For those of you who don’t know, I started P90X2 last Monday, and so far I’m down 5 lbs! The main reason why I’m seeing such quick results is because I’m following the P90X2 diet 100% and haven’t skipped a workout. When I say following the diet 100%, I mean that I’m using the exact recipes that are in the P90X2 Nutrition Guide, and haven’t strayed off course once. What I’m going to do is share with you all a day’s log of my diet into My Fitness Pal that can serve as a P90X2 sample diet for you to follow, or at least get an idea as to what all is included in the diet.
Before I do so, though, let me briefly explain that the diet is the MOST IMPORTANT part of weight loss! You can work out as much as you want, but if you don’t combine it with a healthy diet, you’re never going to get the results you want. In fact, I tell all the people that I coach (I’m a Beachbody Coach) that the diet makes up about 80% of your results. That’s the reason why I’m following the new diet so strictly. I’m looking to get into better shape than I was after my first 2 rounds of P90X! It’s going to be tough, but with the more advanced moves in the workouts and improvements to the diet, I really think I can achieve my goal.
I decided that I’m going to follow the P90X2 Fat Shredder phase to begin with, which has a fat/carb/protein ratio of 20/30/50, and then switch it up until my energy levels start to decrease drastically or if I hit a plateau. When that happens, which will probably be in just another week or so, I’ll move to the 2nd phase of the P90X2 diet, the Energy Booster, and that will help me continue to move forward with my results. Something that I have began doing this time, though, is logging my diet as I go through the day with the new MyFitnessPal app, and it makes things SO MUCH EASIER! If you don’t have it yet, I HIGHLY recommend it, as it’s simple to use and allows you to follow your calories and ratios. There is a little pie chart that shows you just where you are in terms of your ratios, so if you’re low in protein, you know that you need to have a high protein meal for the next meal, and the same goes for carbs and fat.
Now that I’ve explained what I’m doing, here’s a P90X2 sample diet! Keep in mind that right now I’m aiming for 1,800 calories per day. With my lifestyle, goals, and height and weight, that’s a good number to aim for. This comes to somewhere around 1,600 calories, which is low, but I’m still making adjustments to both the calories and ratios.
– Tomato Pesto Egg White Omelet (276 calories)
– 1 Cup Coffee with 2 packets Stevia (2 calories)
– Chocolate Shakeology blended with ice and a banana (240 calories)
– P90X Recovery Formula Post Workout (1 scoop- 110 calories)
– Chicken Salad Pita Pocket (307 calories)
– Chicken and White Bean Soup (180 calories)
– 2 Individual Meat Loaves (416 calories)
– 1 cup Low Fat Cottage Cheese (90 calories)
If you have any questions or need any help with the P90X2 diet or the workouts, I’m a full time Beachbody Coach, and that’s what I do, help people through these programs. You can make me your coach (it’s free) by clicking here, or feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com.