Want AMAZING results in 21 days? That’s what the new 21 Day Fix Diet promoted by Beachbody promises for three simple payments of $19.95 (plus shipping and handling). Simple fitness, simple eating, fast results!

But what is The 21 Fix Diet really about? Let’s get started on this Dieting Deception Series breakdown…

When you first arrive at the 21 Day Fix sales page, this is the second content block you’ll see:

amazing-results
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Pinterest
  • Buffer

Right off the bat, there are two glaring issues:

  1. The before and after photo appears manipulated. I’ve published another image below pointing out the manipulated aspects of the photo.
  2. The weight and inches lost are not in context and are designed to trick you. Most of the weight lost at the beginning of any diet/lifestyle change is water weight. Nobody who looks like the girl in this picture is going to lose 10 pounds of fat in 21 days. NOBODY. And 10 inches lost? 10 inches? Where? How? She didn’t lose 10 inches from her waist. Her arms look identical. And her legs appear to be duplicates.

images.001.jpg.001
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Pinterest
  • Buffer

Poor flat lighting on the before. Great lighting, happy smile, and better hair on the after. Identical arms. Added shadowing and lighting to enhance the bust (hey ladies, get bigger breasts with the 21 Day Fix!). Sucking in stomach on the after with enhanced shadowing for definition. Purposefully bloating the stomach on the before. Identical leg shadows. All the marks of manipulation are here.

And that’s only the obvious stuff. There are other techniques that have likely been used, such as the liquify tool on the bust and hips. This is classic photo manipulation for the purpose of selling results that don’t exist and it’s one of the reasons we made it a policy at Rebooted Body to not use before and after pictures. They’re too easily manipulated and lead people to focusing on the wrong things (body perfection vs health and sustainability).

The Return of the 21 Day Habit Myth

So many programs peddle the 21 day habit myth and the 21 Day Fix is no different. There is a lot of marketing psychology at play here as well. 21 days sounds very doable for anyone. They want it to seem really easy so you feel like you’re not going to have to do a lot of work and you’ll be a completely different person in very little time.

But if you watch the video, the people who have lost the most weight have gone through 10+ rounds of the program. It’s all marketing. Instead of saying, “Accomplish your goals in 210 days” they’re saying, “Accomplish your goals in 21 days (times 10).”

More Bullshit in Pretty Packaging

why-most-diets-dont-work
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Pinterest
  • Buffer

“Because they don’t make it easy to lose weight and keep the weight off.” — Wow, that’s really profound. Lots of words, zero meaning. Any talk about health? No. Any talk about sustainable principles or tools? No. Any education whatsoever? No.

exercise-1
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Pinterest
  • Buffer

“Targeted resistance training…” I don’t see any real resistance training. You mean those silly cardio resistance bands? That’s not resistance training, that’s a waste of time. And the word “targeted” is suspicious. The most effective form of resistance training uses compound movements, not “targeted” movements.

“Shape your chest, back, shoulders, arms, and abs.” Everything the mainstream health and fitness tells you needs to be better about your body—we take care of that for you!

“Blast fat and burn calories!” Those little bastard fat cells will pay on the 21 Day Fix.

Note the use of the word “fix” in all the workout plans. Never forget that you’re broken.

exercise-2
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Pinterest
  • Buffer

If you’re not interested in the other stuff, maybe you’ll be interested in these three buzz-word based programs.

Pilates!

Yoga!

Cardio!

All the popular-right-now stuff is there folks. Buy now!

The 21 Day Fix Principles

How does the 21 Day Fix actually work and are the principles sound? Let’s take a look…

portion-control
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Pinterest
  • Buffer

So the premise is that you measure out all your food into little plastic containers and that’s how you know how much to eat. And they’re doing a nice little upsell here to their Shakeology product as a dietary supplement.

“No more calorie counting…” You actually ARE counting calories. You’re just doing it in a pre-determined way much like Weight Watchers. The principle is still the same broken nonsense: eat whatever you want, just less of it.

“No starving…” This can’t actually be true because I don’t see anything that would make it true. If you significantly reduce your caloric intake (which is what the containers do) without regard for nutrition (remember, you can eat whatever you want), gut health, hormone stability, etc. then you’re going to be hungry. There’s no way around it.

why-it-works
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Pinterest
  • Buffer

“It’s not another diet…” What do you mean it’s not another diet? How is it not a diet? It’s a short-term program centered around a gimmick (colored plastic cups for portion control). Do people really think this is sustainable? They think that 20 years from now they’ll be carrying out these stupid plastic cups? Who is realistically going to take these things anywhere, ever?

“21 days fix lets you eat…” No, 21 Day Fix makes you eat less without regard for nourishing your body, healing your body, or healing your relationship with food.

“Only in just the right portions…” Principle-wise, this is completely nonsense. It’s basically saying that every single person on this planet has the same caloric need and every single person needs the same portion size. If that’s not a classic dieting mantra, I don’t know what is.

“So you don’t feel miserable and deprived…” This program is all about restriction, willpower, and discipline. How could you not feel miserable and deprived on it? It’s the perfect recipe for getting a body you love and a life you hate.

What’s Missing in The 21 Day Fix?

It’s not always what the marketing messages say, it’s what they don’t say that often bothers me the most. Here’s what’s missing…

  • Real Food Nutrition. There’s a 21 day nutrition book, but by the looks of things it’s just mainstream fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats talk from the 1980s. The good news is that you’ll fall asleep quickly while reading it.
  • Gut Health. If you only change how much you’re eating and not what you’re eating, then you’re preventing healing from taking place, especially when it comes to your gut. Eating toxic things, but less of them, doesn’t heal the body. You have to make a much more principled change when it comes to the foods you’re eating and this program doesn’t help you do that or even allude to the importance of it.
  • Hormone Regulation. As with healing and gut health, you’re not going to get your hormones back in alignment without more principled changes. In fact, by cutting calories without regard for nutrition, you’re likely to do even more damage.
  • Sleep & Stress. Any talk of the importance of sleep or stress? How to sleep better, deeper, longer? How to mitigate stressors in a meaningful way? Any education around these topics? Don’t see it.
  • Psychology. Everything about this program is centered around your ability to use willpower to continue portioning your food with little plastic cups. That’s antithetical to long-term success. There’s no education on your inner-psychology to heal your relationship with food, body, and self. This is the key to lifelong change—learning why you’re unable to close the gap between your good intentions and your actual behavior.
  • Functional Movement. All I see are DVD workouts based around buzz-words. Zero thought. Nothing new. Just as with the 80s-style nutrition recommendations, these are just the thong-leotard & neon sock workouts of our day.
  • Perspective Shifts & Habit Change. The only time behavior change sticks is when it comes with critical perspective shifts. If your mindset hasn’t changed, behavior changes will ultimately fail. There’s nothing about this program that’s going to change your perspective on anything. It’s the same-old, same-old approach with a new gimmick (plastic portion cups) and pretty packaging sold by a pretty face who is likely struggling with a workout obsession and body image disorder (she’s a bikini competitor).

Does the outlandish marketing, the cup gimmick, and the pretty face make you want to jump for this Dieting Deception? The comments section is open.

Comments

  • Jackie says:

    Haha this is ridiculous. I’ve lost 15 pounds and for the first time in my life have actually learned how to eat. Cutting out the majority of processed foods, increasing my water intake, working out consistently, and eating a well balance meal all right by the 21 day fix program. Oh and also my before and after pictures look better than that example you used.

    • Lindsey says:

      You seem to know zero about the diet. 21 day fix is all about proper nutrition and no you regularly can’t eat whatever you want. The food promoted is clean foods… Whole grains, fresh vegetables etc. There are foods you are told regularly to avoid but if you are in a situation where you can’t avoid they teach you how to do so in moderation.

      You got so used to the containers you learn to eat without them and that’s the point. In no way are you being told to use containers your whole life… But you are being taught what proper portions are for your size and activity level, and you are being taught what is healthy food and what is not. You also are learning to exercise regularly and seeing results.

      I picked this program and chose it because after actually researching it I found it made the most nutritional sense and was the most sustainable long term. I’ve had more cheats then I care for so far but even with the cheats and days where I didn’t follow it I have lost 19 inches off my body in two cycles including 6 inches off my waist. And no we are past the water weight stuff but onto the real difference. And those containers in two cycles have taught me what I should be eating in a way no program ever have.

      Furthermore I’ve never been hungry. In fact I tend to over eat and my calorie intake suggestions are at the highest because I have a lot to use… I tend to drop down to the middle one because the amount for food is too much for me…. I feel like I am constantly eating. Which is alarming because it shows me how many calories of junk I was actually consuming to sustain the weight I was at…. I have to eat so much of the healthy stuff to actually lose weight compared to the likely 1000 additional calories of junk I was eating before and not eating as much.

      This program works and before you go judging it without clearly doing your research perhaps do so…. It’s a great tool for someone like me who didn’t have a clue and I have benefited so greatly off of this program as it’s truly taught me a sustainable and healthy lifestyle that will impact me for life.

    • Rachael says:

      Way to go, Jackie!! 21 day fix definitely works – keep up the good work!

    • Kevin Geary says:

      Almost all diets work short-term. Unfortunately, it our experience they fail people relatively quickly after that initial success. I’m glad it seems to be working for you…I just hope your success continues. I don’t see putting your food in little jars as a sustainable habit. Is it really something you’re going to be doing 10 years from now? Or do you feel like this is going to teach you some sort of sustainable portion control technique?

      • Nicky Potts says:

        It teaches you how much food you should be eating…you learn to eyeball it after a week or so.

        This program has finally taught me how to eat eat right, and motivated me to fit workouts into my day which is now a habit. I look and feel better than ever. And im not just defending my money spent, because i got the program for free.

      • April Ray says:

        21DF worked for me. I lost 40lbs and kept it off for 21 months now. How can a program that promotes portioned, clean eating and daily exercise be a bad thing?!? There’s no sensationalism involved, if you eat right and exercise you will lose weight. It absolutely helped me understand appropriate portions and what kinda of food I need to eat. I don’t use the containers anymore, don’t need to, it’s habit now and I can eyeball the proper amount of pasta or meat. I don’t workout religiously but when I need to shape up I hop back on the program and follow it strictly. It works. And I’m not a coach, just a believer.

  • Rachael says:

    Obviously you are downing one program to promote your own program. High class. 21 day fix does teach portion control in the long run. Will I measure my food in the containers forever? No, of course not, but I will remember what a serving looks like. I agree that the sample picture is ridiculous and manipulated, but search a little harder and you’ll find real life success stories with the program. I hope your program is just as successful for those who choose to use it, but I encourage you to stop bashing others who are trying to get healthy and lose weight.

    • Kevin Geary says:

      So because I have a program I can’t point out fundamental flaws in any other strategy without being accused of tearing others down for no reason other than my own benefit?

      Or…is it more likely that I actually want people to succeed and therefore try to point them in the right direction and away from things that will ultimately waste their time and money?

      Do you really trust a program that is so manipulative with their marketing? Of course they have success stories…everything works short-term. I’m not interested in short-term success. I play the long game and so do our members.

      • Nicky Potts says:

        This program has worked for many people, myself included. It simply teaches clean and portioned eating and regular exercise. Thats all.

      • Jessica Hood says:

        Kevin – perhaps your critics would be more open minded if your description of 21 Day Fix wasn’t so sensational and over the top. It is obvious from your hostile replies that your review isn’t objective.

      • Kevin Geary says:

        Can you provide an example of how it’s “sensational and over the top?” Or do you just say that about everyone who doesn’t agree with you?

      • Kelly Ann Tierney says:

        Thank you, Allie! My thoughts exactly.

  • Kim says:

    I’ve managed to loose 40lbs using the 21 day fix program and have successfully kept it off for a year now.
    It takes an average of 21 days to build new habits and get rid of less desired ones. Hence this is where the program name is derived from, not that you will get your “perfect body” in three weeks.

    No I don’t always still use my containers but I keep them handy as sometimes I like to make sure I have my portions in check, (personal choice). When I was using them on a regular basis, I did bring them with me when going to work/ out to dinner etc. No I didn’t find it confining or problematic, I found it empowering.

    The eating plan is a suggestion of foods to fill your containers with, for those who may struggle with choosing healthy options. The program also allows for different amounts of foods depending on a persons size/weight. My body may require 2 portions of fruit a day whereas someone else may need 4. You are never starving, they indicate that if you are still hungry then by all means eat but maybe eat a healthy salad instead of a candy bar. They also recommend that you speak with your physician as well before starting the program to make sure it’s right for you. I’m sure you would still get results with diet modifications.

    I also enjoy the workouts, being able to do this from home has been wonderful. I’ve spent $600 plus a year on a gym membership and have had little to no success.
    Everyone will find something that works differently for them. I will support anyone who is wanting to improve their health in a responsible way. I do however, feel sceptical of anyone who degrades another company without having tried their product firsthand.

    • Kevin Geary says:

      It takes an average of 21 days to build new habits and get rid of less desired ones. Hence this is where the program name is derived from, not that you will get your “perfect body” in three weeks.

      Actually, the 21 day assertion is a myth … https://rebootedbody.com/pattern-paralysis/

      I do however, feel sceptical of anyone who degrades another company without having tried their product firsthand.

      I keep hearing this accusation. That I’m just tearing others down. But there is no proof to back the accusation up and the argument itself, as you presented it, isn’t logical. What if I told you to just not eat food and then when you said, “that’s not a good plan” I responded, “I feel really skeptical of you for tearing this plan down without even trying it?” Do you see how nonsensical that argument is?

      I’ve presented arguments here very clearly and instead of responding to the arguments directly and countering them, you are choosing to attack my motives. That’s not helpful.

  • Jennifer says:

    I have tried the 21 day fix previously (about a year ago) and found that while, yes I lost about 12 pounds in those 21 days, I was unable to keep the weight off. In fact, I did another aggressive round of the “Fix” and only lost another 2 pounds in that time frame. I followed the program to a tee as I had the first time but ultimately opted for another avenue. I agree with the author that this is a temporary fix. I still make healthy eating choices but I do not set myself up for dietary failure by restricting myself the foods I occasionally crave. Over the past 3 weeks (coincidentally 21 days) of my own diet plan concoction, I have lost 2″ off my hips and 1.5″ off my thighs. That has been done by eating the right foods, not depriving myself of a treat here or there, and exercising every day; something that I feel I CAN do long term, not like the 21 Day Fix. I’m sure there are people out there that it works for, but for my personality and love affair with food, it is not for me.

    • Kevin Geary says:

      It sounds like your new plan is much more sensible and sustainable Jennifer. I’m glad you’ve found something that has put you on a better track 🙂

  • Kari says:

    Personally I love the 21 one day fix and lost 8lbs in 21 days and feel great! I know how to better eat and I am happy with the program. It sounds like this person is nitpicking to me….

    • Kevin Geary says:

      So, you consider losing 8 pounds of mostly water weight in 21 days to be a sure-fire success? No worries about where you’ll be in 3 months, a year, or 3 years? You feel like the lack of principles and clear examples of manipulation I laid out are “nitpicking?”

      Do you think weight lost in 21 days is a relevant marker of how effective a program is for long-term, lifestyle-based success?

      • Kelsey Hawkins says:

        Wow. Do you knock all your clients that lose weight by saying it’s “just water weight?”

        She lost 8 pounds. That’s 8 pounds gone and a healthier life.

      • Kevin Geary says:

        When my clients lose 8+ pounds that fast, I inform them of the truth instead of misleading them like every other program seems to do. Losing water weight doesn’t make you healthier.

  • Cheryl says:

    I’m afraid I have to disagree with you on the success of people doing the 21 Day Fix, but I totally agree with you on the marketing gimmick/psychology side of things.

    I’ve done the Fix after already losing 35 pounds. I hit a plateau, do I have it a try. However, I kind of cheated and found the measurements and instructions online rather than dole out an insane amount of money for dollar store containers. I lost six pounds and kept it off, but I actively try to live a healthier lifestyle, so that’s no surprise. That was last spring and while I only did one round, I still go by the measurements for some foods – actually measuring things like rice and oats, but eyeballing things like fruit and veg.

    It helped me… But yeah…. The whole 21 days to form a habit myth was debunked ages ago, and the marketing is totally deceptive, but they do need to make money I suppose!

  • Sam says:

    I’m actually doing a round now, but I’ve previously lost a lot of weight on my own and my eating habits are already very good.

    I find the actual plan fairly restrictive so far as diet is concerned for my own needs. So I eat in a way that has been working for me. I know from previous experience if I lose more than 1/2 to 1 lb per week, I WILL have trouble keeping it off because I’ve passed that point of losing weight quickly in the beginning of a new plan.

    I do love the workouts, though. They’re efficient and effective, and I can do them for many rounds and challenge myself each time by just pushing myself harder.

    I think for anyone trying to get started who may have been sedentary and/or eating a less than optimal diet previously, if they follow the diet plan they’ll definitely see a large loss immediately. Quite frankly, in my own observation and experience, that happens for anyone who just suddenly cleans up their diet and starts restricting calories. I cleaned up years ago, so I actually tend to put on a little weight in my first couple weeks of a new program, then I’ll lose the inflammation and can generally lose 2-4 lbs in a month in a healthy way if I’m consistent. I just look at it all as a slow buildup.

    Anyway, I agree that they do push the gimmicky marketing. I also agree that the meal plan might be a little restrictive for some, definitely for anyone seriously trying to build muscle.

    On the other hand, it does help raise awareness for “newbies” that it is essential to eat properly and portion control if you expect to get results from a 30 minute workout daily. It also offers a chance for change and challenge and to redirect bad eating habits.

    I have seen results with this program, good ones! I don’t strictly follow the eating plan because I don’t want to “plunge” and lose a bunch in a short period of time. I’m not going to go down that road ever again. I definitely refuse to purchase their shakeology or eat anything that comes in powder form promising complete nutrition in one scoop for $130 per month. :-/

    I won’t totally bag it, but I think people should view this the same as any other tool or program. If you stick to it, you’ll get results. But the true maintenance comes from learning how to properly fuel your body for the long term and focus on mental, emotional, and physical health and lifestyle no matter what your plan is.

  • Nichole says:

    Hi! I love your thoughts here. I have been doing 21 Day Fix since January. I do love how much stronger I am. I lost and gained five lbs of water weight.

    I am intrigued by your thoughts on psychology. And a “body you love and a life you hate.” So do you have any recommendations for books about how to come to terms with negative body image, etc.? I find myself at times discouraged, even though I am in pretty good shape!

  • Kelsey Hawkins says:

    Hahah “mainstream veggies.” I just can’t even. Can food be mainstream?? Literally hilarious. 21 day fix has taught me HOW to eat and ENJOY nutrition. It gave me the boost to create healthy HABITS and a lifestyle change. The containers aren’t meant to be long term. They are a way to train your brain to know portion control. I actually realized on 21 DF that I wasn’t eating enough and that I needed to up my calorie intake and the pounds dropped like flies.

    Nice try. But it works Hun.

    • Bailey Keenan says:

      Right, it works. “Train your brain to know portion control” because our bodies are just computers, and are not to be trusted. We have to force them to comply with this one-size-fits-all solution that someone else created because we aren’t individuals or anything.

      A solution that was created for everyone works for no one.

    • Kevin Geary says:

      Again, you’re failing to understand context. Come find us in a few years and tell us how you’re doing. I’ve never said these types of diets don’t work short-term. I play the long game. My clients play the long game. The long-term success rate for these programs is dismal. You can’t “train your brain to know portion control.” That’s not how this works.

  • Kamonica says:

    I have completed 3 full rounds of the 21 day fix, followed exactly, and lost nothing. I find there is just too little carbs and too much protein according to what dietitians say you should be getting for weight loss. But, what do you do? Everyone has different information, and it is confusing and disheartening especially when nothing works.

  • Bailey Keenan says:

    I’m a recovering Beachbody coach who actually had the right idea about all of this real food, healthy mindset, healthy movement stuff 3 years ago BEFORE I decided to purchase this exact program and become a coach. Looking back now I am kicking myself for ever getting involved with this company for the exact reasons that Kevin mentions. It’s all about aesthetics. Everyone in the videos is practically naked with visible ab muscles. They SAY nutrition is important, but the meal plans that come with each program are in abject opposition to that. There is no focus on real health. My hormones and sleep went insane trying to stick my food in these stupid little colored boxes, but at least I look good. What a joke! Yes, 21 Day Fix works if your goal is to lose weight while gaining an obsessive, disordered relationship with food and exercise, which of course is what Beachbody wants because then you will keep buying their shit. Lesson learned (the hard way).

    • Kevin Geary says:

      Thanks for adding this to the discussion Bailey.

      • Marie says:

        I stumbled upon this while googling “gaining weight after 21 day fix” to see if anyone had the same issue as me. I, too, bought the 21 day fix and signed up to be a Beachbody coach. I did the program and lost 4 pounds. I found into very hard to stay within the containers (I was still hungry but felt guilty if I ate more of the containers) and after the program, I just ate so much and now here I am 10 pounds heavier than I was before the fix. My balance is completely thrown off. Before I did all this I had lost 30 pounds by following my own lifestyle change of clean eating and running. So I feel the 21 day fix really derailed me. And I’m trying to figure out why this happened, was it because I was depriving my
        body of my usual diet while on the fix? Anyway, I’ve decided to part ways with Beachbody and focus on what has worked for me. Just looking for added insight or if someone had the same issue as me.

  • Becca says:

    I love the 21 day fix. I’ve been doing it since October and I have consistently lost weight and inches. I have never felt better! It has taught me how to eat, finally! I’ve tried so many other ways of eating – carb cycling, calorie counting, etc. and this program is the ONLY one that I CAN do the rest of my life. And no, I don’t use the containers every day. I have learned how to eat without needing them. I also don’t use Shakeology. For the first time in my life I am working out every single day and I’ve never felt better or more confident. Sure, it won’t be the best lifestyle for everyone. I believe you have to find what works for you. For me, I’m so glad I gave it a chance.

  • Seisha says:

    Ok, I’m going to start by saying I am a Beachbody supporter. I do agree that the before and after photos usually look tampered with, but I also ignore those kind of things with any program I look into, Beachbody created or not. Of course it’s a gimmick. But, even most foods that say “gluten free” or anything “free” or “low” is a gimmick because people will tend to see those words and think it’s healthier. They’re usually not because they’re replaced with things that are not so good for you. Every company has a gimmick. You have a gimmick as well when you’re “reviewing” other programs and pointing out the negative. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that, but it is a bit hypocritical.

    Also, any program you do, including yours, is pretty much short-term. It’s up to the “customers” to continue on after they’re done. Whether it be a 21-day program or a 90-day program, they’re all just jump starts, and anyone who thinks “hey, I’m going to follow this program perfectly, eat healthier, work out every day, lose weight, and in 21 days, when I’m done, I can go back to having my pizza, chips, and beer” and that they’ll be able to maintain they’re loss is naive. My point is, 21 days, 90 days, it doesn’t matter. Just because the programs are that long doesn’t mean that they’re short-term. Those people that do 10 rounds are clearly not seeing it as short-term. All I’m saying is, you can’t say a workout program is giving anyone short-term results when it’s what the customers do afterwards that determine whether they’re really only that.

    • Kevin Geary says:

      You have a gimmick as well when you’re “reviewing” other programs and pointing out the negative.

      I don’t think the word “gimmick” means what you think it means.

      Also, any program you do, including yours, is pretty much short-term.

      This is not true. Programs are short-term when they focus on short-term results and give you tools that can’t possibly be successful long-term because the protocols or tools are impractical or unsustainable.

      A program like our Total Body Reboot program is focused completely on authentic, sustainable principles and practical tools that work for the rest of your life. Totally different approach. And that’s why we get results that last.

      Those people that do 10 rounds are clearly not seeing it as short-term. All I’m saying is, you can’t say a workout program is giving anyone short-term results when it’s what the customers do afterward that determine whether they’re really only that.

      The clients usually fall back into old habits afterward because the program they’re following is unsustainable and has done nothing to address the psychology of their behavior. You clearly haven’t spent much time here and are making assumptions about what our programs provide…

  • Nicole says:

    Opinion is the only thing valid in this article lol. My best friend and I did it, and kept doing it, then implemented what we learned and I’ve lost 60 lbs and she’s lost 72 lbs. so I disagree with your opinion, but that’s only because I have a tried and tested one of my own. 😉

    • Kevin Geary says:

      I think you’re missing the main points of the article. Everything “works” in the short-term. I don’t care about the short-term. I care about leading my clients to long-term success. These quick-fix programs do not provide the necessary tools to be successful long term. Like all other diet industry programs, they have about a 95% long-term failure rate.

      • Glenda says:

        I’m on day 16 if my first round of the 21 day fix. I’m only doing the workouts. The eating program is not sustainable for me. I enjoy eating and think my diet is pretty healthy. After 16 days, I look forward to my daily workout and am beginning to feel stronger and more flexible. It truly is becoming a positive habit. I can do 30 minutes every day! I’m going to keep doing it from now on!

  • allie says:

    Wow is this article inaccurate! You never tried 21-day fix- only looked at the commercials, right? The “Portion Fix” book has multiple eating plans (number of portions a day of each color container), based on calorie goals. It’s not the same for everyone! Not only that, but no way can I eat whatever I want, so sad… there are a list of approved foods for each container – and rules about “cheating” … you are also instructed to put all the food on your plate after measuring it in the containers, so over time you learn to eyeball it. And it’s a work out Autumn made for herself when she needed it and decided to share it. It’s designed for someone relatively fit to use to look a little better for a special event or something – but personally I find it easier to commit to 3 weeks one round at a time, as I try to lose weight over years…

    So judgy without all the facts. Tisk tisk

    • Kevin Geary says:

      Thank you for pointing out all of the factors that make the 21-Day Fix even more destructive. Rules, “cheating,” “approved foods,” “measuring” — sounds like a blast. Actually, sounds like every conventional diet ever that has a 5% success rate.

      • allie says:

        You just completely ignored the fact that your assertions in your article are false. Bravo!

      • Kevin Geary says:

        No, the points I made in the article are all relevant. You just graciously added to them.

  • Sarah says:

    Personally, I think you have included a 21 Fix critique on your site in order to draw in their traffic to benefit yourself. They obviously have a higher budget than you and have done huge amounts of marketing and so by having this page on your site I think you are hoping your critique of them will get people to buy into your plan instead. It’s a really smart strategy of getting traffic. Kudos to you! I’ll give your program a look and weigh my options.

  • Submit a Comment

    You have to agree to the comment policy.

    Pin It on Pinterest

    Spread the Love

    Others need this too!