In 2013 Autumn Calabrese introduced, what became, a revolution to the health and fitness world:
Color coded portion controlled food containers and a plan that told you how many of each you got in a day depending on your fitness goals.
It was GENIUS!
And helped THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS transform their bodies and their lifestyles…including myself.
And with her latest program, 80 Day Obsession, they’re back, but in a BRAND NEW way!
Introducing TIMED NUTRITION.
Timed nutrition is what Autumn calls her “secret weapon”.
Its not complicated but its incredibly effective.
If you are already familiar with the portion control system (that was introduced with the 21-day fix) the timed nutrition plan will be very similar, with a few SPECIFIC tweaks.
This plan isn’t just about eating X food throughout the day but eating EXACTLY as she outlines for EACH meal.
No guesswork, totally simplified to get the BEST results.
She covers it all, providing a “workout block” which gives provides what to eat BEFORE you work out, during, after and as your first post workout MEAL to follow.
She also takes the allotted containers for the ENTIRE day that remains and gives you specific combos so you don’t have to figure it out…you just FOLLOW IT!
I have fielded a lot of questions from those who work out SUPER early or through the night with shift work regarding if this program is still possible and the answer is ABSOLUTELY.
We all eat all throughout the day, timed nutrition is no different, you are just going to be more precise with your timing while keeping your macro nutrients balanced throughout the day.
Its based on a combination of healthy carbohydrates, healthy fats and lean proteins to keep your metabolism burning like a furnace so you shed fat and build lean muscle no matter what time you work out and what your day looks like!
Do you have to follow the meal plan EXACTLY to get results?
The program was developed and designed to give you optimal results by following it as is. If you choose to do things differently then you aren’t following the 80 day Obsession program.
What should I do if I usually wake up and workout super early at 5am?
I too am an “early riser” so I am not using the recommended 60-90 minute wait between my pre workout meal and exercise time. Autumn shared you can swap “meal 1” with the pre workout meal (which are reflected on the examples below) and I have found that I can have my Shakeology and banana and immediately drink my pre workout then exercise! Then my meal 1 is a bit larger, including a green, yellow and red.
Can you mix up the containers?
NO – you must eat the containers listed in the combos provided, but you can move them around (i.e. Meal 1 2 and 3 are interchangeable, but the combos must remain the same.)
What do you do if you go over one meal?
You still eat your next meal as follows.
Is there a Vegan Meal plan?
Yes, there are vegan meal plans provided.
What does it look like?
Following the nutrition program laid out in the 80 Day Obsession meal planning guide, I made the following meal plans for my hubs and I.
After figuring out the daily caloric needs for both of us, I landed in meal plan A and he landed in F.
I can’t say I have ever been one to get up and eat BEFORE I worked out
Or to eat all my fruits by 6:30am or to follow a specifically laid out meal plan.
But with all the results I’ve seen I am TRUSTING THE PROCESS, following the lead of the trainers and leaning in on my support group to make sure we FINISH what we START.