I originally liked the most about this program. With the 21 Day Fix, you’re supplied with seven containers and a shaker cup for protein shakes or drinks. Each container is color-coded to determine a premeasured amount for a specific food to ensure you’re not overeating, but still getting all the nutrients you need.
I really thought this would be such a fantastic lifesaver because it really can be a difficult to properly measure out foods, so it makes you really pay attention to what it is that you are putting in your body. But that eventually kind of became a problem for me.
Portion control is extremely important in weight loss, yes. My problem is that I just can’t get behind a program that doesn’t let you indulge a little. If I want to eat something, I’m probably going to eat it, in moderation of course, so I don’t really enjoy feeling like I’m cheating. I don’t see it as cheating, I see it as eating something a little less healthy (and I will most likely try to make up for it in my workout). This may not be something that works for everyone, but that’s how I work and remain happy at the same time.
As for the workouts, each last about 30 minutes long, which was great. My only problem is that they just really weren’t as impressive as I thought they would be, but I still enjoyed them. They consist of a total body cardio, upper body, lower body, pilates, cardio, yoga, and a bonus workout that really got my heart pumping. I did enjoy being able to do the workouts at home, and completing a different workout each day with demonstrations. I guess I just expected more.
Honestly, other than the price tag being way too high for a workout program that’s really just okay, I really don’t like the name: 21 Day Fix. Maintaining a healthy weight is a lifestyle change, not a “fix.” You might see results from a program that only lasts 21 days, but how long will you be able to remain there? I would rather have a program that I can incorporate into my life, to remain on the best track.