21 DAY FIX CONTAINERS: HOW THE 21 DAY FIX MEAL PLAN WORKS
Curious about what the containers look like and what the colors mean? Wondering how big exactly the containers actually are and if you’ll be eating like a bird if you choose to do 21 Day Fix? Wonder no more- let me take you on a little tour of this fabulous workout & nutrition program and introduce you to each of the containers.
How the 21 Day Fix Diet Works:
First, you’ll figure out your Daily Calorie level by doing some simple math involving your current weight (the details of which will be simply laid out for you on Page 4 of the Nutrition Guide when you get your kit). Depending on your Calorie Target, you’ll be assigned a certain number of color coded containers each day.
FYI: The higher your starting weight, the higher the number of containers you’ll be allowed each day and conversely, the lower your starting weight, the lower the number of containers you’ll be allowed each day- the set assignments are laid out on page 19 of the Eating Plan. You can spread out your containers throughout the day.
Introducing the colors….(drumroll please!) I’ve placed each next to a standard 15 ounce can of beans to give you some perspective on sizing. Worried about getting just a tiny bit of food?? Don’t- you’ll be amazed at how much fits into these seemingly small containers!
GREEN is for, appropriately enough, filling with non-starchy vegetables (and no they don’t even have to green!) Depending on where you fall in the 21 Day Fix Calorie Charts, you’ll be filling your green container anywhere from 3-6 times per day.
List of allowed items for the green includes:
kale (cooked or raw), collard greens (cooked or raw), spinach (cooked or raw), brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, beets, tomatoes, squash, string beans, peppers, carrots, cauliflower, artichokes, eggplant, okra, jicama, snow peas, cabbage, cucumbers, celery, lettuce (NOT iceberg), mushrooms, radishes, onions and sprouts.
Wondering how certain items listed can possibly be made to fit? For those that won’t easily fit, the 21 Day Fix Eating Plan includes number equivalents instead (i.e. asparagus would be 10 large spears- no need to try stuffing your asparagus spears into the green container unless of course you’re into that sort of thing).
PURPLE is another of the largest and it’s made for filling with sweet & delicious fruits! Depending on where you fall on the 21 Day Fix calorie charts, you’ll be filling your purple container anywhere from 2-4 times per day.
List of allowed items for the purple include:
Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, tangerines, apples, apricots, grapefruit, cherries, grapes, kiwifruit, mango, peaches, nectarines, pear, pineapple, banana, papaya, figs and honeydew melon.
Wondering how certain items listed can possibly be made to fit? For those that won’t easily fit, the 21 Day Fix Eating Plan includes number equivalents instead (i.e. kiwifruit would be 2 medium- no need to try stuffing your kiwi into the container, again unless you’re into that sort of thing). There are also equivalents laid out for fruits that highest in fructose (i.e. 2 small figs would count as 1 purple container).
RED is made for filling with lean proteins! Depending on where you fall on the 21 Day Fix calorie charts, you’ll be filling your red container anywhere from 4-6 times per day.
List of allowed items for the red container include:
Sardines, boneless/skinless chicken or turkey breast, lean ground chicken or turkey, fresh water fish, cold water/wild caught fish, game (bison, ostrich, venison), eggs, greek yogurt, plain 2% yogurt, shellfish, clams, extra lean red meat, Shakeology, Tempeh, Tofu (firm), pork tenderloin, tuna, turkey or ham slices (low sodium & fat free), light ricotta cheese, 2% cottage cheese, protein powder, veggie burger and reduced fat turkey bacon.
Wondering how certain items listed can possibly be made to fit? For those that won’t easily fit, the 21 Day Fix Eating Plan includes number equivalents instead (i.e. 2 large eggs would count for one red).
YELLOW is a typical favorite. It’s made for filling with lower glycemic carbs! Depending on where you fall on the 21 Day Fix calorie charts, you’ll be filling your yellow container anywhere from 2-4 times per day.
List of allowed items for the yellow include:
Sweet potato/yams, quinoa, beans, lentils, edamame, peas, refried beans, brown or wild rice, potato, corn on the cob, amaranth, millet, buckwheat, barley, bulgur, plain oatmeal (steel cut or rolled), whole-grain pasta/bread/waffles/pancakes/English muffin/bagel, whole wheat pita bread or tortilla or corn tortillas.
Wondering how certain items listed can possibly be made to fit? For those that won’t easily fit, the 21 Day Fix Eating Plan includes number equivalents instead (i.e. 1 waffle would count as 1 yellow- no need to try stuffing your waffle into the 21 Day Fix containers, again unless you’re into that sort of thing).
BLUE is one of the smallest and it’s made for filling with healthy fats & cheese! No matter where you fall on the 21 Day Fix calorie charts, you’ll be filling your blue container just once per day.
List of allowed items for the blue include:
Avocado, almonds, cashews, peanuts, pistachios, pecan halves, walnut halves, hummus, coconut milk, feta cheese, goat cheese, mozzarella (low-moisture & shredded), shredded cheddar, shredded provolone, shredded monterey jack and shredded parmesan.
Special note on nuts: depending on the type of nut, you’re allowed a certain number. Rather than filling the blue container with nuts, you’re supposed to count out the nuts themselves (i.e. 12 almonds would count as one blue container).
Orange is the smallest1 It’s made for filling with seeds, oil or homemade salad dressing. No matter where you fall on the 21 Day Fix calorie charts, you’ll be filling your orange container just once per day. Curiously enough, your kit will come with 2 orange containers (all others, you’ll get just one). You can make good use of your extra by using it to store your homemade 21 Day Fix seasoning mixes.
List of allowed items for the orange include:
Raw pumpkin seeds, raw sunflower seeds, raw sesame seeds, ground flaxseed, 10 medium olives, peanuts, coconut (unsweetened & shredded) or 21 Day Fix Dressings (no processed junk- best bet is to make your own from the recipes in the 21 Day Fix Eating Plan).
You’re also allowed a set number of measured teaspoons each day. Depending on where you fall in the Calorie Chart, you’ll be able to fill up a teaspoon anywhere from 2-6 times per day with extra-virgin olive oil, extra-virgin coconut oil, flaxseed oil, walnut oil, pumpkin seed oil or nut/seed butters.
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I’m a complete Fix-liever! After doing one round of the 21 Day Fix, I lost 15 pounds and 16 inches in just three short weeks. Without starving myself, without counting a single carb, calorie or point. All I did was follow the program- using my containers & doing a 30 minute workout each day with Autumn Calabrese.
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