In case you missed it, here's what I shared on Instagram earlier this afternoon...
So what's the deal with these little boxes? Seems kinda gimmicky doesn't it?
That's what I thought, too...
Last year Team Beachbody launched this program called the 21 Day Fix and honestly, I was really skeptical about the whole thing. Their campaign was "If it fits in the container, you can eat it!" and all of the coaches (including myself!) freaked...
I could picture my challengers stuffing Oreos in the containers, mayonnaise, chips, candy... and then hearing all of the negative complaints on why my challengers weren't losing weight or getting results! In my defense, though, the containers looked a lot bigger online! LOL!
So the 21 Day Fix launched and all hell broke loose! I had challengers who wanted to give this a shot (yes, I think they wanted to see just how many oreos they stuff in the Yellow container! Heads up, that's only the size of a 1/2 cup... small, right?)
Well, when the dust settled after the launch and about 6 weeks later (yes, the program was kinda popular and they flew out of the warehouses and Beachbody wasn't ready! They sold out in a matter of hours...) my wife and I finally got our containers in and gave the program a shot.
My biggest shock---the containers were freakin' tiny! The Purple and Green Containers are both 1 cup, the Yellow is a 1/2 cup, the Red is 3/4 cup, the Orange is 1/4 cup and the blue is 1/3 cup. So yes, the cat's out of the bag---if you want to follow the 21 Day fix, YOU DON'T NEED TO BUY THE CONTAINERS!
But yes, I did anyways and I even bought more because I'm trendy like that...
It's the same reason I'll pay $10 for Knee High Socks for my wife that says "Beauty and the Beast" on them.
But honestly, these little boxes change the way you look at food... No calorie counting... No macros, micros, nonsense... No searching for the exact food in MyFitnessPal and trying to plug in the exact serving size, getting your proteins to match at exactly 45% or 35% and taking 1/24th scoop less in your protein Shake because that's going to make a difference! Yes... I'll admit... I was that anal at first! But I thought it was important!
So it's gotten me to lighten up and you know what---it's made it so much easier. Yes, there are certain foods you need to stick with (nope, oreos aren't on there...) But if you want to know how to fit some cheat meals into the plan, I can definitely show you how to do that and still not throw off everything for the entire week :)
So there you have it...
Yes, maybe a little gimmicky but this stuff freakin' works. And Autumn Calabrese isn't that bad to stare at for the duration of the workout either... (don't hate me... I know all of you girls out there doing Body Beast don't listen to Sagi for 50 mins because of his accent!)
I'm launching something special very soon so stay tuned! I can't reveal any details yet but if you haven't liked me on Facebook yet, do so because that's where I'm going to be sharing it first!