Back when I reviewed the Focus T25 Nutrition Plan, I had never seen a more simple method to determining your calorie intake. The one thing that I think was lacking though was the element of REAL SUCCESS… which is showing you HOW to track what you are eating in a way that makes sense!
That’s the key…what you are tracking has to make sense to YOU, and what you are tracking has to match your goals, and Beachbody has done a phenomenal job bringing the element of simplicity to the P90X3 Nutrition Plan in my opinion.
So just how simple is the P90X3 Nutrition Plan??? I’ll show you!
One of the aspects of P90X3 that I am pretty jazzed about, is that this program is for everyone! Its not for just elite athletes and its not just for beginners. What’s even cooler is that the P90X3 nutrition guide is not designed for people who JUST want to lose weight… We will get into that though in a minute.
The goal of the P90X3 in regards to nutrition is to become an “intuitive eater”… What exactly is “intuitive eating”?
“Intuitive eating” is the ability to listen to your body’s cues so that you make the right decisions nutritionally. Think of it as the healthy, fit cousin of “impulse eating.” Cravings should be good things. An intuitive eater uses them to understand what’s lacking in their diet, whether that’s carbs, protein, fats, or even a micronutrient like iron or sodium. On the other hand, an impulse eater misreads these signals, eating for comfort rather than performance…
Achieving this can take a little time and determination, but the P90X3 Nutrition Guide should make it much easier…
Here is a simple guide, a cheat sheet if you will – to help you stay on track and develop the lifestyle of being an intuitive eater
Step-1: Eat whole, healthy foods
Step-2: Exercise often
Step-3: Listen to your body unless it tells you to eat something unhealthy, then return to Step-1.
While this sounds simple…the P90X3 nutrition plan helps you learn this process through a system of measurement that gives your body exactly what it needs and allows you to track that progress throughout the day… And its all catered to your goals!
Similar to the simplicity found in the Focus T25 4-Step Calorie Quiz, the P90X3 Nutrition Quiz provides the same level of simplicity but with more adjustability to suit your goals. Here is your first step in determining your nutrition needs for P90X3:
Even though becoming an “intuitive eater” might be the goal with your nutrition… its still not for everyone. Some of us just really like to keep track of things. It seems to work for RIPPEDCLUB right gang?? Now in times past with the P90X nutrition plan and other programs we have followed a Fat Shredder plan which consists of 50% of your caloric intake coming from proteins, 30% from carbs and 20% from fats to get the best results quick.
The P90X3 Nutrition Plan does not follow a fat shredder macronutrient breakdown, it follows a 30/40/30 ratio of proteins/carbs/fats. Whats great though is that they have actually calculated all this out for you already based on your calorie intake you decided on in STEP #2!
I know what a lot of you are thinking because I was thinking the same thing…
“If I do a fat shredder plan, will I get better results?”
My answer is this: Just take a look at the P90X3 test group results…They speak for themselves! These people followed the P90X3 Classic schedule and followed the P90X3 nutrition plan to a T…I for one would follow exactly what the “P90X3 Nutrition Plan” suggests for the BEST results possible!
Then you are left with no excuses, lol. Beachbody also created a meal plan based on portion sizes as well! You simply check off your portions as you eat them…pretty simple! If you want to receive the full detailed food list and measurements of serving sizes, these are shown in the P90X3 Nutrition Guide which you get when you order P90X3 here. But I will go ahead and give you a sneak peak of the portion chart…
Beyond what I have shown you hear today about the P90X3 Nutrition Plan, there is a TON more info available in the actual nutrition guide. It teaches you what kinds of whole foods to eat, when the best time to eat them is, how to prepare those foods, recipes, shopping lists…its all there!
If you have any question along the way or just want to get plugged in with our team to learn how we are getting such amazing results, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Or an even better way to get started is to sign up for my free 5-day video bootcamp where I show you HOW to prevent failure and get the BEST results possible from P90x3 or any Beachbody fitness program!
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I am not sure if I should be on plan C or D at this point.
Female, 169.7lbs, have a desk job but run/jog and do weight training 3-4 days a week outside of p90x3. Should my activity level be that of "construction worker"
Please advise. Thank you.
In case anyone is on Plan C, it's 30/40/30 for protein/carbs/fat.
Now for my question...
Just so I'm understanding this right and for others who may have the same question, these are the calories you take in correct, not net? I'm going for weight loss and when I plug this into myfitnesspal it says my result will be losing .7 pounds a week. I know if I burn off additional calories to what's stated on the chart by doing X3 that I'll lose more than .7 and more like 2 pounds which is ideal.
I'm a 150 pound female, I go to school but have two walk 20 minutes to and from school. My calorie intake is Plan A 1,500 cal. Though, isn't 1500 to little?
Hi Coach! I am 175 lbs female, doing desk job so my calorie intake is plan B (1800kcal). I'm already in week 4 of p90x3 taking 1400 calories in fat shredder phase (eating clean) and up my calories to 2000 once a week. but I'm not losing weight or body fat. Please advice if I'm doing it wrong. Thank you!
Coach, I am a 245lbs male with a desk job. What's the point of the modifier if I get 7 in my quiz? To lose weight eat 3,000, to gain weight eat 3,000, and to maintain eat 3,000. It does not change for either of the three goals. Any advice? Thanks in advance.
Coach, I'm confused. According to X3 guide, I should consume 3000 calories (I'm a male, 206 pounds, desk job, want to lose weight). Currently I'm on P90X and keep myself on 2000 calories (following your steps). Isn't it too much - eat 3000 calories? Am I going to lose weight?
Hi there, I looked into your calculation and in box #3 (What is your activity level outside of X3?) you should put moderate due to the extra 40 min of total walking. This would have your number at 3 if you want to lose weight, which equals to 1800 calories.
Your body is at a point where it needs to restart its metabolism to burn fat. If you eat 5 meals that add up to 3000 a day (clean), and you workout every day with p90x3 then your body will react to the sudden change. It will get you down to a weight that will have these numbers change. Your body has reached its max capacity on a 3000 calorie based diet to gain weight, thus when jump starting this workout program, you will also jump start the max capacity weight gain into reverse and start losing weight. Hope that makes sense.
@sl236l Hi there, you miss calculated your calorie needs. You would require 2700 calories a day. Either way it does sound like a lot but research shows that most people take in far less than their body actually requires and thus the body stores the lack of food intake as fat due to the insulin spike. The 2700 calorie spread out into 5 - 6 meals will give you the balanced energy for your metabolic rate to burn fat, while working out everyday with p90x3. The best advice would be to track your results every week and make adjustments along the way. The best way to determine a safe weight loss goal is 0.5 - 1 pound of fat loss a week. Hope this helped and good luck on your journey to a better lifestyle my friend :)
@QuintinGerber @MissieCecelia I am in second week of P90X3 and i like it, but i have some doubts about nutrition plans. I am 6 inches tall and have around 181 pounds. I dont work everyday, but i walk around 40-45 minutes every day. Which plan should i follow? I follow the 2.100 calorie plan, but i cant never eat so much calories, because when i am on around 1.700-1.800 calories i had already past the maxium of 160g proteins, 210 carbo, 70 g fats. What do you suggest? :)
@kyle759 The differences between T25 and P90X3 is the fact that T25 is in a sense pure cardio, where as p90x3 is cardio dumbbell training or high speed resistance training. Obviously one eats according to ones goal. Now in t25 it does say that if you tend to feel weak throughout the day you would need to add to your calorie intake. If you take insanity's calorie intake formula and stop before you multiply for exercise, then subtract 500 calories from that then you would come up with t25's calorie intake process. This is not bad but could be dangerous if you go too low. So its all about intuitive eating when you eat that low to speed up weight loss. As for p90x3, the goal could also be weight loss but its 30 min and Resistance training, different from cardio. But you are eating 30 / 40 / 30 ratio for p90x3 which allows you more calories because it works your system differently. In t25 you are eating higher in protein which requires less calories and thus losing weight quicker. Overall though, p90x3 allows for a more permanent lifestyle eating change, thus the time is 90 days, and t25 is 70 days, but with more of a temporary lifestyle eating change. Now both programs work obviously, and would always recommend both, but you definitely need to find your own level of comfort when calories come around. If you exercise and you feel a tad low on fuel, add some food, but if you feel like that was too much, then dial it down a bit. It's all about you and how you react to certain lifestyles. I hope I answered your question?