What Should You Know?
If you are willing to try to make the changes on your own you need to know:
- your maximum heart rate
- total body fat
- how many Calories you consume daily
- how many Calories you expend (burn) daily
We have included easy to use calculators and charts in our Web site so that you can assess your own body health, or, understand what you need in order to make the necessary changes.
If you would rather we do the calculations and create plans for you, simply use this link to Meal Plans. Once you begin the process you will need to answer a few questions and then follow our guidance. We will structure the information so that it's easy to follow.
Good or Bad Eating Habits
Food is good for you. Eating a lot of food is not bad if you are burning a lot daily. Eating too much food - or the "wrong" foods - is bad and that's what creates the fat.
Let's be clear. There are 2 main reasons you get fat.Eating too little food daily and eating mostly fat foods.
Although it can make you fat if you eat too much, most people do not eat the number of Calories required for their body daily. So people get fat because they fail to eat what the body requires daily. If you are not feeding your body correctly, it stores. The only thing the body knows how to store is fat. Your body will take both good and bad foods and turn it into fat if you are not eating properly.
You may think that's a pretty bold statement. But in more than 40 years of learning about health and nutrition, as high as 60% of the people we've encountered who are "over weight" (fat) eat less than 1,200 Calories daily.
These diets telling you carbohydrates are bad, or "selling" you that some foods are 'reportedly' bad for you, are only an attempt to get you to purchase something else they want you to buy. With enough "shock" value in their advertising, the general public is 'duped' into buying - without regard to the health risks to the buyer.
NO foods "make" the body burn fat. Carbohydrates are an essential part of a good diet! Your body needs Carbohydrates.
In general, you should eat about 13% Protein, approximately 65% Carbohydrates and the rest should be UN-saturated fats. Unsaturated fats are used to distribute food throughout your body. Protein is used to build muscle and maintain muscle. Carbohydrates are used for energy, brain function and mood enhancement. Which of those are you willing to give up?
There are only 2 ways you will know how and what to eat.
You can study nutrition and how the body works with regard to fueling the body as well as how the body responds to various foods.
OR, you can reap the benefits of Garrison Body. Becoming a member provides you with what you need to know to get the results you want and become healthy in the process.
Know What You Eat
Look at the package for whatever you eat and calculate the number of Calories based upon the package information. That means you will need to measure the serving(s) of the food you eat for a few days. Once you do this you'll have a good idea of the serving size for everything you eat so you won't need to measure all the time. Do that for everything you eat during 1-24 hour period in order to use the Garrison Body Calorie Calculator.
DO NOT attempt to adjust the numbers to what "you" think is right for you. Each person in the world requires different Calories per day, but 100% of the population requires the same calculations. If you decide the number that appears in the "Under / Over" box is only a guide, you will not reach your goals.
Success begins with this information.