Weight loss and fitness is dependent on two primary factors: your workouts and what you eat. One without the other might be somewhat effective but the results won’t be nearly as dramatic. Obviously if weight loss is your goal, you have to restrict what you eat. You can’t have pizza and beer for dinner every night along with bacon or donuts for breakfast—it simply won’t be as productive. Similarly, you might lose some weight if you diet without exercising, but your body won’t have definition and your results won’t come nearly as fast.
We know MAX Interval Training (of Insanity Workout fame) is highly effective at burning calories and blasting fat. Shaun T. created the entire concept of MAX Interval Training to give you maximum results. It takes an already effective fitness approach (high intensity interval training) and intensifies it even more. While MAX Interval Training is an amazing fitness training approach, you have to change your diet to get the best results with it.
So, what should you be eating while doing a MAX Interval Training program? The answer to this one is ridiculously simple—you should be eating according to the Insanity Workout Elite Nutrition Guide.
The Elite Nutrition handbook came with your Insanity Workout program and contains everything you need to know about customizing a diet for the MAX Interval Training of Insanity. You don’t have to guess at what to make and what to pass up. This diet plan has been made so that it’s easy to follow and relatively easy to stick with. As with all diets, if your current eating habits are garbage, there will be a period of adjustment as you take on the Elite Nutrition book. But, you will not be starving yourself and you will not be subjected to bland or boring flavors.
MAX Interval Training requires much from your body. The proper fuels will help you get the results you are after and will help you keep up with these tough workout sessions. The Elite Nutrition diet book will help you get accustomed to “low glycemic” foods, or foods that minimally impact your blood sugar levels. This helps maintain steady metabolism and can even reduce your cravings for fattier and unhealthier foods.
Your food choices while doing MAX Interval Training should reflect a well-balanced diet of lean proteins, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. It should fuel your body without burdening it with unwanted calories. For all of the answers to your MAX Interval Training diet questions, read your Elite Nutrition book!