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.
Fitness Minutes: (50,655)
3,464 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.
Fitness Minutes: (891)
55 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?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.