FAN QUESTION OF THE DAY: As a coach what would you say to someone who’s doctor told them weight watcher is a better program for healthy steady weight loss?
ANSWER: Yikes. I would say weight watchers is a good option but 21 Day Fix is really teaching you how to eat healthy, clean, real food. It’s not just about having a slice of cake and that being your points for the day so you don’t eat anything else.
Now, before I dig further let me tell you I personally have done both and 21 Day Fix is hands down the easier and more effective way for me to live.
You learn proper portion control, you learn to take control, to make your own food, you still get to eat the foods you love and you exercise which is a key component to being healthy and to weight loss.
21 Day Fix is still very new in the grand scheme of things so a lot of people, doctors included, don’t know about it yet. If they don’t know what it is they might not trust recommending it. That’s the beauty of a coach. We know exactly what it is and how good it is for people. I can even provide you information to show to your doctor about the program so they can better understand it if they do know what it is.
Weight Watchers doesn’t account for clean eating either. Many will eat chemically processed “diet” foods because they are lower in points instead of choosing whole foods. With the 21 Day Fix, there is a focus on eating the right foods AND the right amount of food. It’s not just about portion control, it’s about learning how to fuel your body with the correct foods. I found that I was very full and satisfied most of the time while following the 21 Day Fix.
And price wise – well 21 Day Fix is the winner hands down plus you get FREE coaching with me and access to my private online support group.
Here is a summary of the specifics of each program:
21 Day Fix
❤️One time fee for the program. Keep the containers and workouts forever.
❤️Use color coded containers to measure food. If it fits, you eat it.
❤️Emphasis on a clean, balanced diet (red= protein, green= veggies, purple= fruit, blue= healthy fats (avocado, nuts, etc), yellow= carbs, orange= dressings, seeds, tsps= oils, nut butters)
❤️Seven 30 minute workouts included.
❤️Minimal equipment/space required, workouts done in the privacy of your own home.
❤️FREE Access to an online support system & challenge groups.
❌Monthly fee to access points and tracking system.
❌Use point values to determine servings and portions. Every food has a point value and you can eat wheat you want, as long as you don’t go above your point total for the day.
❌Weigh and measure your food to determine points.
❌No emphasis on a balanced diet. Eat whatever you want as long as points add up (WW does encourage clean eating, but it is not required).
❌No workouts included. Movement is encouraged but WW does not include any structured workouts.
❌Can weigh in and attend meetings with other members in your area.
I strongly believe that everybody is different and what works for one may not work for another. Only YOU know what is best for you, these are just the facts as I see them.
Which one sounds like a better fit for you? If the 21 Day Fix sounds like your kind of thing, shoot me a message.
My name is Sue and I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Ketogenic Living Specialist and Amare Global Wellness Partner. Coaching others is my passion. I want to be the change and help others take back control of their health and happiness!