P90X Round 1 Nutrition

I get nutrition questions all the time from people starting out on programs like P90XInsanityTurbo Fire, etc.  And that’s totally understandable, because if you’re just starting out and trying to digest the P90X Nutrition guide it can be a little confusing.  What phase should you start at?  Should I follow the portion plan?  Does ____ count as a carb, protein or both?  There’s a lot to digest, so I wanted to share what I followed for my P90X Round 1 Nutrition.

First, I have to say that I don’t recommend you follow the portion plan.  It’s just too confusing to try and categorize everything you eat into strictly a carb, protein, fat, etc.  Many foods and meals contain multiple macronutrients, so it can be hard to categorize them.  I strongly suggest you figure out your total calorie goal and then pick the a nutrition plan, like the Fat Shredder plan, to give you the percentage of protein, carbs and fat that you should eat every day.  Then you can track everything you eat to make sure you’re hitting your daily nutrition goals.

My first 30 days of Insanity, I didn’t follow any nutrition plan, and I didn’t lose any weight.  When I realized that, I decided to dial it in, and followed this nutrition plan for my second 30 days and then my first round of P90X, losing roughly 30 lbs.  After doing my research, I decided to eat 1900-2100 calories per day and follow the Fat Shredder plan, which means I ate 50% protein, 30% carbs and 20% fat every day.  I also added Shakeology for lunch every day, which really helped me satisfy my sweet tooth and reduce my cravings throughout the day.  Here are the exact meals I made.  I didn’t make the exact meals from the nutrition guide, I made what I liked and knew how to make that still fit into my nutrition plan.  To check out the specifics of my meal plan, check out my 1900 calorie meal plan.

I had great results, and that’s the exactly what my P90X Round 1 Nutrition looked like.  It doesn’t have to look exactly like that for you, but I do recommend you do a few things to set yourself up for success.  First, calculate how many calories you need to eat, then pick a nutrition phase, which determines the percentages of protein, carbs and fat that you need to eat, and then track what you eat using one of these calorie tracking resources.  It might take a little time to get figured out, but once you’re familiar with it it becomes second nature and will lead to amazing results.



  1. […] couple of posts I was excited about this past week were my P90X Round 1 Nutrition article, where I describe what I did nutritionally during my first round of P90X.  This nutrition plan […]

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