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Nutritional Clarification for beginners
Nutritional Clarification for beginners
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12/31/12 7:13 AM
Hello friends,
My partner Brandon and I will be starting the P90X program in a couple of days, and I had a quick question on the nutritional aspect of the program...

Let me start by saying that I cook probably once a week because I just don't have the time (or patience), and as for the remainder of our meals, we eat fast food CONSTANTLY (probably 5-8 times a week) because my partner doesn't cook at all. I don't mind cooking more often and I know it will be more healthy, but the transition to eating healthier is my biggest concern; namely the planning of meals and shopping for the correct products.

When reading the P90X nutritional guide, I get intimidated because I think if I bought every one of the suggested food items, I would be out about $300... Am I missing something here?

Also, he can't eat fish or mushrooms... can I substitute chicken for fish? what can I sub in for mushrooms?

My partner and I are hell bent on making this work and it seems like a TON of ppl have already had successful results, so maybe a bit of clarification on the nutritional aspect is what we are looking for...

Thank you!
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RE: Nutritional Clarification for beginners
1/1/13 1:19 AM as a reply to Mattman26003.
Mattman26003:
Hello friends,
My partner Brandon and I will be starting the P90X program in a couple of days, and I had a quick question on the nutritional aspect of the program...

Let me start by saying that I cook probably once a week because I just don't have the time (or patience), and as for the remainder of our meals, we eat fast food CONSTANTLY (probably 5-8 times a week) because mTy o 1 oz ty partner doesn't cook at all. I don't mind cooking more often and I know it will be more healthy, but the transition to eating healthier is my biggest concern; namely the planning of meals and shopping for the correct products.

When reading the P90X nutritional guide, I get intimidated because I think if I bought every one of the suggested food items, I would be out about $300... Am I missing something here?

Also, he can't eat fish or mushrooms... can I substitute chicken for fish? what can I sub in for mushrooms?

My partner and I are hell bent on making this work and it seems like a TON of ppl have already had successful results, so maybe a bit of clarification on the nutritional aspect is what we are looking for...

Thank you!


Matt,

You got to cut out the fast food, pure and simple. Fast food is going to derail any progress. The nutrition plan does seem complicated, but it really isn't one you get the hang of it.. You can substitute any food s that are outlined in the nutrition guide. You can substitute chicken for fish.. Just be mindful that the amounts differ depending on the food. For example 1 oz of salmon is not equal to 1 oz of chicken. Also weights of meat are measured before cooking.

There is a section of the nutrition guide that has a list of foods that are in the same category as mushrooms. Amy one of those foods can replace mushrooms.

If I can answer any other questions, give me a shout.

Have a blessed day.

John

I hope this helps.. If I can
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RE: Nutritional Clarification for beginners
1/2/13 6:57 AM as a reply to CoachJohnX.
I would agree with John, cut out the fast food. Subway, IF anything would be your best bet on wheat, no dressing, lots of veggies.

I don't eat fish so most of my protein is chicken. I don't use the block approach that P90X shows, I could my calories which seems to be more accurate. I don't cook much either, I do grill a lot though outside, but most of my food has been just single items, almonds, cottage cheese, frozen fruits and veggies, sweet potatoes, protein powder, sometimes a veggie burger, hard boiled eggs, just simple things like that, which has helped me lose 84 lbs in a year!

Good luck!
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