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.
But 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 (Some food options are outdated so I’m putting possible alternatives in parenthesis.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.)
- BK Veggie
- Chicken Caesar Salad (Tender Grill Garden Salad or Side Garden Salad – no dressing)
- Hamburger (Kid’s Hamburger)
- Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich
- Charbroiled Chicken Salad-To-Go (Charbroiled Chicken Salad)
- Garden Salad-To-Go (Side Salad)
- Chicken Fajita Pita
- Chicken McGrill (Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich)
- Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad -No Dressing (Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken)
- Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait