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How many calories to eat on p90x to LOSE weight?
I fall into the 1800 level, but i think this is more maintaining. i want to lose 20 pounds. I burn around 500-700 per workout. i am 18 5'2 144 pounds. I have been trying to get 1650 calories a day. is this a good calorie intake to maintain to lose?
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RE: How many calories to eat on p90x to LOSE weight?
11/20/12 8:58 AM as a reply to lillyilyxo.
Actually I would increase that to 1800. You want to fuel the body so you have great energy for your workouts and you also need that amount to work for you. Do you also track your protein/carb/fat ratios? What are they? You want to stick as close as you can to the program guidelines for the phase you are in.

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-Mike
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P90X Certified
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RE: How many calories to eat on p90x to LOSE weight?
11/20/12 9:19 AM as a reply to lillyilyxo.
I have found that depending on the type of calories you eat makes a big diff. on how many calories you need but if your eating only 1650 & burning 500 to 700 then thats only around maybe 900 to 1000 calories a day & that is to low. Try slowly to in crease your calorie in take & see what works for you. but I would be adding some calories back in.
Carlie


lillyilyxo:
I fall into the 1800 level, but i think this is more maintaining. i want to lose 20 pounds. I burn around 500-700 per workout. i am 18 5'2 144 pounds. I have been trying to get 1650 calories a day. is this a good calorie intake to maintain to lose?
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RE: How many calories to eat on p90x to LOSE weight?
11/20/12 9:58 AM as a reply to CoachMikeMJM.
CoachMikeMJM:
Actually I would increase that to 1800. You want to fuel the body so you have great energy for your workouts and you also need that amount to work for you. Do you also track your protein/carb/fat ratios? What are they? You want to stick as close as you can to the program guidelines for the phase you are in.

Shoot me any questions...

-Mike
Team Engage
P90X Certified


yes i do the 50/30/20 right now from the fat shedder phase. i want to stick to that until i am at the body fat i want! i am scared that raising to 1800 will cause me to gain
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RE: How many calories to eat on p90x to LOSE weight?
11/20/12 10:00 AM as a reply to Beardemphl.
Beardemphl:
I have found that depending on the type of calories you eat makes a big diff. on how many calories you need but if your eating only 1650 & burning 500 to 700 then thats only around maybe 900 to 1000 calories a day & that is to low. Try slowly to in crease your calorie in take & see what works for you. but I would be adding some calories back in.
Carlie


lillyilyxo:
I fall into the 1800 level, but i think this is more maintaining. i want to lose 20 pounds. I burn around 500-700 per workout. i am 18 5'2 144 pounds. I have been trying to get 1650 calories a day. is this a good calorie intake to maintain to lose?


tomorrow is the beginning of week 3 so i will go up to 1700 and see how the week goes!
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RE: How many calories to eat on p90x to LOSE weight?
11/20/12 10:43 AM as a reply to lillyilyxo.
Great plan. Way to go on all your success so far too emoticon let me know how things go. Carlie

lillyilyxo:
Beardemphl:
I have found that depending on the type of calories you eat makes a big diff. on how many calories you need but if your eating only 1650 & burning 500 to 700 then thats only around maybe 900 to 1000 calories a day & that is to low. Try slowly to in crease your calorie in take & see what works for you. but I would be adding some calories back in.
Carlie


lillyilyxo:
I fall into the 1800 level, but i think this is more maintaining. i want to lose 20 pounds. I burn around 500-700 per workout. i am 18 5'2 144 pounds. I have been trying to get 1650 calories a day. is this a good calorie intake to maintain to lose?


tomorrow is the beginning of week 3 so i will go up to 1700 and see how the week goes!
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RE: How many calories to eat on p90x to LOSE weight?
11/21/12 6:26 AM as a reply to lillyilyxo.
Hey! Congratulations on losing 15lbs!! That is great!!! I think your goal is perfect! I did P90X when I was 18 too and loved it! A friend did it with me which helped me get through it -- is anyone working out with you?

Is the 1800 number based on what you got from the P90X nutrition guide? Did you put in a deficit for 500 calories or 1000 calories? 500 will help you lose 1 lb a week (at least) and 1000 calories will help you lose about 2 lbs a week. Does that make sense? Also the types of food I think makes a difference. I try to only eat things from the ground or that have a mother 90% of the time because it limits things high in sugar, preservatives, and other junk.
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RE: How many calories to eat on p90x to LOSE weight?
11/29/12 7:19 PM as a reply to lillyilyxo.
HEY!
SO how did the week go?
Did going down 100 calories help?
Carlie
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