1. Allysa

    Thanks for this! Yesterday, I read the transcripts of Chalene’s podcasts with Dr. Sara Solomon and Melissa McAllister and I was really wondering how IF would work with 21DF containers. Today is my first day doing IF and I’m actually doing OK without my shakeo first thing in the morning. I feel your pain in being the annoying one – I have alarms set on my phone to remind me to eat (9:30, 12:30, and 3:30) and I hate that. I’m always hungry and like you said above – its enough to make me not feel starving, but I’m never satisfied….by the time I leave work, I usually only have 1 green and 1 red and 1 yellow (I skip yellow a lot) left for the day – but I’m starving as I make dinner so I munch on all the not-so-good stuff in the pantry. Have you stayed with IF in the long term? If so, how has it worked for you??

    • annie.conklin726@yahoo.com

      Hi Allysa, thanks for stopping by! Good luck with IF…I hope it helps you get in comfortable groove. I am still going strong and loving it even more than ever. I think about food far less, I’m FULL when I’m done with one of my TWO meals, and I have room to indulge a bit because my body is in fat burning mode during my fasted state. It has helped amplify my workout results too, I’m definitely more lean which I attribute to the fasting as well as eating more food in general. I don’t know where you are on the 21DF intake, but I was the lowest level which was not enough to fuel my results! I’m super excited for you, definitely keep me posted!!!

  2. Bekah

    have you tried the 6 day kickstart video program? i bought the ebooks and was disappointed. most of the info is that same as her free youtube videos and the rest is supplemental science & research, which is nice, but doesnt help me organize myself or the diet. trying to find someone that only has the video program so i can trade them the ebooks. hoping the video goes more in depth.

  3. Kim

    Hey how did you figure out how many calories to eat? I fall into the lowest calories on the 21 day fix and not getting the results I’m after. Did you just go up one level and continue to use the containers? I’ve just started the IF and love it but now need an exercise program to amp up the results any insight you can share about how you got ur results would be greatly appreciated

    • annie.conklin726@yahoo.com

      Hey Kim! A quick way to determine how many calories you need is to multiply your weight in lbs by your activity level:

      Sedentary (0-2 workouts/week) = 10-12
      Moderately Active (3-4 workouts/week) = 12-14
      Very Active (5-7 workouts/week) = 14-16

      So for instance, if you weigh 150 lbs and plan on doing a program like 21 Day Fix (Very Active), you’d take 150 *15 = 2250. That’s a lot compared to what Beachbody tells you to eat, but depending on where you are in your journey (if you have a lot of weight to lose or if you are trying to build muscle, lean out etc) the Beachbody recommendations may be under the amount your body needs to thrive, and are sending you into preservation mode. Hope this helps!

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