Insanity Max 30 Begins!
So I am super excited to start Insanity Max 30 on Monday December 15th. I have been a big fan of Shaun T for many years now because my passion in fitness is intense cardio with resistance training and this is what Shaun T is all about. But I have also learned that you are what you eat and abs are made in the kitchen. You cannot out exercise your diet. So I don’t want to be going “all in” in my workouts starting Monday but have a horrible diet. I don’t even want a good diet. I want an excellent diet. So with that said I am going to follow the Insanity Max 30 Nutrition Plan exactly how it was written. Let’s do this!
What Foods Can I Eat?
The best thing about this nutrition plan is you can eat everything and there are healthy and easy recipes to go along with it. But what makes even simpler is the color coded container system to measure out your food.
This is not required to measure out your food but it makes it a lot easier. These containers are originally from the 21 Day Fix program but are now used across the board. So as you can see above each color represents a certain type of food. You simply fill the container and voila! That’s one serving. Now depending on your weight and goals the Insanity Max 30 nutrition plan lets you know how many of each container you can get. For example I am allowed 4 veggies a day. So I get to fill up the green container four times throughout the day.
I will drink Shakeology with water every single day throughout the program. This will always be part of my daily nutrition and has been for a few years now. So now in addition to Shakeology let’s get right into a list of foods I chose from the groups to plot my course for my nutrition while doing this program.
So as for veggies this is a list of vegetables that I got for this week.
- String Beans
- Peppers, sweet
Now moving onto fruits this is what I chose for the week:
Now you have to go with what is in season so some types of berries and melon aren’t available but would be on the list if it was summertime. i.e. honeydew, raspberries etc.
The essential part of building lean muscle. Here is what I chose for proteins:
- Chicken Breast
- Ground turkey
- Greek Yogurt
- Red meat, extra lean
- Pork tenderloin
- Ricotte cheese
- Veggie burger
- Turkey bacon
Oh the carbs!! This is what everyone wants but can also be most detrimental to our diet. Here is what I chose:
- Sweet Potato (Shaun T’s favorite!)
- Brown Rice
- Oatmeal, steel-cut
- Pasta, whole grain
- Bread, whole grain
This is where my snacks come in. So for healthy fats I chose:
- Raw nuts – almonds, cashews, peanuts
Seeds and Dressing
For the sales that I will be eating I like to have dressing (who doesn’t?!) so here is some of the dressing sI will use.
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette
- Creamy Cilantro Dressing
Oils & Nut Butters
Ok my weakest link is peanut butter. I love peanut butter!! So this is where I have to be careful of not eating too much. This is also some of the oils I use to cook my meals with.
- Nut butters – peanut, almond
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Coconut oil
I will drink a ton of water. Probably about 1/2 my weight in ounces per day. No soda, energy drinks etc. Not even diet soda. It is all not good for you. I will drink my coffee but will do my best to have a splash of low fat milk or drink it black. I used to like cream in my coffee and quite frankly still do but this is the worst stuff to put in your coffee. Shaun T once said don’t drink your calories and I can understand why now.
So the best tips I can give is you want to plan ahead. Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance or what I call the 5 Ps. I need to pack my lunch every single day when I go to work or else I am setting myself up for failure. This is non-negotiable. SO I suggest you do the same. You cannot leave your house that day without food packed because before you know it you will be over hungry and eat something you shouldn’t be eating.
Good luck to you and hope that this blog helped you come up with some ideas!