As you’re probably aware, Insanity is an intense workout program that gets in your shape fast! Apart from exercise, the other half of the program involves your nutrition. Today, I would like to share with you my Beachbody Insanity Review of the workout nutrition guide that comes with the Insanity program. This guide is part of Shaun T’s Insanity workout and I’m really glad they added it. The idea behind the nutrition guide is very basic, which I’m sure you will agree on works with your body so that you will achieve the best results in the shortest time possible. I have found that the combination of the workouts and the nutrition plan makes the whole program really effective.
The Insanity Workout Nutrition guide is essentially two parts: The first 30 days (month 1) and the second 30 days (month 2). In the nutrition plan, you will find that you are asked to eat five meals per day. This means that you will roughly eat something every 2-4 hours. There is a good reason for this. The science suggests that eating often and regularly gets your body burning fat. So the more often you eat, the more often your body will work like a furnace and burn away fat (in combination with the Beachbody Insanity workouts).
In total there are 50 meal recipes in the nutrition plan, so you have lots of choices. Found below is some basic information about the plan for month one and month two.
First Month (Days 0-30)
Most meals will consist of roughly 300 calories. However, if you find that you need more calories, there are directions on how to increase one meal to 100-200 more calories. These additional calories are described as ‘food blocks’ in the Beachbody Insanity nutrition guide. It suggests that there will be times when your body is craving additional energy, so you can use these ‘food blocks’ to increase your caloric intake in the form of a snack.
Second Month (Days 31-60)
In the second month, you will definitely eat a lot more! This is because your body’s metabolism will be supercharged and it will burn far more calories than before due to the insane workouts you’ve been doing. You are also going to notice that in the second month your body will require additional energy to function properly. So you will add additional calories to help compensate your body. The nutrition guide provides a formula on how to balance your caloric intake based on your body type and workouts. It’s really quite simple to follow.
Insanity Workout Review – Nutrition Final Thoughts
There you have it, my Beachbody Insanity review of the nutrition plan that is included in the program. I hope you found this review helpful. I can say that each meal is really good and healthy and it has helped me get back into shape very quickly! Learn more about the Beachbody insanity calendar in this blog.
How Do I Know If Insanity Is Right For Me?
The easiest way for you to know would be to do the Insanity Fittest. Should you find it difficult to perform any of the exercises in the test (especially the ones that require jumping), then the answer is obviously going to be no.