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SKYWATCHERRS Posts: 6,315
6/23/11 4:49 P

You HAVE to create a deficit when losing body fat. The average woman maintains her weight at about 2000 calories a day. I'd say cut down to 1500 (no lower because P90X is an intense system).

You don't want to go super low with calories; being too aggressive with calorie deficit can produce problems with your results. If you're doing a workout system like that you're going to need good nutrition to support the activity, so I'd say somewhere around 1500 would be good.

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6/23/11 2:53 P

The P90X nutrition isn't really for weight loss. You can lose weight on it, but the program itself is primarily for fitness. I would go with what Spark recommends, assuming you've entered the proper amount of activity you'll be doing.

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6/23/11 2:46 P

I am getting ready to start P90X and according to their calculations I am going to have to consume like 3200 calories a day...WTH??? That is almost double what I am doing now...so I am confused as to which I should follow??? Any suggestions from those of you who have done P90X?

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