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It’s official: The new Shakeology.com is now live in the U.S., Canada, and U.K.!

Whether you’re a long-time Shakeology drinker, a Coach, or Shakeology newbie, the new Shakeology.com is a content-rich destination where you can learn how this superfood supplement shake can help you build a strong foundation for better health.

Learn why we created Shakeology and Shakeology Boosts, read about Shakeology’s premium ingredients, get inspired by real-life stories, and meet the creators, Isabelle Daikeler and Darin Olien!

Shakeology Benefits

Want to know why Shakeology is a one-of-kind shake?

You can find out how a daily glass of Shakeology — with its potent blend of protein, probiotics, fiber, digestive enzymes, adaptogens, antioxidants, superfoods, vitamins, and minerals — can help your body do what it was designed to do and perform at a higher level.

On the new Shakelogy.com, you’ll also be able to access the Beachbody Blog, which features in-depth articles on the science behind Shakeology, recipes, and other nutrition, fitness, and wellness content.

Shakeology Ingredients

Ever wondered what’s in Shakeology?

Now you can see maps of where we find some of the most nutritious, highest quality ingredients that go into Shakeology.

You’ll find out how this symphony of ingredients work together to help you feel good, curb cravings and lose weight, provide healthy energy, and support regularity and digestion.*

Shakeology Flavors

Get the story behind our Shakeology flavors (whey and plant-based vegan) and browse hundreds of Shakeology recipes on the Beachbody Blog for shakes, smoothie bowls, no-bake cookies, energy balls, brownies, and more!

We also release seasonal limited-edition flavors like Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha, so check Shakeology.com regularly to see what new flavors may be available in your market.

Visit the new Shakeology.com today and see how Shakeology can spark change in your life!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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There’s something magical and festive about the combination of chocolate and peppermint.

But you know what’s even more magical? Peppermint Mocha Shakeology.

Mark your calendars and set your alarms because Peppermint Mocha Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology will be available on TeamBeachbody.com starting November 1, 2019!

Peppermint Mocha Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology

Now you can enjoy the delicious flavors of velvety rich, creamy cocoa, robust coffee, and refreshing peppermint in a nutrient-dense shake.

Peppermint Mocha Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology is our second limited-edition seasonal flavor and will be available in the U.S. and Canada in 14 single-serve packets while supplies last.

(And good news, pumpkin spice lovers — Pumpkin Spice Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology is back! Get the details here.)

Unlike those coffeehouse peppermint mocha calorie bombs, Peppermint Mocha Shakeology is delicious and delivers premium protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals — as well as phytonutrients, adaptogens, pre- and probiotics, and digestive enzymes.

Why Drink Shakeology?

Shakeology isn’t just a protein shake; it’s your secret weapon when the holidays roll around and you’re surrounded by tempting foods and drinks that might derail your healthy eating goals.

A daily shake with Peppermint Mocha Shakeology can help you stay on track over the holidays and celebrate the joy of the season!

We’re continuously searching for ways to make Shakeology better in quality and benefits, which is why we made some key changes to the U.S. formula that will be rolling out over the next several months, including:

  • Boosted the high-quality pea fiber ingredient to 6 grams per serving, which makes a scoop of Shakeology an excellent source of fiber.
  • Added more flaxseed so that a scoop of Shakeology will have 250 milligrams of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 fatty acid.
  • Increased the amount of probiotics, and more! Learn more about the new Shakeology formula here.

(And did we mention it tastes like peppermint mocha?!)

So get your blenders and shaker cups ready and make sure you get a box (or two!) of Peppermint Mocha Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology when it launches on November 1st.

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle doesn’t necessarily require making a slew of huge 180-degree lifestyle changes.

In fact, with a few common-sense behaviors, you can create a healthy, sustainable relationship with food and eating that can last a lifetime.

Here are five easy tips to get (and keep!) you on track.

1. Put Your Goal On the Calendar

Setting timely and specific goals is one of the most effective tips to stay committed to a healthy lifestyle.

When it comes to weight loss, people tend to set open-ended goals like, “I want to lose 10 pounds…eventually.”

But when faced with a plate of chocolate cookies at work, having such a general goal makes it too easy to say, “Ehh, it’s okay, I can just eat a couple.”

So, if your goal is to lose 10 pounds, then set a specific end date to help you stay on track whenever temptations or cravings hit.

Keeping an eye on that short-term goal will help you stay focused so you can say, “I really don’t need cookies right now.”

2. Make a Realistic Plan

Once you decide on a goal and get it on the calendar, it’s easy to get a little too ambitious and set unrealistic guidelines like, “I’ll stop eating out, meal prep every week, and eat healthy, nutritious meals ALL THE TIME.”

All admirable things to strive for, but then guess what? Life happens.

If you’re feeling hungry or overwhelmed, you’ll be more likely to fall off the wagon if you don’t have a realistic plan in place.

But just because your meeting went late, or you overslept, or you didn’t have time to meal prep, doesn’t mean that you can’t stick to your goal of eating healthfully.

That’s why it’s important to create a practical, flexible plan that works for you, no matter what’s happening around you or what situation you’re in.

Life is never consistent so you need a plan that works with your life, like 2B Mindset.

3. Practice Your Plan

Sometimes I’ll hear a client get a little too confident about their ability to control an eating situation and I’ll work with them to run through the details of their plan.

It’s very easy to say, “I’m going to a party, but I won’t be tempted by anything. I’ll be fine.”

While I love the confidence and enthusiasm, just thinking (or hoping!) things will be fine isn’t enough to make it true in real life.

That’s why I help my clients walk through an event ahead of time to prepare them for when they see the pass-around appetizers and bread baskets on every table.

4. Learn to Politely Pass

A 2007 study showed that people may face up to 200 “food decisions” every day!

That sounds like a lot, but think about it: the vending machines at work, candies in the checkout line, donuts in the breakroom, the tempting choice of sides that come with lunch, your kids’ leftovers — the list goes on and on. (And on.)

The daily parade of food can be endless and can really hinder your ability to stay consistent.

That’s why it’s helpful to use what I call the DINTEO strategy, or asking yourself: “Do I Need This Eating Opportunity?”

Asking yourself this question before you reach for that bag of chips gives you the opportunity to figure out whether or not you really want to have it.

And if you’re at a party or eating out and you decide you don’t need to eat that appetizer, you can use my mom’s great line: “No, thanks — I’m good.”

I love this phrase because “no, thanks,” is quick and polite, while “I’m good,” provides a sense of control and a reminder to yourself that you are good without the food being offered.

5. Stay Accountable

Accountability is everything because in those moments of weakness, you’ll want a reminder of how important it is to stay on track.

Accountability can come in many forms. For instance, if you’re in the habit of tracking your food, you may not want that second helping if you know you need to write it down.

It’s a great idea to seek someone to help you as well. My clients love the added sense of accountability I can provide them, which is why I created the 2B Mindset Certification program.

Right now, there are more than 5,000 people who have signed up to be certified 2B Mindset mentors and help people achieve more success on their sustainable weight-loss journey.

The Bottom Line

Set yourself up for success by taking simple steps to support all the hard work you’re doing to get fit and healthy for life!

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“It’s Mercury in retrograde!‘ — says everyone when anything goes wrong.

Missed that morning meeting? (Sorry/not sorry, but that was Mercury retrograde in action.)

Box of donuts fell into your mouth? (Don’t look at me; Mercury is in retrograde!)

Astrology is a fun (albeit unscientific) way to see how the sun, moon, stars, and planets may influence your path in life.

While poor Mercury is a convenient villain when things go awry, your zodiac sign can reveal much about your personality, strengths, weaknesses, and even the types of foods that you prefer.

If you’re the type of person who checks their horoscope to see how your month is going to unfold, then why not let the universe guide you to your next Shakeology recipe?

Check your sign to see what to blend up next…

Shakeology Recipes for Your Zodiac Sign

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Aries is the sign of the Ram and people born under this sign are bold, ambitious, and confident. And that boldness extends to foods — you prefer strong flavors like ginger and grapefruit, among others.

Here are your Shakeology recipes:

Avocado Ginger Shakeology

Gingerbread Man Shakeology

Gingerbread Energy Balls

Strawberry Ginger Shakeology

Watermelon Ginger Shakeology

Pumpkin Ginger Spice Shakeology

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Tauruses are practical, responsible, and persistent. You seek out succulent, rich-tasting flavors and foods like avocados, bananas, coconut milk, cloves, and cardamom.

Try one of these Taurus-approved Shakeology recipes:

Berry Avocado Breakfast Smoothie

Chocolate Surprise Shakeology

Creamy Tropical Shakeology

Sweet Creamy Coffee Shakeology

PB and Banana Latte Shakeology

Coconut Macaroon Shakeology

Coconut Smoothie With Lime

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Geminis are curious, playful, and clever and the Shakeology recipes reflect playful flavors, too. Think: citrus, mango, cucumbers, celery, and greens.

Here are some shake recipes that people born under the sign of the Twins will enjoy:

Pineapple Mango Smoothie

Super Green Smoothie

Orange Creamsicle Shakeology

Orange Mocha Latte Shakeology

Orange Zen Shakeology

Breakfast Pops

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Cancers are highly imaginative, tenacious, and persuasive. Some of your favorite foods are arugula, peaches, coconut, figs, and greens.

Shakeology recipes for Cancers include:

Green Coconut Shakeology

Peach Cobbler Shakeology

Chocolate Birthday Cake Shakeology

Peaches and Cream Shakeology

Vanilla Peach Overnight Oats

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Lions are natural leaders, creative, and passionate. You gravitate to the flavors found in foods like sunflower seeds, watermelon, peaches, spinach. Here are seven Shakeology recipes that will satisfy your flavor cravings:

Sunflower Shakeology

Mint and Avocado Green Smoothie

Watermelon Mint Lemonade Shakeology

Tropical Watermelon Splash Shakeology

Minty Watermelon Shakeology

Strawberry Watermelon Surprise

Strawberry Mojito Shakeology

Virgo (August 12 – September 22)

Virgos are practical, hardworking, and logical. Your tastebuds prefer raspberries, blueberries, almonds, and mint. Get your flavor fix with one of these recipes:

Unicorn Bark

Blueberry Tart Shakeology

Blueberry Brew Shakeology

Chocolate Raspberry Shakeology

Double Berry Shakeology

Chocolate Mint Shakeology

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libras are born diplomats who seek balance and harmony. The same goes for your preferred flavors — nothing too spicy or too sweet. Vanilla, apples, walnuts, pomegranates, and cinnamon are your go-to ingredients.

Chocolate Cherry Pomegranate Shakeology

Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato

Vegan Snickerdoodle Shakeology

Cinnamon Apple Cider Smoothie

Apple Blondies With Walnuts

35 Vanilla Shakeology Recipes

Scorpios are resourceful, brave, and intuitive. You love pure, strong-flavored foods like pumpkin, chocolate, and beets. Whip up one of these Shakeology recipes when your cravings hit:

Raspberry and Oats Smoothie Bowl

Gluten-Free Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Red Velvet Smoothie

Triple Chocolate Shakeology

Creamy Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Shakeology

Pumpkin Spice Latte With Vanilla Shakeology

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

If you were born under the sign of the Archer, you’re generous, idealistic, and a thrill-seeker. Dates, pecans, plums, persimmons, and nutmeg make your tastebuds happy, so make one of these Shakeology recipes to keep them that way!

No-Bake Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

Chocolate Matcha Vegan Energy Balls

Homemade Energy Balls

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Chocolate Almond Spice Shakeology

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorns are responsible, disciplined, and optimistic. You seek out foods like kale and cranberries when hunger hits. Try one of these shakes or bars to keep you from getting hangry:

Fresh Start Smoothie

Cranberry Orange Shakeology

Cranberry Bliss Bars

Cranberry Clove Chocolate Shakeology

Super Seed Energy Bars

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarians are original, free-spirited, and offbeat souls who prefer tart, sweet foods like lemon, oranges, and strawberries. Make one of these Shakeology recipes to keep your free-spirited self happy, not hangry!

Lemon Bar Shakeology

Lemon Raspberry Ricotta Shakeology

Strawberry Thunder Shakeology

Greek Islander Shakeology

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bites

Greek Strawberry Banana Shakeology

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces are artistic, intuitive, and wise. You lean toward simple, delicate-tasting foods like honey, pears, and melon.

Key Lime Dream Shakeology

Birthday Cake Energy Balls

No-Bake Shakeology Breakfast Cookies

Almond Espresso Energy Balls

Cantaloupe Creme Shakeology

Vanilla Almond Shakeology

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There’s something about a healthy, well-made shake that’s so…satisfying.

But the “perfect shake” means different things to different people: For some, the perfect shake is just water, ice, and a few basic ingredients.

For others, it may be an elaborate combination of fruits, veggies, nut butters, and add-ins like chia seeds, spices, and toasted coconut.

Whatever your shake jam is, it’s important to make sure you’re putting in healthy ingredients in the right amounts that help fuel your body.

Here on the Beachbody Blog, we’ve got hundreds of delicious Shakeology recipes, but we get it — sometimes you just want to improvise.

So, to help you get your creative blending juices going, we created this Shakeology recipe template to help you make your best shake.

Print it out, stick it on the fridge, or Pin it!

Pro tip: The “too much of a good thing” struggle is real — don’t forget to keep an eye on portion sizes. Making a healthy shake is not a free pass to toss the contents of your fridge in a blender.

Step 1: Base Liquid

Your choice of a base will determine how thick or thin your shake will be. If you prefer a thinner shake, stick with plain water or coconut water.

A cup of ice in addition to your base will provide a nice texture. For a thicker shake, other options include:

  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Reduced-fat (2%) milk
  • Unsweetened rice milk
  • Unsweetened organic soy milk
  • Unsweetened coconut milk

Step 2: Shakeology

This step is super easy: Just add in a scoop of your favorite Shakeology flavor!

Step 3: Additional Protein (optional)

You may want to add a little more protein to your shake depending on your nutritional needs, or if you want your shake to be even thicker. Options include:

  • Reduced-fat (2%) Greek yogurt
  • Organic silken tofu
  • Cottage cheese (2%)

Step 4: Fruits and Vegetables

Fruit and vegetables are a great way to add heft to your smoothie without adding a bunch of calories. You can use fresh or frozen fruit; frozen fruit adds thickness as well as making your shake extra frosty!

For fruits, berries and bananas are dependable go-tos, but if you’re feeling like a mad scientist, try one of these options:

  • mango
  • guava
  • passion fruit
  • pomegranate
  • melon (honeydew, watermelon, cantaloupe)
  • apple
  • cherries

For veggies, kale and spinach are the workhorses of healthy shakes everywhere but don’t be afraid to experiment with other veggies like:

If you’re not a huge fan of vegetables or you don’t have access to fresh greens, a supplement like Power Greens is a great option.

Each serving of Power Greens has the equivalent to one cup of green veggies (volume before drying) — with no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives.†

Step 5: Healthy Fats, Seeds, and/or Nut Butters

Healthy fats are a key part of a great shake. Along with protein and fiber, healthy fats can help you stay fuller for longer.

Keeping your portions in check for this step is important because a healthy shake or smoothie bowl can easily turn into a calorie bomb if you don’t.

Healthy fats include:

  • Avocado (remember: A single serving is ¼ of a medium avocado!)
  • Nuts (all varieties)

Seeds can add a nice nutty flavor to your shake. Try one of these:

  • chia seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • hemp seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • unsweetened shredded coconut

There are several options for nut butters, but make sure to check the label: The fewer the ingredients, the better. The only ingredients that should be in a nut butter are the nuts — and perhaps a little salt.

  • peanut butter (FYI: You can make your own in five minutes or less. Find out how.)
  • almond butter
  • cashew butter
  • seed “butters” (all varieties). Fun fact: Sunflower “butter” is a spread made from sunflower seeds.
  • PB2, or powdered peanut butter. Peanut powder is made when roasted peanuts are stripped of their oils and the remaining nuts are ground into a fine powder. The result: Two tablespoons contains 45 calories, one gram of fat, four grams of protein, and six grams of carbohydrates (depending on the brand.)

Step 6: Other Flavors and Boosts (optional)

For this step, you can add any herbs or spices that appeal to your tastebuds.

Or add in your favorite Shakeology Boost — Focused Energy for a wholesome boost of energy* or Digestive Health for an excellent source of fiber to help keep you regular.*

Other possible add-ins:

  • cinnamon
  • basil
  • mint
  • lemon
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • Shakeology Boost Focused Energy
  • Shakeology Boost Digestive Health
Top Shakeology Recipes

If you’re stumped on where to start, check out these top Shakeology recipes from the Beachbody Blog. Then, once you have those down, start making your own variations or create something completely new!

Nutty Butter Shakeology

Peanut Butter Cookie Shakeology

PB and Banana Latte Shakeology

Watermelon Mint Lemonade Shakeology

Snickerdoodle Shakeology

S’Mores Shakeology

†Each 5g serving of concentrated powder provides the equivalent of 1 cup green vegetables (volume before drying).

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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It’s a misconception that in order to clean up your diet and eat healthy, you have to make big, sweeping changes to your life.

Not true.

Even small changes or tweaks can make a big difference. Turn those small changes into daily habits and you’ll be on your way toward losing weight — and keeping it off.

To help you get started, here are 4 tips to help you start living your best (healthy) life from Ilana Muhlstein, M.S., R.D. and creator of the 2B Mindset nutrition program.

1. “Clean” Your Counters

It doesn’t matter how sensible I am as a dietitian, or how motivated a person is, what we see is what we’re going to eat.

I always say, “OOSOOM: out of sight, out of mind.” This is critical especially for homes where the kitchen acts as a hangout as well.

Clear your countertops of sliced bread, jars of cookies, bowls of candies, and boxes of cereal.

Replace them with things that can be helpful if you’re feeling hungry like boxes of cherry tomatoes (my daughter reaches into these daily for a quick snack) or a bowl of apples.

You should also have things out that keep you thinking about your healthy lifestyle — veggies that need cooking like spaghetti squash, turnips, and onions, or a Shakeology or smoothie station.

I do keep treats and sweets in the house for my family, but not the ones that tempt me most. I’m much more savvy about keeping everything in sight, in mind, that we do want to eat most.

2. Beware of the “Health Halo”

A “health halo” is when a food is perceived as healthy overall, when in fact, it may only have some healthy attributes.

For example, veggie burgers. Many people look at all plant-based burgers as healthy protein substitutes, yet many of them can be actually higher in carbohydrates and fat than protein.

Protein is important for helping you feel full and preventing overeating, yet many of these vegetarian patties have less than five grams of protein in them.

If you do buy veggie burgers as protein substitutes, make sure they contain at least 10 grams of protein (per burger).

3. Use My Dilution Technique

Basically, just take a generous portion of your favorite sauce, dressing, or marinade and dilute it.

You can use lemon juice, lime juice, vinegar, salsa, or just a bit of water to amp up the volume and distribute it more evenly.

It loosens up the sauce so it actually coats the food better and you end up eating less, without even realizing it!

4. Stay Busy

While free time gets perceived as relaxing, it actually makes me feel anxious, which can lead to bad eating habits.

That’s why I always try to fill my schedule with things that make me feel productive, so I don’t find myself rummaging through the pantry for a lack of something to do.

Bottom Line

So, you can see that these strategies aren’t huge changes; they’re merely small adjustments to how you’re probably already living your life.

Start with just one healthy habit and then build on that by adding one more, and then one more after that until you’ve created a strong foundation for healthy eating — for life.

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If you’re an Autumn Calabrese fan, a Portion Fix follower, or if you’ve ever done a Beachbody On Demand program, you know those 7 color-coded portion-control containers are #LIFE.

And by now, you’ve probably heard about the new Ultimate Portion Fix nutrition program.

But you’re probably asking, “What’s the difference between Portion Fix and Ultimate Portion Fix?”

Portion Fix* gave you the basic tools to master portion control; Ultimate Portion Fix is a 30-day nutrition program with shopping tips, meal preps, tracking tools, hundreds of recipes, and more.

Think of it like this: Ultimate Portion Fix expands on the foundation set by Portion Fix and takes it to the next level with more nutrition information, more support, and more options.

Autumn has refined and clarified her portion-control approach to teach you and your family — including your kids! — how to eat delicious, healthy portions for good.

*Portion Fix is no longer available for purchase.

Check out this handy chart below for a quick comparison:

And that’s just the beginning — you can read more about everything you get with the Ultimate Portion Fix here.

Bottom line: Ultimate Portion Fix is a nutrition program that can help you gain a deeper understanding of nutrition and what it means to eat healthy.

With the information, strategies, and healthy hacks that Ultimate Portion Fix provides, you’ll be able to create a healthy way for you and your family to eat for life.

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Every great product has a great origin story — and Shakeology is no different.

It all started 10 years ago with Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler’s hate/hate relationship with vegetables.

“I admit it — I ate like a second-grader. I needed a superfood health shake to make up for years of a terrible diet,” he says.

So he turned to nutrition specialist (and wife) Isabelle Daikeler who teamed up with “ingredient hunter” Darin Olien to find nutrient-dense ingredients from all over the world.

Together, they crafted a formula with a potent blend of high-quality ingredients. The result: Shakeology, the nutrient-dense superfood protein shake that you know and love.

And even if you love vegetables, it can still be a struggle to get your daily greens in.

“This is one of the reasons we created Shakeology. Even if you do eat healthy foods, you’re not assured you’re getting everything you need,” says Isabelle. “Shakeology is a good way to get carbs, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. But it also contains all those “extras” like adaptogens, prebiotics, probiotics, and digestive enzymes that can be difficult to get all together in most foods.”

“When we created Shakeology, we knew this had to be a whole new type of shake,” says Olien. “So, we traveled around the world gathering some of the most potent, nutrient-dense, whole-food based ingredients, and exotic superfoods on the planet.”

If you want to do a deeper dive into Shakeology, the ingredients, and how a daily shake can help start your day with a healthy foundation, check out these articles from the Beachbody Blog:

Shakeology: What IS It, Exactly?

How Shakeology Ingredients Work Together

8 Reasons to Start Drinking Shakeology

How Shakeology Can Help Curb Your Appetite

4 Shakeology Myths, BUSTED

*Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. ⁣⠀

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At first glance, Beachbody On Demand’s INSANITY and INSANITY MAX:30 look strikingly similar.

They’re each the brainchild of Beachbody Super Trainer Shaun T, the workouts are rooted in high-intensity interval training (HIIT), both last 60 days and require no equipment, both will push the limits of your endurance and test your grit, and they’ll both elevate you to an elite level of fitness.

But make no mistake: INSANITY MAX:30 is not INSANITY 2.0.

They’re entirely different programs that take different approaches to help you get in the best shape of your life.

What Are the Key Differences Between INSANITY and INSANITY MAX:30?

Whether you do INSANITY or INSANITY MAX:30, you are going to lose weight.

You are going to build strength and stamina. And you are going to become fitter, leaner, and more defined in just two months.

Indeed, you’ll develop a whole new appreciation for your mirror, because you’re going to love the way you look.

But understanding their key differences will help you decide which one is right for you.

Perhaps the biggest difference between the two programs is the length of their workouts.

With INSANITY, you can expect to sweat for between 40 and 60 minutes on most days of the week — longer on days that include an additional core workout.

With INSANITY MAX:30 you’ll be done in 30 minutes every time (unless you follow The Ab Maximizer Workout Calendar, which occasionally throws in an additional 10 to 15-minute core workout).

Does that mean that INSANITY MAX:30 workouts are easier? By no means.

In fact, you can think of an INSANITY MAX:30 workout as condensing the intensity of a typical INSANITY workout into half the time.

That can make them even more challenging. And with 150 new moves and a greater emphasis on strength building, INSANITY MAX:30 workouts are anything but typical INSANITY workouts.

Shaun T also introduces the concept of “Maxing Out” in INSANITY MAX:30 (hence the name).

What that means is that you go as hard as you can for as long as you can — until your body gives you no choice but to stop to catch your breath and ease the burning sensation in your muscles.

That point is your “Max Out” time, and you’ll record it for every workout, so you have a benchmark to beat during your next one.

Maxing Out does not mark the end of the workout. It’s simply the point at which you have to take your first break.

You might have to take more than one by the time you finish the workout, and that’s OK. Everyone Maxes Out (even Shaun T!), so don’t try to be a hero.

When you feel your muscles burning, your lungs heaving, and your form begin to break down, grab some water and take a breather. If you don’t Max Out, you aren’t pushing yourself hard enough.

If you find any of the primary moves in INSANITY MAX:30 too difficult or the workouts to challenging to complete, you have the option of following the modifier, which is the member of the cast that demonstrates slightly easier versions of each exercise.

You’ll also have two rest days per week instead of one (as you get with INSANITY) to help your body recover. INSANITY and INSANITY MAX:30 take slightly different tacks when it comes to nutrition as well.

Both include eating plans that will help you dial in your diet to optimize weight loss and fitness gains, but INSANITY MAX:30 makes it easier than ever by utilizing Beachbody’s unique portion control container system.

The seven color-coded containers correspond to different food and macronutrient groups. Simply eat the amount of food allotted by the prescribed number of containers each day to maximize your workout performance and total body transformation.

Which Program Should I Do?

INSANITY was designed to elevate people who are in excellent shape to truly elite levels of power and endurance.

There are no modifiers, and Shaun T has no mercy, so if you don’t consider yourself “advanced” when it comes to exercise, do one of our other programs first.

Doing FOCUS T25 is a highly effective way to prepare for INSANITY.

INSANITY MAX:30 is a natural next step once you complete INSANITY — or if you’re already in great shape and are looking for a challenging program with workouts that last no longer than 30 minutes.

But the inclusion of modifiers also makes this program doable for people who aren’t quite fit enough to tackle INSANITY. As a result, it’s amenable to a wider range of fitness levels.

Either way, if you’re looking to boost your aerobic capacity, build cardiorespiratory fitness, shed fat, and start turning more heads even when fully clothed, these programs will do you right.

But if your goal is to pack on muscle and stretch the limits of your shirtsleeves, then you might want to consider doing a program with a greater emphasis on strength training, such as P90X, LIIFT4, or The Master’s Hammer and Chisel.

How Long Until I See Results With INSANITY and INSANITY MAX:30?

No matter which program you choose, you’ll likely start seeing results within a couple of weeks.

Initially, those results will come in the form of greater workout performance and capacity. In other words, you’ll find that you can exercise harder, longer, and more effectively (in terms of maintaining good form) within seven to 14 days.

Stepping on the scale might also reveal a bit of weight loss during the first week or two, but results you can see in the mirror usually begin to occur around week three.

Your pants will fit looser. Your shirts will seem baggier. And you’ll begin to notice greater definition and less jiggle in areas such as your arms, chest, abs, butt, and legs.

Keep in mind that neither program is intended for beginners or people who have a lot of weight to lose.

If you’re overweight or obese, performing plyometrics and/or HIIT might be too much for your body — especially your joints — to handle.

If you are just starting your fitness journey, or if you’re more than 20 pounds from your ideal weight, prepare for the intensity of INSANITY and INSANITY MAX:30 by completing one of our beginner and/or intermediate programs first.

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