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What I Ate Wednesday #15 {Insanity: The Asylum Meal Plan}

June 1st I started a workout DVD series called Insanity: The Asylum. It’s the next level up from the popular series Insanity from ShaunT.  It’s awesome.  Since I’ve been bored with my meals, I decided to try the meal plan that came with the DVDs.  It’s a basic formula of eating certain types of foods every three hours. So far, it’s working really well for me!

Here’s what I ate:

Breakfast: Shakeology with Oats

Meal 1 calls for protein and starch. Since I always drink Shakeology (click to see a funny video with Tony Horton) for breakfast, I simply added a starch (whole oats) to my shake.  Oats give the shake a cookie-like texture.  Yum.

Morning Snack: Quinoa Salad, Raw Mixed Nuts

Meal 2 is protein and veggies or a starch.  I made a big batch of mango veggie quinoa salad to take to work for my protein and veggie snack. Normally, I don’t eat this type of food as a morning snack, but I really enjoyed it. I actually felt full and satisfied unlike with my usual carrot stick snack.  Protein tends to make me hungrier, so I had my standard raw mixed nuts as well.


Lunch: Salmon Salad

Meal 3 is protein and veggies with a starch three times a week.  I cooked salmon for the first time and made enough for a couple salads.  I neglected to prep additional veggies for my salad, so  I just added raw broccoli and a little bit of quinoa salad.

Afternoon: Cucumber Tomato Basil Salad

Meal 4 is ALL VEGGIES.  Eating veggies in the afternoon is very abnormal for me, but again, eating a full container of prepared veggies was refreshing.  I feel like I’ve been eating all day, but it’s all healthy and fresh foods.

Dinner: Grilled Fish Tacos

Meal 5 is Protein and Veggies again.  I actually splurged a little with this meal since I got the tacos with the fried shells.  The taco contents – grilled tilapia, pico de gallo, and slaw – definitely passed the test.   I’m surprised this is the first time Flying Fish fish tacos have appeared on WIAW. This is my favorite meal to eat in Memphis. I eat them at least once a week


Meal 6 is optional. Three hours after dinner, you can have more veggies with optional protein.  Some nights, I’ll have a second shake or a handful of raw nuts.  Usually, I’m not too hungry at 9PM.

So far, I’m quite pleased with this meal plan. I can see myself following it for a while.


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