Category Archive: P90x Nutrition Articles

What is a P90x Protein Serving? – P90x Portion Guide: Protein

Wondering what counts for your P90x protein serving? Here’s a list! Here’s a handy list of foods that will provide ONE P90x protein serving: Egg whites – 6 Ground beef, extra lean – 3 oz. Ground turkey – 3 oz. Ground chicken – 3 oz. Turkey bacon – 3 slices Pork, lean – 3 oz.

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Celebrities Who P90x: Ashton Kutcher

Back in the Ashton Kutcher-Demi Moore days, Ashton Kutcher used P90x to get ready for a role in the movie “Killers,” which featured a lot of shirt-off scenes. Apparently they stressed him out! (I don’t blame him.)

While he never specifically mentioned P90x himself, here’s my Sherlock Holmes-like deductive reasoning:


Demi Moore tweeted …

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Riced Cauliflower Recipes – Top 5 Uses for Riced Cauliflower

The web is abuzz with different ways to use riced cauliflower to imitate or replace our favorite high-carb foods! This can be a lifesaver for us P90xers, especially during our low-carb Phase 1. (For more on when to change P90x Phases, check out my article on the subject.)

As you are trying out these …

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When to Change P90x Phases – Two Approaches

There are two schools of thought when it comes to when to change P90x Phases.

In P90x nutrition, your Level (I, II, or III) determines how many calories you need to consume each day. You’ll stay at that level of calories throughout the whole plan. However what you are eating to get those calories …

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Celebrities Who P90x: Chris Pratt

Not all celebrities work with personal trainers to get fit – some do it at home! It turns out that, among other things, Chris Pratt turned himself into leading-man material using P90x!

Chris Pratt

In a Men’s Fitness article, Chris Pratt attributed his impressive change in physique to ” sessions of P90X, running, swimming, boxing, kickboxing, and …

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Quick Answer: When Do I Take My P90x Whey Protein?

In P90x, your whey protein acts as a protein serving. So simply take your protein powder during your meals or snacks in the place of another protein serving.

Believe me, when you are a Level III and are required to down 9 protein servings per day, the option to drink one or two can be …

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P90x Protein Shakes vs. Recovery Drinks

Protein Shakes vs. Recovery Drinks
I’ve noticed that a lot of people seem to confuse recovery drinks with protein shakes. I remember that the difference between the two was a big eye-opener for me and my hubby when he was first starting out.

Protein Shake – A protein shake is simply a form of …

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Quick Answer: Where does Shakeology fit into my P90x Nutrition Plan?

Hi folks! I hope you all had a great holiday season and are ready to hit the ground running with P90x and your P90x nutrition plan! Don’t make it a New Year’s resolution (who keeps those anyway?), make it a life change resolution. P90x is the kick-start to a healthier you!

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P90x Menu and Shopping List E-Book Now Available!!

Woohoo! After many cups of coffee, and many weeks of work, I’m proud to announce that the Phase 1, Level II Menu and Shopping List E-book is now available on!!

I have to admit that this was harder than I expected it would be! But as I was working on the book, I realized …

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Will P90x Perfectionism Cause You to Fail?

The other day I figured out why my house is always so messy: it’s because I’m a perfectionist. Yep, you read me right! I’ve been training myself to clean just a little bit at a time, but to be honest that doesn’t come naturally. My historical pattern usually goes as follows:

1) Wait …

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Happy New Year, and P90x Menu and Shopping List Ebook!

Hey folks!
The holidays are over and it’s time to bring it! Welcome those of you who got P90x for Christmas and are planning to start this journey in the new year. You won’t regret it!

Big things are in the works here at For almost two years now you’ve been …

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P90x When to Eat

I get a lot of questions about timing meals/snacks with P90x, especially from folks with weird work schedules, so I thought I’d address it in a quick post:

Here are the basic rules for when to eat with the P90x nutrition plan: 1. Try to wait 45 minutes (ideally an hour) after you eat before …

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Vegan P90x Meal Plan and Food Journal

Hi folks! At long last, I’ve put together a vegan version of my P90x food journal, based on the alternative vegan meal plan Beachbody provided in their recent P90x newsletter. Hopefully this is helpful for all of you Xers out there hoping to do P90x vegan-style!

Vegan P90x Meal Plan

First, here’s a handy …

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P90x Recovery Drink Alternatives

Here are some P90x recovery drink alternative ideas that I’ve found on the forums: (see my P.S.)

Chocolate milk (with sugar or Agave Nectar added as necessary to get the right ratio) 1 scoop of low fat frozen yogurt, 1 scoop organic peanut butter, 2 scoops frozen mixed berries, 1-2 scoops of protein powder, 1-2 cups …

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How to Do P90x When You Hate Vegetables!

How to do P90x when you hate vegetables!

P90xer KC asked me a great question recently, which I thought was worth addressing in a full-on post.


I am getting ready to begin P90x next week, but am not particularly fond of vegetables. Do you have any recommendations for substitutions??? Love your website! Thanks, …

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P90x Scam – I Bought a Knockoff, Fake P90x!

How to tell if your P90x Ebay or Craigslist purchase is a fake!

Hey folks. If any of you have been following my conversation with fellow P90xer Stactum in some of my blog comments, you’ll know that we have determined that my copy of the P90x Nutrition guide is a fake! =(

We purchased P90x …

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Starting P90x? Don’t Tell Anyone!

I’d like to introduce you guys to one of the most influential articles I have ever read. I encourage you to read it for yourself, but I’ll summarize. Basically a research study in 2009 showed that

According …

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Calories in P90x Recipes

How to figure out calories in new P90x Recipes:
Hi folks! OK, I’ve received several emails and comments lately asking about the calorie information for my recipes. While I don’t figure out the specific calories for each one (sorry, figuring out the portions is enough strain on my brain!), I …

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P90x Meal Examples – Portion Approach Menus

OK folks, you asked and I listened! lol. At long last, here are some P90x meal examples and menus using the recipes from this site. I’ve done one example day for each level of Phase 1, so hopefully you can start to see how you can work the recipes into your …

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P90x and Entertaining – 4th of July

The 4th of July holiday weekend is fast approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about how to stick with your P90x nutrition plan in the land of BBQs, fireworks, and out-of-town visitors. Don’t worry, with a little planning, it is very possible to stay on-plan while entertaining guests – and they don’t …

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