I felt the need to post this article because so many of the people I’m coaching through Insanity tell me that they can’t afford the food in the Insanity Elite Nutrition Guide. I’ve done Insanity twice and I can tell you nothing is further than the truth!
My suggestion for everyone who has asked me this question is to look through the nutrition guide again, but this time carefully. When we first get a new workout program, we can be very excited to start and just glance through the guidebooks that come with it. And when you just quickly flip through the nutrition guide you might not see all the affordable meal options in there.
The Insanity Elite Nutrition Guide has you eating 5 meals per day. The base for the program is 1500 calories with each meal coming in around 300 calories. You have the option to add more if you’re caloric needs require more food. There are several different options for each meal (breakfast, mid-morning meal, lunch, mid-afternoon meal and dinner). Look through the nutrition guide and pick the meals that are the most economical for each part of the day.
I follow a plant-based way of eating (no meat, no dairy, no eggs), but I know a lot of my readers do eat dairy and eggs. So here is an example of what an inexpensive day with the Insanity Elite Nutrition Guide could look like:
Meal 2 – Yogurt Bowl on pg 27
Meal 3 – Whole Wheat Pasta With Vegetables & Feta on pg 37
Meal 4 – Insanity Special Nut Butter & Jelly Sandwich on page 40
I highlighted some of the meat free meals because if you’re trying to save money, you might want to cut down on your consumption of meat. You will still be getting plenty of protein in as well as some healthy carbs. I eat vegan so I don’t do dairy or eggs and that saves me more money!
So before you think you just got into something you can’t handle with the nutrition plan, think again! You can do this!
I’d love to hear from you! What is your favorite inexpensive meal?
Love & Light!