Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 1 | Day 1

Welcome to our Ultimate Portion Fix Challenge Group! We’re here to help support each other as we learn how portion control can help support better weight-loss success. Whether you’ve used portion-control containers before or you’re new to them, you’re going to learn so much from this program. I know how excited you are to begin your weight-loss journey and get started right away with the containers. However, I’d like you to hold off on using them because it’s critical we take these first two weeks to really learn the program before we dive into our 30-day challenge. I’m a big fan of Shakeology® for many reasons, especially for weight loss, so if you don’t already have it, it’s definitely something to consider. For those who are considering Shakeology, I suggest starting today so you can begin seeing and feeling the benefits right away.

I’d love to start with some questions for everyone to help us get to know each other, and to help me provide you the best support I can. This is a safe space, and I encourage you to post your answers in the comments below.

  1. Why are you excited for Ultimate Portion Fix?
  2. What diets or weight-loss programs have you tried in the past?
  3. What’s been your biggest weight-loss struggle?
  4. How are you feeling about starting?
  5. How can we best support you reaching your goals?
  6. Are you currently exercising, or are you thinking about adding exercise to this program like 21 Day Fix® and 21 Day Fix EXTREME® real time, which are included as a bonus? If not, that’s ok. If yes, what are your thoughts on exercise?
  7. Are you drinking Shakeology or using any Beachbody Performance® supplements?

In addition to answering the questions above, today’s goal is to watch the “Getting Started” video, and continue with videos 1–4. Make sure you have your Workbook with you, so you can take notes as you watch, and complete the written exercises that go with those videos, including assessing your baseline.

Also, if you haven’t had a physical lately or have any health or medical concerns, consult your physician before beginning this program.

Tomorrow, I’ll share more about how this Challenge Group will work. See you then!

Today’s To-Do’s:

  1. Answer the “get to know you” questions
  2. Watch “Getting Started” plus videos 1–4
  3. Complete Workbook exercises, take notes as you go
  4. Congratulate yourself for taking this incredible step for your health!


Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 1 | Day 2

Yesterday, we started with 5 videos and the Workbook written exercises. We’ll continue each day with more videos and learning until we begin using the containers on Day 1 of our 30-day challenge. Here are two important things to keep in mind before we jump into today’s work: Ideally, weekends are when we’ll do our shopping and meal prepping, and we’ll have group check-ins on Thursdays and Sundays—more info on both to come.

Now, today’s learning: Let’s talk about your “WHY.” As Autumn explains, people who have a specific goal and reason for why they want to lose weight tend to have better success achieving that goal. So, let’s establish our deeper truths and how it relates to losing weight. Watch Video 5: “What’s Your Why?” and complete pages 17–18 in your Workbook. In the comments section below, share your why with the group—remember, we’re here to support each other and keep each other accountable. No judgments! Just support and acceptance.

Finally, watch Video 6: “Your 3 Paths.” We’ll discuss those and dig deeper into each one tomorrow.

Today’s To-Do’s:

  1. Watch videos 5–6
  2. Complete pages 17–18 in your Workbook
  3. Share your why with the group in the comments below

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 1 | Day 3

There are 3 paths through Ultimate Portion Fix: Foundational Fix, Timed-Nutrition, and Carb-Cycling. As Autumn explains in the videos you’ll watch today, each one plays an important role: Foundational Fix is the main path in the program that allows you to have wine and desserts, and the path you’ll come back to after doing the other two paths. Timed-Nutrition is a step up from Foundation—here, the nutrition is a little more dialed in and geared toward eating for performance (if you’re exercising, this is where you can take Beachbody Performance Energize before your workouts and Recover after your workouts). Carb-Cycling is a short-term path for upcoming special events.

Each path is better explained in today’s homework, videos 7, 8, and 9, one video for each of the 3 paths. Watch each of them, so you understand how—and when—they can work for you.

Today’s To-Do’s:

  1. Watch videos 7–9
  2. Complete pages 23–38 in your Workbook
  3. You’re on the path to success—take a moment to realize that!

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 1 | Day 4

Now that we’ve learned the paths, let’s figure out our calorie bracket and calorie target. First up is Video 10: “Finding Your Calorie Bracket.” For those of you in the group who are pre- or postnatal, it’s important that you consult your physician before you begin the Ultimate Portion Fix. Once you’ve received your physician’s permission, you will want you to watch Video 32: “Pre- and Postnatal for the Fix” for your own special calculations. Ultimate Portion Fix also works for vegans and vegetarians, as you’ll learn in Video 11: “Being Vegan/Vegetarian on the Fix” and Video 13: “Deep Dive Into Vegan Food Lists.”

We’re also going to learn about the food lists in Video 12: “Deep Dive Into the Food Lists.” This is all about what goes into your containers, and the foods you’ll want to shop for on grocery days.

One thing that a lot of you have been asking is whether or not you have to exercise while doing Ultimate Portion Fix. Although it’s not mandatory, I highly recommend it. Adding exercise to your day can help boost your weight-loss success. And as part of your Ultimate Portion Fix purchase, you receive access to the complete 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix EXTREME programs starting 4/1/19, shot in real time and updated for even better results. If you’re exercising regularly, I strongly recommend adding Beachbody Performance to your diet on days you work out. The Performance Stack, which includes Beachbody Performance Energize pre-workout and Recover post-workout, can be used with most intermediate to advanced programs on Beachbody® On Demand. Your Ultimate Portion Fix plan shows you how to integrate both your daily Shakeology and Beachbody Performance into your routine.

How’s everyone doing? What are you most excited about?

Today’s To-Do’s:

  1. Watch videos 10–13 (and video 32 if you’re pre- or postnatal, after consulting your physician of course)
  2. Complete pages 39–51 in your Workbook, plus look over the Food Lists
  3. Tell the group what you’re excited about!

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 1 | Day 5

As you’re beginning to discover, Ultimate Portion Fix is packed with tips, tools, and strategies to help you lose the weight and keep it off. You’re already learning what goes into each container, but a few of you have asked if there are things that DON’T get counted in your plans. Yes! These are free things you can have while doing the program. Start today with Video 14: “Freebies and Substitutions,” which covers the things you don’t have to count such as water mix-ins and some seasonings and condiments as well as substitutions for things like beverages and treats.

What I’m loving today: this Avocado Ginger Shakeology recipe. It has blueberries, spinach, avocado, ginger, and hemp seeds that make this shake super creamy and full of healthful goodies.

One of the key things I love is the flexibility built into the program. It seems like every day there’s a new diet or fad or nutrition theory. The good news is, Ultimate Portion Fix works for many of them too. Watch Video 15: “Containers for Different Nutritional Theories” and see how Ultimate Portion Fix works for plant-based, paleo, and intermittent fasting nutritional theories.

Today’s To-Do’s:

  1. Watch videos 14–15
  2. Complete pages 69–78 in your Workbook
  3. Remember, you are doing this for YOU! And you deserve it.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 1 | Day 6

I’m so glad to be on this journey with you. Ultimate Portion Fix is a game-changer, in my opinion. There’s a lot here to learn, and I know all of you are giving 100% each day to our group. Let’s continue to share our thoughts and questions as they come up. As you can imagine, in the five years since Autumn created the portion-control containers, she’s heard pretty much every question possible. Today’s Video 16: “Frequently Asked Questions” covers some of the most popular ones.

As I mentioned on Day 2, we should aim to do our grocery shopping on the weekends, ideally on Saturdays. We’ll also be meal prepping for the week ahead, once we begin the program with the containers. Watch Video 17: “Maneuvering Your Supermarket: The Perimeter” for tips on how to get the most out of your trip to the grocery store. Your Workbook has a grocery store list template.

Share with the group some foods you’d like to avoid at the supermarket. Where do you encounter your biggest healthy-food obstacles?

Today’s To-Do’s:

  1. Watch videos 16–17
  2. Complete pages 79–86 in your Workbook
  3. Start reviewing the grocery store list template

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 1 | Day 7

Congrats to everyone! Our first Prep Week is almost done, and tomorrow we begin Prep Week 2. A few questions for everyone before we talk about what we’ll learn today. Have you been following along in the Workbook and completing the written exercises when they come up? It’s important that you take notes as you watch the videos, because your Workbook can be a great resource later when you need to look back at a certain video for clarification. Autumn wants us to use these videos as much as we need. Watch them. Re-watch them. Whatever it takes to learn inside and out how Ultimate Portion Fix can help you reach your goals.

Today we’re watching Video 18: “Maneuvering Your Supermarket: The Aisles.” If you food shopped yesterday, or plan to today, post below in the comments how these videos helped you food shop a little smarter.

Here’s a great way to get out of your breakfast rut. Mix it up! This incredible recipe for Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Shakeology takes your boring morning oatmeal and kicks it up a notch, and works with either fresh or frozen strawberries.

Today’s To-Do’s:

  1. Watch video 18
  2. Complete pages 87–88 in your Workbook
  3. Share if/how you shopped smarter this weekend
  4. End of Prep Week 1! Give yourself a pat on the back!

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 2 | Day 1

Prep Week 2 begins today! We are getting close to kicking off our 30-day challenge, and I’m so proud of everyone’s commitment to LEARNING the fundamentals and doing the work together. Successful healthy weight loss IS achievable, and the benefits of portion control can help you for a lifetime. That’s why I’m so glad we’re on this journey with each other. Let’s get to it!

Today we’re focusing on meal planning and prepping. This is something you’ll do every week, and the more you do it, the better you’ll be at it. As Autumn says, “progress, not perfection.” When you plan and prep your meals ahead of time, you’re less likely to make a bad food decision in the moment, because you’ve already made a GOOD food decision. Watch videos 19–22, which all cover meal planning. You’ll even see how Autumn does it. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Have you meal planned or prepped before? What has worked for you?

Today’s To-Do’s:
1. Watch videos 19–22
2. Complete pages 89–100 in your Workbook
3. Grab some quiet time, a cup of tea, or your Shakeology and the Workbook and see how far you’ve already come!

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 2 | Day 2

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What’s your relationship with food? How do your food choices tie into what you’re feeling? Let’s start by watching Video 23: “Food for Thought: The Psychology of Food” which can help you get to the root of your relationship with food. Then dig into your Workbook and complete the Food for Thought questionnaire. You just might be surprised at what your answers say. If you’re willing, share what your relationship with food is, and how you’d like to change it.

What’s great about Ultimate Portion Fix is that it’s now something you can do with the whole family. Parents love it because it can help get their kids eating healthier. Kids love it because they get to enjoy the foods they love. So, for those of you with kids, let’s watch Video 24: “The Right Plan for Your Child.” In your Workbook, you’ll also find an Eat the Rainbow Chart, which your kids can use to help them make better choices. Daily Sunshine® is also a great addition to your kids’ daily routine—it’s a great healthy alternative to junk food snacks and it’s super delicious.

What lessons would you like to pass onto your kids about food?

Today’s To-Do’s:
Watch videos 23 and 24 if you have kids

  1. Complete pages 101–114 in your Workbook
  2. Share your relationship with food, and how you’d like to change it
  3. Be proud for beginning to seriously think about the question!

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What’s your relationship with food? How do your food choices tie into what you’re feeling? Let’s start by watching Video 23: “Food for Thought: The Psychology of Food” which can help you get to the root of your relationship with food. Then dig into your Workbook and complete the Food for Thought questionnaire. You just might be surprised at what your answers say. If you’re willing, share what your relationship with food is, and how you’d like to change it.

What’s great about Ultimate Portion Fix is that it’s now something you can do with the whole family. Parents love it because it can help get their kids eating healthier. Kids love it because they get to enjoy the foods they love. So, for those of you with kids, let’s watch Video 24: “The Right Plan for Your Child.” In your Workbook, you’ll also find an Eat the Rainbow Chart, which your kids can use to help them make better choices. Daily Sunshine® is also a great addition to your kids’ daily routine—it’s a great healthy alternative to junk food snacks and it’s super delicious.

What lessons would you like to pass onto your kids about food?

Today’s To-Do’s:
Watch videos 23 and 24 if you have kids

  1. Complete pages 101–114 in your Workbook
  2. Share your relationship with food, and how you’d like to change it
  3. Be proud for beginning to seriously think about the question!

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What’s your relationship with food? How do your food choices tie into what you’re feeling? Let’s start by watching Video 23: “Food for Thought: The Psychology of Food” which can help you get to the root of your relationship with food. Then dig into your Workbook and complete the Food for Thought questionnaire. You just might be surprised at what your answers say. If you’re willing, share what your relationship with food is, and how you’d like to change it.

What’s great about Ultimate Portion Fix is that it’s now something you can do with the whole family. Parents love it because it can help get their kids eating healthier. Kids love it because they get to enjoy the foods they love. So, for those of you with kids, let’s watch Video 24: “The Right Plan for Your Child.” In your Workbook, you’ll also find an Eat the Rainbow Chart, which your kids can use to help them make better choices. Daily Sunshine® is also a great addition to your kids’ daily routine—it’s a great healthy alternative to junk food snacks and it’s super delicious.

What lessons would you like to pass onto your kids about food?

Today’s To-Do’s:
Watch videos 23 and 24 if you have kids

  1. Complete pages 101–114 in your Workbook
  2. Share your relationship with food, and how you’d like to change it
  3. Be proud for beginning to seriously think about the question!

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 2 | Day 3

Let’s talk about making better choices. So often, we start our day with good intentions to do better, to eat better, maybe to start exercising if we’re not doing that. And then life happens. We get sidetracked and our goals are suddenly once again another day away. Today’s commitment is to find healthier options for our favorite foods. Watch Video 26: “Favorite Foods Fixed” and then share what healthy swaps you plan on doing in your house—maybe adding water to your fruit juice? Making your own breakfast cereal? Breaking the soda habit?

To follow up on yesterday’s post about getting kids involved in healthier choices, one of those things is making them a part of the grocery shopping experience. Watch Video 25: “Grocery Shopping with Dom” as Autumn shows you how she engages her son in the food decision-making process.

Have you food shopped with your kids? How did that work out?

Today’s To-Do’s:
1. Watch video 26 and then video 25
2. Complete pages 115–118 in your Workbook
3. Share the first healthy food swap you’re going to make

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 2 | Day 4

We’re getting to the end of this Prep Week, and next week we begin our 30-day challenge! Those with kids, start with Video 27: “Different Fix for Different Kids.” Everyone else can skip to Video 28: “Eating Out on the Fix” and Video 29: “Special Occasions on the Fix.” These last two are GREAT resources when you might feel the most pressure to go off your plan and eat too much, or just eat badly. Watch them, take notes, and really absorb what Autumn is telling you.

Today starts our weekly Thursday call. Things we’ll cover:

  • What are some of the most surprising things you learned from this week’s videos?
  • What new learnings are you most excited to try in the coming weeks?
  • What do you think is going to be your biggest challenge?

Today’s To-Do’s:

  1. Watch videos 28–29, and 27 if you have kids
  2. Complete pages 119–126 in your Workbook
  3. Join our weekly Thursday call

Here’s how to join our call:

 Coach Tip

Have a phone call/Facetime/Skype/Zoom call with your entire group to hold everyone accountable. At the beginning of the call, you’ll want to tell them that Thursdays are the days for your group call because weekends are the hardest time to stick to any nutrition plan with so many obstacles to our routines. Also, it’s a great way to talk about food shopping and meal prepping for the next week. If your group call is later in the day, ask people to get their questions ready ahead of time.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 2 | Day 5

Who’s ready for the weekend? I am! Let’s head into this weekend with a productive, proactive headspace. Chances are, you’ll be running around a lot and you might have the urge to grab some takeout or fast food. Watch Video 30: “Debunking Myths About Fast Food” which will give you some great insights into eating out and why it’s so important to keep your containers with you. Shakeology is a perfect go-to for healthy energy, especially if you’re going to be out and about.*

A lot of you have been thinking about adding exercise to your daily routines. If you’re not doing it, I highly recommend 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix EXTREME that comes with Ultimate Portion Fix starting 4/1/19. These workouts, shot in real time, have an emphasis on faster progress, with a fresh take on some of your favorite moves along with some new ones. Check them out! Also, watch Video 33: “Beachbody Supplements and the Fix,” which explains how to incorporate these into your plan.

For those who have been or are exercising, what’s your go-to Beachbody fitness program?

Today’s To-Do’s:

  1. Watch video 30, and 33 (if you’re doing workouts)
  2. Complete pages 127–128 in your Workbook
  3. Share your go-to Beachbody program, if you have one

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 2 | Day 6

By now, we’ve gone through nearly all the videos and our Workbooks should be full. But while it feels like you’re done with Prep Week, the fun is really just beginning. Keep that Workbook handy, because you’ll want to refer back to specific videos and your notes as these first few days using the containers unfold. Today is our last one, Video 31: “Ready Set… Fix.”

Tomorrow is meal prep! If you haven’t already, get your food shopping done today.

Today’s To-Do’s:

  1. Watch video 31
  2. Food shopping, if you haven’t already

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Prep Week 2 | Day 7

Meal prep day! No videos to watch, but please share photos of your first week’s meal prep—let’s see what you’ve got!

Also, make sure you’ve got your Shakeology ready to go. It can help set a foundation for healthy eating, so you can make good decisions, so I recommend drinking it every day for maximum benefits.*

Also, super important: Make sure you take your “before” photos and measurements. I know this can be uncomfortable, but you will want to refer back to these pictures once you start seeing results. REMEMBER, this isn’t a competition. Each of us has a different body type and build, and our bodies respond to change at different speeds.

Need help taking your “before” photo? Watch this video from YouTube.
Also, here’s a video for taking your measurements.

Today’s To-Do’s:

  1. Meal prep
  2. Share a meal prep photo
  3. Take your “before” photo!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 1 | Day 1

Here we go! This is the official start of our 30-day challenge. This is all about putting everything we’ve learned into practice. It’s our first day using the containers for all meals, including snacks. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day and, of course, your Shakeology.

After each meal and throughout the day, check in with your Daily Logbook. I recommend you count your container usage as you go instead of all at the same time at the end of the day. Have you downloaded the Beachbody app? This is also a great tool for tracking your progress and your containers.

Let’s see a container meal from today! Share some pictures.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 1 | Day 2

How was yesterday? Did you finish all your containers? Did you have food left over? Remember to make sure you’re eating at regular intervals. Consistency is key with Ultimate Portion Fix and Autumn knows the best way to help you get great results.

If you missed containers yesterday, think about how you’ll adjust your plan today and the days to come. One of the best parts about the containers is that they’re portable—you can take them with you when you’re on-the-go. Some of you might have the Beachbody Insulated Tote Bag which is perfect for this—if you don’t have one, reach out to me.

This is also a great time to really go over your container plan and understand what you’ll be eating—and when. And remember—your logbook is your daily record of everything, so make sure you’re on top of filling it in.

Share your thoughts with the group!

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 1 | Day 3

Let’s talk about mindfulness. One thing you’ll notice in your Daily Logbook is that this is a big part of your Ultimate Portion Fix journey. As Autumn points out throughout the videos, the Workbook, and the logbook, our emotions and daily intentions play a huge role in how we approach food. Let’s share with each other our daily goals and intentions, and how mindfulness is part of our daily container routine.

One thing to keep watch over is your digestion and regularity, now that you’re changing up what you’re putting in your body. Shakeology is a good source of fiber and helps support healthy digestion and regularity.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 1 | Day 4

Group call! As I said last week during our kickoff call, we’ll be doing this every week on Thursday.

On our call today, we’ll be discussing:

  • Did you eat all of the food in all of your containers?
  • Did you have leftovers?
  • Were you left hungry?
  • Any success on the scale so far?
  • How about lessening your sugar intake?

I’d love for each of you to jot down a few of these answers before our call and be ready to share!

Here’s how to join our call:

 Coach Tip

Even though you gave everyone the call-in information last week, we recommend you repost it so that it’s as easy as possible for your challengers to join. Encourage everyone to talk and share, and also make a point of sharing YOUR OWN experiences. Your challengers are looking to you for motivation, guidance, and support.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 1 | Day 5

Judging by the amount of comments and questions I get, it seems like everyone wants to talk about the Blue, Orange, and Yellow containers. As you know, Blue is for healthy fats – things like avocado and cheeses. As Autumn points out, some healthy fats can be beneficial to our nutrition. Your meal plan includes these Blue containers for a reason. What are some of your Blue go-to’s? The Orange container is for seeds and dressings. What have you put in these to spice up meals? And of course, my personal favorite, the Yellow container. What do you put into this one? What are you interested in trying?

Let’s share with each other. Food shopping is coming up and we can all use some new ideas.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 1 | Day 6

Back to the market! This weekend we are going to make an extra effort to swap out some of the less healthy choices we make for more healthy choices. What from the Food Lists are you looking to try for the first time? If you or your family are soda drinkers, can you go a week without it? Or buy less of it? Part of this program is all about lessening our sugar and this is a great way to start. One of my fave recipes from the FIXATE Volume 2 cookbook is for Tilapia Tacos on page 81. Give them a try!

Need some tips on what to buy? Re-watch Video 36: “Pantry Raid” and Video 37: “Fridge Raid” to see what Autumn recommends.

Let’s see some photos of your meal prep and shopping!

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 1 | Day 7

We’re going to start doing a second weekly call, starting today. We’ll still have our Thursday check-ins ahead of the weekend, but now we’re adding a Sunday call, to get all of us in the right headspace for the week ahead. As we all know, setting an intention for a great week can be a little different than actually HAVING a great week. Progress, not perfection, as Autumn says.

So, for today’s call, we’re going to talk about:

  • Have you eaten out yet while on the Fix?
  • Any special occasions coming up that you’re thinking about?
  • Have you been to a restaurant this past week?
  • If so, what tactics did you use to stay on your plan?

Don’t forget to meal prep tonight and really put some thinking into your goals for this week. As you think about your planning for the week, a great accessory to take your meals on-the-go is the Beachbody Insulated Tote Bag. Want to know more? Message me directly.

Here’s how to join our call:

 Coach Tip

As always, encourage everyone to talk and share, and also make a point of sharing YOUR OWN experiences. Your challengers are looking to you for motivation, guidance, and support. Sunday calls can be more “forward-looking” than your Thursday calls—encourage your challengers to talk about their goals and what they want to accomplish (or at least attempt) this week.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 2 | Day 1

Week 2 begins today! Who’s excited? Before we do anything, let’s make sure to take our Week 2 photo and post it here. Remember, this isn’t about comparing our successes to each other, but encouraging everyone’s progress. Changing our eating habits for the better is hard work, and I want you to take a minute and really reflect back on the efforts you’ve put into this so far. Read pages 34–35 in your logbook.

Want even more delicious recipes? Check out the Beachbody Blog.

 Coach Tip

Create a Facebook poll asking your challengers what benefits they most feel from their daily Shakeology: help to feel full, curb cravings, helps me stay satisfied, feeling healthy energy, supporting healthy digestion.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 2 | Day 2

When you’re working hard on a goal like losing weight—and keeping it off—chances are, you’re inspiring others to think about their own goals. If you haven’t done so already, today is the day to share your inspiration in the comments below, and help others begin their Ultimate Portion Fix journey. A great place to start is at home. The great thing about Ultimate Portion Fix is that Autumn has made it so the whole family can do this, and enjoy it. Even kids. Getting your spouse involved can go a long way to you sticking with the program because you’re supporting each other. Who would you like to do the program with you?

How will you get them involved?

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 2 | Day 3

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A lot of you have been asking about exercise, and whether or not you should do a fitness program to help speed up your results. Although it’s not mandatory, exercise is a great way to reach your goals. Don’t forget that your Ultimate Portion Fix purchase includes access to 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix EXTREME workouts shot in real time, available beginning April 1. Autumn has also added a few new moves to each program in addition to a fresh take on your favorites with an emphasis on better progress. Once you check them out, tell us what you think!

If you don’t have one, a subscription to Beachbody On Demand can give you access to hundreds of Beachbody programs—with something for everyone from beginners to experts. Are you on BOD? What programs would you suggest for anyone looking to add exercise to their daily routine?

If you are exercising, your plan shows you how to incorporate Beachbody Performance into your program on days you work out. I can answer more questions if you have any…just DM me.

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A lot of you have been asking about exercise, and whether or not you should do a fitness program to help speed up your results. Although it’s not mandatory, exercise is a great way to reach your goals. Don’t forget that your Ultimate Portion Fix purchase includes access to 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix EXTREME workouts shot in real time, available beginning April 1. Autumn has also added a few new moves to each program in addition to a fresh take on your favorites with an emphasis on better progress. Once you check them out, tell us what you think!

If you don’t have one, a subscription to Beachbody On Demand can give you access to hundreds of Beachbody programs—with something for everyone from beginners to experts. Are you on BOD? What programs would you suggest for anyone looking to add exercise to their daily routine?

If you are exercising, your plan shows you how to incorporate Beachbody Performance into your program on days you work out. I can answer more questions if you have any…just DM me.

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A lot of you have been asking about exercise, and whether or not you should do a fitness program to help speed up your results. Although it’s not mandatory, exercise is a great way to reach your goals. Don’t forget that your Ultimate Portion Fix purchase includes access to 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix EXTREME workouts shot in real time, available beginning April 1. Autumn has also added a few new moves to each program in addition to a fresh take on your favorites with an emphasis on better progress. Once you check them out, tell us what you think!

If you don’t have one, a subscription to Beachbody On Demand can give you access to hundreds of Beachbody programs—with something for everyone from beginners to experts. Are you on BOD? What programs would you suggest for anyone looking to add exercise to their daily routine?

If you are exercising, your plan shows you how to incorporate Beachbody Performance into your program on days you work out. I can answer more questions if you have any…just DM me.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 2 | Day 4

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Group call! As we wind down Week 2, here’s what we’ll discuss:

  • Let’s hear your stories, successes, favorite tips and strategies
  • Have you started with exercise?
  • Decreased your sugar intake?
  • Gotten the family involved?
  • Let’s talk progress…

If you’re working on your sugar cravings, your Shakeology has a protein-rich, nutrient-dense formula to help you feel full and can help reduce your tendency to cheat.*

Here’s how to join our call:

 Coach Tip

Start building momentum for people to continue strong into week 3. Highlight successes, and encourage everyone to share what they’re loving about the program.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Group call! As we wind down Week 2, here’s what we’ll discuss:

  • Let’s hear your stories, successes, favorite tips and strategies
  • Have you started with exercise?
  • Decreased your sugar intake?
  • Gotten the family involved?
  • Let’s talk progress…

If you’re working on your sugar cravings, your Shakeology has a protein-rich, nutrient-dense formula to help you feel full and can help reduce your tendency to cheat.

Here’s how to join our call:

 Coach Tip

Start building momentum for people to continue strong into week 3. Highlight successes, and encourage everyone to share what they’re loving about the program.

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Group call! As we wind down Week 2, here’s what we’ll discuss:

  • Let’s hear your stories, successes, favorite tips and strategies
  • Have you started with exercise?
  • Decreased your sugar intake?
  • Gotten the family involved?
  • Let’s talk progress…

If you’re working on your sugar cravings, your Shakeology has a protein-rich, nutrient-dense formula to help you feel full and can help reduce your tendency to cheat.

Here’s how to join our call:

 Coach Tip

Start building momentum for people to continue strong into week 3. Highlight successes, and encourage everyone to share what they’re loving about the program.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 2 | Day 5

Have you checked out the FIXATE Vol. 2 cookbook or the FIXATE cooking show in the Nutrition Tab on Beachbody On Demand? What recipes have you tried? Each recipe in the cookbook and on the show is Fix-approved, meaning it works with your containers. In my house, Sunday is family meal day. What do you like to prepare for your big family meals? So often, we’re all running around during the week and the weekend is the only time we can all seem to get together around the table and really enjoy a meal together.

In your FIXATE Vol. 2 cookbook, check out page 129, Singapore Noodles. YUM. And so easy to make! Share your favorite meal so far.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 2 | Day 6

If today or tomorrow is your supermarket day, I’ve got a fun challenge for you. It’s the Green container challenge and it goes like this—I want you to browse the food lists and pick one new veggie from the Green food list and try it. And then report back.

For those of you with kids, let’s talk more about how to get your kids involved in their healthy eating decisions. The best first thing you can do is to set a good example. They learn by watching, and doing what you’re doing. So, my challenge to you today is to grab the family and head outside and do something active. Walk your neighborhood. Go to a park or go on a hike. When it comes time to eat, have everyone make their meal using your containers. Sit with your kids and check out the 75 Healthy Lunch Ideas For Kids PDF and see what sparks their interest. Healthy kids are more likely to grow into healthy adults. Let’s hear what the reactions are from your kids and how it’s been incorporating them into the Ultimate Portion Fix.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 2 | Day 7

Today is our end-of-week group call. We’re done with Week 2, and we have 2 more weeks to go in this Challenge Group.

Today’s call:

  • What obstacles have you faced with the program?
  • What did you do to overcome them?

If you’re feeling that you’re falling behind, or stuck, watch Video 34: “Break in Case of Emergency.” Autumn will help get you fired up and feeling good again. What modifications are you going to incorporate heading into the week ahead?

Have you been doing well with meal prep? Need a quick refresher? Watch Video 20: “Advanced Meal Planning” and make sure to go back through your Workbook to reread your notes.

Here’s how to join our call:

 Coach Tip

Your challengers might be feeling like they need some extra encouragement or support on this call. It’s important for the whole group to know that they are there for each other—encourage everyone to share their support.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 3 | Day 1

We’re in week 3! Great job. Let’s keep our progress going as we head into this week. Fill out pages 52–53 in your logbook—it’s all about checking in now, and looking back to when you first started the program. What do you notice? What are you proud of accomplishing? What still needs work? Are you seeing results? Some things may take longer than other things—pounds might be dropping but you might still be struggling with sugar. Whatever your unique situation, we’re here to support you.

Take your Week 3 photo, and post it if you’d like. We’re here for you.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 3 | Day 2

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Remember last week when I posted a couple of times about getting your significant other to do the program? Or introducing your kids to portion control? What’s worked for you?

For those of you who don’t have kids, take time to explore the food lists and really push yourself to try something new.

Fruits are a great place to start if you’re craving sweet treats and trying to avoid soda or your junk drawer. You’d be surprised how good natural sugars can taste in a piece of fruit. I know cutting out sugar can be so hard. That’s why I think it’s important to still satisfy your sweet tooth, but in a more healthful way. Shakeology isn’t just delicious—it’s also a great way to help curb cravings.* Another option to help fight against sugary desserts is BEACHBAR, which is container-friendly, gluten-free, and contains 10 grams of protein per bar so it’s a great healthy snack between meals. BEACHBAR snack bars are container-compatible. They count as ½ Red, ½ Yellow, and 1 tsp.

If you’re doing the program with someone, talk about how it’s helping you stay committed.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 Coach Tip

Share how you’re doing with the nutrition—any struggles you might be having or wins you’ve had. It helps show your own progress and efforts.

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Remember last week when I posted a couple of times about getting your significant other to do the program? Or introducing your kids to portion control? What’s worked for you?

For those of you who don’t have kids, take time to explore the food lists and really push yourself to try something new.

Fruits are a great place to start if you’re craving sweet treats and trying to avoid soda or your junk drawer. You’d be surprised how good natural sugars can taste in a piece of fruit. I know cutting out sugar can be so hard. That’s why I think it’s important to still satisfy your sweet tooth, but in a more healthful way. Shakeology isn’t just delicious—it’s also a great way to help curb cravings. Another option to help fight against sugary desserts is BEACHBAR, which is container-friendly, gluten-free, and contains 10 grams of protein per bar so it’s a great healthy snack between meals. BEACHBAR snack bars are container-compatible. They count as ½ Red, ½ Yellow, and 1 tsp.

If you’re doing the program with someone, talk about how it’s helping you stay committed.

 Coach Tip

Share how you’re doing with the nutrition—any struggles you might be having or wins you’ve had. It helps show your own progress and efforts.

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UK

Remember last week when I posted a couple of times about getting your significant other to do the program? Or introducing your kids to portion control? What’s worked for you?

For those of you who don’t have kids, take time to explore the food lists and really push yourself to try something new.

Fruits are a great place to start if you’re craving sweet treats and trying to avoid soda or your junk drawer. You’d be surprised how good natural sugars can taste in a piece of fruit. I know cutting out sugar can be so hard. That’s why I think it’s important to still satisfy your sweet tooth, but in a more healthful way. Shakeology isn’t just delicious—it’s also a great way to help curb cravings. Another option to help fight against sugary desserts is BEACHBAR, which is container-friendly, gluten-free, and contains 10 grams of protein per bar so it’s a great healthy snack between meals. BEACHBAR snack bars are container-compatible. They count as ½ Red, ½ Yellow, and 1 tsp.

If you’re doing the program with someone, talk about how it’s helping you stay committed.

 Coach Tip

Share how you’re doing with the nutrition—any struggles you might be having or wins you’ve had. It helps show your own progress and efforts.

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Ultimate Portion Fix Week 3 | Day 3

Green container challenge! Share a picture or just comment below with your experience trying one new vegetable this week. What did you try? What was your reaction?

Remember, with the food lists, you want to mainly be choosing from the top ⅓ of the list, although anything on the list is a good choice. What’s something you’re interested in trying?

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 3 | Day 4

Group call today! We’re in Week 3, so I’m hoping you all have a lot of thoughts to share.

On the call, let’s discuss:

  • If you’re finding weight-loss success, be prepared to brag!
  • If you’re facing some challenges, be prepared to share so the group can help you with suggestions and support.

Here’s how to join our call:

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 3 | Day 5

The weekend is nearly here, and if you’re like me, it can be a challenge to stay on-track when I’m running around, or seeing friends, or doing social things. What are your tips for staying committed to your containers? When it comes to delicious foods, what recipes have you found on the FIXATE cooking show or in the FIXATE cookbooks that have been a yummy surprise? In your FIXATE Vol. 2 cookbook, check out page 141 for the Beef and Broccoli recipe. You’ll love it.

Speaking of broccoli, if you’re looking to incorporate another serving of veggies for the day try Power Greens Boost in your daily Shakeology (2 servings of Power Greens Boost equals one Green container).

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 3 | Day 6

Grocery shopping day! As we head into Week 4, let’s make sure we’re on top of our Daily Logbook. Today let’s look at page 68, your Reflections. This is all about taking a moment to really think about where you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going on your weight-loss journey. It’s also about what you’re feeling as you go through this program. Tomorrow, I’m going to ask what you wrote.

If you’re running around today, make your daily Shakeology to-go. It’s a great way to help fuel your body, and can help satisfy your sweet tooth and other cravings. And you know you’re getting the vitamins, minerals, proteins and other crucial nutrients your body needs to help keep it going.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 3 | Day 7

Let’s talk about your Reflections. Do you think that keeping track of what you’re feeling has helped you over these last few weeks? I find that when I’m in touch with my emotions and what I’m feeling, I make better decisions about what (and how much) I eat. My weekly Reflections help me keep track of my goals, what I’m doing to achieve them, and how I’m keeping close tabs on how I’m feeling.

As we finish off the week, group call for today:

  • What bad habits have you lessened?
  • Are you eating less processed foods and have you cut back on sugary foods and drinks?
  • What good habits have you adopted?

Here’s how to join our call:

Also, today is your day for meal prep so make sure you’ve got time to do it right.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 4 | Day 1

Take your Week 4 photo, before you read on! They’re so important because they can really show YOU how well YOU are doing!

As we begin our last week together, I want to say this now because it’s so important: Even though this group might be ending soon, we’re not finishing with this new way of eating. Ultimate Portion Fix truly is a lifestyle—it’s a new and better way of thinking about food, how and what you eat (and when!), and how you CAN rewire your life to make smarter, healthier choices. One of the healthier choices I made and love is with a recipe from the FIXATE Vol. 2 cookbook for Spaghetti All’Amatriciana on page 145. So good.

One thing I hope you’ve discovered along the way is how we can separate our feelings from our food. In our Daily Logbook today, I want you to really dig into pages 70–71 and identify those emotional triggers.

How did you used to deal with your emotional triggers with food? How do you do it now?

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 4 | Day 2

Progress, not perfection. Autumn says it a lot, and with good reason. This is all about your personal journey, and how you think about your body and your weight. As Autumn says, remember to use positive self-talk by saying things like “I’m working toward a healthier version of me” instead of “I haven’t lost enough.” Again, it’s about the progress you’re making, every single day. I’m so proud of each one of you and all your hard work. REALLY inspiring!

What progress are you excited to celebrate? What are you most proud of?

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 4 | Day 3

Building on what we were talking about yesterday, today I want each of you to take a few minutes and really reflect on YOUR efforts. Take a victory lap because you’ve come this far, you’ve done the work, you’ve learned a new approach, and hopefully, you’ve made some progress with the things that matter to you.

How has your new approach to food impacted those around you? What tips would you give to someone who’s thinking about Ultimate Portion Fix to reach their goals?

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 4 | Day 4

Today’s group call is about reaching out—I’m curious to hear who you think would benefit from this program. When it comes to losing weight, if there’s one thing I hope you take away from this group is that it’s so much easier when you have the support and encouragement from your tribe—the people just like you who want you to succeed as much as YOU want to succeed.

Here’s how to join our call:

 Coach Tip

Use this call to identify who among your challengers has been especially active, supportive, and motivated by this group. That person may well be your next Coach recruit.

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 4 | Day 5

Let’s talk meal prepping. I’m hoping by now that each of you is an expert at it. So, let’s hear your tips! How do you like to do it? How many days in advance do you plan? Easiest or hardest meals to plan? Easiest or hardest member of the house to plan for?

Autumn has a great Shakeology prep hack: Smoothie Bags. I love this video because it’s such an easy, simple idea that makes my prep time so much shorter. Here’s the video link.

What’s something you never thought you’d come to love about meal planning and prepping?

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 4 | Day 6

Today’s post is all about looking back and looking forward. Start by going through your Workbook, and see the notes you took, especially at the very beginning. Do the same with your Daily Logbook. What do you notice as the days go by? Do you see how your confidence might be growing as you get more comfortable with this new way of eating?

Do me a favor. I want you to treat yourself to some YOU time. Go for a quiet walk. Go through an old photo album. Maybe reach out to a friend you’ve been meaning to contact. Taking care of yourself is so important, and sometimes we give so much that we forget to take a little for ourselves.

How do you take care of yourself?

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Ultimate Portion Fix | Week 4 | Day 7

Our last day, and our last call. I’d love to hear you share your goals going forward. Now that you’ve made it through 30 days, what do you have in mind for the next 30 days? 90 days? 6 months?

Before I go, I want to say THANK YOU. Your strength, your perseverance, and your motivation have inspired me to start another Ultimate Portion Fix Challenge Group. If you know of anyone who might benefit from this experience the way you have, feel free to introduce us, or pass along my info. My goal is to help as many people as possible reach their weight-loss goals.

In the meantime, remember that this isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle. This Challenge Group is really just the beginning of your journey—something you turn into a way of life, versus something you did with us for just a short period. So many people have learned how portion control can give them a myriad of benefits. I hope you’ll come to learn that too.

Same with Shakeology. Now that it’s a part of your everyday routine, you’ll begin to understand how it can give you a daily foundation to help support your overall health and well-being.

If you’re not using the Beachbody app on a regular basis, I highly recommend it. It can help you track your containers, access all the Ultimate Portion Fix content, and so much more. It’s currently available for iOS and Android.

Until next time…

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