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Diet Plan-understanding servings and categories
Diet Plan-understanding servings and categories
protein diet plan portion approach
11/4/12 3:10 PM
Ok, so I just started P90x (finishing first week) and I'm doing the portion approach. i don't quite have a handle on servings and categories. What I'd like to know is for example, how many grams of protein are in every 100 calorie "serving" of protein in the list? Are they the same, or do the grams of protein vary from suggested protein source to another? What about significant protein that I'm getting from shakes/bars/dairy etc--how does that factor into the protein count?

As an example, say on a given day, I've fulfilled all other categories, but I need another two servings of protein. Could I have a protein shake/bar/dairy product that might not be on the "protein" list to get those 2 servings if i don't want any more chicken/fish etc.. and how many grams of protein would i need to have.

Any answers would be appreciated-thanks!
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RE: Diet Plan-understanding servings and categories
11/4/12 3:34 PM as a reply to stronger90.
Hi Stronger90,

If you see the food list in the nutrition guide there are categorized proteins, calories and fat. And will tell you 1 serving of chicken is 100 calories, 23 proteins under the Protein list. The easiest way to have a handle of what you are having is using myfitnesspal.com . You can use in on your smartphone too and will be synchronized online.

If on a given day you have fulfilled carbs and you a low on protein, stop eating, as you won't burn any additional calories you have. Modify and try the next day to get to your proteins.

Let me know any other questions.

Coach Alberto
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RE: Diet Plan-understanding servings and categories
11/4/12 4:03 PM as a reply to CoachAlbertoRo.
Hi-

thanks for your reply. Where exactly is that information in the nutrition guide. I don't see it.

Also, not sure what you mean by fulfilling carbs and being low on protein. for example, in phase 1, i need 7 servings of protein and 1 serving of carbs, so i will be fulfilling carbs pretty quickly, and much more immediately than protein...
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RE: Diet Plan-understanding servings and categories
11/5/12 8:55 AM as a reply to stronger90.
I don't have the nutrition guide handy, but after a few pages after every PHASE. There is a list of Proteins, Carbs and Fats. It repeats every Phase.

Fulfilling carbs I mean: for example if you have to eat 1700 calories (350 proteins, 200 carbs and 40 fat, for example), if you eat the 200 carbs and had only 200 proteins you have eating all of your carbs for that day. If you eat more protein you will add more carbs, lets say 250 in total), this will not help you lose weight. Now , this is if you are not using the portion plan, but if you are logging your meals.

Using the portion plan is ok if you can effectively figure out how much is really 1 serving. I have done the portion plan to plan my meals but then log them in myfitnesspal.com to accurately measure the calories.

Let me know if that answered your questions.

Coach Alberto
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RE: Diet Plan-understanding servings and categories
11/13/12 1:18 PM as a reply to CoachAlbertoRo.
Hi, unfortunately I couldn't find what you were referring to. The only thing I see are the breakdowns for the recipes, which are helpful if you do the meal plan and make those recipes. Otherwise, under the portion plan, there doesn't seem to be much guidance. For example, as a snack, 1oz of craisins has 33g of carbs. I can't imagine that doesn't factor into the carb count.
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