Doing P90X - how many calories should I add?

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I know everyone will have a different idea, but I'm looking for a ballpark figure..

I have been doing P90X faithfully for 4 weeks and 1 day. I don't know if I'm burning the 600 calories advertised since I don't do the pull ups and I don't do quite as many reps as the video shows (but I'm getting there ).

So my questionhow many calories should I add, plus what kind of calories? Protein, fat, carbs or all of the above?.

I have basically not lost any weight since I started, but I am getting muscles. I don't know if I'm in too much of a calorie deficit or if my body is just trying to hold on to the weight. Any smart people out there than can steer me in the right direction?.

By the wayI LOVE P90X!.


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Your question was: Doing P90X - how many calories should I add?.

Congrats on the exercise program. That is a vey hard core program..

I don't beleive that your body holds on to weight because of being in "too much" of a deficit. Your deficit is indicated by your long term loss rate..

If you are not losing, adding calories will not help. More calories slow loss rate. Less calories increase it. Instead, I suggest looking at how you are running your program (any cheats?)..

Comment #1

Doing p90X is a big deal. But I doubt you are burning the 600 calories, given you are a female (smaller) and also not doing the most difficulty.

Don't forget that you can burn a lot in your daily activities as well. Move around. Use the stairs, not the elevator for up to a couple flights. Walk for short trips. Etc...

Comment #2

Hey Devildog,.

Could I ask you a few ques? A friend will sell me the px program for $60, but she doesn't have the booklet it comes with.... Will I be lost? Do I need the booklet to figure everything out?.

Sorry to derail your ques...

Thanks for any info... (and is that a good price?)..

Comment #3

Thanks, I'll look into it. Chocolate can't be too bad. Although I've never been a fan of protein drinks..

Thanks Poly, some cheats, (I know) but none that are too far off. I travel alot for work and take my meals with me and stay at a Residence Inn so I buy the add-ins for the week. Last week I was gone on vacation and was probably 80% on plan. I only gained .6 so I don't see it as a major failure. But I keep trying..

I don't think you need the book. You can look online for any of the written material. They may have the workout programs on there. There are 3 different programsclassic, doubles, and lean. They use the same 12 DVDs but in different order.

It is tough but you can do it with modifications. What I love is that each one shows how much time has elapsed on the DVD, how long you do each exercise and what's coming up next. Very well organized. Good luck..

Allison, I don't think I'm there yet, but my "guns" are growing!..

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