Many of our team members on Sweet Life Fitness ask if they should drink shakeology with P90X, P90X2, or P90X3. This is an interesting question, because if you haven’t been here to Sweet Life Fitness before, you’ll quickly find out that I find nutrition as that secret key to fitness success. When it comes to P90X Shakeology, it is only helpful if you use it to benefit your workout program. I’ll explain what I mean by that today along with sharing my own personal “power shake” recipe that works well with the P90X series.
P90X Shakeology : How to Eat Right to Benefit your Workout Program
Instead of leading you on a wild goose chase of how great Shakeology is, and how you should buy it with my unintelligent, slimy sales pitch, I’m going to give you some actual facts. My hope is that it will be valuable to you.
When I first started P90X, I didn’t use Shakeology. I decided; why not just eat “healthier”. More chicken, more salads, less bad fast food.
It worked to a point, but not to the point that I wanted it to work. I then learned that how you eat, once you know HOW to eat, is what gets you to be successful at programs like P90X.
You need a healthy balance of protein, carbs, and fat. For P90X Fat Shredder, it’s 50% Protein, 30% Carbs, and 10% Fat. For P90X3 Nutrition: 30% Protein, 40% Carbs, 30% fat. (For tips on how to track this, check out How to Use MyFitnessPal).
For ultimate success with P90X Shakeology and your daily nutrition, listen up. Even if you are on a calorie-deficit to lose weight, you MUST space out your meals. Every 2.5-3 hours you should be eating, and always avoiding that “hungry feeling”
Because studies have shown time and time again that eating small meals through the course of the day speeds up the metabolism.
If you and a buddy eat 1900 calories per day to lose fat, and you eat every 2.5-3 hours, and he/she only eats 3 large meals equaling 1900 calories, you are more than likely to lose more fat.
This is because your friend only feeds their stomach when it’s hungry, so our body naturally stores the food energy as fat in order to make sure it has enough to survive.
But how does this fit into P90X Shakeology? Because Shakeology boasts the 70 healthy ingredients and 23 vitamins and minerals. These are things you just don’t get in your daily “eating healthy” diet.
More and more doctor’s urge us to supplement if we want to live a healthy and lean life, and combining P90X and Shakeology is one viable option. But how do you get the most out of it? Through my Power Shake that I’ll talk about next.
My P90X Shakeology Recipe
I have crafted my own P90X Shakeology power shake. In order to eat every 2.5-3 hours, I have to make sure that I have stuff to eat! Not only that, I aim to fit it into the protein/carb balance so I know I’m getting the best nutrition for P90X and my other workouts (like the new P90X3!).
I use Shakeology as my lunch, so that I’m not tempted with fast food (which ends up costing more than all of my “Power Shake” ingredients combined).
Check out the video for my P90X Shakeology story and shake. I’ll also post the ingredients below the video along with where you can get them and the nutritional facts.
In order to make the P90X Shakeology “Power Shake”, here is what you do:
FIRST – make this for Breakfast or Lunch. Don’t use it for a snack or for dinner as it isn’t optimized for later night eating. If you need help with figuring out how to balance your meals, feel free to Contact Me and we can work together to figure it out. If you want to use Shakeology for dinner or snaking, just use the shake alone without my extras.
POWER SHAKE Recipe (for those wanting to get lean muscle mass or are on Plan D-F P90X3 Nutrition)
- One Scoop of Shakeology
- One Tablespoon of Planter’s Natural Peanut Butter (you can use any brand, this is just what I happen to use. Aim for natural peanut butter though)
- Two Scoops, Optimum Nutrition Natural Whey Protein
- One Medium-Large size Banana
- (Blend to Taste, add Ice if you want it to taste like a smoothie)
LEAN SHAKE Recipe (for those on P90X Fat Shredder or Plan A-C on P90X3 Nutrition)
- One Scoop of Shakeology
- One TEASpoon of Planter’s Natural Peanut Butter
- One Scoop, Optimum Nutrition Natural Whey Protein
- One Half of a Banana (or one Small Banana)
(Blend to Taste, add Ice if you want it to taste like a smoothie)
- Want it even more lean? Do Everything and subtract the banana completely.
So that is what I use for P90X Shakeology. I love this recipe, and quite honestly drink it everyday. It doesn’t really get old for me (but then again I tend to be a bland eater!).
If you have any questions, let me know below. You can also try Shakeology yourself by getting it below and saving on Shipping with Home-Direct (you can cancel Home Direct anytime and still save on shipping).
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Yours in Fitness Success,