Does my diet need adjusting if I go on p90x?

Answered on April 19, 2014
Created April 18, 2014 at 11:47 PM

So i'm thinking of starting p90x for functional strength but i don't know much about the type of diet that goes with it. As long as i am not setting myself up to fail then I'm happy. Here's my info.

I don't count specific calories but it's between 1500 and 2000. I eat eggs, fruit, spinach, chicken and coconut stews, with various other vegetables too. So mostly fats, some protein, and around 50 grams of carbs.

On the exercise end of things I usually do 20 min of cardio 6 days a week, 250 cal a day.

I am 23 years old, male, 5 feet 11 inches, weigh 174 and still dropping about 1 to 2 pounds a week (still have room for more fat loss, not sure about BMI)

P.S I started paleo a month and a half ago at 186 pounds so I am pleased at the results so far.

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on April 19, 2014
at 12:41 AM

In general if you're going to add in exercising: You're going to want to add calories...moving things around takes more energy.

You're going to want to consume protein and possibly carbs more post workout to help maintain and build muscle and to replete glycogen.

You may want to be a little more liberal with the salt and water consumption.

Possible advice:

Try not to over-do it, even if you're following a program don't over train. Many would argue extensive training everyday is not wise, I'm not sure if p90x does this, but being a trendy weight loss program it probably does.

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