INSANITY is all about the diet. You will need to be methodical in your eating habits. There are very specific times to eat throughout the day.


Meal 1: Breakfast Time

Meal 2: Mid-Morning Snack

Meal 3: Lunch Time

Meal 4: Afternoon Snack

Meal 5: Dinner


Timing your meals while doing INSANITY is important. For most people, eating a very small meal about one hour before exercising is ideal. When you exercise immediately after eating, you may lack the energy you need to complete your workout because your body is focused on digestion.


Typically you can eat up to three hours before a workout and be fine. However, the overall intensity of INSANITY may require you to eat more frequently that what you’ve gotten away with while doing an easier program. Everyone is different, you should experiment and see what works best for you.

Once you know you calorie requirements, (if you don’t, click here) you can start choosing your meals. If you follow the base plan you would be eating 1500 calories a day ( 5 meals x 300 calories). However typically you will require a little more than 1500 calories a day, here is a 1900 calories a day example.


Meal 1: 400 calorie meal

Meal 2: 300 calorie meal

Meal 3: 400 calorie meal

Meal 4: 300 calorie meal + 200 calories (food block)

Meal 5: 300 calorie meal





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