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Nutrition is difficult and very time consuming for a full time college kid.
Nutrition is difficult and very time consuming for a full time college kid.
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2/12/13 6:40 PM
Hey my name is Chris, and I have been doing P90x I did insanity before this. I am having a really difficult time putting off my belly fat. I feel like i have plateaued since week 4 recovery. My waist is staying between 30.5-31 inches and 32.5-33 inches in my hips. I am now starting week 6 (well started monday) I can see improvements with increasing numbers through my worksheets, but the meal plan is so expensive and when I have class all day 3 days out of the week and still class for half the day on the other 2 days I find it near impossible to stay on the diet but still I don't eat fast food if I do I make sure it's grilled chicken with no extra sauces or anything like that. When I am home I eat fruit I try to stay under 2000 cal. I just keep a mental note. I also drink Shakeology every morning. I saw awesome results in the beginning weeks but for some reason I have totally plateaued and I don't know why. Any Suggestions?

Here's a youtube video of my results now, and attached are where I was during insanity and where I was at day 28

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDJt5zaKkGE
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Hey Chris,

Nutrition/diet and your meal plan is KING when it comes to your results. So if you have seen a plateau its probably because you are not getting in enough food/calories for how extreme the workouts are. Also you may not be eating enough times even throughout the day. Sounds like you are going HOURS without eating anything or a good balance of food (clean proteins, complex carbs, or healthy fats). I have helped a lot and currently am helping college students like yourself. I am a recent graduate so I know what its like. Planning meals ahead or buying food that you can eat in between classes will make a big difference. Its hard to know what you are currently eating and times of the day you are eating, including daily calories. If you need any nutrition tips/advice let me know...

Nathan
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Thanks Nathan that really helps, honestly now that I think about it I probably was just not eating enough. But my normal diet during phase 1 would be breakfast (shakeo) then i would have two classes so 3 hours later i would eat a snack which is usually sushi, or a turkey breast sandwich on whole wheat with lettuce and tomato, then mid day i would have a grilled chicken sandwich, and then snack 2 hours later i would have something which changes, most of the time i would get either another grilled chicken sandwich or a turkey breast and ham sandwhich or a pb&j and then for dinner i would do something different sometimes not eat at all but i work out at night and i use the recovery formula through p90x so that fills me up if i dont eat...

Chris
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But that was all month 1 in this month well to start off with i have been sick but still pushing play the only thing that really changed was that I lost my appetite. So hopefully in the remainder of this week and the next 2 weeks i will really get some better results if I eat how I did in month 1?
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Hey Chris,

I too am a full time college student, so I know how difficult the food situation can be. I get around it by packing snacks with me to eat during class such as nuts, fruit, raw veggies and hummus, Greek yogurt, kale chips, Larabars, popcorn, sprouted bagel with nut butter, trail mix, string cheese, and instant oatmeal if you have access to a microwave.

If you've plateaued, it's either due to your diet or workout intensity. Eating more will help as will just working harder during workouts.

I've found that it's taken some trial and error to figure out when I can eat and workout with a busy college schedule. Planning ahead helps a lot. If you have to make your meals ahead of time and take them to class with you, then do that (I do it all the time).

Hope this helps! Let me know if you need anything else!

Coach Sarah
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