Beachbody and P90X Nutrition with Health Concerns
You may think that these three things do NOT go together. You may think that these three things have a mutually exclusive relationship. Well, I am here to tell you that it is NOT the case.
How do I know? Well, I have personally helped those suffering from Celiac disease, diabetes, food allergies and similar issues and health concerns by tweaking certain aspects of the nutrition guides of Beachbody programs.
- Do NOT skip breakfast.
- Eat 5 small meals a day spaced about every 3 hours apart.
- Each meal consists of protein, carbohydrate and fat.
For those suffering from diabetes, following these guidelines is KEY. Eating those smaller meals on a regular basis KEEPS the sugar levels in the body stable.
Well, how about those suffering from Celiac disease, food allergies and other issues or health concerns? You STILL need to follow these guidelines. The KEY to success here is in the food choices.
Here is a guide to follow to put meal plans together so you can find your recipe of results!
- Make a list of all the foods you CAN eat. (list out meats, vegetables, fruits, seasonings, sweeteners, fats, grains, etc.)
- Put the foods together to make well balanced meals.
- Make index cards of the meals.
- Shop & eat from the cards.
Maybe the list seems silly but it DOES work. It is the process I follow when I tackle a nutrition problem. How about some sample meals:
4 oz Salmon (grilled or baked)
1 serving of Asparagus
1/2 cup Quinoa
4oz Sirloin (grilled or broiled)
1 cup of Broccoli
1 small Sweet Potato
4oz Chicken breast
1/2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/2 cup Mushrooms
1/2 cup Snow Peas
1 cup of Carrots
2 tsp. Honey
4oz Orange Roughy (or some other fish)
1 cup of Cauliflower
1 small Banana
4 oz Turkey Breast
1 cup of Spinach
1 tsp. Olive Oil
1 Granny Smith Apple
4 oz Tuna
1 cup of Mixed Berries
So there are 6 well balanced meals. Each has a good portion of protein, good carbs and good fats. Each meal is about 300 calories. Obviously, you can mix-and-match and rotate as needed. Just work off your list of foods you created.
What if you suffer from food allergies? It is quite fine to have one of these meals 5 times a day. You could then cycle through the meals completing a full rotation every 6 days.
What about post-workout nutrition? After workouts, I highly recommend a small meal that is about 200 calories. We are looking for the ideal profile of 4:1 carb to protein and trying to stay away from fat for our recovery post-workout. A small banana with a glass of soy milk may do nicely.
Hopefully, I have shown you that Beachbody programs and their nutrition guides do NOT have to have a mutually exclusive relationship with nutrition guidelines for Celiac disease, diabetes, food allergies and similar digestive issues or health concerns. They can work together and DO work together!
Following these guidelines and pushing play every day will get you a recipe of results!
If you suffer from these types of health concerns and have been struggling to get results, then follow the guidelines above to find your recipe of results!
By Lee Michael Graves
*Lee Michael Graves is an Independent Team Beachbody Coach and a Contributor Writer for www.RippedLikeNick.com. You could follow him on: