Hi Kimberly, I’m not sure where you tried to …
Hi Kimberly, I’m not sure where you tried toOct 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’m not sure where you tried to email me but the Beachbody system routinely does not notify me of new messages. Given that I support people here (blog and forums), Facebook, & Youtube, it’s important that a system send me notices of new messages. Beachbody is the only one that fails me. But more importantly, I always give public questions here on my blog first priority. That’s because your questions will be someone else’s questions and given that I’ve got over 600 clients, I need to leverage my answers. Moreover, your question and/or my response may spark a question in someone else. My goal is to help as many people as possible with the time I have to devote to this. I trust this makes sense to you.
Now onto your questions…. First you have a question about changing your diet. My recommendations (fully discussed at http://www.pressplayfitness.com/?p=2105), don’t include a change in macro nutrient composition. I have you stay with the 40/40/20 ratio (plus 1 cheat day). It’s a lifestyle diet. So the 60% recommendation isn’t mine and I don’t recommend it at all. Sounds like it might be the P90X nutrition guide recommendation but I’ve been pretty clear in many places here on my blog that the P90X nutrition plan does not work for women. Stay away from it!
I’m glad to hear you eat primarily organic. I recommend that to everyone based on organic food availability and your budgets. You seem to highlight a lot of grains in your diet where I recommend only 1 serving of grains and/or starches a day. (This would exclude lentils and beans which are legumes and not starches.) So you could have always had more than 1 serving of fresh fruit a day on my plan. I recommend you choose your fruit from berries (all kinds are great), cherries, apples, pears, peaches and other pit fruit, and grapefruit. Those are the lowest glycemic impact fruits and most of them have the highers fiber content.
I’m actually not a big fan of rice protein. I believe Organic Hemp Protein Powder (click here for a great source for affordable organic help powder) with all the necessary amino acids, good fiber and essential fatty acids is a better choice. Three tablespoons of hemp will provide 15 grams of protein and works well in a smoothie with fruit. I use hemp to add a bit more protein from a vegan source to my Shakeology. If Shakeology ever introduces a 100% vegan version, I would hope they use hemp. But I have no insight to whether a 100% vegan source Shakeology is in the works or not.
As for the next program, I usually like to see people do another round of P90X. But perhaps you are looking for more variety and I can understand that. If buying a 2nd program what I would do is get Turbo Fire and do a P90X/TF hybrid workout. I’m going to have one up later today and will come back and post up a link to it here when I’ve got it done. The reason why I like Turbo Fire is the HIIT workouts. You can workout for less time and get the same or better results than a longer workout. And HIIT plus P90X is killer in terms of ripping fat off of your body but keeping or building the lean mass. Insanity is a secondary choice. It’s very addictive but a lot of physical stress. I’ve already go a hybrid workout up at http://www.pressplayfitness.com/members/m/articles/view/test (just skip the kettlebell workouts which is a bit much unless you are into extreme fitness).
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