Insanity Workout Nutrition Guide: Part 1 Review

Today I want to share my review of the Insanity Workout Nutrition guide/plan with you. The basic concept behind the nutrition plan is very simple, which will hopefully agree with anyone who chooses to take on the Insanity workout program. Not only is it simple, but I think that users will find it that it really works.

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The Insanity Workout Nutrition guide is broken down into Month One and Month Two (Insanity is a 2 month/60 day program). The guide encourages 5 meals a day, which would have you eating a meal every 2 1/2 – 3 hours. There is a section for each meal of the day. Within each meal section there are 10 choices/recipes to choose from. This is a total of 50 recipes provided in the guide.

Month #1: Each meal consists of approximately 300 calories, but there are directions as to how one might modify to increase their caloric intake to 400 or 500 calories per meal. This of course is subject to each individual’s daily calorie need. These modifications are referred to as “food blocks” in the nutritional guide. The “food blocks” are measured in 100 or 200 calorie increments, and can be used for snacks as well.  So if you need 400 calories per meal.  Add a food block. etc.

Month #2: Eat more! Your body’s metabolism has been ramped up and will burn more calories than before due to the insane workouts you’ve been doing. Also, the workouts are more intense during Month 2, so your body will need even more fuel to function. An easy fix for this increase in calories is to add 1-3 of the 100 calories complex carbohydrates that are found on page 59 of the guidebook. It also helps you to find out what your particular daily caloric needs are. You can find the formula in the guidebook, or go see our previous article “How to Get in Shape”.  This article will help you determine the daily calories you need, even if you don’t have the Insanity Nutrition Guide.

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Also, the Insanity nutrition guide provides nutrition fundamentals for beginners. The meaning and examples of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. They also include an extensive list of food substitutions that are broken down in the following categories: dairy, protein, breads/starches, fruits, and vegetables. A copy of Michi’s Ladder is also included. And, last but not least, a small nutrition trouble shooting section that gives answers to questions like: “What if I feel hungry” and “What if I’m not losing weight.” Overall, this is a great nutritional guide, and really could be used for just healthy eating.

This review will take part in 2 sections, the next and last section I will provide some examples of the recipes found in the nutritional guide. I hope that you have enjoyed this small, but hopefully informative review of the Insanity Workout Nutrition guide. Part 2 of this review will be available next week. :)  Be sure to check out all of our Insanity Reviews.

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  1. Robert Harden said:

    We’re not in the UK yet, SORRY. I wish we were. I only know of the basic means to make it cheaper. I supplement with protein powder, and buy in bulk when possible, and freeze items. Look for sales in the grocery store etc. Good luck!

  2. Colton said:

    I was thinking about trying insanity, i weigh 234 and im 5’7 im overweight bad and im really wanting to go to the military so i have to get down to like 170 by like may so im looking for something cant can for sure do that for me, PLEASE HELP!!!!

  3. Robert Harden said:

    Colton, Insanity is super intense, but so is the military PT! Be smart, take breaks, and watch your heart rate. If you really want to get the best results, you MUST eat clean food too! Cut out the junk food if you’re serious about getting in shape!

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