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    Eating Right While Doing Insanity Max:30

    January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015

Eating Right While Doing Insanity Max:30

So as we’ve run numerous “Test Groups” with Insanity Max :30, one of if not the biggest questions people seem to have, is about nutrition. I think that’s true no matter what program or workout routine you do. But we’ll talk specifically about Insanity Max :30 and how to eat.

Calorie Counting

First things first, I’m a realist and I like to keep things VERY simple and if it’s too hard for me to do or stick with it, I’m out. So I was glad to have my Soul Brother (aka Shaun) on board with me during our first go around (and ever since) to help me understand that keeping it simple and not depriving yourself is the way to go. If you want to count calories, you can, I personally don’t feel like it’s a method that is conducive to long term success, but some people need that in order to form new and better habits. If that’s you, go for it.  One thing I’ll say and you’ll hear Shaun say in the video below, is that you really don’t know how many calories are in something unless you make it.  Plus you need to remember that a calorie is not a calorie.  A calorie in a sweet potato and a calorie in a Special K bar are not the same.  But I’ll let Shaun hit on that in the video.

Portion Control

21-day-fix-containersThis is where the rubber meets the road.  If you can master this, then you can start to gain some momentum.  This is also an easy way to take the calorie counting of your daily routine.  One of the options with Max :30 is the portion control containers.  People originally saw them with the 21 Day Fix and now Beachbody has included them into Insanity Max :30.   I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a pattern we’ll see repeated in future programs.  But, the point is, for those who struggle with what to eat and how much, this takes the guess work out of it.  It will show you how much protein, carbs, fruit and veggies to eat with out you having to guess and wonder.  If you stick with the right “number” of containers per category, it’s pretty hard to mess up your intake and your calorie consumption should pretty much fall where it needs to fall, but again…don’t get hung up on calories.

Just Use Common Sense

Remember these two numbers. 85 and 15.  If 85% of what you eat is healthy and will expire in the next 2 weeks, then you are going to do FINE.  Then you have 15% of your week or day to “treat” yourself, not “cheat”.   Shaun and I have had many discussions about this.  We could both be leaner and more ripped than we are, BUT we also know that, that kind of lifestyle and discipline is not realistic.  We both love our sweets and treats too much to give them up, and why should we?  If you are exercising and doing the things you know you need to do and eating 85% healthy, you will find the formula for a maintainable and successful life and journey.

So below is a video Shaun shot for one of our daily Webisodes that we do on our Facebook Page.  We were asked the question about nutrition and here’s his answer.

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  • Lisa stone

    Great blog kiddo, container counting is the new calorie counting and you know I love containers.
    We do differ just a wee bit on our eat/treat #’s, but I have a little bit more WORK to do to hit that healthy body weight you have, so until I’m closer to that goal I do 90%/10%.
    I do love the Max ideology of maxing out physically and going as hard as you can till you cant, then finishing the workout after you catch your breath. For so long I feel like I’ve paced myself thru workouts to make sure I’ve been able to finish, this puts the WORK back in workout for me.
    Thank you for being my coach, you lead by example, and examples are easier to follow then just words.

  • Liz Berkner

    Great blog post Todd! I love how you and Shaun keep it real and keep it simple!

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