Hello everyone, today is day 8 of 10 Minute Trainer AND day 8 of me sticking to the P90x nutrition guide.
All I can say is…so far, so good! I eat little meals here and there throughout the day, and I never feel hungry until it’s time to eat again. Yes, I have had occasional slips (a slice of pizza here, one or two cookies there, and coffee), but more or less I have been doing good.
A lot people think that in order to eat right, you need a lot of expensive ingredients, not to mention a ton of prep time. I’m here to say: it’s just not true.
The key lies in sacrificing some of the variety to make things more affordable. If you were to buy stuff to make every meal in the P90X nutrition guide, then yes…you WILL spend a lot in the grocery store.
What I decided to do was use the “portion approach.” I determined the number of servings of things I needed each day. Then I filled those daily needs by picking items from a food list. I made up a 7-day menu, which served two purposes: (1) it meant I wasn’t buying a lot, BUT (2) still helped me maintain enough variety to not get bored.
So here is a sample of today’s menu. Keep in mind the most expensive item on here is Shakeology but, when you think about the fact that buying one bag of it means you are buying a 30-day supply and then divide that by the price, it becomes apparent how reasonable it is.
Also, for reference’s sake I should let you know the daily servings I try to hit.
And now, here is the menu itself.
*Shakeology with milk and mixed fruit
*Oatmeal, 2 servings of walnuts
*Tuna sandwich, avocado
*Peppers, carrots, celery
*Protein bar, string cheese
I will consume all of this throughout the day at work. By the time I get home, the only intake requirements I will have to fill are two servings of protein and one serving of dairy.
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