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COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE MORNING MELTDOWN 100 MEAL PLAN

Beachbody’s Morning Meltdown 100 comes with a meal plan and cookbook, so I’m here to give you the scoop. Whether you want an amazing transformation or just want to lose those pesky last 10 pounds, will the Morning Meltdown 100 nutrition plan help you reach your goals? In this post I’ll share the 3 meal plan options, common FAQ’s, sneak peek at the recipes.

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE MORNING MELTDOWN 100 MEAL PLAN.

I’m always intrigued by diet plans. Why? For me it’s personal. Having lost 80 pounds of excess “fluff,” maintaining my weight loss is critically important to me. Not just to rock a pair of skinny jeans, but I choose to eat a (mostly) nutritious diet to fuel my body like an athlete to support my activity, whether it’s Morning Meltdown 100, Cize, or paddleboarding.

For me, these are the 3 key components every healthy meal plan must have:

  1. Help achieve weight loss or weight maintenance goals

  2. Provide all the nutrients your body needs

  3. Be satisfying – including foods you enjoy eating

Oh, and I’m a busy mother of 4 kids, as I suspect you are. So a meal plan that is SIMPLE and DOABLE for not only me but my family as well, it is a must!

In this post I’ll share:

  • What is Beachbody’s Morning Meltdown 100?

  • The Morning Meltdown Meal Plan in a nutshell.

  • 2 other meal plan options for Morning Meltdown 100.

  • Will I lose weight (and how much) on The Morning Meltdown 100??

  • All about the recipes (and links to some)!

  • Beachbody’s recommended supplements.

  • Morning Meltdown 100 diet plan FAQ’s.

Now, on to the food!

WHAT IS MORNING MELTDOWN 100?

Morning Meltdown Sample Workout

MORNING MELTDOWN 100 MEAL PLAN IN A NUTSHELL.

The Morning Meltdown 100 nutrition plan is super simple and it’s based on the healthy meals and snacks recipes in the cookbook. No calorie counting or pulling out the 21 Day Fix portion containers. By following the meal plan you will enjoy lots of whole, real foods like fruits, veggies, quality proteins, grains, nuts & seeds, and healthy fats.

Here’s how it works…

FIND YOUR PERSONAL PLAN, BASED ON YOUR GOALS.

  1. Decide whether you want to lose weight or maintain weight.

  2. Look at the chart in the Nutrition Guide to find your plan.

  3. Your plan will tell you what meals (and possibly snacks!) you will be eating each day.

CHOOSE YOUR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, AND SNACKS FROM THE RECIPES IN THE MM100 COOKBOOK.

I’ll give you some meal planning tips, but this program is as easy as selecting your favorite recipes from the cookbook and eating them!

Plan a Healthy Life Tip: You can substitute breakfast, lunch, or dinner recipes for each of the three meals of the day. They all have similar calorie levels (around 400 per serving) and macro breakdown. Some dinners are lighter on the carbs than breakfast or lunch.

RANDOM INTERESTING FACTS FOR CALORIE COUNTING GEEKS (LIKE ME).

You don’t count calories (or portions) in the Morning Meltdown 100 meal plan, but this is the approximate calorie breakdown if you’re curious:

  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners = 400 calories

  • Snacks = 150 calories

  • Super Snacks = 300 calories

  • Shakeology snack recipes = 160 calories

  • Shakeology super snack recipes = 300 calories

  • Shakeology meal replacement recipes = 400 calories

    If you’re currently doing one of these Beachbody nutrition plans, you can continue following it while doing Morning Meltdown 100.

    2 OTHER MEAL PLAN OPTIONS FOR MORNING MELTDOWN 100.

    If you are doing either the Ultimate Portion Fix or 2B Mindset (both Beachbody programs) you can easily mix-and-match MM100 recipes with either of these programs.

ULTIMATE PORTION FIX

You’ve probably heard of the 21 Day Fix and its famous color-coded container system. The Ultimate Portion Fix a 30-day video-based nutrition program created by Autumn Calabrese designed to teach you how to eat (and feed your family) healthy meals, eat for exercise performance, and help beat sugar addiction – while teaching you the proper portion size for you. It has a complete color-coded container system, recipes, and a video program.

To use with MM100: It’s super simple. Your Morning Meltdown 100 eating plan will be the same level as your Ultimate Portion Fix Eating Plan. All of the Morning Meltdown 100 recipes have container equivalents so you can easily use those recipes with the Ultimate Portion Fix.

Learn more about the Ultimate Portion Fix here: Ultimate Portion Fix

2B MINDSET

The 2B Mindset program is a weight-loss program created by Ilana Muhlstein, MS, registered dietitian, and nutritionist, who lost more than 100 pounds using these principles. This video-based program focuses on eating, filling and satisfying meals, so you can lose weight without feeling hungry or deprived. This isn’t a diet where you count calories or use containers. Instead, Ilana teaches you how a positive mindset can help lead to lasting weight loss. The 2B Mindset is about understanding the purpose of food and your behaviors so you can enjoy life and helps you finally say goodbye to your struggles with food and losing weight.

To use with MM100: If you’re currently doing the 2B Mindset program and you are happy with your progress, just stick with it. Most likely you won’t need to make any modifications. If you do, see the “2B Mindset and Exercise” PDF in the Resources section of the 2B Mindset program page on Beachbody on Demand. You’ll also find 2B Mindset Plate It! guidelines after each of the MM100 recipes.

Learn more about 2B Mindset here: 2B Mindset

WILL I LOSE WEIGHT WITH THE MORNING MELTDOWN 100 NUTRITION PLAN, AND HOW MUCH?

IF YOUR GOAL IS WEIGHT LOSS, AND YOU STICK TO THE MM100 MEAL PLAN, YOU WILL LIKELY LOSE WEIGHT.

As you probably know, diet is the most important component of weight loss. Some people say diet is 80% of the equation and exercise is 20%, others say 75% and 25%. Whatever the exact rations (and I suspect they depend on the individual), what and how much you eat is the most important factor when trying to lose weight.

You will burn calories doing the Morning Meltdown workouts, but not zillions. The workouts will strengthen your cardiovascular system and tone your muscles. You will become more fit. But the workouts alone aren’t enough for weight loss.

That’s why the MM100 meal plan (or some other healthy eating plan) is so important. You not only have to nourish your body with good, nutritious food, but you have to eat LESS than you currently do. That will create a deficit and help you lose weight.

DIETS (LIKE THE MM100 MEAL PLAN) ONLY WORK IF YOU FOLLOW THEM.

Following a plan for more than a few days is what’s challenging, right? This is why you need to simplify meal planning and meal prep so you aren’t spending hours shopping, chopping, and cooking. I’ll share my best tips below.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN I EXPECT TO LOSE?

With any diet, MM100 included, you normally will see the biggest drop in your first week. Sometimes 2-5 pounds, depending on how much weight you have to lose. But here are the facts… for healthy weight loss, you can expect to lose a half-pound to 2 pounds per week. (This is not my personal opinion, it is what the Mayo Clinic says.) In my personal experience, doable and healthy weight loss tends to be about 1 pound per week.

BEACHBODY RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTS.

SHAKEOLOGY.

If you’re familiar with Beachbody programs, you may have heard of Shakeology. It’s a superfood nutrition shake that helps increase energy, reduce cravings and helps people lose weight faster. Shakeology gives your body the nutrition it needs to look our best, feel our best, and energize us for the Morning Meltdown workouts.

Shakeology can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. I like that it’s a quick, easy, delicious way for me to get the nutrients I might otherwise miss in my diet.

Learn More About Shakeology Here

BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE LINE.

The Performance Line is a collection of supplements to help you get the best results from a workout program. Beachbody recommends two for the MM100 program:

Energize, pre-workout. Helps provide healthy energy, sharpen focus, and improve exercise performance. This is especially helpful if you workout first thing in the morning, as is recommended for MM. Click to check out Energize.

Recover, post-workout. This yummy drink gets protein to muscles to help improve muscle recovery, promote muscle growth, and fight exercise-induced soreness. Click to check out Recover. Also available in Vegan.

A SNEAK PEEK AT THE MORNING MELTDOWN 100 RECIPES.

THE MORNING MELTDOWN MEAL PLAN HAS RECIPES IN 9 DIFFERENT CATEGORIES.

The recipes are broken down into the following categories:

  • breakfast

  • lunch

  • dinner

  • snack

  • super snack

  • Shakeology

  • Shakeology snack recipes

  • Shakeology super snack recipes

  • Shakeology meal replacement recipes.

Like I mentioned earlier, you can mix and match breakfast, lunch, dinner and the Shakeology meal replacement recipes because they have a similar nutritional profile and calorie count.

THE MORNING MELTDOWN MEAL PLAN HAS 60 RECIPES TO CHOOSE FROM.

Here are a few of the delicious recipes you can enjoy (and I’ve included links to some of the recipes!):

MORNING MELTDOWN 100 FAQ’S.

IS THIS DIET HEALTHY?

Yes. Follow the plan and you will have adequate amounts of protein, fats, and carbs. You will eat a wide variety of fruits and veggies to fuel your body with the nutrients it needs to build muscle and burn fat.

Pay attention to how your body feels. Do you have enough energy? Does the amount of food satisfy you? If you feel excessively hungry, there are guidelines in the book for adding food according to a specific formula.

IS THE DIET REALISTIC FOR BUSY PEOPLE?

Yes, if you plan and prepare in advance. The Morning Meltdown 100 eating plan requires a little thought, planning, and preparation, but so does any healthy eating program. Spending an hour planning your meals and grocery shopping for the week is a worthwhile investment in your health. (And check out my meal planning tips in this post!)

IS THE DIET BASED ON REAL FOODS I CAN EASILY FIND AT THE GROCERY STORE?

Absolutely!

IS THE DIET EASY TO TRACK? DO I HAVE TO COUNT CALORIES?

No calorie counting. The Morning Meltdown 100 plan is based on recipes. It’s time for breakfast? Choose one of the recipes from the nutrition book. Repeat for lunch, dinner, and snacks.

DOES THE DIET TELL ME WHAT TO EAT OR CAN I MAKE UP MY OWN MEAL PLANS TO SUIT MY PERSONAL TASTES?

For this particular Beachbody nutrition plan, you eat recipes in the nutrition guide. It’s not as flexible as a portion control system like the 21 Day Fix. But there are tips for dining out.

And, if you are currently doing the Ultimate Portion Fix or 2B Mindset, you can continue those programs.

CAN I TAILOR THE MM100 MEAL PLAN TO MY SPECIFIC FOOD NEEDS, SUCH AS GLUTEN-FREE OR VEGAN?

Yes. And it’s super simple to do so since each recipe is coded for different types of diets (like gluten-free, vegan, high fiber).

CAN I DRINK COFFEE??

Thank goodness, YES! Coffee has anti-oxidants and, honestly, it’s an essential part of my diet. You can decorate your coffee with low-fat milk, small amounts of raw sugar, honey, maple syrup or stevia, and add any flavorings like cinnamon, lemon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice.

ARE THE PORTIONS LARGE ENOUGH TO SATISFY ME?

You should feel satisfied. You will be eating a well-balanced diet of real foods. Sometimes it feels a bit restrictive if we’re coming from a history of fast food and take-out, but most people adapt quickly.

WHAT IF I’M STILL HUNGRY?

Beachbody suggests sticking to the plan for a week or two to give your body time to adjust. If you still feel very hungry during the day, add a healthy snack.

Personally, I am not a fan of starving, lol.

Sometimes there is an adjustment period starting any diet where you feel overly hungry. It’s particularly strong if you’re coming from a place of eating lots of processed or fast foods. Your body says “feed me” even though it has plenty of calories.

When this happens to me, I’m honest with myself and if I feel truly hungry (even if I shouldn’t be) I will eat food that is on the plan. Enough to satisfy me.

A good strategy is to use one of the snack recipes to see if that satisfies you. Or Shakeology or a BeachBar (Beachbody’s protein bar).

Listen to your body… Not when it screams “I want ice cream!” but when it is empty and you’re hungry. When you are actually physically hungry (versus just wanting to eat or because you are bored or have a craving), then eat something nutritious. I (almost) always use my body’s signals of hunger and when I don’t.

WILL THIS DIET TEACH ME ABOUT NUTRITION AND HOW TO PLAN HEALTHY MEALS FOR A LIFETIME?

The Morning Meltdown 100 meal plan will show you what healthy meals and snacks look like. But it doesn’t actually teach you how to compose your own healthy meals.

It’s always good to know how to come up with your own healthy eating meal plan so you can include the recipes and ingredients you love.

However, when you purchase The Morning Meltdown 100 (or if you already subscribe to (Beachbody on Demand) you will have access to the Fixate Cooking Show which gives your meal planning and cooking tips and TONS of simple 5-minute recipe videos. You can also download PDF recipes.

Meal-Prep Tips: A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Prep

If you’re looking for meal prep ideas, healthy eating tips, or delicious snack recipes then you’ve come to the right place!

No matter what your calorie level, you can save money at the grocery store with effective menu planning for different days of the week.

The Ultimate Grocery Shopping Survival Guide


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