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P90X Calories
P90X Calories
12/16/12 8:44 AM
The nutrition guide calculations put me at 2400 cal/day. This is way too much food for me to eat. I can squeeze in 1700-1800 calories and even that leaves me bloated and uncomfortable. Would a weight gainer supplement be beneficial for me?
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RE: P90X Calories
12/16/12 8:47 AM as a reply to MemGar.
Memgar,

It all depends of what you eat. If you are having 1800 calories, you can always have a couple of snacks a day (almonds are good, and will give you about 200 calories, 24 almonds) to up your calories. You can use whey protein too, (this is more more protein though)

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RE: P90X Calories
12/16/12 10:52 AM as a reply to MemGar.
Increase your fat intake. Example: nuts = high cals, low volume.
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RE: P90X Calories
12/16/12 5:01 PM as a reply to SweatLikeDog.
To clarify, not just any fats:

Use olive oil in salad dressings and in marinades.

Replace high calorie, saturated fat containing cheese and meats with avocado and a cold-water fish source such as salmon.

Nuts (including peanuts) and seeds are an excellent source of good fats. Hazelnuts, almonds, cashews and peanuts all derive more than half of their fat calories from monounsaturated fats. Walnuts and chia seeds are extremely rich in omega-3 fats.
Sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds as well as Brazil nuts all offer a balance of both poly- and monounsaturated fats. The oils derived from all these nuts and seeds are similarly rich in “good” fats.

Out of curiosity, how do you track you caloric intake? Because 1800cal/day is actually not much at all in terms of food. What's a typical day look like for you, food-wise?
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RE: P90X Calories
12/17/12 1:26 PM as a reply to insanityManny.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I am right now at about 40% protein(60g from whey protein powder), 45% carbs and 15% fat as I am in Phase 2. I have been thinking I should increase my fat since it provides more calories. I track all my food at myfitnesspal.com. I eat about 3-4 cups of vegetables and about 1-2 cups of fruit. I don't eat beef so my meat sources are chicken breast, turkey breast, pork tenderloin, salmon and tilapia. I shoot for 6-8 oz of meat for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is usually Cheerios, 2% milk, and 3 egg whites. I know it's not a lot of food, but it's what I can stomach before I get turned off to food and lose my appetite. I haven't had any problems, though, with energy for my workouts. I am able to complete them with no bonking at the end. Usually, I am revved up after my workouts and want to do more. I will try adding your suggestions to my diet plan.
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