Thursday, December 10, 2009


It is important to remember that having the right diet is going to bring the results you want to see along your fitness journey. Whether it be a beachbody program, gym workouts, or running, you have to have a healthy diet if you want to see physical changes in your body. Sure, even if you don't follow a diet plan you will become stronger, have more endurance, and feel good, but your diet will help you lean out and become stronger quicker, as well as feeling energized. Your diet is 80% of your results in fitness. If you are doing a program like P90X or Insanity, it is especially important to fuel yourself with the right food so your can perform your best during the workouts, giving you quicker results. A programs like P90X and Insanity also will require you to fuel yourself with more food, as the workouts are more demanding, and you will probably need more complex carbs. Programs like P90, Hip Hop Abs, Slim in 6,Rev Abs, and Brazil But Lift will require you to really watch your diet if you want results. Even though these workouts are not super intense, they will work wonders if you follow their nutrition guides.

If you have just started you fitness program, no cheating! Stick to the diet for your entire first round, then maybe reward yourself with a cheat meal, not day, but then get right back on track with your diet. A person who is already super fit or athletic, or a teen like myself, can probably cheat a little more than a person who is just starting to loose weight. But if you don't have a constant diet, you are not going to feel energized and get the most out of your workouts.

Diet Guidelines:

1)Eat 5 to 6 small meals a day. This week stoke up your metabolism and help you avoid being hungry and overeating. Eating frequently can help you loose weight and you can easily control how much you are eating.

2)Always eat breakfast. You body needs food after not having any fuel during the night. Include complex carbs, protein, and fruit with your breakfast. This will help energize your body for the day ahead.

2) I highly recommend having the P90X Recovery Drink after and intense workout. This will help prevent soreness and help you rec cover fast. Drink this within 30 minutes after working out, then another 30 minutes to an hour later have a healthy meal or protein shake to fuel your body.

3)"The Healthiest meal of the day", Shakeology, can be very bennifical to ones diet. It has many healthy ingredients such as vitamins and minerals, vegetables, antioxidants, enzymes, protein and essential amino acids. Shakeology also helps reduce hunger, which is great for trying to loose weight. It also promotes regularity and digestion, healthy skin, hair, and nails, and it also assists in building muscle. This is a must for any ones diet.

4)Multivitamins are important to ones diet. It would be very hard to eat all the required amount of minerals and vitamins in a days worth of food, so that's where the P90X Peak Health Formula comes into play. It gives your body all the vital nutrients it requires, which is especially important for someone who is unloved in intense exercise.

5)Try to have most of your carbs early on in the day, and avoid eating them at your last meal. Carbs give you energy which is important for working out, but you don't need carbs before you go to sleep. Avoiding carbs at night can also help with fat lose. For your last meal trying keeping to protein and vegetables.

6)Have your last meal at least 2 hours before you go to sleep. Sleeping with food in your stomach will slow digestion, increasing the possibility of not loosing fat. If you are hungry at night, have a whey or casein protein shake.

7)Limit alcohol consummation. Alcohol can greatly affect ones results, especially since they are empty calories and have no nutritional value. Limit yourself in drinking every night, and try just having a few drinks on the weekend.

If you have any other questions about diet, contact me at I am here to help!

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