If you are googling this question, you probably will appreciate the Cliff Notes version of my answer, so here it is…
- Officially, you can only drink a small amount of wine on the 21 Day Fix.
- Unofficially, but in my experience, you can still drink cocktails and beer too!
If you’re following the 21 Day Fix program you have surely noticed that the nutrition plan allows for wine and other treats in moderation and provides a way to track what you’re indulging in. Genius!
That is one of the main reasons I was drawn to 21 Day Fix in the first place, it does leave room for LIFE to happen. That was really important for me and the way I live my life. We are all going to go to restaurants and parties, we are all going to have vacations and special occasions to face, so it makes sense to learn a healthier way to eat, and especially drink, in those scenarios.
That has been my focus since beginning my 21 Day Fix journey in October 2014. I’ve been following the program with great success! (Click here to see my 21 Day Fix Review and Results) My proudest achievement in this journey is not that I’ve lost 20 lbs, but that I’ve been able to do it without feeling like I’m sacrificing anything.
I still drink. I still go out. I’m just doing it with the strategic eye for ingredients, portion and moderation that I’ve learned from the 21 Day Fix program. I’ve made my lifestyle healthier. The operative word here is LIFESTYLE. Because this is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.
And my lifestyle happens to include cocktails. I am a total cocktail enthusiast! I love to shake some up at home, play with flavors, go to special bars and restaurants all over the country that celebrate them, learn the history of the ingredients and recipes. It’s as interesting to me as food. I’m a bit of a foodie, too.
So what about 21 Day Fix Cocktails, you ask?
When I heard that the 21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese was coming out with a 21 Day Fix cookbook called Fixate this summer, I was secretly hoping there would be 21 Day Fix approved cocktail recipes in there as well. Low and behold, there will be! I am DYING to see how Autumn tracks and portions the recipes since I’ve just been doing it my own way since I started.
Now, my own way is carefully thought out and done in consideration of the program’s nutritional guidelines… but I can’t truly say it’s “by the book”, since it’s not in the book. But that didn’t stop me!
I took the spirit of the program and applied it to what I was already doing in my home bar which is a paleo-friendly and relatively low carb approach to cocktails, featuring fresh and natural ingredients. The result is a healthy (OK, healthier) cocktail that fits into the 21 Day Fix program and won’t derail you on your health and fitness journey!
Cheers to your health!