Insanity Max 30 Month 1 Review and Nutrition Plan

by Jen on January 8, 2015

My Insanity Max 30 month one review and meal plan.


I’m so excited to be sharing with you my month one review and meal plan for Insanity Max:30!! I can’t believe it’s been 4 weeks since I started this program. I remember when I first opened it, I immediately had two thoughts:

1. Would I be able to complete this program?
2. Would working out just 30 minutes a day give me results?

By the end of day one, I had my answer to question number two!! I was sweating like crazy after the workout, and I was sore in places I had never been sore before. As for question number one, YES! I have finished month one and I’m really looking forward to what month two has in store!!

Was this workout pushing me to my max? YES! Did Insanity Max:30 challenge my inner confidence? YES!

The first thing I loved about Insanity Max:30 was the “Max Out” time. What this means is, you go as hard as you can for as long as you can, and once you can’t push anymore, you take a quick break and write down the time you had to stop, your “max out” time. Then, you get right back in the workout and keep pushing yourself. I LOVED having a time to beat each time I did the workout again. There were days where I could only push myself 3 seconds beyond my prior max out time, and there were days I was able to push myself 5 minutes past my prior max out time!!


I bought the package that included the extra ab routines..because, who doesn’t want phenomenal abs!!?? Because of this, I’m following the Ab Maximizer schedule, which includes two extra 15-minute ab routines. My goal with this program is not to lose weight, but to gain strength, cardiovascular endurance, and get some ripped abs. So far, I have to’s working!!!!


So what about the nutrition plan for Insanity Max 30….

The first thing I noticed about the plan is that it’s so easy to follow, anyone can do it!!! No more counting calories. Just pick foods from each category and use the tracking sheets to tally your food. If you’ve done the 21 Day Fix, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.


There are two plans: Plan A and Plan B. You choose which one you are on based on your current weight. You get a select number of fruits, veggies, proteins, carbs, fats, seeds & dressings, and oils & butters you can have each day. The nutrition guide gives you a list of foods from each category that you can choose from.

So as I am creating my meal plan, I tally the different food groups so I know that I’m staying within my daily recommended amount. Before I started eating like this, I would tend to go way over in my carb and fruit consumption. But since using the 21 Day Fix and now Insanity Max:30, I have become much more aware of my portion size and have been able to eat the correct amount of foods groups each day!! I can truly say that this has been the biggest factor in my results. I have noticed increased performance, more muscle definition, better ab definition, plus energy to rock my workouts!!

I personally eat 5-6 small meals a day. I only add in that 6th meal if I’m really hungry after dinner. Each of my meals consists of a protein, veggie/fruit, and a healthy fat. Doing this allows me to combine the slow and fast burning fuel so that I stay full for longer periods of time. Plus, this follows the clean eating principles I’ve been following for the past 6 years, which has helped me to lose 90 pounds and KEEP IT OFF!!

Insanity Max 30 Meal Plan

Here is my meal plan for week 4 of Insanity Max 30. Shakeology is always my afternoon snack for 2 reasons. First, it’s quick and easy to make, and after picking up the kids from school, getting them fed and set up to do their homework, I don’t have time to make anything else. Second, I typically get cravings for sweets and chocolate in the late afternoon and evening, so my shake is my afternoon chocolate “fix” to help curb my cravings! I also like to eat the bulk of my carbs earlier on in the day, which is why I have a big bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.

The food I eat is basic, but tastes delicious! I don’t eat anything out of a box, meaning I eat only natural sugars and keep my sodium in check. The plan is easy to follow, and the great part is, my whole family eats what I eat for dinner, so I never make separate meals. Setting the example for good choices NOW pays off in their future!!


So what have been my results so far?

Since I’m at my goal weight, I don’t use the scale anymore to measure my progress. I measure my progress by how my clothes fit! And I must say, they are fitting great!! I’ve noticed increased muscle in my arms, more ab definition, especially around my obliques (the sides of my abs), and better cardio endurance!!


Dare I say I have found my new soulmate workout??!! I’m so excited to see what month 2 brings! I’m looking forward to seeing more progress in month 2. If I keep an eye on my max out times and stick to the eating plan,  I know I will see amazing results!! Trust me, if you want to change, you totally can with Insanity Max:30!!

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kim February 7, 2015 at 2:05 pm

thank you for your meal plan guide, what if you are (I am) trying to lose weight what would you cut out from your plan?


2 Jen February 9, 2015 at 11:17 am

Are you following the Insanity Max 30 plan Kim? I’m sorry, I’m not sure what plan you mean when you say “what would you cut out of your plan?”


3 LaKisha Barry February 12, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Thank you so much for your review! I am in the process of making my meal plan but I am little lost. If you want to lose weight and you are greater than 150lbs would you still use Plan B?


4 Jen February 13, 2015 at 10:44 am

Hey LaKisha! Yes, you would still use Plan B. You may have to switch to plan A once you start losing weight and get under 150. Just curious, are you already working with a coach who can help you with your program and eating plan? If not, let me know, I’m here to help!


5 Elena February 1, 2016 at 9:45 pm

You helped me a lot last time and need some clarification again. I have a question about meal plan, I am plan A: 3 veggies, 2 fruits, 4 proteins, 2 carbs, 1 healthy fat, 1seeds and dressing, 2 spoons oil. However I found 7 day food schedule where if you count : 4 veggies, 1 fruit, 5 proteins, 1 carb. SO I wonder wich one should I stick to?


6 Jen February 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm

What is the fat and tsp serving?


7 Elena February 2, 2016 at 6:36 pm

So in this 7 days food schedule it says : 4 veggies, 4 proteins, 1 shakecology, 1 fruit, 1 carb, 1 healthy fat, 1 salad and dressing, 2 tsp of oil . So basically 1 serving of fruit and carb replaced by shakecology and veggie. I found this schedule on-line and it says that it is created by so I got confused…..
My goal is a weight loss, however I wanna lose it moderately, since I have a little bit left, and lately I feel hungry, so I meant to have energy for workouts. Or you think it is better to stick with low carb diet because tha last extra pounds are most difficult to burn?
Thank you so much for you prompt responses and being so inspirational, I can’t believe that the mother of 3 can look as amazing as you do!!


8 Jen February 3, 2016 at 2:26 pm

Thanks for your nice compliment Elena!! If you find you are hungry, I would add back in the 1 carb serving! I personally have about 3 servings of carbs per day. I don’t believe in a “low-carb” diet as it’s not something that can be maintained for that long. The only way I will do it is if I’m carb cycling. So I’ll do one day higher carbs, next day a little lower carbs, and then the next day lower carbs, then back up to high carbs. I did an article about that here on my blog. If you go to the “nutrition” tab, you will find it there. Are you a coach too? Or working with a coach already? If not, I would love to keep in touch!


9 Elena February 19, 2016 at 6:55 am

Hello, Jen! Thank you for great answer. Sorry it took me so long to reply , I was traveling). I do have a coach on, but I never contacted him. also I don’t really know how does the coaching work and if I can therefore change the coach . Also I am not from US , is that ok?
I would love to be in touch with you )). As for have a questions regarding what should we do next)

10 Jen April 30, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Please remove my post from your site as this is a copyright violation.


11 Jen February 19, 2016 at 5:18 pm

Hi Elena! Thanks for your reply! I think it would be easier if you email me? Then we can chat about switching coaches! My email is Chat with you soon!


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