Hi Julie, I don’t recommend the P90X nutrition guide …
Hi Julie, I don’t recommend the P90X nutrition guideOct 2nd, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category:
Comment posted If I want to lose weight, should I do the ‘Classic’ or ‘Lean’ P90X routines? by Coach Nancy.
I don’t recommend the P90X nutrition guide in that it calculates too many calories for women. That said, you are breastfeeding so you need to be a bit more careful than other women in determining just the right amount of calories to consume. Normally, I’d have you on a 1,600 calorie diet if you wanted to lose weight quickly (I’m assuming you are saying you are at 170lbs? 140 + 30 If you weight less than that I’d take that calorie count down.) But since you are breastfeeding, let’s add in an extra 350 calories and set you at about 1950 – 2000 calories a day.
What you need to realize is that how you eat those calories is critical to your weight loss. So for you, eat those calories in a ratio of 50/33/22 of carb/protein/fat. You get extra carbs and a bit more fat than what I normally recommend since you are breastfeeding. But realize that this will still likely be far more protein and far less fat than what you have been eating. You’ll need a high quality protein powder so you can take shakes to hit your protein target without blowing it on the fat side. I keep a list of protein powders I recommend at http://www.pressplayfitness.com/members/forum/#topic/Protein-Powders.htm.
I don’t know how long you are planning to breastfeed but if you stop during the 90 day period, you will have to take those 350 breastfeeding calories out of your diet.
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