Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix Review
Like many, you may be wondering, who is Autumn Calabrese or that the ‘Autumn’ Calabrese 21 day fix is some sort of detox program or diet to be done in the autumn, both of which are perfectly understandable but neither are quite correct as it is a fitness and diet plan by a lady called ‘Autumn Calabrese’. You are here to read Autumn Calabreses’s 21 day fix review, so let’s get on with it.
So as I have just explained The 21 Day Fix is one of the latest diet and fitness program’s to hit the market, but is it any good? Does it work? Is it easy to do? And What is it exactly?
When new plans hit the market with a rapid rise in popularity plus all the glossy pages and advertising, if you are like me, I am always a bit sceptical, is this just another fad diet with a bottomless advertising budget to get us all to buy, buy, buy.
So I took it upon myself to do a little research into exactly what the 21 Day Fix is. I was actually pleasantly surprised because it’s one of the few systems that puts equal parts of emphasis on nutrition and fitness!
The 21 Day Fix promises to help you lose 15 pounds in 21 days. You accomplish this by using their special 21 day portion control system as well as 7 specially designed 30 minute workouts.
The really unique thing here is the portion control system. It uses seven color coded food containers to plan your meals out and stick to proper portions. The different colored boxes are different sizes based on what you should be putting in them.
Green – Vegetables
Purple – Fruit Red – Protein
Yellow – Carbohydrates
Blue – Healthy Fats
Orange – Seeds and Oils
Shaker Cups – Drinks
The rules are simple. The book gives you some basic guidelines for what should go in each container and you fill it up with as much as you want. If it fits in there, you get to eat it. I love the idea of simplifying portion control like this. As the more complicated a diet plan is, the harder it is to follow and hence stick too!
The plan comes with a recipe book to give you plenty of ideas of how you can fill up your containers.
The workout portion of the program contains 7 30-minute videos on two DVDs. You can do a different one each day of the week. They may only be 30 minutes but they’re challenging so you can still burn plenty of calories. If they’re too intense for you for any reason there are also modifications on screen so you can still get the benefit of the workout. I love that because I know I have to be a little more careful with my knees and a lot of videos don’t give ways to modify exercises to be more low impact, high impact workout don’t suit every one, especially as we get older.
The seven included workouts are:
- Total Body Cardio Fix
- Upper Body Fix
- Lower Body Fix
- Pilates Fix
- Cardio Fix
- Yoga Fix
- Bonus Dirty 30 Minute Workout
You’ll need some resistance bands and dumbbells for the workouts and they aren’t included.
Overall this seems like a solid plan rather than a fad diet provided you’re using common sense nutrition when filling your food boxes. If you’re struggling to lose weight because you can’t keep your portions in check or struggle to workout regularly, this could be just what you need!