After eyeing Chalene Johnson’s 131 Diet, I decided to do some research on what it entailed. Her new approach to nutrition focuses on gut health. Her hope is to provide help you find lasting weight loss & feel your best, but I wanted to know more about what she actually ate. *Updated April 2019*
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The 131 Diet website really doesn’t offer a ton of information about it. They mention it’s backed by science to help reset your metabolism; however, the specifics of how it works or what you’ll do isn’t outlined very well.
For that reason – I really dug into forums, Pinterest and more to get a better idea on this un-diet, diet plan.
From my research, I found that:
Chalene’s 131 Diet combines counting macros through a ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting and elimination dieting tricks all into one program.
The plan is broken down into phases – prep week, ketogenic diet, fasting and then adding back in foods.
Originally the 131 Diet was offered as an online course and community for $147. Now, she’s replaced that with a book.
The 131 Method Book Includes:
- her unique approach to weight-loss
- a personalized plan to boost your metabolism
- science-based methods to improve your gut health, reduce cravings and balance hormones
- 100 healthy recipes
On the 131 Diet, you’re encouraged to eat things like:
- high quality meats & eggs
- healthy fats: avocado, coconut oil, coconut butter, EVOO, MCT, Nuts, Seeds, etc
- Veggies like: Leafy greens, asparagus, mushrooms, bell peppers, artichokes, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower
You also eliminate foods that cause inflammation.
These foods include things like:
- sugar (Real and fake)
- processed foods (and lunch meat)
- grains and gluten
- known toxins
- carbonated beverages
- fried foods
- artificial colors
What does a day look like on the plan?
Since it’s intermittent fasting, you’d have a window of time to eat, and a window of time to fast.
The 131 Diet meals are going to be high protein, high fat with your carbs coming from non-starchy veggies.
Breakfast: Veggie Omelette with veggies topped with avocado
Lunch: Leafy Greens with EVOO, chicken, walnuts & goat cheese
Dinner: Salmon with bell peppers sautéed in coconut oil
Does it Work?
While I haven’t done the program, I would have to say it works. You can also check out the official website and see results.
With that said, you’re likely to see results from an elimination diet like the Whole 30 as well. You may also see weight loss or better fitness results when you track your macros or add in intermittent fasting too!
Just eating cleaner and avoiding junk can help you see results.
So Why Do the 131 Diet?
Personally, I chose not to do this plan. I know I fail when I start labeling foods, and fasting isn’t for everyone.
With that said, someone else may do so well with this program. I also can literally see how Chalene’s body and skin has transformed. So I know it works if the plan fits your preferences and lifestyle.
It combines 3 really popular diet trends (keto, fasting & eliminating certain foods for X period of time). It is customizable to your lifestyle, and sometimes just investing in a plan can be helpful for motivation.
Chalene is also great, and nutrition is something she is truly passionate about. So I feel like she’ll keep the information up-to-date and really does have her heart in it.
If you’re on the fence, I’d suggest listening to her podcast to see if it’s a good fit for you.
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Will you do the 131 Diet? If you have, how did you like it?
If you’re looking for a plan to incorporate healthy, balanced eating with workouts – you should also check out our 21 Day Challenge!
It should be noted, I have not bought or followed the program. I am just merely sharing what I’ve found to be the general idea behind the Anti-diet. This review isn’t every detail of the program by any means, it’s just a guide to help you decide if it’s for you.