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P90X's 30/50/20 diet vs. a 30/40/30 diet
Can I get good results with P90X using a 30/40/30 diet?
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RE:P90X's 30/50/20 diet vs. a 30/40/30 diet
9/17/08 5:37 PM as a reply to AaronArizona.
In the FAQ, Fitness Advisor said that, "[w]e consider a 30/40/30 diet, with 40 being protein intake, about as high in protein as a low-carb diet should go. Beyond this you are putting your body under too much stress."

Why, then, does the P90X nutrition guide suggest starting off with a 30/50/20 diet (with 50 being the protein intake and 20 being the fat intake)? Obviously, this is much higher in protein and lower in carbs than the 30/40/30 diet alluded to above.

Frankly, I've had a problem maintaining the 50% protein ratio -- I just don't feel very good when I eat that way. In fact, I really "bonked" one day early in the program because of it, so I've changed to a 30/40/30 diet.

I feel good, but I'm wondering: Will I still get good results with P90X using a 30/40/30 diet?

Thanks,

Aaron
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RE:P90X's 30/50/20 diet vs. a 30/40/30 diet
9/18/08 9:27 AM as a reply to AaronArizona.
Aaron -

That comment is meant more for a long-term eating plan. Phase one of 90x is only a few weeks. It's fine, but any longer would be hard on the kidneys.

That said, some people can't handle it. I certainly can't. I need the carbs. If you find this is the case, feel free to jump to phase 2.
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