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P90X Carbohydrates List: Where to Get Your Carbs

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P90X Carbohydrates List: Get Your Carbs from Fruits and Veggies

Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of fitness. Monica and I started doing P90X in 2005, but we totally overlooked nutrition. We were able to achieve certain goals, but could not bridge the final gap to get the results we really wanted. Earlier this year, I resolved to start another round of P90X and learn more about nutrition. The results have been amazing. Here’s a little info on the P90X Carbohydrates List.

The P90X Nutrition Guide starts with high doses of lean protein and gradually adds carbohydrates back into the diet. I am currently on Phase III (Endurance Maximizer). What I’m learning is that all carbs are not created equally.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to ride with Joel Friel of Training Bible. Joel was recently featured in an article in Bicycling Magazine on this very topic. His theory is that when we get our carbs from starchy foods (i.e., pasta, bread, etc.), we teach our bodies to burn sugar. What we really want to do is to teach our bodies to burn fat. One way to help that effort is to get your carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables.

Here are a few examples of the carbs available in fruits and vegetables from the article to serve as a helpful P90X Carbohydrates List:

  • 1/4 cup raisins (32g)
  • 1/2 cup brussel sprouts (7g)
  • 1 cup peas (25g)
  • 1 cup strawberries (11g)
  • 1 cup spinach (7g)
  • 1/2 cup carrots (8g)
  • 1 orange (14g)
  • 1 cup collard greens (12g)
  • 1 ounce corn (7g)
  • 1 cup cantaloupe (15g)
  • 1 cup squash (30g)
  • 1 sweet potato (44g)
  • 1 artichoke (13g)
  • 1 cup watermelon (11g)
  • 1 cup green pepper (10g)
  • 1 cup broccoli (4g)
  • 1 peach (17g)
  • 1 banana (30g)

In contrast, 1 cup of spaghetti has about 40 carbs, so you can see how easy it is to get your carbs from fruits and vegetables. In addition, fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that are not found in starchy carbs. Here’s a short video post explaining this theory a bit more to encourage you to eat your fruits and veggies and pack in the carbs! It will do you a world of good.


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Author: Dave

Father, retired attorney, cyclist (road & track), skier, surfer, recovered triathlete, half of a dynamic coaching team and co-founder of the Fit Club Network. Living my passion as an entrepreneur helping people achieve their fitness and financial goals.

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