The saying goes “If you fail to plan, plan to fail”. Planning is the key to success when it comes to the 21 Day Fix. The Fix is designed to make sure you’re eating a balance of all food groups in their proper proportions. You can get a more detailed overview of the program here, for now we’re going to dive right into planning meals for week 1.
I started with a handy meal tracker work sheet that I printed out and then filled in by hand. If you’d prefer to plan your meals on your computer, here’s a PDF you can download. I started by planning out my breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and then whatever remaining containers I had left I used to create my snacks. (I should mention I’m in the 1,200 – 1,499 calorie range, and I plan to eat most of my carbs in the first half of my day.) I also tried to make each meal stretch into 2… for example repurposing the shredded taco chicken from Monday’s dinner into tacos for Tuesday’s lunch…. using the leftover ground turkey from Wednesday’s for Friday’s lunch, etc. I kept track of the containers I used in each meal by drawing little colored squares at the bottom of each meal, and then tallying them up at the bottom. Once I had my week planned, I created my shopping list, and now I’m ready to start the Fix tomorrow!