Whenever I get questions from people, I would say about 80% of the time it has to do with their diet. Usually they make a HUGE list of foods that they eat, and they expect me to know whether or not they are on the right track. Of course I can take a look and see if they are eating the right foods or not, but if they really want me to guide them in the right direction, then I will need to know the exact amount of calories that they take in, as well as the % of fat/carbs/protein. With the P90X Nutrition Guide, each phase is broken down into certain %’s, and if you want to get great results, then I recommend you get as close to those %’s as possible. The P90X diet works, but you have to make sure you’re following it correctly!
So how do you keep track of everything. A tool that I use and have been using since the start of my P90X journey is FitDay. When I first started the program, I knew that the diet played a huge part in whether or not I would have success, so to make sure I was on the right track, I logged what I ate every day into www.fitday.com. It was too hard for me to follow the P90X Nutrition Guide Meal Plan exactly how it was outlined, so I decided that I would eat all the healthy foods, but just make sure I was taking in the exact same f/c/p as in the guide. At first, I struggled getting the %’s right on, but through constant adjustments, I finally got close enough to where I felt comfortable with what I was doing. If you want success with the program, then you need to do the same thing.
The one thing about FitDay that I really like is that you can make adjustments to the foods listed so that the foods you’re eating match exactly the foods that you log. Just look on the nutrition label on the back of the food that you’re eating, and type into FitDay exactly what it says. This way you know for sure if you’re on the right track or not. Once you have your foods logged and your day is over, send me the results and I will let you know if you’re doing well or not. The one thing that I’ve discovered is that the people who send me their FitDay results every day are much more likely to succeed with the program than people who don’t. For one, this way I can hold them accountable and let them know if they messed up. Also, if they know they have to send me their results every day, there are much more likely to eat clean. Diet is the most important part of the P90X Program, and the P90X Diet Plan will give you results!
If you send me a huge list of foods that you eat, I will just tell you to log it into FitDay and then send me the results. It’s a waste of mine and your time to just send me a big list because I have way too many emails to answer. Most of the time, people don’t send me their FitDay results because they think it’s “too hard” to do. Does it take time to log your diet? Yeah, it does. Well, if you want to succeed, you will have to put in a lot of hard work and commitment. Like I said, diet is the most important part of the program, and if you can’t commit to logging what you eat, then you won’t be able to commit to the workouts or anything else for that matter. Success does not come easy. You have to work for it!