I REALLY liked the nutrition plan that came with the Power 90 Home Boot Camp. It will give you some awesome recipes and ideas for some surprisingly delicious meals. Being used to other diets I honestly didn't expect to see a breakfast with two poached eggs and toast... =) Awesome, huh? So make sure to read and re-read the Nutrition guide before you get started with your Power 90 program. Nutrition is 80% of fitness and if you go into the exercise program without properly planning your meals and snacks you won't see the incredible results that you want to see.
I kept my calories at 1500 a day with a 50/30/20 ratio. 50% of the 1500 calories was protein, 30% in carbs and 20% in fat. This actually made for some excellent meals and snacks.
Here is an example of what I ate every day...
Breakfast: Shakeology with 2 Scoops of Optimum Whey Protein & PB2
Mid-Morning Snack: 1/2 Service of Raw Almonds (12-14)
Lunch: Whole Grain Pita Pocket with 6 slices of Deli Turkey, 1 oz. of Low Fat Pepper Jack & Romaine Lettuce & an Apple
Mid-Afternoon Snack: 3 Slices of Deli Turkey & 1 Cup of Mixed Berries (Strawberries, blueberries & blackberries)
Dinner: 6-8 oz of Chicken, steak or fish. Two cups of steamed veggies (usually broccoli and cauliflower) and 1/2 Sweet Potato
Evening Snack: Protein shake (1 scoop)
This gave me enough variety that I didn't get bored with what I ate and I never felt hungry or full. So it was perfect and I had alot of energy.
I "never" cheated. Well actually... I haven't cheated yet. =) It may come to a time where I may, but I do encourage you to stick to your nutrition plan. Don't have any cheat days. If you HAVE to, enjoy a cheat meal once in a while, but keep it to a minimum. Maybe once or twice a month, tops. I have been so excited with the Power 90 program and Shakeology that I haven't been tempted to cheat at all. I have had a few days that I was craving carbs, but it wasn't overwhelming and I didn't give in.
Planning and focus is key. We spend weeks and months planning vacations, but how often do we plan things that REALLY matter, like our health? Take the time to prepare for your new life. Get rid of that bad food in the cupboard. Go shopping for new healthy food. Get those supplements and be ready for your Day 1. It made SUCH a huge difference for me. I planned almost two weeks to do this program and I'm so glad I did. It has paid off ten fold.
Don't make the mistake of just doing the exercise and not starting to change your lifestyle. If you do, you won't be happy with the results AND you won't have the energy and focus to make it through your routine. Imagine eating at a buffet and then going to do a workout. Know how you'd feel? That's what I mean. =)