My P90X coach, BeFit4U, aka Karen, gave me a useful link for printouts to use to track what you're eating if you're following the P90X nutrition guide. They're certainly a good idea - I have been writing down what I eat almost every single day for 3+ years in a tiny notebook and that by itself clearly isn't getting me anywhere.
My friend, the lovely Luciana, aka designed to be kind or dtbk, has been reading The Thrive Diet (which I would love to do, if any of my local libraries would carry it) and summarized some great info for me:
Brendan recommends, by volume 45% greens and fibrous vegetables, 20% pseudograins, seeds, legumes, 20% fruit, 10% nuts, cold-pressed oils, and avocado, and 5% whole grains and starchy vegetables.
Also, the recovery shake used by non-vegan P90Xers is a 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein (which I'm still working on - I get a little thrown given that phase 2 of the diet is supposed to be equal ratios of carbs:protein overall).
So that's it for random information for this post. I started doubles today (I'm staring phase 2 week 2 today - I didn't realize I could start doubles until last night) so I did Cardio X this morning and I'll do Chest/Shoulders/Triceps and Ab Ripper tonight.
Breakfast was a green smoothie - 1 banana, 1 cup spinach, 1 cup kikkoman soy milk, 1 tbsp ground flax, 2 tbsp nutribiotic rice protein (it's yummy, actually) and 1/2 of a frozen peach. Okay, breakfast was actually a cup of coffee with silk creamer and sugar - I admit it :) Then I did Cardio X, then I had my smoothie.
I also had 1/2 of a Chocolate Mint Clif Builder's bar for a snack and then lunch was some Kashi Go Lean Crisp Toasted Berry Crumble (a double serving - I was pretty hungry - this morning's workout burned 404 calories!) and a cup of the kikkoman soy milk. In case you're curious - and I bet you are - that's 69g of protein so far today and 995 calories. I have no idea what dinner is yet.