A lot of people have been asking me what my eating plan is like while doing P90X3, so I thought I’d share a typical day of eating for me. For those of you doing P90X3, I’m on Plan A, which is 1500 calories/day. Although I’m trying to stick as close to the guidelines as possible, I’m not perfect and some of my combinations (i.e. number of protein/carbs/fat for each meal/snack) may be different from the suggested amounts in the guide, but I am trying to be close. Besides, as Tony points out, you have to be flexible with eating, so I think I’m doing okay.
Below is a layout of some of the meals I eat in a day:
Breakfast: 1 egg, egg whites, avocado, and salsa (I cook the egg and egg whites together and top over some chopped up avocado and then top with salsa). I originally got this recipe from Les Mills Combat and have been in love ever since. I pretty much eat this every single day and never get tired of it. I was never a huge egg for breakfast person, but this meal seriously won me over (something about the combo of avocado and salsa and egg…delicious! I highly recommend you give it a try!).
Lunch: Shakeology (often mixed with unsweetened almond milk and some frozen fruit).
Dinner (Here are some that I typically rotate through in a week):
1 – Poached Chicken Breast topped over mixed greens (Kale, Spinach, Arugula) and mixed veggies (whatever I have on hand, such as broccoli, carrots, peas, peppers, cucumber, etc.) and topped with a homemade dressing (I love the Asian Ginger Dressing from the nutrition guide)
2 – Chicken Stir Fry over Cauliflower “Rice” (I throw in a ton of veggies, grate cauliflower for the rice, and top with a homemade dressing)
3 – Turkey Taco Salad (ground turkey, salsa, avocado, mixed greens, low fat cheese, and low-fat ranch dressing and a couple of crumbled up taco chips)
4 – Sweet Potato Scramble (sweet potatoes, meat of choice, peppers, onion, spinach, kale, spices)
Snacks (I usually have 2 or 3 snacks a day depending on my calorie intake/hunger)
1 – fruit with almonds
2 – Shakeology ball (homemade)
3 – Veggies with hummus
4 – boiled egg with hummus
5 – Greek yogurt with fruit
And because I’m not perfect, if I want to indulge, I have a piece or 2 of organic dark chocolate. Plus, once a week we have some heavier carb options, such as whole wheat pasta with homemade sauce and meatballs and/or sandwiches from our favorite local market.
So there’s my typical food plan for the day. Again, it’s not perfectly accurate according to the guide, but it’s fairly close and allows me some variety and flexibility. We try to eat as clean as possible, so we try make most of our dressings and eat as much as possible from the perimeters of the grocery store. It keeps me filled up, feeling awesome, and energized for my workouts!
Do you have any favorite healthy meals or snacks? Share some below to inspire others!
Please remember that I am not a doctor or a nutritionist or fitness expert. All information I discuss on my blog is intended for inspiration and educational purposes and is not intended as a medical diagnosis or treatment. Before making any changes to your own health and fitness, I highly recommend speaking with your doctor.