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  • Writer's pictureNicole B

Why am I not losing WEIGHT with 21 Day Fix?

This is one of the most common questions that circulates in my support groups and the 21 Day Fix related Facebook groups, some people find that they are not losing weight the first week and some are not losing their first round. There are also those who have even reported they have been up a pound or two. This goes for almost EVERY program that I coach women through and I often find they fall off before they even give it a chance.

In theory, weight loss should be easy: Watch what you eat, work up a sweat, and reap the rewards.But losing weight doesn’t always seem that simple. You can feel like you’re doing all the right things — and you might lose some weight at first, but then you might reach the dreaded weight-loss plateau.

These changes especially in the wrong direction are so discouraging. The reason you started this is to get fit and feel great about yourself and your body! It is important to remember that when you are new to exercise or you have just changed your fitness routine, your muscles may be storing water to protect themselves, they often hold onto water to repair themselves. . Once you get used to the workouts, some of the water will shed and you’ll drop weight. TRUST THE PROCESS, the results will come!

Keeping all that in mind, have you checked your inches lately? My scale as of today is up 3 pounds, but down 2 inches in my waist. This is a perfect example that the scale doesn’t always reflect progress. Also keep in mind it may be a good time to reevaluate and mix it up a bit, if it doesn't challenge you - it won't change you!

Here are some tips that can help:

  • Eat fruits that are lower in sugar. Choose berries, pears, plums, oranges plums rather than bananas or dried fruit.

  • Eat from the top 1/3 of the lists. The top of the list is where the best options are, for best results stick with the items located at the top.

  • Consider eliminating dairy. Dairy causes inflammation in many people and they don’t even realize it.

  • Be wary of using a lot of canned foods. They always have extra sodium which can affect water retention.

  • Make sure you’re eating all of the tsp.(healthy fat) that you’re allowed. They are there for a reason, they will help with weightloss not hurt it!

  • Eat your yellow (carbs) and purple (fruit) containers earlier in the day.

  • Increase your water! I always suggest that my challengers increase their water even if it is only by a few glasses a day!

  • Eat one bigger meal each week. Stick with the foods in the program, but eat a few more calories for one meal during the week, I like to ADD more FATS. This gives your metabolism a boost and keeps your body from thinking you’re starving it.

  • DOUBLES! BURN MORE CALORIES - sometimes you need to PUSH HARDER!

  • EAT MORE - I know this seems strange but you can't starve yourself - listen to your body and if you are hungry. EAAATTTTT

I think overall you should MIX IT UP - workouts, water, food choices - add a little variety and give your body the jolt it needs!

You should also make sure you truly are doing the program as outlined - deciding to not eat all your containers or subbing one for the other is not the way it was



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