Today I start the 21 day fix .
When I received the containers in the mail, the conversation went like this:
Me: Wow, those containers are really a lot smaller than I imagined.
Manatee: Yeah, I think that’s kind of the point.
And that is why I am doing the 21 day fix, I need to get a better handle on portions. I consider myself a healthy eater. We don’t eat processed foods and eat lots of veggies. Yet, I know I can do better and I know I don’t have a good handle on portions. And oh yeah, I had a baby 6 weeks ago and I am ready to get out of this post partum phase where nothing fits.
Meal planning was harder than I thought as well. It stressed me out too much planning every single thing I would put in my mouth for the next 7 days, instead I brainstormed options and I will then eat what I want within those options.
And yes, I needed to drink wine while I planned my options.
So my meal plan is a little all over the place, but I’d like to share this with you. I know a lot of people are interested in the 21 day fix, so I will share my journey. This will either make you want to try it or say ‘Heck no!’. And it should be good for a few laughs, right?
Week 1 Options:
Larabar (2 yellow)
Apple + 2 tsp pb
8 egg whites and veggies and parmesan cheese
1 piece of toast with 2 tsp pb and apple or banana slices
Spinach + Goat Cheese + Beets + Dressing, Protein: Chicken?
Spinach/Kale + Squash + Goat Cheese/Feta + Dressing OR Lemon Juice and Toasted Nuts or Seeds
Spinach + Dressing
Steamed peas and carrots + Greek Yogurt and Spices
Veggies + Greek Yogurt
Veggies + Cottage Cheese
Fruit + Yogurt
Fruit + Cottage Cheese
Broiled Tofu + Veggies
Shakeology + Banana
Shakeology + Coffee
Apples + 2 tsp peanut butter
Cooked kale and peppers and onions
Smoked chicken and pork chops with roasted squash and mixed veggies
Ground beef + tomato sauce + mushrooms + onions + zucchini noodles over spinach and kale
Tofu + snow peas + carrots + broccoli over caulfilower rice
Egg white frittata with veggies and parmesan cheese
Indian Veggie Burger with Naan bread and roasted veggies OR Eggplant punjab with cauliflower rice
I know other people use this type of method for meal planning. I would love to hear from you. Do you meal plan? Do you plan each meal individually or create a selection of options? I am curious as to what people find the most helpful.
I will do my best to record and share what I end up eating each day. You can follow me on Instagram (@bdgergrl).
Have a great week everyone!