Insanity Workout Nutrition Tips
Listed below you can find answers to the many questions that are often asked when you begin the Insanity Workout Nutrition program.
What if I don’t like the food options?
If some of the meal items are not popular with you, you may use the replacement lists located at the end of the Insanity Workout Nutrition guide to enable you to swap out a number of your less favored foods for other items that you prefer. You may also use Michi’s Ladder to produce meals that meet your own personal preferences.
What can I drink?
Clearly, water is best. Drink a minimum of 8 glasses per day. Your system will be needing it. Jazz it up with lime or lemon. Avoid soda, fruit drinks, sweetened beverages diet sodas, low calorie sweeteners or energy drinks Unsweetened green tea and iced teas are good. You are able to sweeten with stevia. If you drink coffee or tea, stay away from or limit cream and sugar.
What if I can’t eat ail 5 meals on a daily basis?
Eating every couple of hours will be the backbone of the Insanity Workout Nutrition philosophy, in fact it is critical to obtaining the results you want. If necessary, you are able to choose less labor-intensive meals, like Shakeology, to help make food preparation simpler.
What if I feel sore?
It is normal to feel tired and sore as your body adjusts to the program, but this will diminish with time. If it does not, or if you believe it’s beyond what it ought to be, here are some things to check out. First of all, how are you sleeping? Have you been getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night? You need to be! If this isn’t possible, it is possible to supplement your night of sleep with a power nap throughout the day. Be sure to get adequate water. Water to drink is critical for your energy levels. If you’ve got that covered, try adding Results and Recovery Formula in your diet regimen if you aren’t already drinking it. If nothing works, you may want to back down just a little until your energy returns. While you need to push through barriers, you will not make progress if your body cannot recuperate.
What if I feel hungry?
It is normal to be a little hungry, particularly in the beginning. If you’re finding yourself constantly hungry, you might want to recalculate your calorie needs and double-check the amount you eat to be sure you’re eating the right amount. If everything checks out and you are still hungry, try adding more calories, about 100 to 150 calories each day, to determine if that helps. Drinking Results and Recovery Formula will help greatly. Post-exercise calories are utilized efficiently and definately will limit the muscular damage that sends signals to your brain to eat more.
What if I get headaches?
Headaches are typical when you start an ultra-tough workout program, and dehydration is usually the culprit. Make sure you’re drinking enough water. The added intensity of INSANITY will dramatically alter your hydration needs. Your headaches may also be caused by nutrient deficiency, so try adding nutrient-dense foods, like red meat, oatmeal, bananas, and beans. While all the food options in the Insanity Workout Nutrition guide are ultra-nutritious, these foods were shown to help test group participants with symptoms of headaches and fatigue. If your hydration and diet are both solid and you are still suffering from headaches, back off on your exercise. Should they persist, consult with your doctor.
What if I’m not losing weight?
You need to keep in mind that the scale may not always supply you with a true sense of what’s going on with your body, so don’t feel defeated too quickly. However, if after a few weeks, the scale has not budged, try the following:
- Recalculate your calorie needs
- Reduce your calories by 100 to 150 calories per day, but NEVER go below 1310 calories per day
- Check your portions and account for everything that enters your mouth.
- Make sure you’re eating every few hours.
- Make sure you aren’t drinking soda, juice, or alcohol. Not only do these calories count, they’re generally bad ones.
- Make sure you aren’t drinking diet soda. Two recent large-scale studies showed people who regularly drank diet soda were 40 percent more likely to be obese and at very high risk of metabolic syndrome.
What if I’m not gaining the weight/ muscle that I want?
To increase your muscle mass, you must consume enough protein and calories. You may want to consider adding 100 to 150 calories per day. Be sure that these calories include high-quality protein, like eggs, turkey, chicken, beans, or fish.
Can I drink alcohol?
Try to avoid alcohol. If you do drink, consider that alcohol has 7 calories per gram, almost twice that of protein and carbs, with no nutritional value. If you’re trying to streamline your diet, alcohol is not the way to go.
Should I take a multivitamin?
Take a multivitamin. As you increase the workload on your body, you increase its nutrient needs. The RDA isn’t going to keep up with INSANITY. Furthermore, if you’re reducing caloric consumption to lose weight, you may be cutting out necessary nutrients as well. A multivitamin is like insurance for your diet.
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