top
How To Be Fit Mobile
How To Be Fit
Family Owned and Operated Since 1995
SITE INDEX USE OUR SEARCH
ABOUT CONTACT
On
Facebook
On
Twitter
Blog
Team Howtobefit on Facebook Team Howtobefit on Twitter Team Beachbody Coach Blog
Shakeology Daily Dose of Dense Nutrition Team Beachbody  Decide. Commit. Succeed
$2.00 shipping on superfood dense Shakeology ordered on Home Direct* - you save $12.00!
Workout of the Day
Interval Workout
from Insanity
with Shaun T
Stream it for FREE today
*Easily change ship dates, cancel at any time
Challenge Pack Special Offer: Just $160.00 - You save $110.00
The Beachbody On Demand Performance Challenge Pack
Unlimited Streaming of Over 40 Beachbody Workouts for 1 Year
Plus energy for your workouts, nutrients to recover for the next one

Includes 80 Day Obsession with Autumn Calabrese
Beachbody On Demand
Streaming Workouts
Click here and scroll down
to the 3 Month Membership for a 14 day FREE trial
Work out at home, no equipment necessary. Just $2.99 a week or $99.00 a year
Connect with a Top Team Beachbody Coach Today for Support and Accountability
Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter
Rich Dafter
Coach, business owner, runner, father
Team Beachbody Coach George Penn
George Penn
Coach, entrepreneur, business owner, father
Team Beachbody Coach Ayanna Penn
Ayanna Penn
Coach, entrepreneur, mother
Team Beachbody Coach Jessica Watters
Jessica Watters
Coach, Pilates instructor, mother
Team Beachbody Coach Robert Mainor
Robert Mainor
NYPD Officer,
Coach, father
Team Beachbody Coach Alexandria Garza Escobedo
Alexandria Garza
Coach, family doctor, mother
Team Beachbody Coach Kevin Grant
Kevin Grant
Coach, business owner, entrepreneur, father
Team Beachbody Coach Edmalia Constanza
Edmalia Constanza
Coach, yoga and CIZE instructor and mother
Team Beachbody Coach Diane Beach
Diane Beach
Coach, business owner, mother
Team Beachbody Coach Robert Mainor
Michelle Weise
Coach, business owner, mother
Team Howtobefit has almost 500 Team Beachbody coaches nationwide. Pictured are some of
our most experienced and
successful coaches.
If getting healthier and fitter and getting a 25% discount on all Team Beachbody products while you are doing it sounds like a great idea,
then why not try the 30 day
risk free trial membership?
The Team Beachbody Coach
and Business Membership
Just $39.95 to sign up
and then $15.95 a month

(that's less than $ .53 a day)
Click Here to Learn More
Facebook Groups: Eat Your Way to Health Journey to Fitness and Health Next Step Running Goal Crushers
Featured Videos: 80 Day Obsession Weekly Obsession Eat Your Way to Health

5 Diet Myths and Why You Shouldn't Believe Them

Click here for more great resources, tools and information from Team Beachbody to help you reach your health, fitness and lifestyle goals!

At last count, there were about 50 billion, trillion, gazillion different diet books and diet plans out there, all touting new, miraculous ways to shed the pounds. At first perusal, it can seem downright baffling, so let me let you in on a little secret. At the core, any reputable eating plan is going to basically consist of these foods, eaten at a slight calorie deficit: mostly fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean protein.

And yet, we still manage to screw it up.

Don't feel bad about it. Between old wives' tales and people who just read the back covers of diet books and decide they're experts, there is more disinformation floating around out there than across the desk of a White House Press Secretary. (Get off your high horse. I didn't mention which party I was talking about.)

In an attempt to cut through some of these falsehoods, we've collected a list of some of the bigger flubs:

  1. DonutsIt doesn't matter what you eat, as long as you eat less. All food isn't made the same. If it were, surfing champion Laird Hamilton would live on Twinkies and Dr. Pepper. No, the complex human body needs a variety of nutrients to work at its best. When you're eating at a deficit, you have to make especially sure you're covering all your bases. This becomes more important still when you're on an exercise regimen, because your body is going to be burning extra nutrients, so if you don't give it what it needs, it won't function as well and that will hurt your results. So remember to take a daily multi-vitamin in addition to an effective diet and fitness regimen.
  2. Eat lessThe less you eat, the better your results. This is sort of true, but the theory has its limits. True, if you're not getting enough calories, your body will use fat as fuel, but it can only do so much of this before serious breakdown happens, so you really need to stay above 1,200 calories. Second, your body has a mind of its own, of sorts, so if you deprive it of food long enough, it's going to panic and hold on to its emergency fuel supplies (we call it fat) in hopes of riding out this difficult period. It's called "starvation mode," and when you suddenly stop losing weight but you're only eating 1,500 calories a day, that's probably why.
  3. ProteinsLimit yourself to fats and proteins. "Low carbing" can be okay in moderation. "No carbing"? Not so okay. Yes, there is some benefit to upping the protein for a while, but you still need some carbs. They are your primary fuel source. Using anything else for food is extremely stressful, especially for your body's fuel processing center, the kidneys.
  4. Bananas and carrots are not badBananas and carrots are bad. This comes from the whole glycemic index (GI) craze. GI proponents say that carrots and bananas are low in fiber but high in sugar, so they should be avoided. Nonsense. First off, eating fresh fruits or veggies is a little different from eating, say, jelly beans, because fresh produce is loaded with vitamins and minerals and it does have some fiber. We dare anyone to find us an overweight person whose biggest indulgence is a banana.
  5. Fat free productsJust look for "fat free" or "sugar free" products. This is just the sneakiest marketing ploy in the world. Simply put, "fat free" doesn't mean "sugar free" and vice versa. Cotton candy is fat free. Is it a diet food? Butter is sugar free. Is it a diet food? In the rare event that you find something that's fat AND sugar free, it might be okay, like some fat-free cheeses. But odds are it's going to taste like cardboard.

Of course, as soon as diet number 50 billion, trillion, gazillion and one comes out, there'll surely be another set of myths to dispel. This is a good starting point, though. But if all else fails, just remember our mantra: "Create a diet consisting mostly of fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains and lean protein. Eat those foods at a slight calorie deficit."

back to top
Find It Fast
Shakeology

Beachbody Performance
3 Day Kickstart
Ultimate Reset
Daily Sunshine
Beachbody
Challenge Packs

Beachbody
Workout DVD's

Polar Heart Rate Monitors
SHAKEOLOGY
SUPERFOOD SHAKE
Superfood Packed Shakeology - Try It Risk Free
Save up to $15.00
Try Shakeology
Risk Free On Home Direct
BEACHBODY ON DEMAND
Beachbody On Demand Streaming Workouts
Stream every Beachbody workout for one year for just $99.00
BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE
Beachbody Performance
Beachbody Performance
Sports Performance
Supplements
3 DAY REFRESH
3 Day Refresh Kickstart
Quick Weight Loss
to Jump Start a New
Healthy Eating Lifestyle
POLAR HEART RATE MONITORS
Polar Heart Rate Monitors and Accessories
Best Deals on Polar
Heart Rate Monitors and
Accessories
Become a Team Beachbody Coach and Help Change People's Lives
» Stream 100's of Workouts
» Shakeology
» 3 Day Refresh
» Ultimate Reset
» This Weeks's Best Deals
» Free Personal Coaching
» Enter the Challenge
» Team Beachbody Blog
» Workout Programs
» Nutritional Supplements
» Watch Product Videos
» Weekly Meal Planner
» Team Beachbody Tutorial
HOTTEST SELLING DVDS
» YOUv2
» Core de Force
» Country Heat
» 3 Week Yoga Retreat
» 22 Minute Hard Corps
» Hammer and Chisel
» CIZE
» 21 Day Fix
» 21 Day Fix Extreme
» PiYo
» Insanity Max:30
» Body Beast
» Focus T25
» P90
» P90X3
» Insanity
» TurboFire
» 10 Minute Trainer
» P90X2
» P90X
» Asylum
» Brazil Butt Lift
FITNESS TOOLS
» Body Fat Calculator
» Body Mass Calculator
» Caloric Needs Calculator
» Calories Burned Calculator
INDEX OF RESOURCES
» Aerobic Exercise
» Bicycling
» Fat Burning
» Fitness
» Flexibility
» Health
» Heart Rate Training
» Kid's Fitness
» Motivation
» Nutrition
» Outdoor Fitness
» Over 40 Fitness
» Running
» Swimming
» Synergy Fitness
» Walking
» Weight Loss
» Weight Training
GET TO KNOW US
» About Howtobefit.com
» Contact Us

How To Be Fit Site Index

RESOURCES
» Beachbody On Demand
» Workout Programs
» Nutritional Supplements
» Get Fit Faster
» Free Personal Coaching
» Read Our Blog
» Join the SuperGym for Free
» Join the Club
» Get Paid to Be Fit
» Enter the Challenge
» Watch Success Stories
» Watch Product Videos
» Watch Workout Tips Videos
» Watch Healthy Eating Videos
» Weekly Meal Planner
» Get Nutrition Tips
» Get Fitness Tips
» Team Beachbody Tutorial
» SuperGym Tutorial
INDEX OF ARTICLES
» Aerobic Exercise
» Bicycling
» Fat Burning
» Fitness
» Flexibility, Yoga & Massage
» Health
» Heart Rate Training
» Kid's Fitness
» Motivation
» Nutrition
» Outdoor Fitness
» Over 40 Fitness
» Running
» Swimming
» Synergy Fitness
» Walking
» Weight Loss
» Weight Training
FITNESS TOOLS
» Body Fat Calculator
» Body Mass Calculator
» Caloric Needs Calculator
» Calories Burned Calculator


GET TO KNOW US
» Head Coach Rich Dafter
» About Howtobefit.com
» Howtobefit on Facebook
» Howtobefit on Twitter
» Contact Us
JOIN OUR TEAM
Team Beachbody Coach
and Business Membership
If getting healthier and fitter and getting a 25% discount on all Team Beachbody products while you are doing it sounds like a great idea, then why not try the 30 day risk free trial membership?
Just $39.95 to sign up
and then $15.95 a month

(that's less than $ .53 a day)
Click Here to Learn More
ENTER THE CHALLENGE
Click Here to Enter
The Beachbody Challenge
with your chance to
Win $500.00!
back to top

Polar Heart Rate Monitors and Accessories at Howtobefit.com

My name is Rich Dafter and I created and launched Howtobefit.com on January 1st, 1995. I have used Polar heart rate monitors exclusively for over 30 years and it is my privilege to now be part of Team Polar. Polar Ambassador 2017 Beginning with the Polar Vantage XL in 1986 to my Polar V800 today, I have monitored and recorded virtually every run, every workout and now every step, calorie burned and hour of restful sleep. Having also been a Polar authorized heart rate monitor dealer for many years, I can offer you excellent support and customer service. Click here to contact me if you have questions or need recommendations.

Best Deals on Polar Heart Rate Monitors and Accessories

New From Polar
Polar OH1
Heart Rate Sensor

· Convenient - Embrace the freedom of Polar OH1's unmatched diversity for use in countless different sports. This optical heart rate sensor offers an easy-to-use alternative to heart rate chest straps
· Versatile - pair it with your favorite app, your Polar training device or broadcast your heart rate data in a group environment
· Built-in memory - store up to 200 hours of training data
· Updatable - firmware updates that enhances its functionality
· Rechargeable - enjoy 12 hours of operating time on its rechargeable Battery

    Polar for Fitness, Running and Weight Loss
Polar M200
Polar M200 Running and Fitness Watch
Wrist Heart Rate
Integrated GPS
Activity Monitoring
Mobile Connectivity
Running Program
In Black, White and Red
Click for Best Price
Polar M400
Polar M400 Running and Fitness Watch
GPS Pace, Distance, Altitude
Fitness & Activity Tracker
Waterproof
Advanced Technology
Social Smart Watch
In Black, Blue, Pink,
Red and White

Click for Best Price
Polar M430
Polar M430 Running and Fitness Watch
Wrist Heart Rate
GPS Speed, Distance, Pace
24/7 Activity Tracker
Vibration Alerts
8 - 30 Hours Training Time
In Black, Grey,
Orange and White

Click for Best Price
Polar M600
Polar M600 Smart Watch
Wrist Heart Rate
GPS Pace, Distance, Altitude
Waterproof Fitness Tracker
Full Android Wear
Smart Coaching
In Black and White
Click for Best Price
Polar V800
Polar V800 Multisport Watch
Top of the Line Polar
Advanced Multisport GPS
Custom Sport Profiles
Fitness Tracker
Full Triathlon Compatibility
In Black, Blue and Red
Click for Best Price
Polar A360
Polar A360 Fitness Monitor
Wrist Heart Rate
Activity Tracker
Color Touch Screen
Water Resistant
Calorie Counter
In Black, Pink,
White and Blue

Click for Best Price
Polar A370
Polar A370 Fitness Watch
Wrist Heart Rate
Assisted GPS
Improved Sleep Analysis
Broadcast Heart Rate
Water Resistant
In Black and White
Click for Best Price
Polar FT4
Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor
Continuous Heart Rate
Smart Calorie
Water Resistant
Replaceable Battery
Chest Strap Included
In Purple/Pink andSilver/Black

Click for Best Price
Polar FT7
Polar FT7 Heart Rate Monitor
Continuous Heart Rate
Energy Pointer
Smart Calorie
Water Resistant
Chest Strap Included
In 5 color variations
Click for Best Price
Polar FT60
Polar FT60 Heart Rate Monitor
STAR Training Program
Calories and Fat Burn
Smart Coaching
Coded Transmitter
Water Resistant
In Black, White and Red
Click for Best Price

    Top of the Line Polar for Running, Cycling and Triathlons
Polar V800
Polar V800 Multisport Watch
Top of the Line Polar
Advanced Multisport GPS
Custom Sport Profiles
Fitness Tracker
Full Triathlon Compatibility
In Black, Blue and Red
Click for Best Price
Polar V800 Package
Polar V800 Multisport Watch with Stride Sensor
Top of the Line Polar
Advanced Multisport GPS
Custom Sport Profiles
Fitness Tracker
Full Triathlon Compatibility
In Red
Click for Best Price
















    Polar for Cycling and Multisport
Polar M450
Polar M450 Cycling Computer
Cycling Speed, Distance, Route
GPS and Barometer
Smart Visibility
Personalized Feedback

Click for Best Price
Polar V650
Polar V650 Cycling Computer
GPS and Smart Coaching
Color Touch Screen
Altitude Data
Training Analysis
Instant Data Sync
Click for Best Price
Polar V650 Set
Polar V650 Cycling Computer Set
H6 Heart Rate Sensor
GPS and Smart Coaching
Color Touch Screen
Altitude Data
Training Analysis
Click for Best Price
Polar Cadence Sensor
Improves Cycling Technique
Identifies Optimal Cadence
Evaluate and Analyze Training
Compatible with V800 and V650

Polar Speed & Cadence Set
Improves Cycling Technique
Identifies Optimal Cadence
Measures Speed and Distance
Measures Pedaling Rate

    Polar Accessories
Polar Balance Scale
Polar H7
Polar H10
Polar Stride Sensor
Polar Bike Mount
Polar Soft Strap
Polar WearLink
Polar H1
Polar T31 Coded
Polar T31
back to top
© 2018 Howtobefit.com  -  Join for Free -  Beachbody On Demand  -  Be a Coach  -  Shop  -  Earnings Statement  -  About   -  Contact  -  Home