Tweaking & Cheating on The Diet : 21-Day Fix

If you have never done the 21-DAY Fix and you have 10 or more pounds to lose I suggest skipping this blog post and just doing the program as written.  You can watch the video HERE.

Tweaking & Cheating on The Diet : 21-Day Fix

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If you are already fairly happy with your weight, lets say you are looking to loose the last 10 lbs, then you might find this interesting.  I’ve come up with a few tweaks of my own to make this program even easier to follow … yet still allow you to lose weight.

1.  I DON’T EAT THAT MUCH FRUIT. Sorry, maybe I should, but I just don’t. I do however always want to go over my allotment of veggies.  What is a healthy eater to do?  I use the fruit containers for veggies that are sugary &/or are actually fruits.

Sweet Veggies like Beets, Carrots, Corn, Tomatoes, Peppers can easily be swapped for fruit.

2.  FREE FOODS.  There is a small list of free foods in the guide.  Like Lemon juice and seasoning mixes.  There are a few other foods, I personally have added to my own “free list.”  I determine their free ranking based on their caloric content.  If it is a vegetable under 40 calories a serving, I just don’t bother counting it.  I know 4 servings of 40 calories starts to add up, so I do pay attention.  But do I portion out the lettuce on a salad?  Nope.  Not at all.  I fill that bowl up!

Free:  Leafy Greens!!! Lettuce, Spinach, Summer Squash, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Mushrooms, Sprouts, etc.

3.  WORKOUTS & MUSCLE LET ME EAT (a little) MORE.  In the very back of the guide, pg 76 to be exact, we are told that we shouldn’t stay in this restricted calorie diet indefinitely.  We are also told that if we are doing high-intensity workouts like Insanity or P90x we should increase our calories even more.  I do still desperately want to lose my last 10 lbs.…. but I also workout hard and have a lot more muscle than I used to.  So to make this program sustainable for supporting my workouts I’m upping the calories JUST a little.  Its basically the equivalent of an extra snack per day.  And since I have less to lose, I don’t mind so much that I might lose a little slower consuming a higher number of calories.  I’m rather patient with things like the final pounds of dieting.  If I need to add a 4th or 5th week to meet my goal, then that’s what I’ll do.

I would rather stick with a program that is slightly modified, yet sustainable, than quit a few days in because it is too hard to stick too.

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