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TanniaGiselleLeal
TanniaGiselleLeal

What if you are in the 1800 calories. Do you still keep it at 25/50/25 and what would be the recommended portions of each?

randal12
randal12

Coach Todd what is a good Meal schedule as far as times to eat each meal so it works best with a workout at 6 am

FCOLAROSSI
FCOLAROSSI

Hi I ordered the Beast workout.  I am trying to build more muscle and trying to get a six pack.  I need to burn a lot of fat off me.  When I have a shake will that put more fat on me. I workout everyday I have some muscle but not enough.  How do I use the shakes I have fuel shot and base shake. Could you please help me with this.  my intake for calories are at 1500 or less but still have all that fat.

Thanks FC

KLeeP
KLeeP

I'm very worried about gaining weight on this program.  I want to lose 15 pounds and build muscle.  What is the better program for doing that?

kct
kct

I am female and extremely sensitive to carbs and gain weight when i eat them... i am scared 50% carb intake in phase 1 and 2 is going to make me HUGE. Can i do the program with less carbs
 i am trying to slim down and get really toned. losing my baby weight ;)

coachtodd
coachtodd

@kct ya, the 50% carbs is definitely NOT for cutting fat. What is your calorie intake at right now?

rtbenson
rtbenson

@coachtodd I am having some trouble understanding the change in the timing during phase three. What exactly does that mean? Also any suggestions?

coachtodd
coachtodd

@rtbenson what do you mean by "timing"? I dont think I understand the questions bud, sorry :)

Baseballfan158
Baseballfan158

Sorry fourth round I meant of my the beast x hybrid

fachondo
fachondo


@fachondo Hello, I don´t understand how to get breakfast, lunch, dinner , etc. from portion charts and food lists.


Thanks

coachtodd
coachtodd

@fachondo first you go to the portion chart and find your calorie intake. That will tell you how many servings of eat food group you need each day. Then you go to the food list which has your serving sizes and determine what foods you want to eat from that list.

norminator
norminator

I would like to start this program but I don't have the money to buy all the supplements each month. Can you tell me with 2 are the most needed and why? thanks :)

coachtodd
coachtodd

@norminator you dont NEED the body beast supplements man...If you can get some decent whey protein and decent creatine supplements...you are good to go! The biggest gains will come from being at a calorie surplus and eating CLEAN FOOD for fuel!

Bleu0806
Bleu0806

I found this site and is very excited. I've been back and forth about buying BB and finally did today. I need too loose some fat especially in my lower body. I do not like cardio and always preferred weights. I was afraid that BB may cause "bulky" legs though, but reading through the posts I understand that you recommend a 50/30/20. My goal is to lean out some instead of bulk. I am a female. 35. 5.10 ft at 200 lbs (pear shaped). If this combination is indeed what you will advice, how long to I maintain it? Thank you for all the great advice.

Bleu0806
Bleu0806

Thank you so much for your quick reply.

coachtodd
coachtodd

@Bleu0806 I would maintain your calorie intake and 50/30/20 ratio until you start to see your fat loss plateau. First, try to increase your calorie intake by a few hundred calories to see if that ignites your fatloss again. For men I recommend switching to 40/40/20 once they reach 10% body fat. For females, that might be somewhere around 20-25%.

akvij00
akvij00

Does the Body Beast program tell you how many grams of protein you need? That is easier for me to keep track of than aiming for a certain number of "portions" of protein.

dpurple01
dpurple01

Hey Coach,  do these rules apply to women also? I don't want to big and buff, just tone up. Do I still have to eat a lot? and I've been making the mistake of not eating a lot of carbs...exactly as you say, we are "supposed to stay away from carbs" But I am drinking the shakes. I'm almost at the end of phase I. Help please! :)

PABugayong
PABugayong

Hey Coach Todd. Thanks for all your great info on BB products. I'm currently about 170 lbs and roughly 15-16% body fat. How can I build muscle while burning the fat to get to around 12% using Body Beast. I've finished p90x once already and prefer lifting weights like Body Beast. Can I stick with the fat shredder diet from p90x till I hit my body fat goal? While eating at a calorie maintenance or at a deficit? Will my gains be relatively noticeable? Thanks :)

mcarthey
mcarthey

I love this post and registered just to say so.  ;)

I'm 6'2" 220 lbs and am currently doing Les Mills BodyPump.  I'm very interested in Body Beast but am considering getting down to 200 lbs before starting the 25/50/25 split since I'm likely to reverse my weight loss a bit.  I'm currently eating 33/33/33.  Does that plan of attack make sense?

emaildavidsingleton
emaildavidsingleton

thanks for the all the great info...

Would the P90X Fat Shredder be the same as Beast Phase 3 nutrition plan?


David

Sam
Sam

Coach Todd, I tried to leave this comment on your Beast 3200 calorie diet post but it would not let me. I am not currently doing body beast but I am trying to bulk up. I am going to follow this diet. Is it ok to eat such a huge amount of carbs at one meal? For some of your snacks I saw that you had up to 95 carbs at the one meal. Will those carbs turn into fat or will I be ok eating this many at once as long as they are complex? I usually do my biggest carb meal post workout. I do muscle milk collegiate, half banana, cookies and cream whey in a shake. Then i have 3/4 cup of oats. That totals to about 80-85 carbs post workout/breakfast. Before my workout I have low sugar granola and a probar totaling about 45 carbs. Does it seem like this plan will work if I continue with it? Thanks

andrea
andrea

Thanks for the nutritional info. Starting on Sunday. Looking to recomp more than anything. I've done the X a couple of times, but love lifting heavy. Can't wait to get started!

Jim Christiano
Jim Christiano

Great site! This is a lot more information than the other sites in google. Todd, have you ever tried BSN's TrueMass? Do you think it works as advertised? Would love to hear your thoughts. Jim C

Adrian
Adrian

Hi Todd, I'm interested in Body Beast, but I don't really want to look like some of the gross body builders that are out there. Would I have to maintain this workout to keep the mass? I'd like to stop at a certain point.

ScreechMaster
ScreechMaster

For someone my age 26 is a test boost really that important for gaining mass?? I did body beast and i am going into phase 3 and i really did not gain as much mass as i wanted but i did gain almost then pounds. Also I feel like its un natural to take a test boost/ it can not be healthy for someone my age or benefit my health in the long run. Could i be mistaken???

cj
cj

Checking out the writeup of the nutrition. Pretty bad advice on the percentages. Too many carbs will make you fat. People can eat all the crap when they do steroids. Sagi does steroids.

Adam
Adam

It really helps thanks so much for replying to my messages. :)

Adam
Adam

Don't worry about question two. I just watched your "How to calculate P90X nutrition".

Adam
Adam

Hey Todd, I just have two more questions. One, don't have much of an idea of what to expect as in changes of my body for p90X (Weight and muscle tone). As the only before and after pictures and videos I can find are all of either average people or overweight. So I don't know if it may take time for changes to happen or come to me quicker than others. Two, I don't understand all of this nutrition talk. I thought that there was just a guideline of set meals that comes with P90X and you just follow it, I did not think that it was this complex. Much Appreciated, Adam

Adam
Adam

Hey Todd, My goal is to improve my life as a whole as i'm not very sociable and do not have much self esteem or self confidence, but this is something I would like to change. I think I am borderline anorexic (due to my eating and being quite active at the same time). When I was younger I was told I have a phobia of food (which sounds really childish for a now 18 year old), and that is the thing that I think will be the hardest to tackle in P90X. But in a physical way my goal is to be proud of my body and just be fitter overall. And I will make you my free coach as soon as I have finished writing this. Thanks, Adam P.S Thanks for the help :)

Adam
Adam

Hey Todd, I'm 6'1, 18 years old, I weight 126 and my BMI is 16.6. I walk about 5 miles to work 4 days a week and play Soccer regularly I've always been a fussy eater but I am looking to change that. I have been looking into buying P90X, Insanity and Body Beast but I don't know which one will benefit me the most do you think in your opinion? Much Appreciated.

Jason
Jason

HI Todd, Im 6ft, BMI of 24.5%, would like to try the BB Lean, would I be able to use this programe? Cheers!!

Scott
Scott

Awesome Post. Looks like someone did their homework.

Leland
Leland

Starting the Beast on monday! Can't wait!

Adam McQueen
Adam McQueen

Very informative and sound advice ! I love the quote “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” I enjoy your work when I find time to dab into it, keep up the excellent work.

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