21 days can be a long time. Long gone were the days of eating whatever was in front of me. No longer did I spend hours of time in the gym without seeing any positive results. But I stayed focused for the full 21 days and never slipped into any of my bad habits. To learn more about the 21 Day Fix, check out Part 2: Philly Fashion Blogger Embraces the Prep.
Honestly, the first week was tough. Changing old habits are difficult. But thanks to sticking with the program I never felt deprived of any food group. The best part would be I never feel like I overate, which was fantastic! I absolutely fell in love the 21-Day Fix Container Guide and recipe book. It has changed the way I look and feel. I have lost 20 pounds and continued to maintain six months later. The best part about it? It’s not a crash diet. You just have to follow the plan you’ll see results. Better yet, if you like your results and if you continue the plan, you will never get back to chasing results.
Some of my portion-controlled go-to meal prep:
- Shakeology with spinach
- 6-minute egg, whole wheat toast
- Grab and go egg muffins (I’ll add veggies to mine)
- Hardboiled eggs
- Celery sticks with peanut butter
- Chopped veggies (bell pepper, cucumber, cauliflower)
- Fruit (blueberries, grapes)
- Tuna salad with bell pepper on one slice of bread or in a whole wheat wrap
- Chicken and pasta with homemade pasta sauce
- Salad with chicken slices
- Spicy shrimp with pasta
- Chicken tacos
- Turkey meatballs
After meal prepping for a few months now, it’s much easier for me to create new or use others to prep my meals. Even if I do take-out, as soon as I get home, I portion out my meals. Once you start to feel healthier and start seeing results, you will keep working towards a healthier lifestyle with portion control.
Meal prepping can be tough to plan without any advice or recommendations. If you Google, “meal prep” you’ll get millions of results and some of them are probably good. But, if you’re looking for the right portions for your body type and specific goals, and hundreds of good (tasty) meals, then my advice is to meal prep with the 21-Day Fix Challenge.
For more information on meal prepping, check out the rest of my blog series:
- The Importance of Meal Prep – Part 1: Philly Fashion Blogger Gets Real with Her Meals
- The Importance of Meal Prep – Part 2: Philly Fashion Blogger Embraces the Prep
Now I’d love to hear from you. Have any of you tried the 21-Day Fix Challenge? Look out for a future post on their workout programs and how they can really help you achieve your goals.
Author: Julie Davis