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The Insanity Nutrition Guide - options?
I'm starting Insanity for the first time on Monday. I'm 100% focused on this, and intend to give it my all to achieve the results I'm looking for. I'd like to follow the nutrition guide as closely as possible, but I'm finding it to be a bit restrictive. There are a lot of meals that contain oatmeal, which I hate. And there aren't a lot of things that are easily made at work, which is a problem.

Insanity has been around awhile, and there are a lot of smart, resourceful people that have done the program. So I'm sure others have come up with alternatives. I'm just having a hard time finding them. Anytime I search for it, here or on Google, I keep being taken to these various coach's pages that don't have what I'm looking for. Can anyone help me out?

Many thanks!
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RE: The Insanity Nutrition Guide - options?
1/4/13 8:45 AM as a reply to dkerber713.
What I have heard is an "almost" substitute for oatmeal is the substitution of rice, quinoa, oat bran and grits, none of which sounds appetizing to me. I'd rather have onion rings, but that's me! Good luck friend...The Nation

Addendum: You are correct, the nutrition guide is restrictive; it restricts all the yummy junk food man loves. The only possible solution for acceptance is self-hypnosis. We have to trick our minds into wanting/doing/accepting what we haven't been doing before. I do it each year when the Vikings let me down. I make myself "believe" I really didn't want that first Super Bowl ring. The Nation has suffered a long time, as has all of the Viking Nation!
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RE: The Insanity Nutrition Guide - options?
1/4/13 12:28 PM as a reply to dkerber713.
dkerber713:
I'm starting Insanity for the first time on Monday. I'm 100% focused on this, and intend to give it my all to achieve the results I'm looking for. I'd like to follow the nutrition guide as closely as possible, but I'm finding it to be a bit restrictive. There are a lot of meals that contain oatmeal, which I hate. And there aren't a lot of things that are easily made at work, which is a problem.

Insanity has been around awhile, and there are a lot of smart, resourceful people that have done the program. So I'm sure others have come up with alternatives. I'm just having a hard time finding them. Anytime I search for it, here or on Google, I keep being taken to these various coach's pages that don't have what I'm looking for. Can anyone help me out?

Many thanks!


Can you bring things to work pre-made-area to store? You can sub in different meals- i.e change one breakfast for another. Is lunch your biggest issue for work or do you work evenings? You can following the overall calories and make sure to get the 40:40:20 ratio (carb:protein:fat). Myfitnesspal can break it down for you.

If you are looking for a fun group to work out with,come check us out! Motivation & Support Thread

Happy to help with any questions!

Keep Pressing Play!

Cheers,
Christina
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RE: The Insanity Nutrition Guide - options?
1/4/13 12:37 PM as a reply to CoachCBove.
Thanks for the replies, both of you.

I work a normal M-F, 8-5 job. Bringing pre-made meals to work is no problem, and there's plenty of space for that. That's what I had planned on doing all along.

I guess my post, though maybe poorly communicated, was more along the lines of me looking for more options than just what is listed in the nutrition guide. Obviously what's listed in there isn't the end-all be-all of healthy eating... from what I understand, as long as you're sticking with the calorie intakes and doing 5 meals per day, as long as you're eating clean then that's what matters. So I was hoping to be able to find some resources that offer more alternatives to what was suggested in the book. Thanks!
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RE: The Insanity Nutrition Guide - options?
1/4/13 1:00 PM as a reply to dkerber713.
Hey man what's up? Congrats on doing Insanity and welcome!

I agree, we should all share different recipes and healthy meals.. If you want to join my thread HERE

..then we can hold each other accountable and share healthy meals and different things that are working for us! Hope to see you there. It's my second round of Insanity, and I've done Asylum and Asylum 2. All awesome programs!

Andrew
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RE: The Insanity Nutrition Guide - options?
1/6/13 7:43 AM as a reply to AndrewK09.
I'll check it out, thanks
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