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P90X Nutrition Guide


p90x nutrition guideThe P90X Nutrition Guide is like a bible that most put on a shelf to collect dust. After all, is this guide even worth our time, or can we just watch what we eat? Well, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the P90X Nutrition Guide lately, so this is the answer to those questions.

The long and short of it is, the nutrition guide is there for you as a tool. Do not disregard this tool or throw it to the side. I think a lot of people get into a false belief that if we can just do the P90X program, all will be great in life. BUT, if you are serious about getting those great results, you need to embrace that P90X nutrition guide. So friend, let’s get to work…


P90X Nutrition Guide – Is it Required?

Like anything in P90X, it isn’t required, but it should be! When I first did P90X in 2010 (see: My Story), I did not follow the nutrition guide. My ego was at the forefront of my desire to listen. The result? I got good results, but not GREAT results. I lost the weight, but didn’t get fit.

Now, I’m actually following the darn nutrition guide. And as one could probably guess, the muscles are better toned, and the abs are popping through. I can tell that the nutrition is helping me (including the required supplements for P90X), because my stamina and energy are higher than ever, and my muscle strength during the workouts helps me get more reps/weights.

If you are asking yourself, “Is it Required”, I challenge you to make sure you’re thinking hard about how bad you want P90X Results. If you are just in it to win it somewhat, you’ll get those somewhat results. If you want to full-packaged results, get in and get busy. Follow the P90X Nutrition Guide to a T, and get the right supplements to get the jaw-dropping “OMG WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!” type of results.


P90X Nutrition Guide Plans and When to Know Which Phase to Do

Another big question I get is regarding the actual plan that is located in the P90X nutrition guide. There are three different phases in the Nutrition Plan:

  1. Fat Shredder – based on higher proteins and less carbs. This is a good formula to literally cut fat from your diet. Good recipes are of course located in the guide.
  2. Energy Booster – flipping the fat shredder phase on it’s head, you will focus onĀ  a balance of the right carbs with protein (and lower fat) to enhance your energy. You’ll need it!
  3. Endurance Maximizer – this one is the athletic diet. This is where everything comes together from point A to point B. Complex Carbs, Lean Proteins, and Lower Fats. This will give you the super-ripped body – do NOT skip this one in Phase 3.

Now, ideally you will want to do each phase of the guide with the workout phases in P90X. This means that in Month 1 (Phase 1), follow the Fat Shredder. Then, when you hit Phase 2 in Week 5, move along to the Energy Booster. Finally, Phase 3, where you mix up the workouts almost weekly, get the Endurance Maximizer diet.

The cool thing about this nutrition guide that I personally like is how well it meshes with the workout program. During testing there was a lot of change done for the P90X program with it’s nutrition guide. I really think they did this right when combined correctly and USED correctly.

BIG QUESTION: What if I want to stay on a particular phase of the nutrition plan longer? Is that OK!? The answer to this question is, yes, it is OK. But do not get yourself STUCK on the Fat Shredder. I have way too many people that want to focus on burning fat, so they stick on Fat Shredder the whole time. That’s like washing your car, seeing a speck of dust after you’re done, then washing it again, and again, and again. The real focus would need to come after the washing of the car: the detailing and the waxing! Then, your car will look awesome. Same thing: Do not stick on fat shredder for too long. 1-2 weeks extra for each phase is enough – do not extend beyond that, and make it your priority to focus on the plan to a T.


How do I get the P90X Nutrition Guide?

The P90X Nutrition Guide comes in each package when you buy P90X. If for whatever reason you did not get your Nutrition Guide, or you lost it, or whatever, here are some tips. Keep in mind you can’t really get it online since it comes in a hard-copy book.

P90X Nutrition Guide #1 – You can get it not only online but in a customized format tailored to your needs in the program! Click here to get the Team Beachbody Club Membership. It costs a small $38.87 every 3 months (billed quarterly, which comes out to a few bucks a month).

P90X Nutrition Guide #2 – If you get a Free Team Beachbody Account, you can tap into a few nutritional options (not as elaborate, or customized as the Club Membership). But when you do get the Free Account, I will become your Coach for Free, and will help you set-up a basic plan (club members get my step-by-step guide).


How about you? Are you following the P90X Nutrition Guide? Do you have any other questions I didn’t answer? Comment below and let me know how you’re doing with your workouts and what questions you have. Also, if you got any value out of this post, make sure you share it on Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites that you love!

Yours in Success,

Bob Sharpe

All About Bob

In 2010, Bob Sharpe was 70 pounds overweight and struggling with Acid Reflux. After getting his life in shape, he dedicated himself to a healthier lifestyle. Now, after losing 70 pounds and being in the best shape of his life, his goal is to help others do the same through his Beachbody coaching and assistance here on Bob Sharpe on Google + | Leaders Only – Click Here

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