Hey there! Something that has been SO helpful for me over the past 12 days since I started the 21 Day Fix has been blog posts that show exactly how to eat throughout the day. Hoping that this post helps someone else!
I almost always start the day with steel cut oats, an apple, all natural peanut butter (the kind with just one ingredient- peanuts), and honey. This breakfast comes out to 1 yellow, 1 purple, and 1 teaspoon.
I’ve made my morning snack at LEAST one green container of raw veggies. In the beginning of the plan, I was really struggling to get all of my green containers in- now, I usually have them done by early afternoon.
Lunch is some kind of protein + green veggies, and this has been one of my go-tos this week! Turkey meatloaf and green peppers over raw spinach. Fun fact: I haaaaated spinach before 21DF. I thought it tasted bitter. Now that my tastebuds have been rest to some degree, I love it! This lunch comes out to 1 red, 1.5 green, and .5 yellow.
This is one of my favorite new snacks! I fill the red container halfway with nonfat plain Greek yogurt, then mix in 1/2 scoop of vanilla Shakeo. It satisfies my afternoon sweet tooth and keeps me out of the office candy basket (I used to be a frequent flier around 2:30 pm). This comes out to 1 purple, 1 red.
So I used to do Shakeo as a meal replacement in the morning, but with the 21DF, I find that it actually works best for me as a pre-workout snack. My favorite lately is vanilla with peanut butter- works out to 1 red, 1 teaspoon.
Dinner, lately, has been pretty late for me with marathon training. I prefer to come home, have a snack, get my run in, and have dinner afterwards, which usually puts us close to 9 pm. We’ve been doing the basic protein/ green veggie/ clean carb, which provides a lot of versatility to play around with whatever we have in the fridge. This tilapia, garlic green beans, and salt & pepper mashed sweet potato dinner counted as 1 red, 1 green, and 1 yellow.
When I first started the fix, I found that meal planning was taking me FOREVER, but now, it’s faster and easier than it was before I started the fix. I have a much better mental sense of portion control and macros, and I’m pumped to see where the last week of my 21 days takes me!
Are you a fixer like me, or do you use something else to meal plan? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
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