By far the most important aspect of succeeding in the Maxine’s Challenge is being able to commit and follow a diet plan. It’s often said that between diet and exercise, diet will contribute much more to your attainment of goals than exercise will. They’re both important, but eating the right foods in the right amounts at the right times will ensure faster achievement of your objectives. Figuring out how to set up your diet plan though is one of the biggest barriers. Luckily for the Maxine’s Challenge participants, Maxine’s has done all the hard work and will provide all the material you need to successful complete the Challenge. Let’s take a look at what you can expect in terms of nutrition and diet for this year.
Maxine's Challenge 2016 – Nutrition Basics
As you prepare to start the Challenge, it’s a good idea to read through the “Nutrition Basics” information that Maxine’s has provided. This info was generated for those who are new to diet and nutrition planning or for those who want a quick refresher on some basic concepts. It’s a fairly short read, but will provide all the necessary foundations of what you’ll require for the next 12 weeks and beyond.
Maxine's Challenge 2016 – Diet & Meal Plan
Unlike the Max’s Challenge, the Maxine’s Challenge won’t be offering beginner or intermediate meal plans, however still offers 4 different types of generalised nutrition plans. These categories include:
- Tone & Shape Nutrition Plan
- Get Strong Nutrition Plan
- Gluten Free Nutrition Plan (suitable for both goals)
- Vegetarian Nutrition Plan (suitable for both goals)
As always, access to these meal plans will only be for those who have signed up and the plans will be released in three stages; once at the beginning and then once after every check point. The meal plans themselves are fairly straight forward and relatively simple providing a guide to what you should be eating, when you should be eating it and how much you’ll be having over the week. Subsequent week’s meal plans will follow the same structure with some tweaks. Remember, these are guides only and you can always add or substitute different foods into the mix, however it’s best to stick with the amount of calories and macros (carbs, fats, protein) you’re having. The forum will be ready to take on any questions from Challengers related to nutrition, where you can get advice from current and former participants as well as coaches.
Maxine's Challenge 2016 – Recipes
Alongside the meal plans, Maxine’s will also be constantly updating their recipes list, which will have all the recipes for their meal plans as well as plenty of alternative substitutions. This will make it even easier for you since you’ll know exactly what you’ll be putting into your body as it’s all been carefully measured out by the team at Maxine’s. The forum will also be another excellent location where you can source recipes from other contestants and also post your own as well as any tips related to the meal plans.
Maxine's Challenge 2016 – Training, Nutrition & Supplementation
Training, nutrition and supplementation are going to be the three main points of focus to help you reach your goals for the Maxine’s Challenge 2016. Maxine’s has spent quite a bit of time tailoring and perfecting their meals plans to ensure the easiest road to success throughout the 12 weeks over the 2016 Challenge period. For even more information, check out our Maxine’s Challenge Training 2016 and Maxine’s Challenge Supplements 2016 articles.