P90x Nutrition Plan: Fastfood Quick Options 8


P90x Fitness Guide, Nutrition Plan

It has been about 1 year since I was first introduced to P90x… and I have yet to blog about the P90x Nutrition Plan! My diet has always been an issue for me. It’s really hard when you are constantly surrounded by delicious (yet fattening) Mexican and Puerto Rican food! Not only that, I’ve been frequenting fast food joints regularly because of my hectic schedule.

Which is why today I am going to blog about P90x’s Quick Options. P90x’s Nutrition Guide contains tons of detailed information on how you should approach your nutrition during their intense 90 day program. What I like about their Quick Options section is that they list some quick dishes that you could make at home. They also recommend a variety of convenient frozen foods such as Amy’s Kitchen, Cedarlane Natural Foods, and the usual (obvious) choices like Healthy Choice, Lean Cuisine, etc.

P90X Fastfood Quick OptionsBut what I have found to be completely useful are their smart fast food options! P90x says that you should NOT exceed one fast food meal per day and only a few times a week. Also, for those of you familiar with the 3 Phases, P90x has some guidelines. Throughout all 3 phases you must always avoid high-fat dressings on salads! During Phase 1 Fat Shredder you can eat chicken, turkey or beef without the bun or bread. For Phase 2 Energy Booster you can eat chicken, turkey or beef with half the bun or bread. And finally for Phase 3 Endurance Maximizer you can eat chicken, turkey or beef with the whole bun or bread. The P90x Nutrition Plan also has specific limits on how much calories, fat, and sodium you should consume for each meal based on your nutrition level. (The book explains how to calculate your nutrition level.)

The following are some smart fast food choices from the P90x Nutrition Plan. (Some food options are outdated so I’m putting possible alternatives in parenthesis. Note that some of these alternatives have more calories, fat, carbs and or protein.)

Burger King
– BK Veggie
– Chicken Caesar Salad (Tender Grill Garden Salad or Side Garden Salad – no dressing)

Carl’s Jr.
– Hamburger (Kid’s Hamburger)
– Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich
– Charbroiled Chicken Salad-To-Go (Charbroiled Chicken Salad)
– Garden Salad-To-Go (Side Salad)

Jack-In-The-Box
– Chicken Fajita Pita

McDonald’s
– Chicken McGrill (Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich)
– Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad -No Dressing (Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken)
– Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait

For more complete information with smart fast food choices from the above fast food restaurants and Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, and Chick-Fil-A — CLICK HERE! (PDF)


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8 thoughts on “P90x Nutrition Plan: Fastfood Quick Options

  • Yoly

    Thanks for the reminder. I have P90X and haven’t even open the nutrition guide. It’s so hard to let go the rice and beans! Need to revisit this one.

  • Steven

    It is hard to stick with the nutrition plan, but it’s also hard to get the results you’re after without it. I made a log I can use on my ipod touch (also iphone) to at least help me keep track of which portions I’ve eaten during the day – especially good when i’m away from the paper log at home.

  • OKSistah

    Have you had difficulty consuming the amount of calories required? I’m only on day 3, and I have been able to keep up with the workouts, although very sore, but the nutrition plan has been much more difficult.

  • Aisa

    I am just done with week eight and I have messed up the nutrition plan since day 1. Phase 3 will be better since I can have protein and carbs in the same amounts. The exercise is hard but the meal plan is harder and so time consuming for 2 people. It stresses me out because I haven’t been getting the desired results although I am still better than before. I may restart the plan from fat shredder on round 2. Ugh. I eat Subway turkey every weekend in my acting class. I had no idea I couldn’t have the bread. Damn! Oh well!