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Insanity with Weight Watchers?
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I'm pretty new to doing anything on this website, so excuse my inexperience!

I am almost ready to start Month 2 on Insanity.. (almost finished with my recovery week)

I have been doing the workouts religiously according to schedule. I would like to believe I am doing them to the best of my ability and pushing through.
I started doing Insanity workouts as well as being on the Weight Watchers program. (I had such great success on WW, losing 40 lbs)... WW, being the only diet program I have ever been able to stick too.

However, as I started really digging into Insanity, I realized I was feeling hungry and knew that I was not getting the sufficient amount of calories needed to be working out that hard. So, I veered away from WW and started eating (decently) healthy on my own, with, of course, a few bad days here and there.

The whole point of my post is that after my first month, I have not lost ANY weight (actually gained 2lbs). I've lost very few inches on my body.

Is following the WW program a good idea with Insanity? or is it very important to follow the Insanity diet?

Like I said earlier, it is very difficult for me to follow any other nutriton program other than WW... However, I need any professional/experienced input you guys can give me!
I'm just getting frustrated and wondering which route I should take (especially since I'm starting Month 2 on Thursday) or if you guys have ever followed a different program while on Insanity.

Sorry for the long post!! Thanks in advance!!

Btw: I am 20, 5'4", 155 lbs
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RE: Insanity with Weight Watchers?
12/3/12 11:54 AM as a reply to jess1024.
My only thought about WW is the calories that you get for points do not really reflect the amount of calories you actually need. The activity level of Insanity requires more calories. On the point system, I noticed that you use way more if you add protein to your meals... and so some tend to gravitate to a lot of carbs and veggies with out much protein.

Also, are you using their prepackaged, frozen meals or making your own?

I would take a look at your points value that you get a day and try and figure out what that calorie value it, then I would find out really how many calories you need while doing Insanity, then convert that calorie back to points (it should be increased)

I would then limit the amount of pre packaged food you consume and stick to making your meals from scratch...

I like WW for some things, but it gets tricky when you add in alot of training.
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RE: Insanity with Weight Watchers?
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12/3/12 3:00 PM as a reply to DealDiehl.
I agree with the advice above. If you are depending on their frozen entrees then you definitely need to make some changes. Core to the success of the Beachbody programs is the idea of getting away from packaged, overly-processed foods and eating more simple and healthy foods. The WW points system is really just a simplified way of counting calories. I'm sure you can make it work but you should follow the BB recomendations about calorie intake and macronutrient balance. Beachbody has something similar to WW points in the portion plans that are part of most of the nutrition plans.

I'm certain other people will come along who have converted the WW points system into a way of calculating your eating plan for Insanity.
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RE: Insanity with Weight Watchers?
12/5/12 8:39 AM as a reply to DealDiehl.
DealDiehl:
My only thought about WW is the calories that you get for points do not really reflect the amount of calories you actually need. The activity level of Insanity requires more calories. On the point system, I noticed that you use way more if you add protein to your meals... and so some tend to gravitate to a lot of carbs and veggies with out much protein.

Also, are you using their prepackaged, frozen meals or making your own?

I would take a look at your points value that you get a day and try and figure out what that calorie value it, then I would find out really how many calories you need while doing Insanity, then convert that calorie back to points (it should be increased)

I would then limit the amount of pre packaged food you consume and stick to making your meals from scratch...

I like WW for some things, but it gets tricky when you add in alot of training.


I have definitely eaten more processed, frozen foods than one should eat.

Unfortunately, I just do not have the time to make meals and very picky... (but who does have the time, ya know?) It's very hard for me to figure out what I do need to eat and how. I think I just eat whatever I feel like and hardly pay attention to if I'm getting enough protein, carbs, vegs, etc.

It's frustrating because I know that I am not eating right... only eating to "lose weight" and not to make sure I'm getting proper nutrition.

Maybe that is why I can follow WW so easily because I can still eat what I want, as long as I stay within my points bracket... of course, that also hinders me.
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RE: Insanity with Weight Watchers?
12/5/12 8:41 AM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
AdStaffAndrew:
I agree with the advice above. If you are depending on their frozen entrees then you definitely need to make some changes. Core to the success of the Beachbody programs is the idea of getting away from packaged, overly-processed foods and eating more simple and healthy foods. The WW points system is really just a simplified way of counting calories. I'm sure you can make it work but you should follow the BB recomendations about calorie intake and macronutrient balance. Beachbody has something similar to WW points in the portion plans that are part of most of the nutrition plans.

I'm certain other people will come along who have converted the WW points system into a way of calculating your eating plan for Insanity.


You're absolutely right. I need to start eating more "simply".

I guess I just need more balance in my diet, with guidance.

That is ultimately what helps me stick to an eating plan and gain success.
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RE: Insanity with Weight Watchers?
12/5/12 8:50 AM as a reply to jess1024.
I tried doing ww and clx. I finally decided that my reasoning was just what you said... I could eat what I wanted and stay in my points range. I have decided that if I am counting points I could just as well be counting calories on a FREE site and using a new mindset eat much healthier and do a better job of counting b/c it is a new system. I think we will eat healthier this way... just my $.02. Good luck with whatever you choose!
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RE: Insanity with Weight Watchers?
12/5/12 9:33 AM as a reply to jess1024.
I get that! I really do!

Do you have a hour or two once a week to make a bunch of meals and prepackage them yourself? At least that way you will know what you are getting. I make protein muffins (made with oats, whey, eggs and a few other things) I make a bunch of these for my week and portion them out so I just grab and go. They are tasty! I have added the recipe on the Recipeis thread on here.

I would be happy to help you brainstorm other ideas that may work for you!
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