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Insanity Nutrition
Insanity Nutrition
11/25/12 11:19 AM
So I'm now about to finish week two of insanity. I borrowed the DvDs from a friend of mine and they lost the nutrition guide so I research online and found some thing that others had been doing for the diet and I wanted to opionions if what I'm doig is actually going to work. My calorie intake is usually around 1800 - 2200 depending on if it's a rest day or workout day. The main things I eat are Wheat bread, deli meat, penutbutter, low fat cottage cheese, low fat yogurt, Shakeology, Gold Standard 100% whey, organic granola cereals with soy or pure almond milk, Pure Protin bars, bananas, grapes and celery. I measure everything and trake it on my application on my phone. Just wondering if this is good things to be eating on the first month of Insanity.
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RE: Insanity Nutrition
11/25/12 2:39 PM as a reply to CoachAngle.
Hi there! Just fyi, you can google Insanity Nutrition Guide and find it as a pdf- I know some people have uploaded it.

But your diet looks like a pretty good start. Better choices of protein would be fish, beans/legumes, chicken breast, Greek yogurt, and eggs/egg whites. You may want to incorporate those more often than processed deli meats and protein bars.

I would also include more fruits, veggies, and fats. When it comes to veggies, the more the better. Have them for snacks with hummus and make about half your lunch/dinner plate veggies. You can even blend leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc) into smoothies- I swear you don't taste it, especially if you add a banana. Fruits and veggies are carbs, which you will definitely need during Insanity. Your diet seems to be mostly protein, so adding in more of these will help your performance.

Healthy fats would be nuts(almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews are good ones), nut butters (nuts (and optional salt) should be the only ingredients!), avocado, and olive oil.

Be sure you're eating 100% whole wheat bread and you may want to add other whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, bulgur wheat, or whole wheat pasta/pita/tortillas.

I hope you found this helpful! I'm currently studying nutrition in school, am a coach, and have been through Insanity, so if you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask! emoticon
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RE: Insanity Nutrition
11/25/12 11:37 PM as a reply to SarahECampisi.
So here's a couple questions then. If I eat the same foods everyday, separated every couple hours, will that over time be conteractive? And is tuna with light mayo mixed heathy?
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RE: Insanity Nutrition
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11/26/12 2:57 PM as a reply to CoachAngle.
Don't eat the same foods every day. Whole foods are awesome but broccoli has different nutrients from squash, and quinoa has different nutrients from rice. It's by eating a full spectrum of natural foods that you get a truly balanced and healthy diet. If I'm not mistaken, the primary difference between regular mayo and light mayo is that they leave the egg yolk out of the light version. So it's fine if you want to eat that.
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RE: Insanity Nutrition
11/26/12 3:19 PM as a reply to CoachAngle.
Yes, you definitely want to have variety in your diet. Eating every couple of hours is ideal, so it won't derail your results.

Light mayo is fine. You could try hummus or cottage cheese as alternatives as well.
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RE: Insanity Nutrition
11/28/12 12:13 AM as a reply to CoachAngle.
What would be good to mix with brown rice? Like sweet n sour sause, what's a good subsitute for that?
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RE: Insanity Nutrition
11/28/12 5:39 AM as a reply to CoachAngle.
Low sodium soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, sesame oil, tomato sauce, pesto, salsa. The Mr. Spice brand has a lot of good sauces that are all low-sodium.

You could also try replacing with water with chicken or veggie broth or coconut milk for a more flavorful rice.
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