2B Mindset is a new healthy lifestyle program that uses plate proportions and a designated food list to help you lose weight and make smarter choices. I wanted to talk to you about the 2B Mindset program and what is it, and also share a little bit about how it differs from the 21 Day Fix.
Not all healthy lifestyle programs are the same. A lot of them share the same concepts which can be confusing and misleading. The 21 Day Fix program and the 2B Mindset program are targeted at roughly the same audience, but it’s definitely a different program. Let’s have a quick overview of the 2B Mindset system.
What Is 2B Mindset?
2B Mindset is a healthy lifestyle and weight loss program. The end goal is to lose weight and be healthier, right? To achieve those goals, 2B Mindset uses diagrams of plates as well as food lists broken up into categories to teach you how to make healthy choices–this works because it’s easy for most people to eyeball portion sizes.
Unlike the 21 Day Fix, where you measure out your portions in specially sized containers, with 2B Mindset you are using your plate as a guideline for each meal. Breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner all have different plate proportions. You are filling your plate with vegetables, fiber rich carbs, and protein from a list of choices.
Another aspect of the 2B Mindset program is that they encourage 16 oz of water before every meal. This helps trick your body into feeling full so you eat less. It’s also a great way to stay hydrated and meet your water goals for the day.
By giving you choices from simple food groups and using the plate as a way to divide up your meals, 2B Mindset takes some of the guesswork out of a healthy lifestyle. They have a printable meal tracker for you to use each day which can help you stay accountable. Over time it can also help you see what works and what doesn’t with regards to eating (and drinking).
Because there is no direct calorie tracking it can be hard to know ahead of time how much weight you can expect to lose. Making healthy goals is a great way to get started and if you don’t have any specific weight loss goals 2B Mindset could be helpful in that way. It’s important to remember though that weight loss is just a math equation. Calories in and calories out!
How Is 2B Mindset Different From 21 Day Fix?
2B Mindset is different from the 21 Day Fix in a couple of ways; it does not use measurements, there’s no calorie brackets, and there’s no counting containers. There’s also no workout element combined with this program. That is not to say that you can’t workout while doing the program, it’s just not targeted workouts that correlate to your daily program.
In terms of measurements, on this program you are using proportions of your plate (50% veggies, 25% protein, 25% carbs, etc.) to show help you lose weight and make smart choices. You don’t track containers, calories, or points. You are encouraged to write down everything you eat though!
The 2B Mindset program is also more focused on water consumption. They want you drinking a minimum of 16 oz of water before you take your first bite of any meal or snack. This is a unique element that can help you feel full before you even start eating.
Can I Mix 2B Mindset And 21 Day Fix?
NO. I’m not sure how it would for other programs but with 21 Day Fix you can not mix programs. With 21 Day Fix you should be tracking containers. Always. It’s how the program works and it is how you track your food consumption. The 21 Day Fix functions on rough calorie assumptions per container which is how your daily counts are determined. It’s important for the ratios because of the workouts as well!
Also, the food lists for the two programs are pretty different. They’re not going to easily work together.
If you’re looking for more comparisons, my friend Nancylynn has a great post that compares the 21 Day Fix and 2B Mindset.
Who do I recommend 2B Mindset for?
I think 2B Mindset is good for those who need to maintain and keep an eye on what they’re eating. If you’re looking to lose weight, my opinion is that 2B Mindset is not structured enough to help most people. If you were disciplined enough to watch what you eat, you probably wouldn’t be looking to lose weight.
My opinion is that if you’re looking to lose weight and keep it off, the 21 Day Fix is for you. If you’re already really good at self control and watching your portions, you might want to check into 2B Mindset. But any program that labels treats “silly carbs,” makes me a little wary. From my experience, telling someone who is trying to lose weight to, “see how eating a golf ball size dollop of white sugar in your dinner recipe works for you” is a recipe for failure.
I might be wrong here, and I’ll be the first to admit it if this program takes off–but as of now I’m very hesitant to recommend it.
More Info On The 21 Day Fix:
- What is the 21 Day Fix?
- 21 Day Fix The Ultimate Toolkit
- Free Printable 21 Day Fix Grocery List
- 21 Day Fix Tips and Tricks