This program has challenged me differently than any other program I’ve done before because it is truly forcing me to look at the numbers and tell myself to do just one more. Most programs I’ve done are cardio and strength mixed together, focusing on burning calories. This program is focused on building lean muscle and pushing yourself to get it there. I can’t wait to try out the Bulk series of the program this week!
My meal plan this week comes straight from the brand new P90 program. I am starting my next challenge group on the 15th with a group of ladies who will be taking on P90. In order to get us started, I’ve created this week’s meal plan from Tony Horton’s advice.
The nutrition guide that comes with P90 is so straight forward and easy to use. It gives you a formula to determine your calorie needs then gives you sample recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, 100 calorie and 150 calorie snacks. My meal plan comes straight from these recipes.
What I love about the guide though is that it is designed to help even the pickiest of eaters! If you have a hard time following a plan because you don’t like the foods it recommends and you end up eating the same thing every day, this guide teaches you how to create your own plan. It follows Michi’s Ladder as a guideline to healthy eating. You can read a full article here: http://www.teambeachbody.com/en_US/eat-smart/michis-ladder
Basically, all kinds of foods are grouped into 5 tiers and the higher up you eat, the better off you’ll be. You use these guidelines to help you develop a plan that adds up to your caloric needs for the day.
Here is my meal plan for the week.