One of the toughest parts about the P90X diet plan going into it is how overwhelmed you feel! I remember when I first opened up the P90X nutrition guide…I felt like I was reading Spanish. It made no sense and I was completely lost. I didnt know if I should be checking off the boxes as I ate stuff or if I needed to follow the meal plan that they provided. I wasnt even sure I knew how many calories to eat!
They had some advanced calculus equation in there to figure out how many calories per day I should be eating; which worked out to 3336 calories per day….So I ate 3300 calories per day and couldnt figure out why I wasnt losing weight, LOL.
My goal since becoming a coach has been to simplify nutrition for people, and especially the P90X diet plan. There are so many people who have tried P90X or want to try it, but they never follow the nutrition plan. I figured if it were more simple…more people would do it…more people would succeed! And that has proved to be a great strategy for helping people get awesome results (just check out our RIPPED RESULTS section!)
…But people still ask me,
“should I follow the portion plan, the meal plan, or whats the 50/30/20 thing???”
First, lets cover how each “plan” works.
This is one of two options in the P90X diet plan. The portion plan is this handy dandy little chart with boxes that correlate to your calorie intake you calculated previously in the nutrition guide. As you consume your proteins, carbs, fruits, veggies, snacks, and fats etc…you check off each serving and by the end of the day, you should be at your target calorie intake/macronutrient breakdown.
Awesome idea right??? Absolutely…if you want good results and dont care too much about getting the infomercial style results.
But if you want the infomercial-style results that our RIPPEDCLUB members are getting with P90X, will the portion plan work? NOT A CHANCE!
Why does the portion plan suck?
In my opinion, the portion plan is VERY inaccurate, and if you want to maximize your results then you simply have to be accurate.
Here is an example to prove my point – Every morning I make a shake that consists of:
Now is my morning breakfast shake a protein, a carb, a fruit, a snack, a dairy??? Or is is all of the above??? There is just too much room for guessing and assumptions and this opens the door to confusion! My shake has a bunch of everything in it, but not a whole serving of anything really…
And the same goes for almost every food we eat. What I have found is that when my team members who are following the portion plan actually log all of what they have been eating into myfitnesspal, that there macros are waaaaaaaaaay off from the fat shredder percentages of 50% proteins, 30% carbs, and 20% fats.
So unless you want to get a lecture from me, dont ask what categories your food falls into, lol.
So why is tracking better for the P90X diet?
Lets go over that, cuz this is where the money is – where the magic happens – where the rubber meets the road – where legends are…nevermind 🙂
So why track your nutrition with a program like myfitnesspal? Well, lets just make a list and then I will show you a video below on how I use myfitnesspal to track my daily food intake to reach my goals and get awesome results!
Here is how I use myfitnesspal to track my nutrition with the P90X diet plan
Now its time to BRING IT & inspire others to do the same!
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