One of the goals for the Insanity Max 30 Nutrition plan was to keep things simple, yet effective. One of the best nutrition plans Team Beachbody has seen results from is the Nutrition portion plan designed with the 21 day Fix workout program. It’s a much easier process of portion control instead of the time-consuming calorie/macro counting.
Nutrition to the Max isn’t a fad diet or gimmick. You won’t find crazy ingredients, complex recipes or strict meal plans that are just too unrealistic for the average person to follow. The Insanity Max 30 Nutrition plan, called “Nutrition to the Max” is broken down into 3 easy to follow steps.
3 Steps to Get Started with the Insanity Max 30 Nutrition Plan
Step 1: Select Plan A or Plan B
The first thing to do is to determine which plan you will need to follow.
Step 2: Refer To The Daily Food Chart
Once you have chosen Plan A or Plan B, refer to the DAILY FOOD CHARTS below. These charts show you all the food you’re allowed to eat each day and how many servings
Step 3: Eat 5 Small Meals Per Day
The nutrition guide suggests you eat 5 small meals per day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 snacks. It’s your decision to decide when and how you eat, just be sure to spread your food out throughout the day and have a balance at each meal.
TIP: Shaun T suggests eating every 2.5 – 3.5 hours to keep your metabolism revving.
Pick your favorite foods and create meals you know you’ll enjoy by using the food directory [below at bottom]. This directory is the list of allowed foods and serving sizes for each category. If it’s on the list, you can eat it.
You’ll notice how each group is color coded. If you want to make things easier, use the included PORTION CONTROL CONTAINERS to help portion out your food. The containers are color coded to match the Nutrition to the Max guide included with the Insanity Max 30 program. All you have to do is fill up the containers and you’re good to go.
Need the containers? Click here.
How Do I Know and When to Add or Subtract Foods
Depending on your goals and the intensity of your workouts, you may need to add or subtract food from your nutrition plan. As a general rule, the amount you eat should be directly proportional to how active you are. The key is to pay attention to how you feel.
Below is the general guidelines on when to add or subtract foods from your plan:
|ADD (+) If You:
||SUBTRACT (-) IF YOU:
So here are the necessary steps as discussed in the INSANITY Max 30 Nutrition Plan:
- STEP 1 – Add (or Subtract) a FRUIT
- Fruit is natures energy food. If you lack energy during your workouts, eat a portion of fruit before or after your workout.
- STEP 2 – Add (or Subtract) a Carb or Protein
- Carbs are very helpful for those who are super active. But they really aren’t needed when you’re not active.
- STEP 3 – Add (or Subtract) Veggies
- You just can’t go wrong with veggies, so eat up!
- STEP 4 – Add (or Subtract) another Protein or Carb
- If you added a carb from step 2, then add a protein portion here and vice versa. Maintaining a balanced diet is key so only add one portion from each group at a time.
- STEP 5 – Add (or Subtract) Healthy Fats or Seeds & Dressings
- Both of these are high in calories but dietary fat is essential for a balanced diet so don’t skip these as you add calories.
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Insanity Max 30 Nutrition Plan Macros
For some of my team members that faithfully track their nutrition with My Fitness Pal they have been asking what the macros are for Insanity max 30. In doing some research I found that the plan really does model that of the 21 Day Fix nutrition plan with a macro of 30-40-30 (proteins-carbs-fats). I also followed this macro when I went through the P90X3 Challenge. I really like this higher carb macro as it gives you more sustained energy through out the day. As for the calories they will range (roughly) from 1150-1350 on plan A and 1650-1800 on plan B. Below are just a few examples of my nutrition meeting the 30-40-30 macro ratio.
Taking a closer look into the Insanity Max Nutrition Guide
When we take a closer look at the Nutrition to the max guidebook the deciding factor to which plan to follow is whether your weight is over or under 150 pounds. As you can imagine this won’t fit well for everyone. Naturally a man who weighs upwards of 250+ probably shouldn’t be on the same plan as someone at 160 pounds. The attempt here was to keep the nutrition plan super easy to follow but we need to use common sense when it comes to our starting weight. Perhaps they could have added a third tier to the plan for those exceeding 200 pounds, but nevertheless they did not. So if you exceed 200 pounds be sure you consume enough calories and if you’re not sure contact me and we can come up with a game plan together.
What’s Great About the Insanity Max 30 Nutrition Plan
What is really great about the approach in the nutrition plan is that it will keep you focused on whole food groups. No matter how you personally feel about what is “eating clean” or not, you really can’t argue that whole foods aren’t good for you. Also in this plan you will be using high quality proteins, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats. For those of us that have unhealthy habits to break this will definitely be helpful.
As someone says “simplicity is the way of life” and with the portion containers it really does make things easy. No more calculating macros and counting calories. Simply fill the container and eat. But you will need to stick to it for it to work at it’s best. It’s probably not as accurate as tracking your nutrition but it will still get you great results.
What’s Not-So Great About the Insanity Max 30 Nutrition Plan
We went over some if this earlier but the fact that there is only 2 options just won’t fit into everyone goals. Someone weighing in over 260 pounds shouldn’t be consuming the same amount of calories as someone at 165 pounds. Either way we can adjust it so it’s not to big of a deal.
Final Thoughts Of the Insanity Max Nutrition Plan
Insanity Max 30 is an amazing program and I’m less than 2 weeks away from completing it at the time of this post. Shaun T will push you until you “MAX” out which is the whole point of the program. Also the dedicated modifier option is just awesome, it really makes an intense workout like this doable for the average person and that’s what the majority of people will need. Team Beachbody is now implementing the dedicated modifier in most of their newly released programs (example – 21 Day Fix Extreme) so the average person doesn’t need to fear an intense program. Team Beachbody has the tools and resources to help get you the results you desire and all with the help of a free coach too. And that’s why I’m here to help you on your journey, that’s the job of a Beachbody Coach and it’s the best job in the world.
Nutrition to the Max Food Directory (examples):
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