Alright, so lately Melinda and I have been getting a LOT of requests for our updated P90X grocery list, so I guess it’s time that I post it. Before I do so, though, I just have to share that my diet is CONSTANTLY changing, and my grocery list has changed just as much over the past 5 years. Here’s a quick review of where I came from and where I am now.
Before I started P90X, my diet was absolutely TERRIBLE! I ate pretty much anything that you can think of that’s bad for you, including pizza, burgers, fries, ice cream, etc. When I started the program, though, I knew that I needed to clean it up or I would have issues getting results. I read through the Nutrition Guide thoroughly and discovered that my knowledge of nutrition was about a 1 on a 1-10 scale! Yeah, it was that bad, and truthfully I had no idea what I was doing. The nutrition book helped me gain some basic knowledge of what was good and wasn’t good for me, and I had to make some pretty drastic changes to what I was eating.
The P90X diet played a huge role in my results, and ever since then I have been fascinated with health and fitness and have done a LOT of research on nutrition and diet. I have been constantly improving my P90X grocery list as I gain more knowledge, and now I feel like I’m at the point where my nutrition is pretty spot on and I’m eating things that I know are good for me, things that don’t have controversial ingredients. While on that subject, for those of you who don’t know, most of the foods that you think are healthy because of the label claiming them to be “low fat” or “sugar free” are most likely foods that really aren’t that good for you. It’s just a ploy by the food companies to make you believe you are buying something healthy for you, when in reality they have added so much crap to the food that it can be just as bad for you as other unhealthy foods. Foods that I thought were healthy 2 years ago are foods that I’ve discovered really aren’t that good for you. An example? Whole grain bread. I used to think that any whole grain bread was good for me, but boy was I wrong! Just about every single whole grain bread that I found in the typical big name grocery stores were loaded with sugar and contained numerous controversial and potentially harmful ingredients.
From talking to nutrition experts and doing my own research, I’ve found that the only way to truly eat healthy is to shop at an organic food store, so that’s what we now do. There are a few things we will get at a regular grocery store, but it’s very rare that we make a trip there anymore. Just about everything that we normally eat can be found at our local organic foods store. Sure, it’s a little more expensive, but I would rather pay a little extra money than purchase something that could be harmful to my family’s and my health. Definitely NOT WORTH IT to me! Quality is not something I will ever sacrifice when it comes to putting something into my body!
So, on to our updated P90X grocery list. I’m not doing just P90X anymore, but rather a combination of Beachbody programs like Body Beast and P90X2, so this isn’t just for P90X. However, it will at least give you an idea of what our diet looks like!
- Shakeology (we don’t get this at the store, but it’s something we purchase every single month and use as a meal replacement every day)
- Organic Bananas
- Organic Blueberries
- Organic Peanut Butter
- Organic Almond Butter
- Organic Raw Local Honey
- Silk Original Almond Milk
- Ezekiel Bread
- Fresh Chicken Breasts
- Organic Pineapple
- Organic Quinoa
- Organic Cereal (yes, they DO have this!)
- Organic Brown Rice Pasta
- Brown Rice
- Organic Pasta Sauce
- Organic Ketchup
- Frank’s Red Hot
- Sweet Potatoes
- Bottled Water
- 100% Organic Pure Maple Syrup
- Raw Whole Flaxseed
- Sunwarrior Vegan Brown Rice Protein
- Mrs. Dash Seasonings
- Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
- Olive Oil
- Green Tea
- Lean Steaks (on a rare occasion)
If you have seen my older P90X grocery lists, you now understand and see the major changes that we have made to our diet. For one, we have pretty much completely eliminated dairy. Also, we get most of our carbohydrates daily from fruits. Before, we would purchase a ton of dairy products and consume a lot of grains. And of course, we purchase mostly everything organic now. As we gain more knowledge, our list seems to constantly change. If you have any questions about what we are purchasing at the store, you are always welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you can follow me over on Facebook, and all you have to do is just “like” my page. Oh and if you want help going through P90X, as a Beachbody Coach that’s what I do. Just click here to make me your coach! It’s free 🙂