Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 9 years ago

P90x question nutrition plan?

Okay so i weigh 178 pounds and im 6 foot, im following the level 2 fat shredder nutrition plan, 2700 calories seems a bit much to be consuming each day? agree? Should i lower that number a little?

ALSO is it okay to go for evening joggs? after i do p90x?

4 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    The answer to your question is 2700 calories may be too much. We can't know and neither can they. It depends on your biometrics and energy input and output.

    Agree? Yes.

    No, don't lower the number. Find your own number. Here's how.

    Your daily caloric expenditure is the sum or total of the following three categories of energy expenditure. BMR (or RMR), your normal daily activities, and your extraordinary activities. Here's how to calculate them.

    BMR (the energy required to sustain your life)

    1. Go here--> and click on the "BMR & RMR Calculator" link.

    2. Enter your info in all four fields and click the calculate button

    Your BMR is shown in red.

    NORMAL DAILY ACTIVITY LEVEL (chores, daily activities)

    3. In the chart below BMR, select the appropriate row for your activity level (from Sedentary to Extremely Active)

    4. Read your caloric expenditure in red in the selected row and RMR or BMR column.

    Your BMR or RMR plus your approximate daily activity burn is shown in red.

    EXTRAORDINARY ACTIVITIES (occasional sports, weekend activities, workouts, etc)

    5. Return to the "home" page or go here (again) --> and click on the "Activity Calculator" link in the body of the text.

    6. Enter the required data in the fields (weight, time, speed, or distance)

    7. Find your activity using the alphabetic listing or the search box.

    8. Click on the activity you choose

    9. Click the Calculate button.

    Your total caloric expenditure for the activity is shown in red.You can use the "Clear" button to set your total to zero.

    Jog if you feel like it. Learn to "listen" to your body.

    Good luck and good health!!

    PS: Here are some good websites you may find useful.



  • Amalia
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Am a P90X grad so i know if the nutrition plan works. i tried it with some of my freinds. when we started we did the nutrition plan for one week together but after a week it became to much discipline so all of my friends but me quit the nutrition plan, but not p90X. when p90x was finished and all 90 day completed we all got amazing results. all of my freinds got a 4 pack but i got an 8 pack, SERIOUSLY. were all 22 years old. When we started we all weighed 220,180, and me 203 with no muscle whats so ever. just to show you that p90x really works but with the nutrition plan it can be amazing

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Though it's hard to put both workout programs side by side as it's not a simple apples to apples comparison but more like apples to oranges. Both programs are capable of offering a huge physical challenge but each has it's own approach and it's own target results. I'll explain.

    The P90X workout program is a 90 day system which could otherwise be considered an "at home boot camp". You will need a chin up bar, a chair, a set of dumbbells and/or bands, shoes, plus about 1 hour to 1 hour and a half 6 days a week. The 7th day is an optional stretch or complete rest day.

    From first hand experience I like to look at P90X as a "all-in-one" program. It is not designed to just bulk you up, it's not going to just help you lose weight, it's not just balance, and it's not just cardio.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Guides are just that, guides. They are intended to give you ball park numbers and you must adjust for your own body and metabolism. For me, the guides always run high on calorie recommendations. So I adjust by how I feel and the results. I used the site to track my calories and their other online tools for setting calories goals, etc. There are multiple sites like it, so choose any because the main idea is learning to pay attention to what we are putting into our stomachs.

    And whether you are doing P90X or any program, if you enjoy a jog later, then jog. Your body will tell you if it is a bad idea, if you are listening. The beauty about a program like P90X is it is intended to jump start your fitness, but the goal is a life long journey of fitness. You have to enjoy it. So if a jog makes ya happy, go for it.

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