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Maybe too little results for P90x?
I've been doing P90x for about 3 months now and it doesn't have any magnificant results. Ive not been following the diet plan because I'm not fat.
Basically this is what i eat for a day:
-Breakfast: none
-Lunch: a peanut putter and jelly sanwich and some snacks
-Pre-diner: 2 bowls of rice
-Diner: also rice
-I drink a protein shake everyday after workout

and my schedule for p90x is:
Monday - Chest, Shoulders and Tricep;
AbRipper
Tuesday - Break
Wednesday - Plyometrics; ABx
Thursday - Break
Friday - Back and Bicep; AbRipper
Saturday - Chest, Shoulders and Tricep
Sunday - Legs and Back

I can't do p90x on Tuesday and Thursday because i have class all day that day.
Any advice? Is the diet plan an essential factor for me to get my six pacts?
If yes, can you guys advice me on what to eat? I can't cook so something simple may be better
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RE: Maybe too little results for P90x?
11/14/12 5:31 PM as a reply to Betini.
Hey Betini. I won't sugar coat it my friend cause I know you want the straight truth so you can get results and see them gains.

First, you haven't been doing P90X cause you aren't following the nutrition (most important) nor are you following the schedule. So you're kind of doing your own thing. If you want results you're going to have to step it up and ask yourself what you're willing to do to get the results you want. Once you learn new habits it's not too hard to maintain them.

Skipping breakfast is fine, as it doesn't matter when you eat, although you'll get better results if you eat them all 'after' you exercise. But that's another conversation.

Your diet is pretty terrible (just being honest!).

Ditch the white bread, hydrogenated oil peanut butter and sugary jelly. Ditch the rice and get brown rice if you gotta have rice every day.

Try to keep protein from whole food. Better off eating a whole meal after a workout instead of a recovery drink.

Do you have access to a kitchen or just choose not to cook? If you don't have access to a kitchen it's going to make things rough for you but you can still manage. You'll just have to find foods that are easier to prepare.

Crack open that nutrition guide and follow the grocery list and then go shopping. Sounds like time management, nutrition, and not following the exercise schedule are your biggest problems right now.
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RE: Maybe too little results for P90x?
11/14/12 6:19 PM as a reply to Betini.
so should i start over with phrase 1 with the right schedule?
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RE: Maybe too little results for P90x?
11/15/12 12:14 PM as a reply to Betini.
Betini:
so should i start over with phrase 1 with the right schedule?


Yes, and also the right nutrition.
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RE: Maybe too little results for P90x?
11/15/12 4:35 PM as a reply to TheBandit27.
It's less important where you start or continue the program than it is that you pay attention to your diet. Diet doesn't always mean weight loss plan. It just means what you're putting into your body. Doing the P90X eating plan will make you aware of both the good and bad habits you currently have around food. Go ahead and skip the "Fat Burner" phase of the eating plan and just begin with Phase II.
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RE: Maybe too little results for P90x?
11/20/12 6:37 AM as a reply to Betini.
From the description above, it sounds like you are in college and have limited funds/time. Believe me, I understand! However, your time crunch is only going to get harder after graduation (job, family, etc.). You must COMMIT! That means getting up at 5 am to workout if you have to. Get a "Bulk Store" membership and buy in bulk. Large tubs of greek yogurt, protein powder, health supplements, fresh produce, etc. are much more cost effective. If you have a freezer, freeze as much as you can and mix them into smoothies. No waste! Build your nutrition up over time if you have to, but as fast as you can. There are tons of ideas out there on these boards and through a simple internet search. Now is the time to BRING IT! Good luck!
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RE: Maybe too little results for P90x?
11/20/12 7:04 AM as a reply to Betini.
Here is how I tackled the nutrition part of these programs, maybe it will work for you:

To start out, I made a list of good proteins, carbs, and vegetables, (some veggies fall into the carb category).

Protein
Chicken breast
Low Fat Cottage Cheese
Greek Yogurt
Fish (including canned tuna)
Egg whites or Eggbeaters
Lean Beef

Carbohydrate
Brown rice
Beans (canned is fine)
Potato
Sweet potato
Corn
Fruit
Whole wheat bread

Veggies
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Green beans

This is just a sampling, there are many more choices out there, but stick to whole foods that are low in fat. Each meal should contain a protein and a carb, and add veggies to at least two meals a day. If you want to keep it really simple then just pick a few favorites and eat that every day. I eat the same breakfast, lunch, and in-between meals every day, and then mix it up at dinner for variety.

You said you are not following the nutrition program because you are not fat, but then you said that you want a six pack. If you don't already have a six pack then it is because you are carrying too much fat, (you must be very lean to see those abs). So use this website's calorie target calculator to get a daily calorie goal to start with, and if you aren't loosing weight after a couple of weeks then lower your calories a little more. Tracking calories and meeting your daily target is essential! Good luck!

-Chris
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RE: Maybe too little results for P90x?
11/20/12 7:50 AM as a reply to Betini.
Ive not been following the diet plan because I'm not fat.


When it comes to nutrition, that is a backward mind-set. Watching your nutrition isn't just important if you're overweight. P90X doesn't offer a "diet" plan, they offer a nutrition guide. If you look at the nutrition guide that came with your P90X package, which it sounds like you bypassed, you'll see that there are three levels. Level one is fat shredder. Level two is energy booster. Level 3 is endurance maximizer - which is a high carb diet designed for serious athletes.

Basically, whatever level of fitness you're at, there's a nutrition plan for you that should be followed for maximum results. 30% of your results are blood, sweat and tears... 70% of your results are in the kitchen!
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