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P90X phase III BMI increase?
P90X phase III BMI increase?
1/24/13 12:24 PM
Did my 60 day BMI scan and noticed a slight increase in my BMI from 8.2% to 8.7% after being on phase III nutrition plan for approx three weeks. Had to start Phase III early due to lack of energy during lift days. Im sure the slight increase is from increased carbs, however I've lost five pounds since being on phase III. How can I lose weight, but increase on my BMI, dont get it. Anybody have any ideas? P.S. on my second round of P90X classic.
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RE: P90X phase III BMI increase?
1/24/13 12:34 PM as a reply to sidmedic.
If you had lack of energy in the 2nd month is not due to the ratios, but lack of calories. That is the first thing that comes to mind. If you have lack of energy and lost pounds, this is another sign of low calories. If you lost weight and increased bmi you are gaining FAT and losing muscle. How many calories are you taking now?

Coach Alberto
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RE: P90X phase III BMI increase?
1/24/13 5:26 PM as a reply to CoachAlbertoRo.
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RE: P90X phase III BMI increase?
1/24/13 5:30 PM as a reply to CoachAlbertoRo.
Do you think that I should switch back to the phase II and up my calories a couple hundred. Maybe Ive been losing muscle due to the lower protein level found in phase III?
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RE: P90X phase III BMI increase?
1/24/13 6:59 PM as a reply to sidmedic.
What is your age, weight and height, I will do some quick numbers.

Coach Alberto
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RE: P90X phase III BMI increase?
1/24/13 11:44 PM as a reply to CoachAlbertoRo.
28, 6'2, 169 pounds
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RE: P90X phase III BMI increase?
1/25/13 6:27 AM as a reply to sidmedic.
sidmedic:
Did my 60 day BMI scan and noticed a slight increase in my BMI from 8.2% to 8.7% after being on phase III nutrition plan for approx three weeks. Had to start Phase III early due to lack of energy during lift days. Im sure the slight increase is from increased carbs, however I've lost five pounds since being on phase III. How can I lose weight, but increase on my BMI, dont get it. Anybody have any ideas? P.S. on my second round of P90X classic.


I have some confusion here.

BMI is a number, not a percentage, and is calculated based upon height and weight. A fit person will usually have a BMI between 20 and 25.

Are you sure you're not referring to body fat or something else? If so, understand that electronic body fat scans have a very wide degree of error, so there may, in fact, be no increase in fat mass, which would make sense given that you've lost weight.

Also, I disagree with the other poster regarding lack of carbs vs. lack of calories. If you increased your carbs and your performance improved, then yes, that was the problem, NOT a lack of calories. If lack of calories was an issue your performance wouldn't improve.

I'd focus on performance more than numbers on a scale or scan. If your performance keeps improving, and your weight is dropping, then there's no way you're not gaining muscle and/or losing fat.

Hope that helps.
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RE: P90X phase III BMI increase?
1/25/13 9:23 AM as a reply to TheBandit27.
Sorry for the confusion, I did mean fat %. And yes when I added more carbs my performance did improve. I have however been craving food, especially in the evening. I'm going to add another 100 or 200 calories to see if the craving cease. My maintenance level was 2700, and I've been consuming 2400. Thank for the advice.
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RE: P90X phase III BMI increase?
1/26/13 11:45 AM as a reply to sidmedic.
Hi, and sorry I coulnd't get back at you yesterday, had to go out of town.

You are correct, your maintenance level is 2,700. Let me ask you, so you are in day 60 and have been in phase 3 nutrition plan for 3 week? I would do the increase in calories, (if you keep feeling hungry) but keep strict on the ratios, (now 30/50/20 in phase 3).

Coach Alberto
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RE: P90X phase III BMI increase?
1/27/13 3:04 AM as a reply to CoachAlbertoRo.
Ok, thanks for he advice.
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