P90X Diet Plan

P90X Diet Plan

P90X Diet Plan

The P90X Diet Plan (aka P90X Nutrition Guide) is a key component to the the P90X workout program. On this page I want to address some questions that I get from a lot of people such as…Should you follow the P90X diet Plan? How do you follow it? What do I do if I don’t have the P90X Diet Plan? What did YOU eat Jonathan during your first round of P90X? I also want to get into some key things that you absolutely must follow to get the results you want with P90X.

Lastly, I’m going tell you how you can truly get EXTREME results with P90X. I’m talking about results that are worthy to be in a P90X infomercial. So without further ado, let’s get ROCKIN!

Should You Follow The P90X Diet Plan?

Yes, yes, and YES! Did I say yes to the question above? :-) If you’re SERIOUS about getting results then you MUST follow the P90X Diet Plan. I’m not going to harp on that point. You need to follow it. Period.

As you keep reading my P90X Diet Plan post, you’ll soon find out that I have a confession to make. Keep on reading and you’ll find out what it is.

How Do You Follow The P90X Diet Plan?

I’m not going to go too in depth on the specifics of how to follow the P90X Diet Plan, since it’s all laid out in the Nutrition Guide that comes with P90X. Read the P90X Diet Plan from cover to cover. Read it a second time if you have to. Then follow the instructions at the beginning of the book to determine your Phase, chose your approach, and determine your Nutrition Level.

Also, you don’t necessarily have to make all the recipes and only eat what’s in the P90X Diet Plan (frozen food and smoothies are my best friends). It is meant as a guide to give you some recipes and foods that you should focus on eating as you’re going through P90X. You’ll obviously though want to avoid the junk- sweets, fried food, soda, etc.

Key Things You MUST Follow In The P90X Diet Plan

The 2 key things you MUST follow if you want to see results is the following-

1) You need to determine your Phase AND stick with the nutritional proportions each day for that Phase. There are 3 phases- Fat Shredder (Phase 1), Energy Booster (Phase 2), or Endurance Maximizer (Phase 3). For people doing P90X for the first time, you should start with the Fat Shredder Phase so you can shed the body fat.

Here’s the nutritional portions you should be following in each phase-

  • Fat Shredder Phase 1- 50% protein, 30% carbohydrate, 20% fat
  • Energy Booster Phase 2- 40% protein, 40% carbohydrate, 20% fat
  • Endurance Maximizer Phase 3- 20% protein, 60% carbohydrate, 20% fat

For me personally since I’ve already been through P90X multiple times, I’m currently following a modification of the Endurance Maximizer Phase. I’m currently sticking to 25% protein, 55% carbohydrates, and 20% fat. I have a very, very small amount of fat I want to get rid of though, so I may jump back to the Fat Shredder Phase for a few weeks, and then go back to the Endurance Maximizer Phase so I can start bulking up like crazy (and add 10 to 20 pounds of muscle).

*Again, I can’t say this enough, but READ the P90X Diet Plan in it’s entirety. There’s no possible way I can give out all the details in the book since it’s 100+ pages (mainly of recipes and such).

2) Determine your daily calories AND stick with that number of calories each day. This is super duper critical. If you’re eating too many calories and trying to lose weight, then you won’t lose weight. If you eat too little calories and you’re trying to bulk up, then you won’t bulk up. So figuring out the number of daily calories you should be taking in each day, and actually sticking with that is key to your success.

I made 2 separate blog posts that walk you through figuring out your number of calories AND the tracking aspect of things (which is just as important). You can check them out here-

Also, if your dog crapped all over your P90X Diet Plan, aliens came to your house in the middle of the night and stole it, or you just misplaced it, then check out this post for a few alternatives (towards the end of the post)- P90X Nutrition Guide.

I Didn’t Initially Follow The P90X Diet Plan

P90X Round 1 Results

P90X Round 1 Results

I’ve gotta be honest. My first couple of rounds of P90X, I didn’t follow the P90X Diet Plan like I should have. I figured out the # of calories I should have been taking in and I tried to take in at least 1 gram of protein per pound of my body weight daily. I also cut out the junk- no soda (except Coke zero), no sweets, no fried food, etc.

Lastly, I read the Abs Diet by David Zinczenko, and my wife and I tried to focus on eating foods from that book (there’s some super simple recipes in there).

That’s all I did. I didn’t even track the # of calories I was taking in each day so who knows if I was even sticking with my daily number.

Did I still get good results? Yes, because I cut out the junk and I shifted my diet to a higher protein diet. HOWEVER, I could have gotten EXTREME results (I’m talkin P90X infomercial results) had I followed the P90X Diet Plan. To check out what I ate during that first round, you can go here – P90X workout calendar (I think it wasn’t until day 9 that I started to write out what I ate each day).

I could have been one ripped dude by this point, but it really wasn’t until recently that I got serious about following the P90X Diet Plan, sticking with one of the 3 Phases, and tracking everything. Now I’m down to about 7% body fat with a small tad bit to go before I move onto becoming the HULK! :-)

Do You Want “Good” Or EXTREME Results? – P90X Diet Plan

So, you have a couple options. You can kind of sort of follow the P90X Diet Plan like I did my first couple of rounds and get good results. Or you can follow the P90X Diet Plan like you should and get EXTREME results. I’m to the point now where I don’t want to settle for “good” results. I want EXTREME results! I want to get “super sonic” fit as Tony Horton says.

The choice is yours! Decide. Commit (aka… JUST DO IT) and SUCCEED!

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