Questions, Questions, Questions

{What I am about to write does not apply to those with an underlying medical or hormonal condition. I advise anyone embarking on a weight loss and fitness plan to have a thorough medical evaluation. You want to be sure that you are physically able to exercise and you don’t have any underlying medical conditions.}

Questions, Questions, Questions:

I have had plenty of questions over the years. Here are a few, with my answers.

Q. How many years do you think losing all that weight will add to your life?

A. I don’t know and I don’t care.  I did not get back in shape to live longer, I did it to live better.

Q.  Did you have surgery?

No. No drugs, no surgery, no gimmicks.

Q. What was your motivation?

A. Plain and simple I was tired of being fat.  Unless you have been obese you really don’t understand the self-imposed limitations on your life.  Can you imagine going into a restaurant or diner and praying that a table is open, because you can not fit in a booth. Or walking up a flight of stairs and stopping half way to catch your breath? How about taking a flight somewhere and wondering if you are going to to spill over into the next seat and  inconvenience the poor person next to you, or worse yet be forced to purchase an extra seat?  Obese people who say that they are happy the way they are, are full of it.  Take it from me, I was morbidly obese, I was fat, as I have stated I made Shamu look svelte — I was not happy.

Q. What is the secret?

A. There is no secret just:

Desire! Determination! Discipline!

Q. If there is no secret then why have a weight loss business?

A. To motivate others who share my past problem conquer theirs and to help others have a better quality of life and perhaps in the process SAVE a few lives.

Q. Is Fat Then Fit Now, part of your practice? Do you accept insurance?

A. No to both. Fat Then Fit Now is a motivational entity designed to get people started and succeed in regaining health and developing fitness. It is recommended that anyone utilizing Fat Then Fit Now have a thorough medical examination prior to beginning.

Q. Which web-site for information do you visit the most often.

A. Jimmy Moore’s site is the gold standard for low carb information on the web. If the research has been done, Jimmy has posted it on his site. His in-depth interviews are available on his podcasts.

Q. When do you plan to start the online version of Fat Then Fit Now?

A. I am planning  a relaunch of for January,  however I have taken on a clients at my office, as my schedule permits. Anyone interested can contact me via e-mail

Q. Will you accept children as well as adults as clients?

A. This is one I have not decided yet. Children are obese at an alarming rate, more concerning is the prevalence of type II diabetes in children today. Type II diabetes is commonly referred to as Adult Onset, however, now it is showing up more and more in the younger population. There is a need, but as of now, I am still just considering adding those under 18 years old.

Q. How do you feel that the current Surgeon General of the United States is overweight?

A. I don’t like it. I think we need to set examples. I have the same opinion about celebrities like Kevin Smith and politicians who don’t have the discipline to control themselves.

Q. You seem to be unyielding at times; Why?

A. Because, excuses and excuse makers are enablers. We have a serious problem, one that can’t be solved by being weak.

Q. When are you going to write a book?

A. I did and it is available in e-book and paper back versions, you can find the links at