21 Day Fix Review – The Truth

Receiving dozens of requests to make a 21 Day Fix review, we decided to once again take a closer look on a Beachbody workout and evaluate whether or not 21 Day Fix is worth your time and money.

21 Day Fix review - what is included

The two of us have already went through couple of exercise programs to prove their effectiveness, or lack thereof, so in order for this 21 Day Fix review to be objective and useful, we decided to hire help from outside. Someone who will dedicate his time and energy for 21 days, following the schedule and then, in parallel to how we review workouts, write the most extensive 21 Day Fix review on the net.

After some back and forth with couple of people from the fitness industry, we decided to approach Sandra, a close friend of ours who we know was going to be up to the task. She completed the 21 day period, and is now going to spill the beans.

Sandra, the rest is yours…

The 21 Day Fix review

21 day fix review

Quick intro before I start this 21 Day Fix review… I was on the fitness wagon for as long as I can remember; Gym workouts, Zumba, cardio feats, Aerobic, even competing in the girls Fitness category… the whole nine yards, really.

The thing was, after a while of getting in and out of routine, I took a D-tour and allowed weight to pile up some. The passion for competing has returned, but this time it was nearly impossible to restart the same fitness routine I previously subscribed to. Slightly overweight and lacking the physical preparedness, I needed something else.

I’ve heard about the 21 Day Fix workout from Beachbody though never gave it enough credit. When the guys from Lifestyle Updated approached me, I figured why not go with it and see how things are going to work out. After all, it’s only 21 days we are talking about.

Completing the workout back to back, I’m here to write about it in detail.

What is the 21 Day Fix?

As all the other Beachbody products, 21 Day Fix is a home workout DVD program (if you bought it, you can now stream it anytime, anywhere with Beachbody On Demand) that is designed to get you into shape. What is interesting about 21 Day Fix, is the fact that it contains a nutrition program in the package as well.

In addition, 21 Day Fix is by far the shortest program out there (as opposed to workout programs like the Cize Workout or Insanity Max 30 which are longer) – getting the body you want in just 21 days. Autumn Calabrese made it simple enough so you will enjoy every step of the way. Simple exercise, revolutionary simple portion control, and just 30 minutes of your day for the period of 3 weeks.

If you’re looking for something similar to 21 Day Fix, you can check out the Piyo workout, which you can learn more about in this comprehensive Piyo review.

Why the 21 Day Fix?

Coming from a fitness background I can go ahead and analyze many details in this 21 Day Fix review as for why this program makes sense. Trying to stick close to layman terms, here are just few in order to put things into perspective.

  • It combines many methods of training including cardio, resistance training, Pilates, Yoga, compound exercises… With each day targeting different muscle groups by leveraging different methods of training, you are about to witness a jump start in fat loss and muscle definition.
  • The workouts last for around 30 minutes. Not going to cite sources on why this is so important, let us just say that it is quite convenient.
  • You are doing everything from the comfort of your own home. Not a real game changer for me, but I know people who are very hard to persuade when it comes to going to the gym. If you are one of those, this is as much convenience as money can buy.
  • The whole length of the program is 21 day. Nothing can beat this so far.
  • It includes a very detailed yet practical nutrition guide, as well as a very revolutionary approach to portion control as well.
  • There is a modifier to every move, so everyone can do it.
  • Another 3 day fix nutrition plan that is going to make you Bikini ready in 72 hours. For this I say thanks.

Why not 21 Day Fix?

Probably a more useful chapter than the one above, this is where I find 21 Day Fix failing to deliver:

  • You cannot bulk up a lot. Having trained to compete back in the day this is sad news for me.
  • You can really lose up to 15 pounds. Gotta have to do it twice if you would like to shred over 20 pounds or more.
  • There is not a single day of rest. Sundays are booked for the Yoga fix routine of the program, but despite being relaxing and easy it is still not a complete rest. Thursdays are for the Pilates routine though, and this is yet another form of mini rest.

What should you expect from 21 Day fix?

Depending on your expectations, 21 Day Fix either fails miserably or works wonders, so let me explain…

  • Don’t expect this to be easy, you will have to sweat for it.
  • Though most exercises are dynamic and engaging, expect to stay on the floor for repetitive movements as well.
  • Expect to be overwhelmed by the nutrition plan when you first lay eyes on it. You will figure it out within minutes though.
  • Expect to lose up to 15 pounds of weight.
  • Expect a lot of improvement in your physical preparedness.
  • Expect to have solid muscle definition and even a six-pack showing.
  • Expect a lot of fun during the period of 21 days.
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21 Day fix – reviews of the workouts

21 Day Fix reviews

I wanted this 21 Day Fix review to go into as much detail as possible, though keeping you away from being bored to death here are just couple of individual workout reviews.

Cardio Fix

A nicely paced routine that will make you sweat a lot and definitely leave you without breath if you dig deep enough. A lot of innovative and engaging moves, you will never notice it lasting for over 30 minutes.

Yoga Fix

Done on Sunday, this workout routine will allow you to relax and stretch every muscle in your body. It is responsible for improving your flexibility and balance, as well as allowing you to improve in other fitness verticals during the upcoming week.

Pilates Fix

You are doing this one each Thursday, and it will give you a mini rest that you are about to appreciate rather much. However, though resting your body from cardio-vascular activity, it will tone your muscles and especially your core- for nearly all exercises target the core in one way or the other.

Upper body Fix

A lot of movements targeting the abdomen and back, as well as chest and shoulders as well; this one is packed with resistance moves, and has circuit training integrated. You can use either dumbbells or a resistance band.

The 21 Day Fix eating plan


Here you have the practical yet very detailed nutrition plan that takes you step by step, and you get the colored containers in the package as well.

The eating program uses a color coded system of containers to give you perfect portion control every time with almost zero mistakes. NO MORE MEASURING and COUNTING! If it fits in the container, you can eat it, and you’ll lose weight. It’s that simple.

  • Green Container: vegetables
  • Purple Container: fruits
  • Red Container: proteins
  • Yellow Container: carbohydrates
  • Blue Container: healthy fats and cheeses
  • 2 Orange Containers: seeds and dressings
  • Shakeology Shaker Cup: for mixing drinks

What I really love about 21 Day Fix is its simplicity: you just fill up the containers with the food that goes with each one’s color and enjoy! You don’t have to count calories at all. Just choose the foods from the list that comes with the program. It’s all about portion control – it is what makes this 21 Day Fix workout so special and revolutionary; it teaches you how to make healthy choices in a very easy and no-brainer approach.

It is like you were playing a game. You can even eat this or that but then forego a container for the day.

You also get a 3 day fix nutrition plan that will get you bikini ready in 72 hours, i.e. shred a lot of fat and water and make your abs flat and showing. The program recommends drinking a lot of water and tea, and allows drinking coffee as well.

You are also allowed to take an extra green container per day whenever you feel hungry, since Autumn feels that it is hard to overeat veggies.

Tips for completing the 21 Day Fix workout and getting the most out of it

These workouts are always open to interpretation, since there are no two people doing the same things as prescribed- While some might take a D-tour with the nutrition plan, others might fail to keep correct form during the workouts.

In order to give you more tools than most 21 Day Fix reviews out there, and help you to get the most out of this workout, here is my take on some frequently asked questions:

  • Make sure you follow the 21 Day Fix schedule to the T. If you fail to complete your workout today, don’t beat yourself too much over the fact, but make sure to jump back on the wagon the day after.
  • Give your maximum during each workout. And I cannot stress this enough. The more you invest yourself, the better results you are going to make.
  • Better do one repetition right than ten of them without correct form. The more you keep your form right during each movement, the more you activate the right muscles the exercise was meant for. Don’t worry though; Autumn will walk you through every move.
  • Follow the nutrition plan as close as you can. This is a very revolutionary approach to structuring your meals, and it works wonders even within a week.
  • Sneakers, a towel, a water bottle and an optional mat on the ground… This is everything that you need in order to make great results. The rest is investing energy, showing up day in and day out and trying to follow the nutrition plan.
  • Yes, you can finish the 21 Day Fix, and then go for another round. In month and a half you will look even that much better.

My results with 21 Day Fix

In one round of 21 Day Fix, I’ve lost 12 pounds and improved my muscle definition quite a lot. My six-pack is nicely showing again and I’m ready to start with heavy-duty training in order to have a shot at competing again.

I’ve had a lot of fun with the workouts, especially the complex and innovative exercises I’ve never seen before (and I’ve seen a lot). The meal portion control was indeed revolutionary and for the first time ever I felt quite full despite working out every day and eating healthy. It was easy to follow as well – both the nutrition plan as well as the individual workouts.

Where to buy the 21 Day Fix workout from?

*Update – All Beachbody workouts, as of recently, are sold through their subscription model titled Beachbody on Demand. Therefore, I’d recommend the official Beachbody On Demand website.

The cost is $99 for a yearly subscription, but get this – you will also have access to All of their latest programs, All of the popular programs (such as Insanity and P90X), and as if this wasn’t enough – All of Beachbody Future releases!

The subscription to Beachbody on Demand comes with a 30 day money back guarantee as well.

The 21 Day Fix program will include:

  • 6 separate workouts plus an extra one
  • Total Body Cardio Fix
  • Upper Fix
  • Lower Fix
  • Yoga Fix
  • Pilates Fix
  • Cardio Fix
  • Dirty 30
  • 7 colored containers plus a Shakeology shaker cup
  • 21 Day Fix Eating plan
  • 3 Day Quick Fix
  • 21 Day Fix workout guide and calendar
  • 24/7 online support
  • 30 Day money back guarantee. The program lasts for 21 days, so this is quite convenient.
  • A chance to earn a free 21 Day Fix T-shirt once you complete the program and send them a picture.
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Conclusion of the 21 Day Fix review

I hope that this 21 Day Fix review has provided you with enough clues to make your decision on whether the 21 Day Fix workout is good enough for your time and money. I had lots of fun hours with it, lost a lot of fat tissue and made muscle definition which earlier I usually had to work months for.

Try the 21 Day Fix for yourself, and let Autumn and the meal plan guide you through a three week journey so you can have a great looking, bikini ready body. It is only three weeks from your life, at 30 minutes per day, along with a very detailed and straightforward approach to eating healthy.

Anything else, let me know in the comments.

143 opinions already. What's yours?

  1. Trevor

    I went through the entire 21 day fix and would recommend it to anyone regardless of their current fitness level. Before the 21 day fix I was in above average condition working out 5 – 6 days a week.

    However I learned a lot about portion size and eating healthy. I would normally workout for an hour at a time, so working out for 30 minutes a day was not something that was difficult to me.

    However the meal plan is what really made the difference and helped me lose 10 lbs and 5% body fat. The containers made it easy to know what I could and could not eat. I have stuff with the meal plans and continue to keep the weight off.

    • lisa lamar

      Hi Trevor, I tried to connect to your blog, to look at your meal plan, but it keeps leading me to a site for garage doors.

      • Slavko

        Lisa, it seems like his domain has expired. I will remove the broken link from his comment.

  2. Renee L

    Hello! I am currently on day 3 of the 21 day fix, quite sore but enjoying the workout and I am quite motivated (surprise gift to Cuba only 6 weeks away). I just read your review on the insanity program and am wondering what would be my best bet for losing weight. I could stand to lose 30 pounds but would be satisfied with 20 pound weight loss. I wouldn’t say I am very physically fit, but would doing my best on the Insanity program pay off more than doing the 21 day fix workout?


  3. Lori

    I’ve done INSANITY (the original program); T25/T25Gamma; and am currently doing Insanity Max 30 month 2 day 3. I still have quite a bit of weight to lose (but also recently have thyroid issues so hopefully that will change); Would this program be something that is worth me doing next after Max 30?

  4. Ed

    How dose it work for older people i’m 71 and 5′ 8″ and 245lbs

    • Kim

      I heard that it was great for older people as well. Today’s my first day, but always check with your dr. first

    • Sarah Brown

      I’m 22 and have just started today but I have ankle and foot problems and I found that the work out was fine. They have someone doing a less intense modified version that is still a great work out but is less strenuous so if you’re concerned about the intensity of the work out you have that to fall back on.

    • kristin

      the portion control containers and nutritional clean eating guidelines can work for anyone of any age. If you struggle with really challenging workouts (high intensity interval training) than I would recommend modifying the workout DVD’s and do the best you can or just follow the nutritional guidelines and try to be active for at least 30 minutes a day (walk, bike ride, swim). Hope this helps!

  5. Cheryl

    I’m a little disappointed that it is $60 in the USA and £60 in the UK. The UK audience are being ripped off somewhat here!

    • Meemer

      Get over it…Canadians pay 90$….which I will assume is the equivalent of 60PS or 60USD…

      • April

        LOL $90 yes this is right but then you have to add the exchange and the total bill is $123.00 !!!

  6. HealthyinCT

    The 21 Day Fix customer support is truly awful. I have tried to find a coach to help with meal planning, counting containers, etc. and it is nearly impossible to get connect with a live human being who can help you. I’ve done the live chat as well as called customer service and have been told there isn’t help for meal planning, etc. I find this system very complicated. Instead of counting calories and I am counting containers.

    • Meggin

      Hi HealthyinCT,
      Sorry to hear about your customer service experience. I’m a coach and we are starting a group tomorrow. I’m happy to help you, and add you, if interested. Just reach out to me at megginwelsing@yahoo.com.

    • shay

      Try Coach Roxanne Munson, her number is 619222

    • sheila


      I’m sorry to hear about your experience. I’m a coach and I’d love to help you out. Please drop me an email and we can get started!


    • Laurie

      My experience has been the complete opposite ….great coach and a local Facebook group that is incredibly supportive! It may depend what area you are in?

  7. Linda

    My question is whether or not the 21Day Fix would work for me. I am a 63 year old with a lot of physical challenges! My lower back is fused, had a botched neck surgery ending with having a stroke and getting an infection that destroyed my teeth – had to have all them pulled out – waiting for dentures, recently had to have a total knee replacement surgery which is still causing me a lot of pain! With everything that has happened including brain damage would I still be a candidate for this program? I went down to a size 10 last summer but now I’m up to a size 12 and can’t get into my summer clothes!!! I really need to lose the weight I’ve gained!!! 30lbs and climbing!!! WOULD The PROGRAM BE THE RIGHT ONE FOR ME!!! HELP!!! Living in constant Pain!!!

  8. Elin rose-kays

    I am just curious if you should up your caloric intake if you doing more theb just the 30 mins of videos a day?

  9. Melanie

    I finished the 21 day fix and lost 8 pounds but need to lose more so I’m doing it again. I was wondering if I could do different workouts just for a change in routine. I do the fitness blender workouts on youtube which I think are comparable to hers but a little longer with longer warm up and stretching.

  10. Kennedy

    Hi, I just ordered the 21 Day Fix. I don’t eat a lot but when I do eat it is bad food. So I was wondering if you have to eat everything in the container or can you eat less?

  11. A

    I have almost zero interest in loosing the weight; I need a few inches. Though honestly I could stand to loose about 5 lbs. Like almost every woman my hips have -“reappeared” – most of my closet is too tight around my thighs. I am very petite

  12. Sha

    Hello Everyone,
    I weight 163 I need to get down to my original weight of 137. I have had kidney issues, and my doctor ants me to loss this weight I have gained ASAP. Is this truly good program to invest in?

    Than you

    • sheila


      This program is amazing. I’m on day 4 and have already lost 5 pounds and feel an increase in my energy as well.

  13. Peter

    Why is it $19.95 in us and £ 19.95 in uk why the extra cost

    • angela

      I would go to the 21day fix web site and ask this question. I kinda was wondering the same thing.

    • Jeremy

      Probably because this is an American company and it costs money to ship overseas….

  14. angie

    hi…i know you can still have drinks like coffee and tea but i like to make my juice in the juicer…how much juice can i have on this plan

    • Nicole

      Hi Angie, according to the eating plan book I have, you can have 8 fl oz of fresh fruit juices three times a week. Also, when you do, it would be a replacement for a yellow container portion.

  15. linda

    i live in Seychelles and would like to purchase the shakeology supplement…i have the T25 videos and doing the workouts. is there any way to make this happen – can you ship/post the item to seychelles?

  16. Crissy

    I been doing 21 day fix today is four weeks and I am loving it a lot ..I didn’t lose much weight but I can see my body getting toned up…I got my plan from a friend that couldn’t do it anymore it wasn’t for her..I was sick for the last two year just got back on my feet stopped smoking cigs and I put a few pounds on and wasn’t liking it so had to lose the weight and this program is right for me fun and keeps me going

    • Damaris

      I don’t know who you are but CONGRATULATIONS on quitting smoking! HUGE pat on the back for you – that’s not an easy thing to do!

  17. rachel

    Does this program accommodate nursing? I need to lose baby weight but need extra calories for my milk supply

    • Slavko

      What calorie source you need for the extra calories? If it is protein, then by all means you can just add some on top of your already full container. Veggies too… However, if it is too much extra carbs in order to supply the calories, then you should check another workout. Though it is far far more intense.. The first not so much of a difference in intensity.. the second is another game entirely.

      Focus T25

      Insanity workout

  18. Susie

    The little containers are more filling than you think. But it takes ages to try and figure out what order you are going to put the color coded containers in! Meaning what colors you can use for each of the 6 meals a day. So it is very time consuming when you get to meal and realize that you only a veg green container left for your last meal of the day!
    The work outs HELL No! You need to have someone at home with you incase of injury.
    Fantastic if you have a lot of time on your hands and know the ropes for working out.

    Not for me sorry

    • Excuses Suck

      Sounds like a lot of excuses and transfer of blame….

    • Nikki

      It helps if you pre-plan your meals. I got my system on a Saturday and read through all the materials. I plotted out simple menus using the container allotment and shopped on Sunday, then started prepping my food.

      Sample Menu:

      2 hard boiled eggs (Red)
      Oatmeal (Yellow)
      Coconut Oil–in oatmeal (tsp)

      Apple (Purple)

      Salad (2 Green)
      Sunflower Seeds (Orange)
      Chicken (Red)

      Watermelon (Purple)

      Brown Rice (Yellow)
      Fish (Red)
      Kale (Green)
      Parmesan (Blue)

      Greek Yogurt (Red)
      w/Coconut Oil (tsp)

      I have gotten more complex with meals and recipes, but it was good to start simply. I have also gotten to the point of being able to eyeball portions well and order smartly/strategically at restaurants. And I am still in my first 21-Day round.

      But planning and prepping are key. And, anyway, if you don’t, you run the risk of eating in clumps versus throughout the day, which isn’t good. Your body needs that regular fuel.

      • Nikki

        By the way, I don’t have a whole lot of time to spend on anything. I am a wife, mom, and busy professional who works outside the home. It’s very manageable to plan/portion meals with the containers and the workouts are only half an hour. Limited equipment needed and there is a person doing modified versions of moves throughout. None of the workouts put you in a position of needing a spotter or help from an outsider to safeguard you against injury. ;-)

    • sarah

      I am just starting, on day three. SO SORE. BUT, for meal planning, it is helping me by choosing what I am going to have for dinner in the morning, then using the rest allowed during the day. Then i am not scrambling with random ones I have left to make myself and my husband dinner. he has agreed to do it with me for the first round, yay!

  19. Susan

    Does this work if one is a vegetarian? Does you book have suggestions for proteins other than meat?

    • Slavko

      Yup Susan, it offers Vegetarian choices as well.

  20. Arthur

    I am doing the 21 day fix. In the space of less than a week I have lost 3 lbs. I am overweight due to a brain injury from being hit by a car. What I have found that after 2and 1/2 years out from my accident My headaches have been steady but my mental capacity has recovered some and I did pick up a lot of weight from not being able to workout due to frequent headaches. But I knew I needed structure and guidance In my workouts if I was ever going to be able to lose this extra weight. Not only does 21 day fix give me that guidance and structure, it has helped me realize that my brain injury doesn’t have to stop me from getting intense workouts!! It’s challenging but my brain seems to be ok with it!!:))

    • Slavko

      Hey Arthur, this sounds amazing!

      How are things going now? I take it that you already finished the program? You can drop us a line any time, let us now more about your experience with it.

      Have a great day

    • Mary

      Awesome! You’re a trooper

  21. Chelsey

    I am already returning my challenge pack that I just purchased over a week ago. Honestly, it is not for me. I found the containers to be too much of a chore. Also, I did not like the workouts either. I know many people who have had amazing results, however, I felt they were causing me injury rather than helping with muscle and weight. For instance, I had back pains that I haven’t had in years. It just didn’t make sense to me because I am pretty active. I play tennis all the time. I run and walk when I can. I couldn’t do the modifications without feeling pain. Before I start another program, I probably need to check with my doctor. Overall, I don’t think this program is as good as it’s hyped up to be. This is only a matter of opinion though.

    • Slavko

      Hey Chelsey,

      Glad to see different opinions around here. Gonna help a lot of people when weighting a decision.

      If you are looking for another program though, check the P90 by Tony Horton. Somewhere in the same ballpark in terms of intensity- even less intense, with modifiers that easy you into it.

      We did an extensive review of it last year, and the feedback so far has been amazing. Here it is:

      Take care

    • Lisa

      Poor form maybe? These are very basic but effective exercises. I put my back out in cross fit doing dead lifts, but it was due to me personally caring more about reps than form. After that I began an overhaul of my form on every move I do. It was amazing in the changes it made. Not just my risk of injury substantially lowered, but my results became more profound.

  22. Debra

    I am on day 10 of the 21 Day Fix, half way there and I find this program amazing! I agree with many that it is tricky to portion out your food for the day so you don’t run short. I have late nights and find my self hungry, yet all finished with my containers. The workouts are amazing and tough! They are no joke! If you are committed to getting fit this will do it. Each workout has a modifier so if they are to hard, you can modify it. That is what I have done, due to shoulder issues. Will you be sore, yes! Will you be hungry? Probably so! What I found was the hardest for me and it was not explained, I had to do a lot of googling and that was the headaches! After research, I figured out it was my body detoxing from all the crap I have been putting into it. Is it worth the money? It really depends on how much you are putting into it, how honest you are with yourself about your eating and how hard you work at it. I think it is worth it, I have already lost 8lbs, 8 stubborn pounds that I have been fighting with for three years. Great review write up!!

    • Slavko

      Hey Debra, thanks for your comment! I know it will be useful to a lot of folks around here. Glad to hear that this was a great experience.

      There are a handful of things people need to address before evaluating the program.
      Simplifying them, you need to ask the following questions:

      -Am I getting at least 7 hours of sleep?
      -How many times do I take a pause during the workout? And for how long?
      -What level of intensity am I investing? And this is a tricky one- I’m someone who over the years have spend a lot of time with fitness, and I still know how to, well… grade myself subjectively.
      -Then again, and this is maybe far more important- am I keeping correct form? For it is sometimes better do to one push-up by trying to keep correct form, instead of 10 of them otherwise. This means going over the exercises slowly and with more concentration- for some, given the nature of their personality, this is excruciatingly hard.
      -What about food? Am I eating healthy enough- and this doesn’t need to be rocket science- they give you a diet guide along with the workout, so if you are not following it closely, you just need to ask yourself- how close am I getting to the principles of healthy eating described in this guide?

      Many of these do not point to your question, just writing them here for perspective. In fact, they can serve as a checklist for how committed you are.

      Thanks for stopping by, how are things going now?

  23. Sally

    Mixed feedback it seems…Are you only allowed to fill each container once each day then and have to make them last to the end of the day? It seems this can be confusing? I am wondering whether to start this programme – thanks :)

    • Slavko

      Hey Sally, seeing how Sandra is not answering the comments, let me chip in instead…

      The formula used for measuring your caloric intake lets you know how many times per day you are going to fill each container (you do not have to stress over the exact numbers though). If it is 3 times, it means that you can eat whatever there is in that container, 3 times within one single day.

      Then, if there is a number next to each food type, it means that you are allowed to put that many pieces within the container (say, 10 asparagus). If not, then you just fill it up to the point where you can still fit the lid.

      I will soon updated this to the review above.

      The workout gives great results, and there is little to overthink about it. It might sound confusing at first, but the nutrition guide has all covered in detail.

      Hope this helped

    • Krista

      Sally!! You can have so much more than just one of each container everyday!! There is very quick and easy calculation you can do to figure out how many of each container to eat daily. I started the program almost a year ago and have lost 55 pounds to date – about 10 more to go. I am a coach now and would love to help you – if you have any questions at all don’t hesitate to email me -lucanmorrisons@gmail.com

      • Brenda

        I have a question: I am considering this program, more for the nutritional aspect rather than the workouts. I am very active already, work out with a trainer, run etc. Can I continue to do my own workouts?

        Thanks you for your help!

  24. Pablo

    hi there
    I was watching TV and I saw a 1800 number to buy the 21 day fix. I did not have enough time to write it down. Can anyone send it to me or a link to buy it. I would really appreciate it. : ) thank you. P

    • sheila


      You can definitely continue doing your own workouts, I have some meal plans and grocery lists available if you’d like them? We can also get the containers out to you!

      ** i recommend trying the workouts, they are excellent!!

  25. Paul

    I am 56 years old and probably 40 lbs. overweight. I am on day 10 of the 21 Day Fix and it has been a great program for me. The workouts are tough but doable. I was very sore after the first couple of days but by day seven I was amazed how much better I felt. The eating plan is outstanding. I have not been hungry on this plan. My wife is doing the program with me and since she weighs less she gets less containers per day – yet she says she is satisfied with the amount of food she gets per day. Overall this program is just as advertised!

    • Slavko

      Glad to hear this Paul, how are your impressions now near the end?

  26. Jen

    Can I do the yoga in addition to say.. any other workouts? I did my first yoga routine last night and slept like a baby.
    Just wondering if it could be an aditional evening workout. As I do my workouts usually in the AM

    • Slavko

      Most def. Jen, and it is such a great idea. You will improve your flexibility and range of motion for what is on the schedule the next day. And the great thing about yoga and similar stretching exercises is that you can hardly overdo them. Not only that, but as you say, the muscles will relax more. If you have the energy, go for it! Maybe some tweaking here and there- do not make it a rule to follow the yoga-every-day plan. Stay fle… ok, we can go with the pun- stay flexible :)

  27. Tracy

    I’m confused. I need to lose 40pounds. On this 21 day fix it allows me huge amounts of calories. How will I lose weight if I’m eating at least twice as many calories as I’ve been accustomed to. I understand the exercise regime burns calories but still I’m seriously confused. Could someone please explain this to me. Thanks.

    • Slavko

      Hey Tracy,

      There is a big difference in terms of where do these calories come from. Calories coming from healthy fats are not the same as calories coming from saturated fats. Same goes for protein and carbs, complex or simple ones.

      If however, you feel that the formula has you overeating, just eat slightly less. Up the intensity while working out, and you will sense how much food your body really needs. Use the nutrition guide and concept as a guidance. Fill the containers and use them as a tool to help you segregate different food sources.

      If however it serves as an annoyance, just follow the principles of healthy eating outlined in the guide (more times per day, smaller portions, balanced amount of protein, carbs, healthy fats etc.) and you will still get amazing results.

      Take care

    • Rachel

      Hi Tracy, I felt the same way! I am over 200lbs after having two babies and the caloric intake recommended by the 21DF was more than I normally eat!

      BUT I have been told some people’s metabolism will not work properly without a lot of good calories going in…essentially, your body stores fat because it feels hungry. So I stuck to the plan. I can tell you the workouts are intense, but I never feel hungry. I struggle to get all that food in by the end of the day! I’m only on day 7 but I’ve had several people remark on how good I look…and I feel good too!

  28. Cindy

    I need to lose about 5 or 6 pounds and already workout 5 days a week an hour a day but I cannot loose these last 6 pounds. My workouts include aerobics and weight training and i am very dedicated and never miss a day. I feel like if I purchase your program I will be eating a lot more then I do now and I DO NOT want to put on ANY weight since I am frustrated already not being able to loose these last 6 pounds. I feel I eat very healthy but dont know why I am not getting any more results??? Can you Please give me some advice??

    • Slavko

      Hey Cindy, sorry to hear that, plateaus in working out are often times frustrating. I’m the last person you need to explain this to.

      21 day fix (not my program as you say- for we, from Lifestyle Updated, are working very hard on creating our own program… btw, leave your mail address and you might get it for free) is not the best solution for those who already take part in more advanced workout routines and look forward on getting rid of the last 2-3-6 pounds.

      For that purpose, you will need something much more intense, like for example the Insanity workout, or the Asylum series by Shaun T. When losing even the last couple of pounds that hold firm to your body comes into question, these are the programs you want to go with.

      • Rachel

        I disagree with Slavko…I believe that eating every two hours like the program suggests is what has my metabolism working at a high rate all day. There’s also an option to do “doubles” where you do one workout in the morning and evening. Having been a gym person in the past, it’s difficult forto keep your pace up like it is on the DVDS , it’s easy to keep at a comfortable heart rate without someone pushing you.

  29. Em

    I need to lose about 50 lbs overall. I somehow managed to injure my achilles tendon last October, but didn’t get it checked out until February. I spent 6 weeks in a boot, did physical therapy 2 times per week. It wasn’t healed. 5 weeks in a hard cast seemed to help, but it is still weak. I had cervical fusion in 2002, have a herniated disc in lower back, and fibromyalgia to boot. Will these workouts adapt for all of these issues? I’ve done WW and JC, but there were no long term results for all of the expense. This is also a lot of money for something that I might not be physically able to do. Are there sample videos available?

    • Slavko

      Hey Em,

      21 day fix is very open to modification. But between fitness being so complex and me not knowing your capabilities at this moment, there is no absolute guarantee that you will be able to follow the program. My personal opinion is that the modified versions of the workouts are easy to follow even if you are very very out of shape.

      A better option in that regard, would be Focus T25. This is a workout program that pays a lot more attention on modifying moves. As well is P90. Depending in your time frame in which you plan to see results you can chose each one.

      If you are not in a hurry I personally advice you to try P90. A very step-by-step program, aided by a lot of modifications, that takes three months to complete (needless to say, it is far more gradual than the other two).

      Here are both of the reviews though.


      I hope this helps. Don’t hold back to ask me anything that comes to mind.
      Take care

  30. Crystal

    Is it necessary to use shakeology for this? I personally think shakeology is completely overrated and overpriced and yes I have heard all the monetary breakdowns and beachbody BS for the glorified shake. I presume there will still be plenty of results without paying for the shake? Thanks!

    • Slavko

      Hey Crystal,

      Definitely! Shakeology is not in any way necessary for any of the Beachbody products. Forget the ads. You can do this workout only by following the nutrition guide, though that is not a determining factor either. Follow the principles of healthy eating outlined in the guide, and you will still have great results. The more you push yourself during the workout the better the results.

  31. Niki

    I’m very interested in giving this a go, particularly the work outs. I am a thru-hiker every other year. An injury put me out of commission for a year, but it seems better now. I hate, hate, hate to cook. I can burn boiling water. I work at 6AM and can’t cook fancy breakfast @5AM. I can be very happy with salads and fruits, I can’t eat beans and nuts, sadly. My spouse usually makes dinner ( meat for protein etc.), but I’m fairly certain those dinners would not be fit-approved. Can I do this program with minimal cooking? Prepping I can do. Cooking too much would put me off. I would procrastinate and end up eating what my spouse cooked.

    • Slavko

      Hey Niki,

      If you give your best during the workouts you will get great results. As for cooking and strictly following the nutrition plan, while it is better, it is not detrimental. Here is why- if you try to follow the principles of healthy diet outlined in the guide (smaller meals more frequently, less unhealthy fats and sugar, less carbs more protein, more healthy fats…) you will do just fine.

      To be honest, when it comes to women, you can get away with less care for diet overall. Mostly because guys need more protein and healthy fats in order to grow muscle and keep the testosterone levels as high as they need to be. You on the other hand, just need to size down on unhealthy meals and ingredients.

      Give your BEST during the workouts, eat more veggies and less junk, try to include more lean protein when you can. The results will follow.

      Write here if you need to ask anything else
      And have fun with the workout :)

  32. Becky

    I’ve finished my first 21 day fix. 10 lbs and 5 inches and am totally thrilled. I’m 59 and about 40 lbs over weight. My question seems silly but do you take a week break or can you continue right back to exercising until you meet your target weight goal without a break?? I’ve found I really like the morning exercise and want to continue without stopping.

    • Slavko

      Hey Becky glad to hear that, and congrats to your success :)

      Depending on how hard the workouts were, i.e. how much energy you’ve invested, you can take a few days rest, or even up to a week. If you plan on going even harder at it this time, then take full week rest. In the meantime go for a walk, do some stretching so not to lose flexibility and range of motion, and do some push-up and sit-up here or there.

      If you can’t wait to start over again, and don’t mind starting in the middle of the week, then by all means take less than a week of rest, and start over after four or five days.

      Good luck, and have even more fun this time :)

  33. Anita


    I am overweight, and I want to lose weight, and stop eating carbs and unhealthy foods that are causing weight gain. I also need a drastic change with upping my exercise routine.

    I am 30 and have been struggling with weight lose for a long time. I have a gym membership that I unfortunately do not use as much as I would like to. I am also a past WW member. I lost 20 pounds before my wedding in 2012, and gained that weight all back. My weight has been yo-yo-ing.

    This looks like a program that would mentally keep me on track with portion control (this is so very needed for me), and exercise routines. I have done the Turbo Jam workouts with Chalene Johnson in the past, and they were so much fun!

    For someone like me who has been struggling with weight loss and bouncing around with different methods of weight loss programs, do you recommend this?

    Thanks for your time,

    • Slavko

      Hey Anita,

      Definitely, yes. If you are a person that wants to keep close to a prescribed routine (exercise and diet included) then this is as good as it gets. Quite frankly, someone like myself would go more for the “keep an eye on healthy foods and clean eating” instead of “follow this to the letter” approach, but it works for many people to keep them of the drawing board by offering detailed instruction. This takes a lot out of the effort.

      Keep correct form, use full range of motion (I keep repeating these, but it is so important to abide to these rules which many people tend to forget) and have enough rest. Everything else will fall into place.

      Hope this answers your question.
      Anything else you need, don’t hesitate to ask. Take care

  34. Nan


    Is this program recommended for someone who’s tried every diet out there? I’ve used WW, myfitnesspal, south beach diet, e.t.c.

    At the moment, I’ve hit a slump of sorts, and want to lose weight as I’ve been struggling with weight loss for most of my life.

    Appreciate your time!


    • Slavko

      Hey Nan,

      This is a program that combines diet and exercise. But diet not so much in the traditional sense of the word- rather healthy eating principles customized and tailored for each individual.

      The focus, as much as I’d like to admit it falls on diet, does more so on exercise here. If you follow the workout videos by investing as much as you can, you will have great results. No shortcuts.

      Feel free to ask whatever comes to mind

      • Stephanie

        Hi slavako

        Would you have an email so I could ask you a few questions? I’m interested in starting the 21 day fix but have some questions first!

        Thanks, steph

  35. Clara

    Just wanted to thank you for the review and tell you guys that I completed the program. Lost 12 pounds, and my body looks like I’ve lost more than 20. Everything tight and more defined than I ever dreamed. I followed the nutrition plan and did the workouts at full intensity. Not easy at all! As for the nutrition part, though I’ve been scared by reading some of the comments on how hard it is to follow the plan, it ended up easier than I initially thought.
    Just one advice for all of you who are thinking about trying 21 Day Fix- it’s not easy. But it doesn’t suppose to be. This is a workout program that requires of you to work your butt off. Do that and you will have AMAZING results.

  36. Jasmin

    Is there anyone who has done this program without shakeology and seen great results?

    • Slavko

      Hey Jasmin,

      You don’t need Shakeology for 21 Day Fix. People from Beachbody have a way of telling you that you do, but the truth is that you can achieve the same results, if not better, by simply eating clean and healthy.

  37. lana

    My friend is a coach and she told me it’s $160 including 30 days shakology drink. Does that sound correct

    • Slavko

      Hey Lana,

      I must check, but I think that’s the price Beachbody is asking for the challenge pack (the one including Shakeology). But let me say this again. You don’t need Shakeology if you can stick with a healthy and clean diet. Especially for 21 Day Fix.
      I’ve reviewed many Beachbody workouts so far, and those that deliver results can deliver them without Shakeology. They’ve done great marketing with it, but really, just follow the workout calendar and keep an eye on the nutrition plan for diet principles in general and you are golden.

    • Tammy

      Yes that’s correct, but that’s because it includes the Shakeology mix which I believe you can supplement with a good protein shake.

    • Patty

      I just paid $53.00 for the program. Buy it through the Beachbody web site. I got the essentials pack that does not include the Shakeology (which I’ve heard doesn’t taste that great. It has super nutritional value, but if you can’t take the taste – well, it’s a lot of money). I got the containers, workouts and a ton of information. It’s not as easy as everyone makes it sound, but a good solid program. Prepare to work out hard!

  38. Izzy

    I’m 31 yrs and weight 210 lbs. On Monday I will start the 21 day fix. I’m on a challenge since I never workout but hope to stay on track and loose the pounds.

    • Slavko

      Hey Izzy,
      Glad to hear that, how are things going so far?

  39. Sam

    I’m a week into the 21 Day Fix and I actually gained a pound. I like the containers, they’re easy enough to manage and they definitely let you feel full. With all of the reviews saying how quickly everyone lost weight I’m just a little confused. I follow the meal plan exactly, no shortcuts. I’ve done the full work out everyday. Yet I gained a pound? Is there something I’m missing here? Since it’s only been a week, I’ll certainly finish the program because a week isn’t exactly long enough to make an informed decision but I’m just a little discouraged considering I haven’t cheated at all.

    • Slavko

      Hey Sam,

      Sorry to hear that, but don’t despair just yet.
      Few questions to ask…
      How intensity would you say you invest during the workouts? Do you follow the modifiers, and how often if so?
      As for diet- have you calculated the exact number of calories. Or forget about that for a second and tell me how you feel throughout the day. Have you ever felt hungry during this week? Or particularly full after a meal?
      And what about rest?

      For now just try to cut down slightly on food, have enough rest, and hit the workouts hard.

      Take care, we are here for any questions that you might have.

    • Anita

      Hi Sam, I am a beach body coach. It is very possible that the weight you have gained is muscle:)
      How did the rest of the days go?

      Feel free to email

  40. Nicole

    I am pretty physically fit and want to try this to help “tone” and show more of my muscles i.e. Help with portion control! My concern is that I have a show coming up in about 6 weeks where I’ll be tap dancing 4hrs each day. Will this meal plan need to be supplemented at all to accommodate my new schedule? How can this be altered to fit my caloric needs? I first want to lose approx 20-25lb but keep the weight off …

    • Slavko

      Hey Nicole,
      Considering your upcoming event, 21 Day Fix is perfect for the task. One question- will you be planning to practice while doing 21 Day Fix? If so, the modifiers might serve nicely in times of need.
      As for the meal plan, you don’t have to follow everything to the letter. Just make sure to incorporate healthy eating principles, or even better follow the portion control system, and you can add some ingredients according to your body’s demand.

      Start with the portion control system, and then see how your body feels. Many times it happens so that people follow the formula when counting caloric needs, only to discover that their body reacts differently and can do even with one fourth of the food less.

      Hope this helps

    • Anita

      Have you purchased this yet?
      Congrats on your show…I can just imagine all the hard work and dedication you are putting into dance.

      These workouts are just 30 mins a day and will aid to your goals and wont hurt your dancing. You may be sore for the first few days if you haven’t done weight training before.
      Feel free to email me, I would love to be your accountability coach and hear all about your dance!

  41. April

    I’m on day 13 of the 21 Day Fix and I haven’t seen dramatic results yet. No weight loss but maybe an inch or two loss. I can fit in some jeans I wore a year ago (I’m 6mths post-partum). I have a hard time with the meal plans because of the prep time it takes to make sure you measure out food items properly but I love the workouts. I look forward to my workout time each evening.
    I would like to get bikini ready for summer so I plan on keeping on the program until I get my beach bod!
    I cannot give a recommendation yet but I hope to have notable results I can brag about and a shinning review of the 21 Day Fix.

    • Anita

      Give it a chance, nothing permanent happens in 3 days:). If you continue, you will most definitely be beach ready by summer!! The fact you lost inches in 3 days is huge!!!
      If you do not have a coach and need extra support…feel free to email me

    • Slavko

      Hey April,

      The body has a way of keeping fluids despite loosing fat, and it usually takes some time to lose weight, depending on intensity of workouts, carb intake, and the way your body reacts to the process. A drop in inches means that you are losing fat tissue- which is great. The scale might not show substantial progress, but know that it will do so suddenly once you start to lose more water rapidly.
      Here is an advice- cut the carb consumption in half just for one day (when you can allow yourself to be out of energy), and amp the intensity during the workout. You will see a fast drop in weight. Three or four days like this during the course of the program and you will slim down a LOT.

      Hope this helps. Btw, how are things thus far?

  42. Becca

    Being a 41 year old female and 269 lbs at 5’5, its concerning when I see mainly younger and thinner people doing well on this program. While I am contemplating the 21 day program, I am fresh out of a boot from an old Achilles injury that is not quite done healing. My doctor wants me using a bike for exercise instead of any high impact programs. He is stressing that I need to loose at least 75 lbs, but would prefer if I loos 100 lbs, which would also lessen the stress on my ankles. I am terrible at portion control and have a diet of high sugar and high fat that I need to get under control, much like a 14 year old boy.

    I have been using Shakeology for about a year and I love it. I am sure it is helping me sustain this weight instead of continuing to climb. It also helps me in the morning, as eating solid food actually makes me pretty ill.

    In the past I have done many beachbody exercise programs and do enjoy working out, but I have never been able to sustain it for a variety of excuses. Does anyone think it would be worth it to start the program with only doing the nutritional part and using a bike for 10 minutes every day?

  43. Shirley

    U can also buy it second hand and save lots of money

    • Slavko

      Exactly Shirley! And usually Craigslist is the best place to look along with Amazon. Though you can never be sure- we are talking about DVDs and they can become a real bummer even with a tiny scratch. The best advice for buying a dvd second hand is to be among the first ones. When the workout is out for almost over a year the copies in circulation have usually been used a lot.

  44. GuyWithKneeIssues

    I’m a rather large guy (300 lbs plus) with a a history of knee issues. I’ve ruptured my patellar twice in one knee and once in the other. I don’t have any restrictions from my doctor. He says I should lose weight. I’m currently unable to do a squat with my body weight because my legs never gained the old muscle back. I can’t even run without my knee buckling. I used to be in decent shape (220 lbs) before the knee injuries. Will I be able to do the daily exercises associated with the program. It seems like even the modified versions would be extremely difficult for me to perform. I want to do it but I don’t want to waist my money if its not a program I can do / receive results from. Please give me your honest advice if you think this program can work for me.


    • Slavko

      Hey man,

      Given your description, I’d say that I’m rather sceptical. The best way for you to start your fitness journey (one that can continue with 21 day fix) is to focus on developing some strength in the lower part of your body, as well as your core, without using moderate or even low impact workouts.

      Here is how I would go about it…

      First start by using some resistance bands. Various scissor type movements with the legs, while wearing a low resistance band (sited down, or even better, flat on your back). Then increase the band resistance slightly (you can find a pack of these on Amazon at a very low price).

      Parallel to this, try some core moves, in order to strengthen the abdominal muscles, so they can slightly lift the load from complex movements off the lower part. In this journey, a strong core would benefit you a lot.

      Then, you can try and strengthen your upper body as well. The push-up will also work a minimum amount of stress on your thighs as well, so try that too. In this regard, try the low plank as well.

      A squat is a hard move. So try and ease your way into doing one by first preparing your legs slightly… The C-sit position will help you strengthen the upper spoilers of your thighs a lot. It will also help you for strengthening the core, and having balance.

      Try calf raises as well (series of slow repetitions)- you will need as much of the leg muscles as you can manage to use.

      Also try stretching and improving your flexibility. A simple YouTube search will help a lot. This way you will prepare your body for moves such as the squat, or others which put stress on the knees.

      After a week or two, depending on your progress, you can try 21 Day Fix, but first make sure to write here again. Just in case.

      Hope this helps. I’m here if you need anything.
      Oh, and don’t worry, it may sound a lot, but you will be surprised by how doable this is.

      Btw, we are preparing the release of our own fitness program, so thanks for mentioning this issue. The moment we release, you are getting your free access. :)

  45. Shelley

    Here is my story: I am 52, mom of six and now weigh 330 lbs. Outside of the obvious reasons why I gained so much weight over the years, my jobs used to entail sitting on my butt all day and coming home to do what needed done and being exhausted to do anything else, so it was just veg most of the time. I was laid off from work in September and having been home so much doing nothing, my lower back kills me while I stand (less than two minutes and I have to sit down) or walk. It’s to the point that walking the forty feet to my vehicle is horrid and I cannot wait to get in that seat. I asked my doctor about all of this and mentioned my weight, but he said no, it was more than likely arthritis caused from having so many children (six within 13 years, first four were born within five and a half years). My thinking; arthritis would not come on that fast. With the pain comes the pain sweats and I am finding I am getting more and more house bound, it’s that bad. Anyways, I am going to order the program and would like to know if you have any suggestions till I can strengthen my back up? It’s a Catch 22 situation; my back hurts due to the weight and inactivity, but hurts so much I am cannot stand the pain standing or walking to lose weight. Should I maybe take some pain meds prior to doing the work outs? Any idea on how soon I may feel a difference in my lower back? :) Also, last January I apparently had a heart attach brought on from a very bad case of Cellulitis (white blood count 41) in my calf but my doctor has not given me any restrictions except if I feel something then stop immediately. I don’t expect to lose 50 lbs or a miracle in the 21-42 days, but with summer coming, I would like to at least be able to go outside and do something as well as being able to take the grandchildren to the park or a walk. Right now I can’t.

    • Slavko

      Hey Shelley,

      Sorry for being late with my reply. Also, consider that I’m not a doctor so take everything I say with a grain of salt. That being said, here is my advice…

      First of all, you need to feel more energized, lighter, and lose few pounds. The catch 22 situation, making this hard, can be avoided by refining your diet only. At least for the time being. 21 Day Fix has a great nutrition plan, so simply follow it to the letter. Give it a week or two, and you will feel lighter, lose two or three pounds, and feel more energized.

      During this period, you can start with light stretching moves each day. Say 2-5 minutes, progressing a minute or two daily whenever you feel like you’ve reached a point where you are comfortable enough with it.

      Drink a lot of water and avoid other drinks- but don’t worry, the nutrition plan has it all sorted out for you.

      Also, remember to rest enough every night, and try lowering your stress levels if you feel stressed, any way you can ( I don’t usually take this into consideration when advising on fitness, but if you want a fast exit from your current circumstances, everything that moves the needle counts).

      After two weeks of this, you can try the first workout. Make sure to follow the modification only (it is sufficient). You can try to complete the whole workout, or maybe even complete it half way, or finish whenever you feel like you cannot continue further.

      Lastly, if the first workout is too much to handle, copy paste what you’ve been doing the first two weeks into the third as well. Try the first workout on the 4th week again. All the while improving your stretching routines when you are not doing the actual workouts.

      Hope this helps. Once again sorry for replying so late, and feel free to ask anything that comes to mind.

  46. Michelle

    I am a very active 42 year old… I generally go to the gym 4 times a week, doing 30 minutes of cardio and then some weights.. I can say that I do not have the best diet but I have been very fortunate and am still considered petite. I feel that I am very flabby tho, it seems when I workout with heavier weights I get fluffy, when I am actually looking for a lean physique. Can I still go tot he gym in the morning and do my cardio( it wakes me up and gets me in routine) and then come home and let the 21 day fix videos guide me with the strength training? I also run on the weekends and nights because I enjoy that as “my time”.. Will this help tone my lower body and abs, or will I be making it worse?

    • Slavko

      Hey Michelle,

      21 Day Fix can really help with more muscle definition and losing extra weight. But here is the thing… The way I see it, you have a great routine going on. Extra workout doesn’t always mean better results. The body needs time to relax and recuperate as well. That being said, here is my take:

      Start 21 Day Fix if you feel energized enough each day, so you can actually do the program.
      Refine your diet- 21 Day Fix is great for that. Out of your comment it seems that this is most likely the problem.
      Though 21 DF is excellent for strength training, it cannot compare with weight lifting. Out of some reason you feel that weight lifting doesn’t work , so 21DF would mix things up and maybe show different results.
      How many days in the week are reserved for morning/evening workouts? And when you are having a day off?

      Making it worse is not an option, the only thing is not to lose extra time and energy without seeing better results. Hope this helps.

  47. Mindy

    I watched this program on TV while on my treadmill. I only started working out 2 weeks ago, but it’s been strictly cardio. I need to incorporate some exercises and I have the 30 minutes in the morning to do this. I really was impressed by the exercises they showed. In the last 2 weeks, I have lost 4lbs by simply eliminating my coffee creamer. I started drinking coffee pretty heavily in the mornings, or should I say I had coffee with my creamer. I didn’t realize I was adding almost 700 calories in the morning with the vanilla creamer until I gained over 10lbs in 7 months. It had to be the creamer and I now feel it was. I am going to order this product to try and lose the rest of the weight and tone. Hoping it works!!! :)

  48. Lisa

    I started the plan last June to fit into a size 8 dress for a wedding. I was probably a size 12 at the time. I was 50 and weighed 140. I am now 51 and I weigh 120. I have had to buy new pants and shirts because I went down to a size 6. I did the 2 rounds of the 21 day fix, which got me down to the 120, and since that time, I stick to the meal plan and exercise at least 4 times a week. I don’t do the yoga and pilates, instead I rest on those days. This plan is awesome. I never feel hungry. I highly recommend it.

    • Slavko

      Hey Lisa,

      So glad to hear this! Congrats for the results, and your new lifestyle! Enjoy it.

  49. Arianna

    Hi all! I’m 29 and about 20lbs over my ideal weight. Currently weighing at 146lbs. I’m on day 3 of the 21 Day Fix and oh man… am I ever sore!! I wasn’t very active prior to this, so it will take some getting used to! Quick question, I caught a cold (yikes!) and I want to make sure it doesn’t get worse, but I also don’t want to quit the workouts to get better. I just feel like I’m suffering a bit more than I should with the sneezy, runny nose, headaches and good lord, do the workouts make me feel nauseous afterwards (even with the modifiers!). Should I keep on going or give it a few days of rest to get over the cold?

    • Slavko

      Hey Arianna,

      I know this reply is a bit late, but just wanted to write it down so hopefully other people can find it helpful.

      When catching a cold, the best thing to do while on an exercise routine, is to stop for a day or two, get your strength back, allowing the body to fight this state fully rested. Then you can start where you previously stopped, or maybe do an exercise here and there waiting for next Monday, and start the same week once again. (this would be ideal)

  50. Michelle

    I did 21 day fix. I did not see that many good results. I am not one for yoga so I would do cardio on this day. Watched everything I ate and only lost 2 lbs. I decided joining a gym and keeping watch on what I eat might work better. I am thinking of taking the food plan of the program and incorporating into my workout plan I have. Has anyone seen results by doing this?

    • Slavko

      Hey Michelle,

      Sorry to hear that. I’d like to try and help what I can.

      From most of the comments here, and much of the e-mail correspondence I’ve had with people who visit this site, this program has a very high statistics of working well. So let me help some by asking questions.

      How much intensity would you say you invest during the workouts?
      Are you taking any longer breaks, or push the pause button?
      Do you pay attention to form (cause doing a single squat right is better than doing 5 of them meh)?

      How do you feel after a workout? Like you can do more? Exhausted? Or somewhere in between?

      Do you rest enough?

      And what about diet? How do you feel? Hungry most of the time, just about right, or you feel like you’ve been eating more than the body actually needs?

      A rough answer to some of these questions would help me give you a better advice.

  51. Meredith

    On day 16 and I’ve already lost 5 pounds, most of which this week. I love it! It was hard at the beginning, but now I’ve learned most of the moves and actually enjoy working out. The portion control is ok, but I sometimes allow myself to eat according to my own schedule. This workout is great, but you have to put in the work and discipline. Like you’ve said, it’s not a magic pill, but a process. One I’m about to see it through! Will keep you posted. And thanks for the great review

  52. Myles

    I ordered the program today and am excited to start some time next week whenever I get it. I am 35, a mother of two who works full-time, 5’2″ currently weighing 200 lbs. Yikes! I gained about 20-25 lbs last year after taking medication (which I still take) to help with my depression. I would love to lose 50 lbs all together to weigh 150 which I think is reasonable. With the 21-day fix, I hope to kick start my weight loss, and hopefully lose a few pounds and inches. I have been going to the gym 3-4 days a week since December but have seen little results. I am challenging myself to do the program all the way through and probably more than once. I look forward to sharing my results in 21 days!

    • Slavko

      Hey Myles,

      Glad to hear that. How are things going so far?
      This can be a very big challenge if you resolve to stay dedicated and push as hard as you can. All you need to know is this- do your best every single day, and the program will take care of the rest.

      Given the nature of these workouts- mostly cardio, including a lot of coordination moves and a chance to experience high level of immersion- they can be very helpful in dealing with your depression problems as well. Coupled with the healthy diet from the nutriotion program, think of it as the best natural remedy.

      Really interested to hear about your experience with 21DayFix.
      Take care

  53. Joi

    Hi, real quick background. I have been heavy all my life even as a child I got picked on bullied you name it. I was always told because I was so heavy that I would never get married the guys didn’t like fat women. Which you then cause depression and cause me to gain even more weight. I did lose a bunch of weight at one time and it was during that time that I meant my wonderful husband I’m almost 8 years we have two children one is for previous marriage that he adopted and the other we had together who has special needs. It is very important to me that I take care of my youngest child who was only 6 years old. I have several health concerns and no thyroid which makes it very hard for me to lose weight. Coupled with the fact that I get discouraged from programs that don’t work easily. I know that it takes time and it takes effort a lot of effort and I’m willing to do that because I need to do that for myself for my husband and for my children. Money is tight and buying a lot of Natural Foods or organic food or even very healthy food can be very expensive. I was wondering if there was possibly a coupon code to get a bigger discount on this program. I would really like to try it for myself and my husband borh my husband and myself desperately need to lose weight and get healthy. Our current weight is aprox. 250 pounds .

    • Slavko

      Hey Joi,

      Glad to hear about your determination, and strong will. Health comes before everything else, especially when you have people dear to you to look after. This program is great. But does it need extra attention to diet? Yes. Extra money to buy healthy foods as described in this guide? Yes. Is it easy, customizable and carefully progressive? Well, to a degree. Does it have a coupon code? Not that I know of.

      Tell you what though. I’m building a workout program of my own with the help of my friends who are ardent supporters of Lifestyle Updated. We can’t wait to show it to the world. Customizable workout schedule, 19 different workouts for all fitness levels, a nutrition plan that is simple yet effective, and totally customizable as well.

      As soon as we have a functional version ready, you and your husband are among the first people who’d get a free access. We are planing to make the workout subscription based, and you will have access as long as achieve your fitness goals, free of charge.

      Till then, take care, and try to eat as healthy as you can, and do some type of physical activity every chance that you have.

  54. Lorna Doucette

    I am considering going on the 21 day program and have been visiting various websites on the pros and cons of the program. Most seem to be very positive and I feel this may work for me. I am 59 years old, 5 feet short and 240 lbs. Obviously I will need to do a few rounds. The calculations your site gives for caloric intake though seems crazy high! 240 x 11 = 2640 + 400 = 3040 – 750 = 2290 calories per day??? Is that right?

    • Slavko

      Hey Lorna,

      Forget the caloric intake formula at the start and see how you feel most of the time. If you feel hungry, just add more veggies in the evening or more protein for your main meals. It is really the opposite of what this program says, but don’t focus on counting calories. It’s way easier like that.

  55. Alyssa

    Hello question, I’m starting the 21 day fix but don’t have a DVD player… Can you get the workouts from the two CDs online or no… What do you suggest???

    • Slavko

      Hey Alyssa,

      Beachbody is offering their On Demand service which is basically a web library of all of their workouts, you can play on any device with an internet connection (mobile too).

      However, after reviewing their service, and reading what many other people have to say about it, it is still full with bugs and minor annoyances, so I wouldn’t recommend it.

      Maybe contact the Beachbody team and see what they have to say.

  56. Colleen

    I’m a great starter but a poor finisher. I joined a gym and went for 2 months but then quit. I joined Livestrong and worked out to youtube videos for 1 month and then quit. I think I can do the program for 21 days but worry I won’t start another round after I’ve invested the money. I’m 51 and now am 50 pounds overweight. I’ve looked on Kijiji and found several coaches for 21 day fix but I’m wondering if these coaches charge money and if so, how much? Do the coaches really help or is it almost just as good to do it on your own? Also, I really don’t like cooking and am a little worried about the containers as I typically cook one easy meal (like chili) and eat it for several days in a row. How do I keep up this habit with the containers? Finally, I’m a big diet Coke fan and wonder if I would still be able to drink it on the program. Your help is appreciated.

    • Slavko

      Hey Colleen,

      The 21 Day Fix is by far the best from Beachbody workouts when it comes to setting up a step-by-step system for you to follow. Is it enough to keep you on track? Probably not. In all honesty that’s the thing all Beachbody workouts really lack. Even this one. They focus on building a product which is a new, innovative and quite frankly a superior method of training than many others out there, while neglecting the main issues of staying dedicated. Are there results to be seen? Sure. Great results in fact.

      But the truth remains that many people struggle with dedication and accountability. Beachbody could’ve invested in building a portion of their programs to address this issue, but it is not cost effective for them I guess.

      So, if you really struggle with staying on track, this can go two ways really. First, the extra systems like the portion control can add to more accountability and ease your way into staying dedicated; or, it can backfire and add an extra layer of tasks to your already difficult job of staying dedicated with the workouts. If that is the case, I’d advise you to go with Focus T25- another one of their workouts.

      Or, better yet, wait for a month till we release our own workout program (definitely revolutionary in regards to these issues). It will be subscription based, so you’d stay more accountable. And seeing how big of a problem accountability can be, allow me to use your e-mail address and send you a one year completely free access to the platform once it goes live.

      Take care

      P.S the diet Coke is not really a problem if you do most things right. Fitness is not a game of absolutes. You can have your cake and eat it too. It’s just a matter of learning how to say in balance.

  57. Colleen

    Hi Slavko,

    Thank you for your reply. I looked into Shaun T’s workout but feel it’s too intense for me. I am interested in your program and would like it if you would send me info. Thank you

    • Slavko

      Hey Colleen,

      Glad you are interested. We are nearly ready for the release. Will send you the e-mail once it goes live. Take care.

  58. Maryann

    Hi, I am 68 and would like to lose 20-30 lbs. I lead an active lifestyle but have arthritis in my wrists and fingers which make doing some exercises difficult or impossible. Would I have any problem with the exercise videos? Thank you!

    • Slavko

      Hey Maryann,

      Glad to hear about your determination. As far as your question goes, it depends on the severity of the situation- if even holding a high plank can cause discomfort, then I would’t recommend 21 Day Fix. There are, after all, some moves that require of you to transfer your weight onto the hands and palms.

      Here is a better alternative though… A dance workout from Shaun T, named Cize. I haven’t personally tried the program in its entirety, but my wife had and she is more than satisfied. She wrote an extensive review as well. Given your condition, and having in mind the fact that Cize doesn’t require of you to put any weight or pressure onto your hands, I think it would be ideal. Here is the review, the feedback so far is amazing- https://www.lifestyleupdated.com/cize-review-dance-workout

      Take care, and feel free to ask any questions that come to mind.

  59. Pallavi

    Wondering I can do Jillian Michael workouts along with the eating plan like 30 day shred? Will that get me the results? Thank so much

  60. Sarah

    I am on day 4 of the 21 day fix and I haven’t lost any weight yet… is that normal?

    • Slavko

      Perfectly normal Sarah. Though, you’d like to hit the workouts harder from here on out, and pay even more attention to diet and proper rest.

  61. Megan Brissenden

    How old is this site/posting? Beacbody 21 Day Fix program here in Texas is $180—what happened to the $60 price tag? I’d consider doing it if it cost $60, but it’s a bit expensive for me. (and as a healthy 44 year old woman, I’m not buying that it’s an investment that will save me $$$ on future medical bills I’m sure to incur if I don’t take action today….) I know several coaches and I can see that’s it’s a great, ;proven lifestyle changer, though! :-)

    • Alex

      Where did you find that price? Did you try the official website? It’s three monthly payments of $19.99 on the official website, with $12 shipping and handling. So it should be around $70 max. $180 is way too high, maybe you’ve accidentally added 3 of them…

      • Jasmin

        Or maybe she looked at the “deluxe” version with the two extra DVDs?

  62. Mireille

    I did 21 day Fix for 1 year and no weight loss…I followed the meal plan!!

  63. Maria

    Straightforward and easy, that’s what I love about 21 Day Fix. The exercises never get boring, and the meal plan is dead simple. Thanks for the review!

    • Slavko

      You are welcome Maria!
      I’m glad that you enjoy the workouts.

  64. Ashley

    I don’t know how anyone can complain about not losing weight while doing 21 Day Fix. I lost 13 pounds and I didn’t even follow half of what it says in the meal plan. Just make sure to maintain proper form, be dedicated to the process, and press play. As simple as that!

  65. Joy

    Is 21 day fix perfect workout after insanity max 30? Thanks

    • Slavko

      Hey Joy,

      Depending on what you want to achieve. If you want to maintain your results from the Insanity Max 30, then by all means yes. It would be a welcomed relief after the brutal Insanity madness.

      However, if you want to go even further, I’d advice the Insanity Asylum series. I especially prefer Volume 1.

  66. Jasmin


    I have just received my 21 Day Fix and I’m looking forward to start the program.

    Little back story ;-)

    I used to do CharLEAN EXTREME back in 2011, when my first born was about 1.5years old; it worked really well for me. But shortly after I got pregnant with No. 2 and my morning sickness was too bad to continue. I did CharLEAN after No. 2 as well, worked still ok, not as good as the first time though. I decided to go back to school, stopped working out but was able to keep my weight (luckily). I must say though, that after child No. 2 I never regained my pre-pregnancy weight…. :(
    In the meantime I had another child and after him I started developing sciatica/ herniated disc issues (runs in the family). I still wanted to give CharLEAN another shot. I just really love Charlene Johnson, such a bouncy up-beat personality :) However, due to my back issues, I was not really able to do the heavy weigh lifting and that program has the motto “go heavy or go home”. I have gained a lot of weight in the past 8 months and I’m now at 161/163 lbs at a height of 5’3″ and I feel and look awful (own opinion of myself *haha*).

    I tried Charlene’s PIYO. While it was kinda fun, it did nothing for me. I admit that I modified the meal plans since it was difficult to follow to a T with three small kids. But I always went full on out during the workouts. In one month I only lost 2 lbs and no inches; I’m not good with measurements, so I used a tighter outfit and see how it fits after a week. This method worked well with CharLEAN.

    I was considering a Gym membership, since I thought that maybe I need professional guidance, that I’m doing my exercises in bad form maybe. But first, I would not enjoy going to a gym and second, I don’t have a babysitter on hand. I just prefer working out at home.

    Browsing I came across the 21-Day-Fix. I checked out some Youtube example videos. Since the workout only calls for occasional weights, I thought this might be really good for me.

    So, now my actual questions for you guys *haha*
    Do you think a sciatica/herniated disc person can do it? I’m also quite a picky eater, I mean REALLY picky. I looked at the foods and I don’t even like half of the stuff, but I don’t mind only eating the foods on the list which I like, even if it’s the same over and over. I don’t get bored with foods I like :) Would this still work?

    I don’t have any illusions that I will look as ripped as the Before/After photo people after only 21 days. If the workouts are as fun as people say, I will gladly do two or three rounds to loose the 25 lbs I want to loose. :)

    • Slavko

      Hey Jasmin,

      Congrats for striving to keep up with the healthy habit! Trust me when I say this – you’ll be there in no time!

      Chalene is such a cool person. I too fall in love with charming people on the screen, and feel inspired just watching and listening to them performing each circuit. Tony Horton and Shaun T can cheer me up anywhere anytime :)

      As for PiYo, I’m a bit puzzled about the results. Granted, PiYo was never designed to shed dozens of pounds, but 2 pounds and no difference in inches… that just sounds a bit weird for me. If I have to guess without knowing anything else, I’d suspect at different lifestyle factors including sleep, stress, and food, since I was once laboring under the illusion that I ate healthy when the opposite was true. If you are doing physical exercise (any physical exercise), and not losing pounds, the math is simple – your intake of calories is greater than what your body burns throughout the entire day.

      Nevertheless, I cannot give you any informed advice regarding your condition.
      My uneducated opinion would say that 21 day fix is doable, though I’m not familiar with your specific situation. You can also check P90 (without the X), or give your best shot with our own platform Fitness Updated. You can also check Focus T25 by Shaun T.

      Just go to our homepage and you can find the links to all of these reviews. Our team, whether that is my wife, myself, or our contributors has been going over these programs for many years, giving the most detailed reviews.

      P.S. what do you think about dance workouts? My wife used to enjoy Cize before switching to more traditional types of exercise.

      • Jasmin

        Hi Slavko,

        Thanks so much for your answer and I’m sorry for not responding sooner.

        I’m almost done with week two of 21-Day-Fix and it’s not bothering my back at all. I”m so happy with this. I’m well able to keep up with my food plan and I have lost almost 7 lbs so far.

        I probably do three rounds of 21-Day Fix and then I will hybrid it a bit with ChaLEAN (the cardio and ab parts)

        In regards to PIYO and the lack of success: I believe that not every exercise is made for everyone and this one was probably not for me; that’s ok.
        I think with PIYO the problem might have been the portions. This was always one of my problems, portion control. Since the Autum’s program comes with those colour coded containers, things are way easier :)


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