Some say the P90X Nutrition Plan is just as important to your overall results as the workouts included with the program. I disagree with this statement. I say it’s MORE important!! If you don’t follow the nutrition plan you will fail to get the best results.
So please read, and then re-read the nutrition plan. I made the mistake of thinking all I had to do was follow the low carb diet I’ve been doing for over a year. I mean, recipes wise, everything looked the same. But what I failed to take in account is that this is NOT a DIET!!!! This is a nutrition plan. We are not in the business of helping you lose weight with a diet. We are in the business of helping you succeed with your nutrition and proper exercise. That in turn will help you lose weight.
So back to my mistake. I stayed in the Fat shredder phase way too long. But I was happy to do so because I lost sooooo much weight. But by day 45, I found that could only do a fraction of the push ups I was able to do the week before. I blacked out a bit, and got sick to my stomach. I had to stop my work out. After talking with my coach, I found out this is called bonking out. I did not properly fuel my body for the workout, because I was still in Caloric deficit thinking mode. So I found I had to bump up my 1800 calories per day to 2100. 300 calories in the form of mid morning oatmeal snacks, with a mid afternoon protein bar and I was back in action. Matter fact, I had to bump up my calorie intake 2 more times! It’s a cool thing to force yourself to eat more, and find yourself losing more weight and gaining muscle!
The nutrition Guide is designed to work hand-in-hand with the P90X workout routines, this 3-phase eating plan delivers the optimal combination of food that your body needs to maintain energy levels during each step of the program.
The P90X program is not geared around quick fixes or miracle diets. It’s about changing your lifestyle — eating the proper amount of healthy foods that will reward your body with the fuel it needs to thrive during your workouts. This step-by-step plan reveals exactly what, when, and how much you need to eat in order to lose fat and get ripped.
Fat Shredder, the first phase of the P90X nutrition plan, is a high-protein diet that was designed to strengthen muscle and rapidly shred unwanted body fat.
The second phase, Energy Booster, introduces a balanced mix of carbs and protein with a lower amount of fat designed to increase energy levels needed for optimum performance.
The third and final phase, Endurance Maximizer, is an athletic, low fat diet made up of complex carbohydrates and lean protein. This phase of the diet program delivers the fuel your body needs to finish the final few weeks of the P90X workout.