So I thought that the 21 Day Fix was going to be a huge challenge for me but I have to say that eating this way actually comes pretty natural. I have learned a few things throughout my time on the fix and know now how to combat areas that I have trouble with.
For my weight and size I am supposed to have 5 green containers, 3 purple containers, 5 red containers, 4 yellow containers, 1 orange container, 1 blue container, and 5 tsp.
Day 1 —
Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothie
1 red container of cottage cheese
1 purple container of frozen raspberries
1 purple container of water
stevia or agave nectar to taste
Blend the ingredients in a blender and I promise it does not taste like what you would think. It is delicious and a great treat that tastes a lot like a raspberry cheesecake.
1 whole grain waffle with 1 tsp of peanut butter (1 yellow and 1 tsp)
Snack 1 —
Apple with 2 tsp of peanut butter (2 tsp and 1 purple)
Grilled chicken salad
1 green container of spinach
1 green container of mushrooms (I mix 1/2 baby bella and 1/2 white)
1 green container of mushrooms and radishes (1/2 of each)
1 blue container of feta cheese
1 red container of prepared chicken (cooked in 1 tsp of EVOO)
Sprinkle the top with red wine vinegar and use a little shake of salad seasoning (I like McCormicks but I realize that this does have a little salt in it so you might want to choose something sodium free.).
8 whole grain crackers (1 yellow)
1 red container of cottage cheese (I did sprinkle mine with a tad bit of cajun seasoning)
1 orange container of olives
Shrimp Stir Fry
1 red container of precooked shrimp (thaw them if they are frozen)
1 green container of green beans
1 green container of mushrooms and green onions
Saute your veggies in 1 tsp of EVOO and whatever seasonings you like. Then throw your shrimp in until heated through. Put on top of 1 yellow container of brown rice.
Raspberry Greek Yogurt
1 purple container of raspberries (I like to use frozen and let them thaw so that you get that yummy raspberry juice too!)
1 red container of plain greek yogurt
If you need a little bit of stevia or agave nectar I stir it into the yogurt first.
I finished out my day with 1 whole grain waffle plain as an evening snack as I had planned on enjoying a glass of wine with my friends but I did not.
Day 2 —
2 whole grain waffles with 2 tsp peanut butter
Snack 1 —
1 purple container of raspberries w/ 1 red container of yogurt
Snack 2 —
1 green container of mushrooms w/ a splash of red wine vinegar and a little bit of salad seasoning
2 red containers of my prepared chicken w/ 1 blue container of feta melted over it
Corn on the Cob (1 yellow)
1 green container of Green beans, mushrooms and green onion that has been cooked with 1 tsp of EVOO
Snack 3 —
Raspberry Smoothie (1 purple container of frozen raspberries, water and agave nectar)
Snack 4 —
Raspberries and yogurt (1 purple container and 1 red container)
I had 1 green container of sauteed mushrooms (prepared without any added oil), (1 red container) turkey strips (prepared without any added oil), and 1 green container of salad (no dressing). (I had three fried mushrooms too!)
I did come home and have a slight snack attack as I had nothing left to eat so I managed to eat some pre-portioned healthier options but still should have held out.
Day 3 —
Both day 1 and day 2 I got up early and prepared all of my food. I wasn’t sure where I was eating at for lunch as I had a girl scout event for my daughter. So I decided to not prepare and this was a HUGE mistake.
Healthy Chicken and waffles
1 red container of chicken (cooked with 1 tsp EVOO) and 1 whole grain waffle (1 yellow)
We ate out at a local Italian place and I managed to have a salad with just 1 tsp of dressing (1 green and 1 tsp), steamed broccoli (1 green), and a chicken breast (prepared without oil–1 red). I did also have 2 slices of bread with less than 1 tsp of butter on them (I counted them as 2 yellows and 2 tsp)
Apple (1 purple)
Fresh mushroom and radish salad with feta (3 green and 1 blue but I could only eat half of it so I did not get all of my food in)
Tilapia (1 red)
protein shake (similar to Shakeology which is suggested for the program)
I also had a few ropes of licorice. I like candy and a diet where I do not eat a few pieces here and there is not one that I will stick with so I decided to really focus on what I could do for the rest of my life.
I feel great and got up first thing this morning (day 4) to prepare all of my foods for today. I know that this was a huge downfall for me yesterday and I did not want to fall into that same trap where I did not get all of my food in. I also find it easier not to cheat when I have prepared food ready for me to just grab and eat.
If you are curious as to what prep looks like, here is the prep for day 1.
My biggest challenge on this program is getting in the workouts. I did well on day 1 but was very busy on day 2 and 3 and did not get them in. My goal for the next 7 days is to actually get each and every one of the workouts in!