Originally Posted by NewChief
You'll definitely lose a hell of a lot of weight on that. I'm a little dubious on the 1200 calories a day, because that's a really small amount, especially for a guy of your size. If you can do it, though, more power to you.
I'm sure others may suggest a better routine than p90x, but I think that it will suffice for your goals. I will say that there are more efficient (time wise) workouts than p90x that will give you most of the same benefits.
I understand the skepticism of the diet. To break it down:
Breakfast - 6 egg whites, 1 oz of cheese for the eggs, spinach (chopped for the eggs), 2 slices of turkey bacon.
Mid- Morning - Protein Shake with Water
Lunch - Chicken Breast (6 oz), Broccoli (1 cup)
Mid- Afternoon - Protein Shake with Water
Post Workout - Protein Shake with Water
Dinner- Chicken Breast (6 oz), Broccoli (1 cup)
This can get monotonous obviously, so when I need to I substitute green beans for broccoli and pork loin, shrimp or another lean meat for the chicken that has equivalent nutritional values.
The big consumption (as far as calorie intake) is the three protein shakes.
I agree that I am sure there is better routines than P90X for me, but I could use some guidance. Can you give me a resource that can get the same if not better workout for me in the same or less time? Time is a premium with a small kid in the house, but I have my own weight bench and dumbbells and barbells.