Monday, December 15, 2008

p90x nutrition

This week I am going to try and get my p90X nutrition down. Since I just did bootcamp, I took this past week to eat off the wagon but now I feel all puffed up like the marshmallow man. Too many carbs, too much sugar makes me a "blah!" girl.

Here's the basics from the plan. For those of you who have done Graeme's Bootcamp, cycloclub outlined nutrition seems much, much easier to follow than what I've seen from p90x nutrition so far. Hopefully I'll get in the swing of it all here soon. Basically for my calorie needs I should get :
5 Proteins
2 Dairy
1 fruit
2 Veg
1 Fat
1 Carb
3 "snacks".

I had a protein shake after my workout for my breakfast but am not sure if this counts as the "snack" labeled "shake" or as "protein". Does it also count as a dairy? I had my EAS low carb shake which is so wonderful for me when I am pressed for time and want good nutrition. Since it was my breakfast, I am doing it as a protein. That category is the hardest for me to get in since I am vegetarian. I recently started eating fish because medically I am not allowed to eat soy products. I've been veggie for over 15 years so it was a hard decision to make to eat my little aquatic friends again....but that is another post. I have 4 more proteins to get.

What counts as a protein here? The bolded ones are those proteins which I eat. I used Hammer Products whey protein.
100 calories per serving
- 3 oz. chicken or turkey breast
- 6 egg whites
- 3 oz. fish or shellfish
- 3 oz. fat free ham slices
- 3 oz. pork tenderloin
- 1/3 cup protein powder
- 3 oz. red meat, lean
- 1 soy burger
- 5 soy slices
- 3 oz. tofu
- 3 oz. tuna
- 2 slices turkey bacon
- 1 veggie dog

One of the most valuable lessons I learned from Graeme's bootcamp is that planning out meals is so crucial to success. I have begun working on this and hope to finalize this weeks plan when I have time tonight.

I'll post up more later and also talk about my other opinions on the p90x system.


Frogg said...

Work it! Yeah, the planning of meals is sooo crucial. It's the fuel that keeps us going or slows us down. Keep up the good work. Also, I'm not sure if you told me or Ernie did, but lentils are super amazing in protein. Actually, I think the both of you told me that. :)

Keep up the goodness! I'm looking forward in reading about your consumption layout.


Joy said...

love reading your posts. I too just finished Graeme's fat loss bootcamp and will be blogging about my results - pretty remarkable for me at least. And my girlfriend's results (always recruiting buddies to endure these experiments is so much more fun :)
were phenomenal.
Yea - the P90x nutrtion seems complicated in it's delivery but maybe similar in overall concept? I love Graeme's prescriptive plans - so simple and easy to follow for us overscheduled women I think.
keep me posted on your workouts and fat loss results ok!