When I first started the 21 Day Fix, I wanted to find an app to help track my containers. I found this app, and it has been EXTREMELY helpful in tracking my progress. The app, originally developed by Fat Chicken Studios, was recently obtained and republished through Beachbody as an official app! I’m very excited about this!
This app is currently only available on iOS, so it can be used on either your iPhone or iPad. While there are no official Beachbody 21 Day Fix apps in the android app store, it is only a matter of time before it will come to pass. The app is also now free, whereas before I had to pay a couple of bucks for it (I don’t buy apps, but this was money well spent for the development of this app!)
Here is the main menu for the app. Pretty self explanatory. If you are in maintenance mode for your weight, it will automatically calculate the containers you need to maintain your weight. The settings tab is actually where you track your measurements, pictured below.
What I like about the measurement tracker is that not only will it automatically tally your inches (yay!), but it as a before and after so you can tab back and forth to see how you’re doing it in each category. Here’s my tip: as I end each round, I take a screen shot of my “after” measurements so I can have it recorded when I go to put in my new measurements. I’ve kept my original before measurements as my before so I can see how far I’ve come over time.
This section is great for when you are grocery shopping and looking for ideas. Also, some of the foods are not container friendly, so it will list the portion for that specific food. My only suggestion would be to have some kind of indication of what foods are not 21 Day Fix Extreme friendly.
This is the part that is the best part of the app! The tracking! At the top, you can update your weight (if you weigh yourself every day. I don’t recommend this because of THIS reason).
For the workout, day 1 will always start with Total Body Cardio Fix. You can change the workout if you’d like, then mark the circle next to the workout to show you’ve completed it. With this app, day 1 will always start with Total Body Cardio Fix and then go in order. I actually started my first day 1 on a Wednesday, and I have never actually started day 1 on a Monday. Why does this make a difference? Because no matter where I am, I like the days of the week to match up with the workout. So for me, Monday is ALWAYS Total Body Cardio Fix, whether I’m on day 1 or day 3. It’s just easier for me to remember, but that’s my own thing. So, you can always change the workout in this tab, but it’s not going to change any of the other days’ workouts.
Remaining portions. You can also adjust the amount of containers you get throughout the day. This is great if you are pregnant or nursing, or otherwise recommended by your doctor. In this field you will be able to see how many portions of what containers you have remaining.
As you click on each meal, you will be able to input what containers you are using for that meal. You can track in increments of .5 or full containers. Also, you can either track your water with your meal, or in it’s separate category.
3 Day Quick Fix
If you decide to do the 3 Day Quick Fix, the meals (along with specific foods) are already listed for you. All you have to do is mark off the meal as you eat it.
My closing thoughts
This app is an amazing supplement to assist you with the 21 Day Fix. It takes the useful information out of the book and puts it into the convenience of your phone. If you’re out and for some reason something comes up to alter your eating plan, you can easily adjust by determining what containers you have left, so you can make controlled decisions without blowing your progress.