How The Insanity Meal Plan Works

In the PDF version of the plan, Available Here, the “Start Eating” section begins on page 13-55. In this section you will find 5 separate meal lists. Each day you will pick one meal from each of the 5 meal lists totaling 5 meals a day. YOU CANNOT SKIP A MEAL. When training, extreme results come from the 80/20 rule. Meaning the results come from  80% of what you put into your body and 20% of what you do to it. Think about it, if you completely change your eating habits and eat NOTHING but healthy food, you will shred weight like its going out of style. This is why we recommend you check out the diet plan before buying INSANITY. The diet plan is Available Here.

Each meal list will have 10 different options to choose from. It’s important to select different meals throughout the program to give yourself a healthy variety.  Each meal contains around 300 calories with the option to add 100-200 calories with “food blocks.” Food blocks are merely snack ideas to increase your caloric intake. You will be eating anywhere from 1500-2500 calories a day depending on your needs.

How to Determine Your Daily Caloric Intake

Step 1.) The Harris Benedict Equation

The Harris Benedict Equation helps to determine your basal energy requirements, which is the energy required to maintain your current weight without exercise. The equation is different for men and women.

For Women:  655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) – (4.7 x age in years)
For Men: 66 + (6.23 x weight in pounds) + (12.7 in height in inches) – (6.8 x age in years)

Step 2.) Take the number your got from the equation above and multiply by the level of exercise listed in the table below.






 Little or No Exercise 


 Lightly Active

 Light Exercise (1-3 times/week)


 Moderately Active

 Moderate Exercise (3-5 times/week)


 Very Active

 Hard Exercise (6-7 times/week)


 Extremely Active

 Hard Daily Exercise or Physical Job


If this seems like it to much for you, it probably is. It absolutely was for me. INSANITY is a tough tough program that honestly is not for people trying to start losing weight. It is more geared toward the casual athlete looking to take it to the next level. Personally I had much more success with another program, click the picture below for more information.

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