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melindaxl
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How to keep strong for insanity without eating too much!

#1 Postby melindaxl » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:54 am

Hi, I'm on my second week on insanity and I feel like I have to eat way more to keep my energy up then what I should! I've noticed my biceps are looking stronger, but I don't see any fat coming off yet! Besides doing insanity I also take my dog for a 30 min. walk everyday unless it's nasty out side, the walk has alot of hills and I end up walking about 2-3 miles! I don't know if that would make any differense! Plus I have a pear shaped body I would really like to get rid of! I'm doing searching on what vegan foods I should stay away from that can increase more fat in the lower body! I do have alot of muscle it's just I got some fat on top of it covering it up, whitch I HATE! It's like the last bit of fat that's hard to get off! I weigh around 140 lbs if that helps! Would anyone know what I might be doing wrong! By the way coconut oil in my diet keeps my energy up and helps me with my blood sugar and helps my digestion- so that's why I have it in some of my meals! :|

For breakfast I have a protein smoothie a hour or so before I exercise! About 7:30 a.m
2-3 bananas
1 serv. soy protein isolate
1cup spinach
1cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp coconut oil

For recovery about 30 min. after my workout I have another protein smoothie.
2-3 bananas
1 serv. soy protein isolate
1/2 cup berries
1cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp coconut oil

For lunch around 1:00 p.m
1cup brown rice
1/2 cup split peas or other peas
1-2 cups of steamed veg.
1 tbsp coconut oil mixed in the rice

For a snack around 3:30
about 5-6 dates or 1cup of juicy fruit
1/4 cup of natural nuts

For supper around 5:30 a medium salad
2cups romain
1/2 med. tomato
few slices of onion
some split peas or 1 vegan pattie cut up in the salad
carrots
celery
cauliflower
broccoli
2 tbsp veagan mayo
1/2 avocado

For a snack around 8:00
medium banana
1 serv. nat. p-nut butter

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Re: How to keep strong for insanity without eating too much!

#2 Postby jamesxvx » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:24 am

Judging from your sample day, it looks like you're pushing a nutritious meal plan for the day. I know personally after my workouts I only mix my protein with water, that way I can get my nutrition from a meal rather than what I put into my shake.

Use this formula to calculate your caloric input for a day and shoot for around that.

Your body-weight in pounds x 18kcal = Calories per day.

I'm no expert on this stuff, but that helped me out.

melindaxl
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Re: How to keep strong for insanity without eating too much!

#3 Postby melindaxl » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:29 pm

Thanks for your help! I'll try what you said! I'm starting to go back to my raw food vegan diet again! For some reason I can get plenty of food in the raw vegan diet without having too many calories! Plus my digestion does 100 times better which makes a differense in having less body fat! I have hypoglycemia and I do better on the raw vegan diet keeping my fruits high by having a high carb low fat vegan diet! I'll eat a little cooked veggies or whole grains, but 75% or more will be raw because my digestion and energy levels just does so much better! Thanks again!


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