Every fitness program requires exercise, rest and diet. A diet is simply defined as the food you generally consume, whether it’s good for you or not. Diet does not necessarily mean eating so-called “diet” products such as low-calorie packaged meals or diet soft drinks. During the course of the 90 day program there is no rest day for quality food. Fatty, sugary, and fried foods will hinder your path to fitness. Tony Horton was on a steady diet of fast food for years before taking control of his health and eating right. Eating well will not only help you shape your body but it can also lead to more energy, better sleeping habits, and better overall health.
Tony Horton’s P90X meal plan is not a starvation diet. The P90X system is designed to get your body fit. Good food is crucial to repair your body and build muscle, so you should not “overdo” the plan and under-eat to maximize the weight loss. Your body is designed to store food in calories when it detects that there’s more muscle demand than the calories can afford. This can lead to a breakdown, and it’s important to take the lead with your health. Eating good food, especially vegetables, water, fruit, grains, and unsalted/unroasted nuts, prepared well, will be a rewarding component of your total workout.
- Read ingredient listings for unwanted additives and sugars. If you’re afraid to look, you probably shouldn’t be eating it.
- Eat well, do not starve yourself. You are on a path to fitness, and a leaner form will come naturally from your exertion.
- Stay on the recommended caloric intake through the programShop throughout the week for fresh food.