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21 Day Fix vs Ultimate Reset

This post was last updated on Aug 14, 2018 @ 5:01 pm
21 Day Fix vs Ultimate Reset |

21 Day Fix vs Ultimate Reset |

21 Day Fix vs Ultimate Reset

Both programs are 21 days long and give amazing results (if you do them correctly), so when it comes to the the 21 Day Fix vs the Ultimate Reset, which one should YOU choose?

The 21 Day Fix and the Ultimate Reset are two completely different programs, but with a somewhat similar focus. Monica does the 21 Day Fix monthly and we both do the Ultimate Reset once to twice a year when we feel like we need to totally reboot our minds and bodies.

Let’s analyze these two programs a bit to see what they entail so that we can compare and contrast:

The 21 Day Fix Program

The 21 Day Fix was designed to shed pounds through portion/calorie control and tone your body with exercise.

The program comes with color-coded containers (each color representing a different food group), which help you measure the amount of food that you are allotted each day according to your calorie range. Once you consume all your containers in your calorie range, you’re done for the day.

At first, this might sound a bit rigorous, but it is totally doable. There numerous delicious and satisfying healthy food options for each container. The program allows you to choose the foods that work best for YOU. Before you know it, you’ll be eating this way quite naturally.

The 21 Day Fix workouts are fairly simple exercise routines that usually last for about 30 minutes. If you find some of the exercises too difficult, you can follow the modifier. The program also includes active recovery days to allow your body to unwind and rest a bit, while still undergoing less rigorous exercises. There’s also the 21 Day Extreme if you really want to work your booty out!

You can learn more about the 21 Day Fix by clicking below:


The Ultimate Reset

The Ultimate Reset is more focused on cleansing and alkalinizing your body than losing weight and exercising.

During the 21 days of this program, you follow a rigorous and straightforward nutrition plan.

  • The first week entails healthy protein-rich recipes, which means you get to eat meat (there is a vegetarian version too!)
  • The second week is protein-free with all of the recipes based on a vegetarian approach
  • The third week is totally vegan.

You can NOT have caffeine, alcohol and sugar during the entire 21 days. Additionally, the program comes with various supplements that help you cleanse your body, which is the primary reason it is a bit more expensive than all the other programs.

You can learn more about the Ultimate Reset by clicking below:


21 Day Fix vs Ultimate Reset

As we previously mentioned, both programs last for 21 days. Although this isn’t a long time period, it is long enough to pick up some healthy habits that you can continue even after you’re done with the program.

One major difference between the two programs is that the 21 Day Fix allows you to eat a variety of healthy single ingredient foods while toning your body and the Ultimate Reset focuses more on “resetting” and alkalinizing your system by eliminating proteins from your diet and flushing toxins out of your body.

A common fallacy about the Ultimate Reset is that you’re not allowed to exercise at all during the 21 days. False! You are encouraged to move around and do a variety of your favorite exercises, as long as they are not super vigorous.

So, when is the best time to do the 21 Day Fix or the Ultimate Reset? Honestly, you can start either program whenever you’d like! As I mentioned, Monica and I do the Ultimate Reset one to two times per year and Monica runs monthly rounds of the 21 Day Fix in her private accountability group. (The Fix Eating Plan has pretty much become a lifestyle for her.)

Some people are apprehensive to start either of these programs near the holiday season, but in my experience, I’d say that is the BEST time to start because you truly feel amazing and disciplined after completing both of them. These programs both give great results and I truly believe there is absolutely no wrong season to do either of them.

Here’s a video of us chatting about each both of these programs:


And here’s a little recap and review:


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So the 21 Day Fix vs Ultimate Reset…which one are you learning toward right now?

If the 21 Day Fix resonated most with you, make life easy on yourself and work with an expert. Monica has been coaching since before Team Beachbody Coaches even existed (she is actually one of their founding coaches) and she specializes in the Fix. Click on the button below to connect with her and request to join her private Facebook group:

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If you feel you're ready to for a total reboot, then the Ultimate Reset is a better fit. Give us a shout and we'll get you through it with flying colors and thrilling results:

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Author: Dave

Father, retired attorney, cyclist (road & track), skier, surfer, recovered triathlete, half of a dynamic coaching team and co-founder of the Fit Club Network. Living my passion as an entrepreneur helping people achieve their fitness and financial goals.

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