When I started P90x, I wasn't too concerned with following the Nutrition Plan. I am not doing it for weight loss, so I didn't really think it applied to me. Well, around Week 6/7, my Husband (who is also doing P90x) suggested that we start following the plan strictly.
Soo.. enter, myfitnesspal.com
A GREAT app to record all the foods you eat, your exercise and daily notes. Its a great resource to track what you're eating. I am on Phase II of the Nutrition Plan. This involves 40% protein/40% carbs/20% fat - 2,040 calories. No problem! Easy Peasy, right? Protein..Carbs...Fat... oh, wait. SUGAR. Where is the category for sugar? By 2 PM today, before I had even eaten lunch - I had already gone OVER my daily allotment of sugar!
This has definitely been eye opening. Seeing what you're actually eating is pretty scary.
(btw... this is just a random pic I found online..)
For example - there is a Chick-fil-a downstairs in the building I work in. Sometimes when I forget my breakfast, I will grab a yogurt parfait from there. Quick, cheap healthy .. right?
Um, apparently WRONG. There is THIRTY-freggin-NINE grams of sugar in that itty bitty cup! wow. Anytime we go out to eat now, I have to look up the menu online and choose my meal based on the nutrition guide. There are so many things that you'd think are semi-ok on the health scale - and they're really BAD.
Anyways - I have yet to have a 100% successful day yet! Its hard to get in all the calories, but even harder to get the right kind of calories!