If you are someone that I coach, this will be something you have heard from me many, many times: the diet is the most important part of the program! I always say that your results will come from 80% diet and 20% workouts, and I’m not exaggerating either! So why is it important to follow the proper diet while doing any exercise program, not just P90X?
Some of you have already read my story, but most of you haven’t. To make a long story short, before P90X I ate like absolute crap! No joke, I would have 3 huge bowls of ice cream at night during the week, topped with 1/4 of a bottle of chocolate hard shell. Some of my other favorite foods were fried chicken fingers, cheese and bacon french fries, pizza, Oreos, and chocolate chip cookies. Healthy eating was out of the question for me, pretty much because I didn’t really have the knowledge of what eating healthy was all about. And then I started P90X.
I knew going into the program that I would have to follow the proper diet in order to get great results, and the Nutrition Guide that comes with P90X is what helped me change my ways. I literally went from eating a ton of fried foods and sugar to eating nothing but healthy food, not even allowing myself a cheat meal during the first round. Was it hard? Oh hell yes, but I knew what I had to do to maximize my results. A few sacrifices here and there is worth it if I’m getting into the best shape of my life!
Too many people come to me and ask, “Can I get great results if I just do the workouts?” My answer? No. Sorry! If you’re not willing to put in 110% effort to the diet, you sure won’t be putting 110% towards your workouts either. It takes pure dedication if you want to get results anywhere close to mine. I might sound blunt, but it’s the truth! If you want results, follow the diet and complete all the workouts. Will you be tempted from time to time? Of course! I was and still am, and believe me, I crave those sweets just like you do! I find healthy alternatives to satisfy those cravings. For example, if I crave sweets, I will have strawberries. Fruits are a good substitute for unhealthy sweets.
If you are truly ready to change your life and get into the best shape of your life, then you need to be willing to commit yourself to the diet as well as the workouts. The P90X workouts and diet is the best all around program that I have ever done!
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