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Simplify Meal Planning for Insanity

This post was last updated on Jun 17, 2018 @ 11:09 am
Simplify Meal Planning for Insanity |

Simplify Meal Planning for Insanity |

Simplify Meal Planning for Insanity

I know. Nutrition planning can seem a bit overwhelming, especially if you have a full-time job, kids, and a lot of other responsibilities. Monica and I are here to simplify it for you. In this post, we going to show you just how easy it can be to do meal planning for Insanity.

The rule of thumb in the fitness and nutrition world is that diet accounts for right around 75% of your results. The bottom line – don’t spend 40 to 60 minutes per day pushing your body to its limits and skip out on fueling it properly.

Simplify Meal Planning for Insanity

The trick to simplifying meal planning for Insanity (or any meal planning, for that matter) is to break it down to small and simple tasks. Also, do what you need to do to make it work for YOU.

For instance, I like to be able to take my Insanity Nutrition Guide with me to the store, so I basically cut it up into meals. This allows me to buy just the stuff I’ve ran out of AND plan the meals for the entire week. Each page has a different meal, so it’s quite easy to go through it.

Insanity requires from 1,500 to 2,500 calories a day, depending on your regular calorie intake. In my case, 1,500 is a great way to start the next Insanity round.

Once you calculate the calorie intake and you know what you need, you can make a food list. First, check your fridge to see what you already have and don’t have and then go to the market and buy only what you actually need. (By the way, if you are a Paleo eater, you can find Paleo recipes in the Guide.)

Typically, the Insanity Nutrition Guide suggests five meals a day. You can organize them easily with the meal planner.

For breakfast, you mostly need eggs or egg whites, cereal, and protein pancakes.

For the second or third meal of the day, I usually use Shakeology, which comes in various flavors (including regular and vegan chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and greenberry.

Meal 4 is an after-school meal. You can grab a snack and combine it with tuna or chili or peanut butter and jelly. You can also have shrimp [frozen is fine] and prepare them in advance for easy snacking when needed.

I put a special focus on dinner because we eat together as a family. Our kids are also involved in the decision-making process, because we want them to eat healthy food that they like. Some ideas are broiled salmon, meatballs, and rice.

So, meal planning is really easy when you do it properly. In this short video, Monica gives us an overview of how to plan meals with the Insanity Nutrition Guide:

Free Resources & Insanity Coaching

Monica and I did Insanity when it was first released in 2009, and we’ve worked ever since to bring you resources that will help you succeed on this awesome program. The most popular of those posts is the Insanity Elite Nutrition Guide where we break down the nutrition plan and the Calorie Calculator spreadsheet and present a bunch of videos explaining how to make the Nutrition Guide work for YOU. We learned A LOT in our P90X Certification Training that we definitely apply in our Insanitycoaching. Click below to find out how to get coached for FREE.

Also, don’t miss the Insanity Report on Twitter and the Insane Ward on Facebook. These two communities are really help you! This is a place where you’ll get to tap into a huge Insanity knowledge base and learn how to fuel your body for optimal results.

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Author: Dave

Father, retired attorney, cyclist (road & track), skier, surfer, recovered triathlete, half of a dynamic coaching team and co-founder of the Fit Club Network. Living my passion as an entrepreneur helping people achieve their fitness and financial goals.

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