The Three Phases
Any X’er will tell you, the P90X Nutrition Plan is key to maximizing your results. Just as P90X isn’t a quick fix or miracle fad the nutrition plan is about choosing the foods you WANT to eat and determining the portions that’ll properly fuel you before, during and after each of your workouts.
Phase 1: Fat Shredder
Kicking off your P90X workout and diet program, the high-protein-based foods in this phase are designed to strip fat while strengthening your muscles. [view recipes]
Fat Shredder meals should proportionally be: 50% protein, 30% carbohydrates and 20% fat.
Phase 2: Energy Booster
EB is a healthy mix of protein and carbohydrates with a reduced amount of protein to maximize endurance and provide additional energy for performance (eg, during Plyometrics workouts!). [view recipes]
Meals in this phase are 40% protein, 40% carbohydrates and 20% fat.
Phase 3: Endurance Maximizer
This phase (optionally) kicks in near the tail end of the program and consists of complex carbs, lean proteins and reduced fat. It’s focus is in maximizing the fuel available during the last few weeks of the system, helping your avoid plateaus and get chiseled and toned. [view recipes]
It’s heavier on the carbs but if you’re willing to push your body to the limit, your endurance (& results) WILL improve: 20% protein, 60% carbohydrates and 20% fat.