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Tips Archives - Chris Garrett Fitness | Dream-2-Reality | Team D2R

Body Beast Calorie Calc...

Body Beast Calorie Calculator This calculator uses the Body Beast Nutrition Guide and shows you how many calories your should eat while doing Body Beast to GAIN MUSCLE MASS.  Keep in mind this is a guide and not necessarily right for everybody.  You might need to increase these...

Macronutrients

Macronutrients The last post I did regarding nutrition answered the question:  “How many calories should I eat“?  That post will help you determine the volume of food.  Now the next question is “What should my my macronutrient ratio be?  To answer this question you...

How To Calculate Calori...

How Many Calories Should I Eat? How to Calculate Calories Needed I often get asked often ” How many calories should I eat ?”.  It is an important question and since there are many programs out there that are not clear how many calories you should eat to lose weight, I...

Which Beachbody Program...

  There are many popular programs from Beachbody like P90X, Insanity, TurboFire, and Brazil Butt Lift, but which program is right for you?  Is it possible that none of the programs I just listed are right for you?   It is important for you to know what your options are. Everybody has...

Healthy Cookout Tips

Healthy Cookout Tips It’s the 4th of July and for many people that means cookouts! I love cookouts with family and friends, but too often people think that cookouts automatically mean unhealthy food. Here are some healthy cookout tips to try today: – Grilled boneless,...

Acid vs Alkaline Foods

Acid vs Alkaline Foods Many people don’t understand the difference between acid vs alkaline foods and how they can affect the body.  The standard American diet today is full of acid forming foods.  These foods can have a serious effect on your body.  By eating too many acid...

How Many Calories Shoul...

How Many Calories Should I Eat to Lose Weight?   Quite often I hear the questions “How many calories should I eat to lose weight?”  or “How do I know when to change my calorie intake and macro-nutrients?”  These are great questions!  Nutrition is 80% of your results with...

Not Losing Weight?

We quite often hear from people who are frustrated because they are exercising and not losing weight and want to know how to lose weight with P90X or other Beachbody programs.  There are several things to keep in mind when doing these programs or any other fitness regimen that I will...

Starvation Mode

Some of you may have heard the term “Starvation Mode”.   There are a lot of misunderstandings as to what starvation mode is so this post is to help describe what starvation mode really is and how it can affect your weight loss results.  It will help you understand how to...

Dealing with Stress

Stress… we all deal with it from time to time.  Some have more stressful lives than others due to their profession or what is going on in their lives at the moment.  High stress can lead to high levels of cortisol which can affect our weight loss goals.  For those of you that...

Schedule Your Day!

One of the biggest reasons people don’t workout is because they say they don’t have time, but the reality is they just haven’t made the time.  You NEED to make exercise a priority and part of your routine.  Exercise and proper nutrition will keep you healthy, put you...

Healthy Snack Options

Okay, so we have to eat every 2-3 hours all day long.  How do we pull that off?  The 3 meals make sense, but what can we do for those 3 “snacks” that are quick, on-the-go fuel that will give our body what it needs to keep firing on all cylinders? I’ve found some good, healthy...

Measuring Body Fat

One of the most important tools in monitoring your progress is tracking the change in your body fat percentage.  Far too often we only look at the scale, but fixating on body weight is not necessarily the right thing to do.  When we start a rigorous workout program, we not only lose...

HUGE Promotion!!

                Winner Revealed!!  Watch this video to see who won! : )   OK guys… we don’t do this very often, but we are holding a HUGE  Promotion right now through March 23rd 2011 – Every person that purchases...

How to Join Our Team

Since our team is growing pretty rapidly and we have had a lot of questions from a lot of people asking if we can coach them, I wanted to post this so everyone knows how to join our team.  Most of this is found in the “Join Our Team” tab, but here is the information out in...

Push Up / Pull Up Tips

So many people are intimidated by P90X because of the pull ups.  It is not uncommon for people starting out to be unable to do even one pull up!  Some of you have gotten discouraged because you were unable to do a pull up or you were unable to do a push up with your knees off the...

Photo Tips

One of the reasons you probably got to this site is because you saw my Power 90 and P90X photos (before and after) or videos floating around on the internet. I initially thought “nobody will ever see my “before” pictures”, but I took them anyway because the Power...

Fat Shredder Foods

Perhaps you are in the “Fat Shredder” phase of your workout program.  We followed the Fat Shredder ratios during Power 90 and into P90X, and believe me, if you will stick with it, you will be SHOCKED at how the body fat will melt away. For many (like myself), going into “Fat...

Eating Out

Eating out totally blows our nutrition plan, right?  Well, often, YES!  But it doesn’t have to.  I occasionally eat out on a date night with Tekoa or eat out with friends.  So do I throw my nutrition tracking out the window and just let loose on these occasions?  No! I’ve worked...

Morning or Night?

“Should I workout in the morning or in the evening?”  This is a very common question and after some research I have determined it is mornings… and here is why.  The good news for morning people is that people who exercise in the morning gain more benefits than people who...

Timing Your Meals

One of the most important lessons we learned as we went through our transformations was the importance of properly timing our meals.  I now eat over 3,000 calories per day!  That’s enough to make almost anyone gain body fat, right?  Well, not if done properly.  We learned during...

Power 90 1500 Calorie D...

Below is my post for those of you who keep asking us exactly what we ate through Power 90.  It may not be super-exiting, but it worked!  Enjoy! For those of you who want to do exactly what I did, let me break down for you what we ate during Power 90.  The Power 90 nutrition plan lays...

P90X Nutrition Plan

For a lot of people the P90X Nutrition Plan can be a bit confusing.  I want to go over the basic information you need to follow from the guide and explain how we manage what we consume on a day to day basis. It is important that you read your P90X nutrition plan!  The following...

Shakeology Info, Cost, ...

INFO YOU SHOULD KNOW IF YOU ARE ORDERING SHAKEOLOGY 1) Home Direct (Auto Ship) Customers get FREE Shipping, which saves them $12.02 per order per month. Home Direct places you on a 30 day auto ship program, where you receive the product automatically each month. 2) Club Members get 10%...

Tummy Issues

It’s 60 day picture time and I haven’t seen a difference in my tummy for a while.  I have a little pooch that I’m passionate about getting rid of.  So I’ve decided that for these last 30 days of P90X I’ll keep close track of my diet, using the...

Proper Form is Crucial!

Hey Team!  I wanted to talk about proper form while working out.  Tony Horton talks about it quite often during the workouts and I want to emphasize its importance. Occasionally I find myself losing good form as I am pushing myself too hard to get those last reps that I want.  I am...

Power 90/P90X Diets and...

So many of you have been wondering what we did for our diets and supplements and how we managed cravings so here it is: Keep in mind that everybody will be a bit different when it comes to what they need from their nutrition plan to meet their own goals.  This is just information as to...