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This post is a follow-up to this one: A Simple 21-Day Fix Meal Plan for the Full 21 Days, so be sure to check it out first if you’re looking for multiple 21-Day Fix meal plans with different ideas to help you succeed. I have learned that I like to keep things pretty simple with the 21-Day Fix. One of my biggest discouragements with the Fix last year was the food. I used to feel this pressure to do something exciting and different every day, but I discovered that minimalism is the real winner.
A Note About The Food
The point of me showing a full 21-Day Fix meal plan schedule is to show that I’m human. I’m organized, but I’m human. There are days that everything is planned out, like you’ll see, and then days where we go out to eat or to a gathering, and I just do my best, but also give myself some grace. I put my meals at restaurants in red along with what I ate. Sometimes if I know I will splurge a bit at dinner, I will be super strict during the day, so you’ll notice that here. Also, minus a tiny bit of feta in my salads (and that dang Chick Fil A sandwich), I cut out dairy during this round to help with my bloating, and I was very selective about my carbs most of the days. This round was following a miscarriage, so not only did I have a little bit of first trimester weight+bloat to lose, but I had nutrients to replenish after extensive bleeding. I struggled a lot this round with my hormone levels so it was crucial that I had cut out certain things to help.
Additionally, you’ll see a lot of repetition. This is to give you an idea on how to keep things simple for the full 21 days. During my 2nd week, I ate stuffed grape leaves for lunch every day. You may have something else that you love and can prep for a week to eat for lunch every day – whatever that is, tackle it and go for it!
A Minimalist Meal Plan for a Complete 21-Day Fix
As you saw in my last post, below are three images of my 21-Day Fix Meal Plan Google doc. If you can’t see them clearly, right click, save to your desktop, and you can open them from there for a clearer visual. This method really helps me keep track of what I’ve been eating, and I can access it from anywhere on my phone. My workouts were primarily from the 21-Day Fix Extreme program, with a few of the original 21-Day Fix workouts sprinkled about.
- Bulletproof Coffee: I blend my coffee in the Ninja with 1 tsp of coconut oil and a tiny bit of raw organic cane sugar for mild sweetness. I absolutely hate artificial sweeteners of all kinds – they all taste like chemicals to me, even the natural ones. I figure I am making a better choice by going organic and raw (less processed), and I have already given up drinking CoffeeMate every day. I have zero shame in a little bit of raw sugar in my coffee in the morning.
- Protein Shake: I like the VegaOne shake or the EAS Carb Control shakes that are 100 calories. Whichever shake I choose counts as 1 red.
- CLIF Protein Bar: These are pretty clean as far as pre-packaged protein bars go, but I count this as 1 red AND 1 yellow, so pay attention to that if you choose to go this route. Make sure you go with CLIF Protein, not just regular CLIF bars. Another option is the PureProtein brand of bars, but to me CLIF is better. It’s cleaner.
That’s it! If you have a minimalist approach to the 21-Day Fix, I’d love to hear how you do it and what your tried and true recipes are. Please share in the comments!