Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix gives you results in 3 weeks! I share my review of the popular 30-minute workouts and simple meal plan, as well as, my own before and after photos! (Updated May 2020)
What is the 21 Day Fix?
Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix combines home workouts and portion control dieting. The quick 30-minute workouts are convenient and offer modifications for people new to fitness. Autumn Calabrese also created an amazingly simple meal plan. It uses portion control containers to help you lose weight and tone up in just 3 weeks.
Quick 21 Day Fix Review:
- 30-minute workouts
- Good variety in type of workouts
- Simple nutrition plan using colorful containers
- 3 Treats allowed per week
- 7 workout days
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21 Day Fix Review
We’ll look at the workouts first, then diet and ordering options.
There are 8 unique workouts with the option to add in deluxe routines.
Your 21 Day Fix workouts are Total Body Cardio, Upper Fix, Lower Fix, Pilates Fix, Cardio Fix, Dirty 30, Yoga Fix and 10 Minute Abs.
Each workout is 30-minutes long and easy to follow. They also include a low-impact modifier which is very helpful for beginners.
You don’t have to be an athlete to do the workouts either. The moves are simple to learn, but they are challenging!
The workout schedule is also something you can keep using forever. I like to challenge myself to get more reps or pick up heavier weights every time I workout with Autumn.
The schedule includes one 30 minute workout every day for 3 weeks. You can choose to add an additional workout in Week 3 and do a 3 Day Quick Fix in the last 3 days for MAX results.
What do you need for the 21 day fix workouts?
- A set of Dumbbells – I used 5 – 8lbs or a Resistance Band
- Yoga Mat (optional)
- The DVDs or Beachbody on Demand
Is the 21 Day Fix for beginners?
Absolutely! These 30 minute workouts and simple meal plans are perfect for beginners wanting to lose weight and tone up at home!
Is there a modifier?
Yes! There is a modifier in every workout, and her name is Kat. She shows you proper form, and Autumn explains each modification very well.
Plus, Kat looks like a normal person (versus a fitness competitor) working out which motivated me to keep going. If she can do it, I can do it.
Is the 21 Day Fix for Men?
Yes! In every workout, there is at least 1 man doing the workouts sweating too! The workouts don’t include any silly music or girly moves. Men will follow the same meal plan based on their weight and goals. They may need to up their dumbbells to feel challenged.
What is the difference between 21 Day Fix and the “Real-Time 21 Day Fix”?
The original 21 Day Fix workouts were so popular that Beachbody & Autumn released 21 unique workouts for Beachbody on Demand. So the real-time workouts are newer and include variations each week!
The new real-time workouts are only available to stream on Beachbody on Demand, whereas, the original workout program is available to stream and on DVD.
Try a Free 21 Day Fix Real Time Sample Workout
The Meal Plan
While you could track macronutrients and weigh everything, that takes a lot of knowledge, effort and time. The meal plan really breaks it down into simple color-coded containers for you to use.
Here are a few quick things to know about the meal plan:
- No food is off limits (view the 21 Day Fix food list)
- The program also includes the Portion Fix containers
- You don’t count calories
- You have the flexibility to choose when and what you eat
- It’s also customizable to fit breastfeeding, food allergies, and other dietary needs
Grab our Free 21 Day Fix Meal Plan
Beachbody 21 Day Fix Containers
The containers are at the base of this program, and I think it’s why it works so well. All you have to do is trust the meal plan for 3 weeks and use your containers.
The containers are all different sizes and each color represents a food group.
- Green is Vegetables
- Purple is Fruit
- Red is Protein
- Yellow is Starches & Treats
- Blue is Healthy Fats (Nuts, Avocado, etc)
- Orange is Healthy Fats as well (dressings & seeds)
The meal plan clearly outlines how many containers of each color you eat per day.
The Ultimate Portion Fix
Since the color-coded containers were so popular, Beachbody also worked with Autumn to create a standalone nutrition program with more details and options.
Whether you’re looking for max results or just to take your meal planning to the next level, you may like the Ultimate Portion Fix as an add-on to your 21 Day Fix workouts.
You can get the full nutrition program which includes 100+ recipes, nutritional videos with Autumn, and much more when you stream the 21 Day Fix.
You can get the nutrition program on its own or with Beachbody on Demand and/or supplements too!
Learn More About the Ultimate Portion Fix
You can also order it here:
- Get Ultimate Portion Fix (UPF)
- UPF + Shakeology
- UPF + Beachbody on Demand (for 700+ workouts) + Shakeology
- UPF + Beachbody on Demand (For 700+ workouts) + Workout Supplements
Meal Plan Resources:
- 21 Day Fix Recipes
- 51 Snacks Sorted by Container
- 3 Day Quick Fix Meal Plan and Tips
- 61 Shakeology Recipes
- Overnight Oats with Container Amounts
- 21 Day Fix Crockpot Recipes
On the 21 Day Fix meal plan, Shakeology counts as a protein.
I believe Shakeology works and is a great way to get a healthy protein each day along with essential vitamins, minerals, and power foods.
Since I started my Shakeology diet plan, my digestion, energy, and results have improved. It isn’t just a protein either – I actually count it as a Green and a Red because of all the vegetables in it. You can read my full Shakeology review here.
If you apply for our 21 Day Challenge we can also provide you with a Shakeology meal plan.
Can you have treats on the 21 Day Fix diet?
For every 2 yellow (Starch) containers you don’t eat, you get 1 treat up to 3 times a week. The treat is approximately 100-250 calories. Some of my favorites are a glass of chardonnay or a Snickers bar.
Now you may be saying 3 treats isn’t enough, but remember even pizza is on this plan. It’s just all about moderation.
How do you follow recipes using the containers?
The original meal plan includes a few recipes that list container breakdowns. This helped me figure out what my other recipes might be.
Other Notes on the Meal Plan:
- Each container is BPA-free, microwave, and dishwasher safe, and has a lid.
- I honestly never felt deprived or hungry on the plan.
- It’s important to always get in every container.
- There are vegetarian options.
- If you want a harder diet plan look at the 21 Day Fix Extreme Countdown to Competition option.
Does the 21 Day Fix Actually Work?
Yes, the workouts and meal plan are extremely effective! You’ll not only burn calories and challenge your body each day with the workouts, but the meal plan helps you lose weight as well!
My 21 Day Fix Before and After Photos
I couldn’t believe my 21 Day Fix results! It was a simple plan to follow, and it gave me better results than other 90-day programs. I used the 21 Day Challenge Pack with Shakeology.
I lost 5.5 lbs and 11 inches on the 21 Day Fix!
That was just in 1 round! My waist went down to a 24!!! That is smaller than it was in high school! I also wore my tightest pair of jeans to a concert, and they were almost loose! Another awesome feeling was that I wasn’t craving a cheat meal.
Get the Challenge Pack or stream it with Beachbody On Demand
What is included with the 21 Day Fix?
You’ll receive 7 workouts plus your nutrition guide, workout schedule, the 3 Day Quick Fix guide, portion control containers and our support.
The workouts are:
- Total Body Cardio Fix – A total body workout using light weights.
- Upper Fix – A mix of body-weight and free-weight exercises to tone your arms, chest, back, and abs.
- Lower Fix – A mix of floor moves and free-weight exercises to tone your lower body.
- Pilates Fix – An active recovery workout that will tone your whole body.
- Cardio Fix – A calorie burner using your own body weight to tone your body.
- Dirty 30 – A total body resistance workout.
- Yoga Fix – A relaxing yoga class to end the week.
- Abs Fix – 10 minutes of different floor exercises with no rest.
Get the Challenge Pack or stream it with Beachbody On Demand
Streaming Your Workouts
Beachbody on Demand allows you to stream your workouts from anywhere. You can even download up to 7 workouts a time if you’re not around good Internet.
With the streaming service, you have access to the full program including the deluxe workouts!
You can also download and print out any meal plans and calendars. Learn more by reading our full Beachbody on Demand review.
There is a free 2-week free trial if you’d like to stream your workouts!
After that, it’s $39 per quarter after ($13 a month). You can also cancel at any time including during the trial!
Daily Support and Tips
Our coaching service is totally free, and we’d love to be as involved as you’d like us to be. We offer monthly accountability with meal ideas, tips, and more!
To have us as your coaches, just make sure to use this link to order & make sure it says Kalee Dillard is your coach.
If it doesn’t, you can look me up with a coach ID of 1001548. You can also email email@example.com after you order to confirm we’re your coaches.
How do I get started with the 21 Day Fix?
It’s easier than you think to get started with your fitness journey!
It’s 4 easy steps!!
- Choose either the Challenge Pack, DVDs, or to stream the workouts with Beachbody On Demand
- Then, find our guide to create your 21 Day Fix Meal Plan
- Print your workout calendar
- Get started! If you need help – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Should You Consider Becoming a Beachbody Coach?
Beachbody coaches make 25% from any order placed through their site and get 25% off their personal orders. We also never have to have inventory on hand or hit a sales goal. It’s also free to cancel at any time.
Learn About Beachbody Coaching or Sign Up Now
You’ll see the Ultimate Portion Fix + 21 Day Fix as an option to purchase as you sign up to coach.
There are also events through the year where you could workout live with Autumn or even meet her!
So if you’ve been thinking about coaching – right now could be the perfect time!
We hope our review helped you. If you have questions, please comment below!
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