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PiYo Meal Planning with Coach Monica

This post was last updated on Aug 16, 2018 @ 12:24 am
PiYo Meal Planning by Coach Monica |

PiYo Meal Planning by Coach Monica |

PiYo Meal Planning

Chalene Johnson’s PiYo workout combines the core-firming and muscle-building benefits of pilates with the flexibility and strength benefits of yoga. The test group results were amazing and I’ve fallen in love with this program (it might have something to do with the fact that I can do it in bare feet)! Today I want to talk about PiYo meal planning so you don’t feel overwhelmed by the PiYo Nutrition Guide.

All of the Beachbody Nutrition Guides offer so many choices that some people end up getting stuck. Simplifying these guides has sort of become one of my specialties—I’ve done it with the P90X Nutrition Guide, as well as P90X2 and P90X3, the Insanity Nutrition Guide, and the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan.

The PiYo Nutrition Guide

The PiYo Nutrition Guide divides food into groups:

  • Primary vegetables
  • Secondary vegetables
  • Fresh fruits
  • Grains
  • Lean protein
  • Healthy fats (this section alone offers 22 food options!)

Cutting out items that do not serve you and your family’s needs is necessary in order to make meal planning less confusing and grocery shopping a whole lot easier.

My PiYo Grocery Shopping List

Here is my very own typical PiYo grocery shopping list to help you learn how to choose different foods when following the PiYo Nutrition Guide:

Primary Vegetables

  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Add-ons—mushrooms, asparagus and broccoli (bear in mind that these do spoil pretty fast)

Secondary Vegetables

  • Yams
  • Almond milk
  • Pinto beans

Fresh Fruits

  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries

I like that all of these can be easily packed in “to go” lunches.


  • Brown or wild rice
  • Whole grain bread
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Whole grain tortillas
  • Trader Joe’s Mediterranean flat bread (160 calories)

You probably already have many of these in your pantry!

Healthy Fats

  • Olive oil
  • Hummus
  • Avocados
  • Mozzarella
  • Goat cheese
  • Parmesan
  • Whole nuts (nuts are super practical because you can store them anywhere for a very long time)

Lean Protein

The lean protein meats listed in the PiYo Nutrition Guide include bison, ground beef and chicken. I definitely eat mostly chicken. To cut back on waste, I suggest that you buy smaller portions two or three times a week.

My PiYo Meal Planning Video

Hopefully, this video will give you some more ideas to help you with your PiYo meal planning:

Buffet Style Meal Planning

Buffet Style Meal Prep School: Lesson 1 "An Overview of Buffet Style Meal Prep" | TheFitClubNetwork.comIf you know me at all, you know that SIMPLICITY is at the heart of my coaching philosophy. If it’s simple, we’re much more likely to stick with it. When it comes to meal planning, I have seen too many people go crazy with it—searching for hours on Pinterest—and then fizzle out. This is what prompted me to create my Buffet Style Meal Prep School!

Click on the image to the left to start learning how to do this SIMPLE style of meal prep that will work with ANY weight loss plan you’re using. I use it with all of my favorite workouts—21 Day Fix, PiYo, and Shift Shop!

Free PiYo Coaching

If you’re not already working with a Beachbody coach, I’d love to coach you through PiYo! Helping you with PiYo meal planning is just one way I will support you on this program. This is FREE thanks to Beachbody, so you should definitely take advantage of it!

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Author: Monica

Wife, mother, former elementary school teacher, one-half of a dynamic coaching team and co-founder of the Fit Club Network. I am currently an Independent 14 Star Diamond Coach whose passionate about helping others transform their lives.

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