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Can a food be more than one category?
I'm on a level 3 diet on p90x which requires 9 servings of protein daily. I like to balance it out and have 3 servings per meal.

However, I'm having a tough time getting 3 servings of protein for breakfast. I like to have a shake occasionally but I need more variety. Pretty much what I'm asking will it hurt if I have a Greek Yogurt and count it towards a protein serving instead? It is fat free, 180 calories and 19g of protein.
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RE: Can a food be more than one category?
12/14/12 9:34 AM as a reply to bigred3887.
bigred3887:
I'm on a level 3 diet on p90x which requires 9 servings of protein daily. I like to balance it out and have 3 servings per meal.

However, I'm having a tough time getting 3 servings of protein for breakfast. I like to have a shake occasionally but I need more variety. Pretty much what I'm asking will it hurt if I have a Greek Yogurt and count it towards a protein serving instead? It is fat free, 180 calories and 19g of protein.


No I think that would be ok. You should have more than just that for breakast. I always check the sugar content of any yogurt. Greek yogurt is typically ok. I recommend plain and adding in your own fruit or granola, etc. What day of p90X are you on? Goals? P90X is a such a great program!

Happy to help with any questions!

Cheers,
Christina
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RE: Can a food be more than one category?
12/14/12 10:01 AM as a reply to bigred3887.
That's fine to count it as a protein. 19 grams is plenty.The portion approach is based on a fair amount of averaging and rounding. It doesn't make sense to break foods down into 1/2 protein, 1/4 carb, 1/4 fat like you really would if you were tracking your macros and carbs precisely.

bigred3887:
I'm on a level 3 diet on p90x which requires 9 servings of protein daily. I like to balance it out and have 3 servings per meal.

However, I'm having a tough time getting 3 servings of protein for breakfast. I like to have a shake occasionally but I need more variety. Pretty much what I'm asking will it hurt if I have a Greek Yogurt and count it towards a protein serving instead? It is fat free, 180 calories and 19g of protein.
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RE: Can a food be more than one category?
12/14/12 10:44 AM as a reply to CoachCBove.
CoachCBove:
bigred3887:
I'm on a level 3 diet on p90x which requires 9 servings of protein daily. I like to balance it out and have 3 servings per meal.

However, I'm having a tough time getting 3 servings of protein for breakfast. I like to have a shake occasionally but I need more variety. Pretty much what I'm asking will it hurt if I have a Greek Yogurt and count it towards a protein serving instead? It is fat free, 180 calories and 19g of protein.


No I think that would be ok. You should have more than just that for breakast. I always check the sugar content of any yogurt. Greek yogurt is typically ok. I recommend plain and adding in your own fruit or granola, etc. What day of p90X are you on? Goals? P90X is a such a great program!

Happy to help with any questions!

Cheers,
Christina


On day five today. I have several goals. Add on some muscle and not be "skinny-fat". Be able to eat and be satisfied instead of undereating and starving myself. Get through the program (I originally did the first 30 days) before I had to switch jobs and my schedule became too inconsistent to eat/sleep normally.

I'm modifying it a little bit, doing cardio on a elliptical/arc trainer instead of the plyo. I understand the plyo is one of the best workouts and isn't near the workout of a machine at the gym but I had surgery on my knee in October to repair a torn meniscus and while I've been cleared to workout, it's certainly not 100% so I don't feel comfortable jumping around constantly on it. I realize I won't get optimal results by not doing plyo and doing the ellipitcal instead but I'd rather do that than just skip that day completely.
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RE: Can a food be more than one category?
12/14/12 10:46 AM as a reply to CoachCBove.
CoachCBove:
bigred3887:
I'm on a level 3 diet on p90x which requires 9 servings of protein daily. I like to balance it out and have 3 servings per meal.

However, I'm having a tough time getting 3 servings of protein for breakfast. I like to have a shake occasionally but I need more variety. Pretty much what I'm asking will it hurt if I have a Greek Yogurt and count it towards a protein serving instead? It is fat free, 180 calories and 19g of protein.


No I think that would be ok. You should have more than just that for breakast. I always check the sugar content of any yogurt. Greek yogurt is typically ok. I recommend plain and adding in your own fruit or granola, etc. What day of p90X are you on? Goals? P90X is a such a great program!

Happy to help with any questions!

Cheers,
Christina


FYI for breakfast I was having 6 egg whites, 2 cups of spinach and 1/4 cup of cheese (spinach scramble from the p90x recipe book, one of my faves) With a yogurt, I'm up to two servings of protein instead of just that one from the eggs.
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RE: Can a food be more than one category?
12/14/12 2:05 PM as a reply to bigred3887.
Smart move skipping the plyo if you only recently had knee surgery. Give it time to get totally healed before you go for that.
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RE: Can a food be more than one category?
12/15/12 10:13 AM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
How are things going? Did you add in the greek yogurt?
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RE: Can a food be more than one category?
12/18/12 7:39 AM as a reply to CoachCBove.
CoachCBove:
How are things going? Did you add in the greek yogurt?


Things are going pretty good. It's a little bit frustrating dealing with the knee. I have added in the Greek Yogurt. It's 140 calories (or 160 depending on the flavor) and I count it as a 200 calorie serving of protein on the p90x diet. I figure If I'm taking in 2940 or 2960 calories instead of the recommended 3000, it's not going to kill me.

Do you have any suggestions of breakfast ideas that are high protein. Really I've been going back and forth with eggs or protein shake with a Greek Yogurt as the main thing I eat for breakfast. I could really use some variety though, esp when it takes me 3 days to go through a carton of 18 eggs.
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RE: Can a food be more than one category?
12/18/12 7:46 AM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
AdStaffAndrew:
Smart move skipping the plyo if you only recently had knee surgery. Give it time to get totally healed before you go for that.


It's really frustrating skipping it. I know (and have heard) that it's probably one of, if not the best p90x workout (heard that and the Yoga). I don't get the same workout on the elliptical/arc trainers at the gym but it's better than nothing. I skip that and go at maybe 75-80% intensity with the leg workout bc of the knee. I skip the one legged wall squats just because I don't want to find out the hard way whether my knee can or can't handle that.

I'm hoping I can maybe do plyo in phase 2 or 3 (if those workouts are included there, haven't checked there) but I won't start it until I'm confident my knee can handle it.

When I did the plyo in the past, my knees were shot for a week. I did it on a mix of hard wood floor and regular floor carpet though. Is there some sort of heavy duty plyo mat you can recommend?
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