What 'Is' a Diet?
Diet, very simply, is the food we eat daily. A Diet is not something you 'do' once or twice a year. A diet is how you eat every day. Your diet needs to be how you eat daily 12 months of the year. A diet that works best for you is something that Garrison Body will help you design. A good diet is one that provides the right amount of protein, complex carbohydrates, vegetables and fruit your body needs daily.
Why Not Diet?
To "diet" once in a while is simply saying that you are attempting to lose fat. There are very few other reasons to "diet" instead of creating a daily diet for yourself. "Going on a diet" is not going to provide the results you want. You want to eat well every day so that your body will not only respond quickly when you want to lose a little fat, but also in order to remain healthy - not get those colds or flu several times a year. And, there is no "diet" in the world that works for what you truly expect a "diet" to do for you. You want to lose fat and only fat. If you "diet" rather than eat healthy daily all year long, you'll only lose a little fat and a lot of muscle. How do you tell? That "skin" that remains is not "skin" but the fat you wanted to lose in the first place. Have a reliable person perform a body fat analysis for you using skin calipers. The only more accurate method is going to the hospital and paying for a dunk-tank body fat analysis. All other methods can be as high as 10% over or below your actual body fat percentage.
Why Lose Fat and Not Weight?
If you do not know whether you are losing fat or lean mass you need to stop whatever you are doing to lose weight. Your body doesn't simply get rid of fat just because you want to lose fat when you are trying to drop weight. Your body is always trying to survive. If you don't know how to burn fat and not muscle when you lose weight, chances are you are going to lose 90% lean mass (muscle) in your attempt to lose weight. Before you begin your weight loss regiment you need to have your body fat tested. That way you know what you are losing when you see a reduction. "Usually", people lose muscle and very little fat because they listen to all the old "wives tales", books that are attempting to sell you something, or simply someone you know who seems to know everything.
Who Cares if it's Fat or Lean I'm Losing?
Dropping weight by a diet, or combined diet and exercise, without knowing if you are burning more lean mass (muscle) than fat mass (fat) will result with the opposite effect you wanted. You will end up with less "weight", more fat, and weaker because you burned a lot of your muscle. In the end, you are less healthy than when you started. Burn fat not muscle. You'll lose the weight, size and be healthier.
How Do I Burn Only Fat?
That is the easiest question to answer - maintain a heart rate of 65% or less during any activity you perform in an effort to lose fat. To find 65% of your heart rate calculate from the number 220 by subtracting your age. Once you have that number, which is your Maximum Heart Rate (MHR), multiply by 65% and you'll know your best heart rate at which to burn fat. Or, simply use our handy calculator below. The resulting number is how many beats per minute — indicated as B.P.M.
Can Someone Help Me?
Another easy question and "yes" is the easy answer. A Personal Trainer from Garrison Body can develop a diet and exercise program for you based upon your age, goals, and health. A personal trainer is someone who has trained and certified in exercise techniques.
Each personal trainer will have their own 'views' on what program will work best for you. At Garrison Body we provide more than a personal trainer who is with you while you exercise. We provide everything but a body to hold your hand while you work out. What we feature is a more scientific, proven methodology. Our training programs are written specifically for each individual based upon their capabilities.