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Nutrition plan on a budget
Nutrition plan on a budget
1/27/13 5:48 AM
I want to start doing p90x. I work out about 4-5 x a week for about an hr and 15 minutes. I recently lost 15 pounds but I don't seem to be losing anymore. I'm stuck so I need something more intense. My main concern in the nutrition plan. I'm a college student and like most college students I'm broke. I spend about $30 at a more expensive grocery store a week and a little less if I go to walmart. I know that's not very much and I am willing to spend more. I just CAN'T afford the 80-100 estimate. I eat about 1200-1500 calories a day. Any suggestions for cutting out some of the cost?
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RE: Nutrition plan on a budget
1/27/13 11:16 AM as a reply to Briaa.
Hey Briaa! I totally understand!! I just graduated and know what the budget is like! EEK! emoticon There are some cheap options though. First off, do you know if 1200-1500 calories if you optimal calories for weight loss? Finding your perfect number will help break plateaus and lose more in a safe way. Do you know how to calculate it? If not, I can help emoticon Ive done mine a bunch! emoticon

I like greek yogurt, whey protein (a big jug lasts foreverrrr), beans, fresh fruits (farmers market can be cheaper than walmart), sweet potatoes, frozen veggies (green giant steamers are something .99 at Kroger, a grocery store here, and they have coupons!) emoticon I also like to buy chicken at Sam's or a wholesale store and freeze it. Walmart also sometimes has discounted meat because of the date on it....if you freeze it it is fine to eat whenever~ emoticon Just a few tricks! If youd like i can send you a few of my meal plans (I have about 2 months worth) that I use emoticon I eat about 1350 everyday so right about your calories emoticon

Talk to you soon!
Kalee
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RE: Nutrition plan on a budget
1/29/13 6:02 PM as a reply to Briaa.
1200-1500 seems awfully low for a P90X graduate. You might have stopped losing weight because you are eating TOO FEW calories. You need to feed your body more to ignite your metabilsm and to give you more energy during your workouts. The more energy you have during your workouts, the more calories you will burn. When you run such a large calorie deficit, you body goes into "starvation mode" and your body releases hormones that stop you from losing any more fat. It says "well we aren't getting any more food so we have to keep what we have." I bet if you raise your calories by 200, you will start seeing results. You have to feed your muscles to shred the fat.

As for inexpensive nutrition, go to the bulk aisle and buy all of your whole grains from the bulk bins. It will save you a lot of money over buying boxed stuff. Buy your proteins in bulk too like chicken breast, lean red meat, frozen fish fillets, etc.

Contact me and I bet we can get you losing weight on a budget again.

Coach Matt
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