AMA On Fitness and Nutrition - ThingsThat RhymeWithOrange (CLOSED)

Welcome everybody to my fitness and nutrition AMA. I'll be your guide today, dropping serious knowledge to help you drop pounds, add pounds, or maybe just help you live a little bit healthier.

I'm usually active from 8am until 8pm, but I check in on the weekends occasionally so if you miss that time frame don't fret: I will do my best to answer each and every question.

In case you're wondering, "Is this guy just some Dr. Oz quack shilling for Lipozene and/or Hydroxycut?" I can assure that I am no such quack. In fact, I'm not even a doctor (yet). My bonafides are as follows: Roughly 5 years ago I was tipping the scales at 290 pounds (+/- 5 pounds). And I really wasn't a handsome 290 either. Rather upset with the way I looked, the way I felt, and the way I was living I decided to make a change. In 2 months on the South Beach Diet, I lost 35 pounds. I was proud, but I wanted to keep going. I talked to a marine buddy of mine who helped me out with my nutrition, my workouts, and my life from that point forward. In 20 months, I lost 121 pounds reaching my lowest weight of 169 lbs.

Since that point, I've continued working out and eating healthy. Most of what I know about fitness and nutrition comes from personal experience. I have taken several nutrition courses and exercise physiology courses over the years, but I am no expert in those fields. I have taken what I've learned in the classroom, on the internet, and in the gym and put it to work for myself. I am my own guinea pig. From that, I've been able to separate fact from BS. I've been a personal trainer to over 20 people: I've helped people get ready for weddings, drop 15 pounds and tone up for beach season, and I've helped people change their life. So, go ahead and ask me anything.

*Disclaimers

1. I am a guy, but I am well-versed enough with women to help them out. Don't be shy!

2. I don't recommend fad diets to anyone. Don't ask about South Beach, Atkins, Paleo, etc. unless you want a one word answer (Spoiler Alert! The answer is 'no').

2a. That said, I will tell you why they aren't good for you.

****UPDATE**** Sorry if I don't respond to some of your followup questions right away. Kinja is being a bit funny and not letting me see your latest comments. So ThisGuy and elisethestrange, hang in there. I'm not ignoring you.

AMA On Fitness and Nutrition - ThingsThat RhymeWithOrange (CLOSED)