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Need advice on diet plan
11/18/12 5:58 PM
Hey guys, im starting p90x for the first time tomorrow and would like some advice on the diet i have planned for it. Im a 6 foot 242lb guy and i have a diet planned with 2000 cals with a ratio of 40/40/20 pro/carb/fat. (i can list my entire diet if it would help) inculded are 2 protein shakes (1 in the morning and 1 after workout) 1 creatine shake (before workout) I cant wait to see what yall say and modifications, if any, yall have for me. Also, i am not one that cares about weight i just wanna tone up and gain defined muscles.
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RE: Need advice on diet plan
11/19/12 8:37 PM as a reply to NewLife1985.
Hello Newlife!

Your ratio's sound good You might need to bump up your cals to 2400. See how it goes with 2000 for the first week or so. If you are running low on energy or not dropping, it could be due to not enough cals.

Good luck with your workouts!
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RE: Need advice on diet plan
11/19/12 9:42 AM as a reply to NewLife1985.
2000 calories is going to be a deficit for you, so it's going to mostly strip off body fat. To avoid losing muscle you just need to ensure you're working your muscles with heavy enough weight in good form and that you keep up on your protein intake.

Personally I'd recommend bumping up to 2400 calories, that puts you at a sweet spot for 40% protein being roughly 242g, just enough to preserve muscle and allow the rest of your calories to provide enough fuel with 40% carb and testosterone production with 20% fat.

Your protein shakes are fine, and it doesn't matter when you take creatine. Protein shake post workout is fine, but even better would be a well rounded meal. (or one right after your protein shake) Body is definitely craving carbs post workout.
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RE: Need advice on diet plan
11/19/12 10:22 AM as a reply to NewLife1985.
I agree with Jacob that a well-rounded meal is going to serve you better than another processed protein shake. Protein shakes are a great way to hit your protein numbers during the fat shredder phase but I discourage people from depending on powdered protein when they could be eating more nutritious, whole foods. I'd rather see you eating a piece of grilled fish or chicken, or some quinoa.
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RE: Need advice on diet plan
11/19/12 10:23 AM as a reply to CoachJeffMorgan.
Jeff, I'm thinking we've had a conversation about this already. If not, please read the policy I linked to and feel free to hit me up for clarification.

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motivFIT:
Hello Newlife!

Your ratio's sound good You might need to bump up your cals to 2400. See how it goes with 2000 for the first week or so. If you are running low on energy or not dropping, it could be due to not enough cals.

Good luck with your workouts!

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RE: Need advice on diet plan
11/19/12 3:10 PM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
I have been told that alot by people about the protein drinks but the problem I'm having is I work from 7 am to 9 pm... It's hard to get a good meal other than fast food and that's totally out lol
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RE: Need advice on diet plan
11/19/12 7:57 PM as a reply to NewLife1985.
Btw, can i lose weight with diet and not exercising? I dont have alot of time after i get thru with my work schedule... And how many colories would i need to consume to achieve this?
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RE: Need advice on diet plan
11/20/12 7:03 AM as a reply to NewLife1985.
Any calorie deficit will help you loose weight. Typically 500 kcals a day is as low as you should go. BUT the benifits of exercising are so worth it. It keeps your heart healthy, your metabolism reved, keeps your mind invigorated. Even 10 minutes of training is bennificial to you! If you are really short on time I would suggest the 10 minute trainer! If you can get in 10 minutes here or there it is better than nothing.

As far as protein drinks, I try to limit them to one or two a day. They can be a help, but sometimes they can make people more hungry. I try to prepare my meals on Saturday for my week and have them ready. This way I save time and money (eating out everyday is expensive)and I know I am getting a healthy meal.
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RE: Need advice on diet plan
11/20/12 8:00 AM as a reply to DealDiehl.
I apologize for being a newbie but what is 10 minute trainer?
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RE: Need advice on diet plan
11/20/12 8:57 AM as a reply to NewLife1985.
"10 Minute Trainer" is from Tony Horton (the trainer from P90X). He has a series of 10 minute workout DVD's. I thik they are awesome! I have attached the link to the page for this workout DVD set below so you can check it out.

http://www.teambeachbody.com/workout-routines/10-minute-trainer-workout
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RE: Need advice on diet plan
11/20/12 11:02 AM as a reply to NewLife1985.
I second the suggestion of 10 Min Trainer. Even 1 of those workouts per day is infinitely better than nothing. And it's possible to stack them so you can do 3 or 4 in a day where you have lots of time. P90X and INsanity are great if you can commit the time, but a workout that you can't find the time to do isn't going to help much.
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RE: Need advice on diet plan
11/20/12 11:07 AM as a reply to NewLife1985.
Just plan your meals the day prior so you're not scrambling to 'find time' you have to make the time. If I had your schedule I'd be waking up at about 5am to get my workout in. And have some prepared food in Tupperware the night before.

Does your job offer a refrigerator? If not then it becomes a matter of finding foods that are not perishable. As far as whey protein, if you want to get scientific, it's superior to any whole food meats in terms of nutritional quality and absorption. But it won't leave you as feeling as full.

Bottom line to remember, no matter what work schedule we have, we ALL have the time to eat healthy and exercise regularly. Anyone who says otherwise is just finding an excuse and avoiding taking responsibility.

Once we take ownership of our situation and our capabilities, we will take things from our circle of circumstance and place them within our circle of influence. This will end up with you getting the results you're looking for, and your circle of influence will then grow. =D

Tough love brother! Get on it.
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