P90x Diet Food List

I searched around online for p90x shopping lists and found copies of the list of food items in the p90x Nutrition Plan book, but needed something more practical. I ended up skimming through the meal plan for week one, nutrition level 2 (2100-2400 calories for me), and simple made a list of the simple ingredients I'll want to have on hand for. The P90X program also includes a range of supporting materials which include: P90X Fitness Guide: A 100 page booklet which explains how to perform every exercise in the P90X program with proper form. P90X 3 Phase Nutrition Plan: A 113 page booklet which includes recipes and meal plans you can use while completing the P90X program. P90X Nutrition Plan (PDF p90x diet guide) Pablo 2013-02-01T12:03:41-05:00 With the purchase of the P90X Extreme Home Fitness System comes the P90X Nutrition Plan. This 120 page dieting and nutritional gem is chock full of ideas, tip, and recipes. THERE ARE 3 PHASES TO THE P90X NUTRITION PLAN: 1. Energy Booster 3. Endurance Maximizer This is PHASE 1: FAT SHREDDER Phase 1: FAT SHREDDER A high-protein-based diet designed to help you strengthen muscle while rapidly shedding fat from your body. 50% PROTEIN, 30% CARBOHYDRATE, 20% FAT Those who are reasonably fit.

Phase 1 in the P90x Nutrition Plan is the “Fat Shredder” phase that should be followed in days 1-28 of the program. It is a high protein based diet that is designed to help strengthen muscle while rapidly shedding fat from your body. The amount of time you spend in Phase 1 depends on the individual.

Alright, so lately Melinda and I have been getting a LOT of requests for our updated P90X grocery list, so I guess it’s time that I post it. Before I do so, though, I just have to share that my diet is CONSTANTLY changing, and my grocery list has changed just as much over the past 5 years. Here’s a quick review of where I came from and where I am now.

Before I started P90X, my diet was absolutely TERRIBLE! I ate pretty much anything that you can think of that’s bad for you, including pizza, burgers, fries, ice cream, etc. When I started the program, though, I knew that I needed to clean it up or I would have issues getting results. I read through the Nutrition Guide thoroughly and discovered that my knowledge of nutrition was about a 1 on a 1-10 scale! Yeah, it was that bad, and truthfully I had no idea what I was doing. The nutrition book helped me gain some basic knowledge of what was good and wasn’t good for me, and I had to make some pretty drastic changes to what I was eating.

The P90X diet played a huge role in my results, and ever since then I have been fascinated with health and fitness and have done a LOT of research on nutrition and diet. I have been constantly improving my P90X grocery list as I gain more knowledge, and now I feel like I’m at the point where my nutrition is pretty spot on and I’m eating things that I know are good for me, things that don’t have controversial ingredients. While on that subject, for those of you who don’t know, most of the foods that you think are healthy because of the label claiming them to be “low fat” or “sugar free” are most likely foods that really aren’t that good for you. It’s just a ploy by the food companies to make you believe you are buying something healthy for you, when in reality they have added so much crap to the food that it can be just as bad for you as other unhealthy foods. Foods that I thought were healthy 2 years ago are foods that I’ve discovered really aren’t that good for you. An example? Whole grain bread. I used to think that any whole grain bread was good for me, but boy was I wrong! Just about every single whole grain bread that I found in the typical big name grocery stores were loaded with sugar and contained numerous controversial and potentially harmful ingredients.

From talking to nutrition experts and doing my own research, I’ve found that the only way to truly eat healthy is to shop at an organic food store, so that’s what we now do. There are a few things we will get at a regular grocery store, but it’s very rare that we make a trip there anymore. Just about everything that we normally eat can be found at our local organic foods store. Sure, it’s a little more expensive, but I would rather pay a little extra money than purchase something that could be harmful to my family’s and my health. Definitely NOT WORTH IT to me! Quality is not something I will ever sacrifice when it comes to putting something into my body!

So, on to our updated P90X grocery list. I’m not doing just P90X anymore, but rather a combination of Beachbody programs like Body Beast and P90X2, so this isn’t just for P90X. However, it will at least give you an idea of what our diet looks like!

  • Shakeology (we don’t get this at the store, but it’s something we purchase every single month and use as a meal replacement every day)
  • Organic Bananas
  • Organic Blueberries
  • Watermelon
  • Organic Peanut Butter
  • Organic Almond Butter
  • Organic Raw Local Honey
  • Oats
  • Silk Original Almond Milk
  • Ezekiel Bread
  • Fresh Chicken Breasts
  • Organic Pineapple
  • Organic Quinoa
  • Organic Cereal (yes, they DO have this!)
  • Organic Brown Rice Pasta
  • Brown Rice
  • Organic Pasta Sauce
  • Organic Ketchup
  • Eggs
  • Frank’s Red Hot
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Bottled Water
  • 100% Organic Pure Maple Syrup
  • Raw Whole Flaxseed
  • Sunwarrior Vegan Brown Rice Protein
  • Mrs. Dash Seasonings
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • Olive Oil
  • Avocado
  • Green Tea
  • Stevia
  • Shrimp
  • Lean Steaks (on a rare occasion)
  • Coffee

If you have seen my older P90X grocery lists, you now understand and see the major changes that we have made to our diet. For one, we have pretty much completely eliminated dairy. Also, we get most of our carbohydrates daily from fruits. Before, we would purchase a ton of dairy products and consume a lot of grains. And of course, we purchase mostly everything organic now. As we gain more knowledge, our list seems to constantly change. If you have any questions about what we are purchasing at the store, you are always welcome to email me at [email protected]. Also, you can follow me over on Facebook, and all you have to do is just “like” my page. Oh and if you want help going through P90X, as a Beachbody Coach that’s what I do. Just click here to make me your coach! It’s free 🙂

You can find the P90X Nutrition Plan here and use it accordingly


  • The P90X Meal Plan

You may try to exercise as hard as you can, but if you don’t control what you eat, your results may not be the way you want them to be. What improves fitness is the input you give to your body.

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Beachbody knows that fitness is not only exercising, but proper nutrition, too. That’s why every one of their Programs include nutrition guide.

I have a fitness and nutrition degree, with vast knowledge of exercise and solutions to get in shape. That’s why I know that without the right nutrition plan you can only achieve 20-30% of your results. But, to get the rest you’ll have to eat properly, according to your fitness efforts.

That’s what Beachbody and Toni Horton know, so with experts’ help they have designed the P90X Meal plan according to the workout phases.

The P90X Meal Plan

It is a three phase nutrition plan that provides the right food so that you endure throughout the workout plan and build your body the way you want it to be.

The meals will fuel your body with enough calories and nutrients so that you feel full and have the energy to complete the workouts with easiness.

But, this is not a meal plan unique for all. It’s a meal plan that is fully customizable for everyone to create according to their needs. It’s because not everyone is built the same and one size does not fit all.


The P90X meal plan is in 3 phases:

Phase 1 of the P90X diet, also the Fat-Shredder phase,

Is a diet high in protein, low in fat, and low in carbohydrates. During this first phase, you may notice significant loss of energy from the lower carbohydrates, but also significant weight loss.

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Phase 2 of the P90X diet, the Energy Booster,

P90x Fat Shredder Diet Plan

is similar 40% carbs, 40% protein, and 20% fat.

P90x Diet Food List

Phase 3 of the P90X diet, the Endurance Maximizer,

is nicknamed an athletic diet for this reason: unless you have extremely low body-fat levels, you should avoid this phase of the diet entirely and stick to the Energy Booster phase or you’ll likely add unwanted body fat.

The P90X Meal plan eating schedule

The P90X Meal plan will fit well into anyone’s eating schedule – five meals: three main meals and two snacks a day, and is fairly easy to follow, especially once you figure out your portion sizes.

The start of this Meal plan is Phase 1. However, you decide how long you stay in each phase. It’s recommended you go through each phase, but the time you take with each one depends on your daily caloric needs, energy level and previous eating habits. If any of the phases make you feel not ready to go with the workouts, you should consider changing the phase and fuel your body properly so that you are able to finish P90X workouts.

Phase 1

Fat Shredder is the first Phase of the meal plan. It’s the start of the Meal plan and the start of P90X.


P90x Meal Plan

That’s the phase when you will shred the most body fat because the diet is mostly protein intake, reducing carbs and fat intake. Calories that will enter your body will be 50% from protein, 30% from carbohydrates and 20% from fats. Most of your meals in this phase will consist of vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats.

This way of eating will lead to quick losing weight. And because your carbohydrate intake is limited it will decrease water retention and burn fat, because the fuel source: carbs aren’t there.

So, if you need more fat and weight to lose you can stay longer in this phase. It’s up to you.

P90X Meal Plan: Phase 2

Energy Booster is the second phase of the P90X Nutrition. It includes meals that will help you endure in your P90X challenge. Now, you can take more carbs, but the same amount fat as in Phase 1. Calories that will enter your body will be 40% from protein, 40% from carbohydrates and 20% from fats. The carbs intake will provide your body extra energy, thus improve your fitness. This will help you continue with the P90X workouts and not give up because of lack of endurance.

P90X Meal Plan: Phase 3

Endurance Maximizer is the last phase of the P90X nutrition. After completion of P90X workouts this is the nutrition to keep. In this phase the carbs intake is once again increased, and the fats intake remains the same. So, the calories that will enter your body will be 20% from protein, 60% from carbohydrates and 20% from fats.

This is a diet plan that athletes can follow and keep their performance to a high level. It is a balanced nutrition plan that includes complex carbs (for more energy and endurance), lean proteins (for muscles creation) and healthy fats (again for energy). This will help you finish P90X, after you’ve lost the excess weight, and get much stronger.

The good thing in the whole Meal Plan is that you have no restriction in how long you stay at any phase. You can be in the first phase for 1 week, or 2 months. It’s up to you and your body how much you want to stay in each phase. It deppends on how you feel and what kind of results you need to achieve.

You are advised to customize your plan according to your needs. What should be your guidance are your bi-weekly measurements that shows your progression. They will show you if you need to make changes to your Meal plan.

You can find the P90X Nutrition Plan here and use it accordingly.

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