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Just ahead of a New Year, and Obi Obadike doesn’t think you should spend it in the same health and fitness rut you were in in the last year. The personal trainer to fit stars like Morris Chestnut and Stephen A. Smith, Obadike believes anyone can change their outlook, health and body.

Obadike has over 1.8 million Twitter followers and is considered one of the most influential fitness experts on Twitter. He is co-host of a nationally syndicated health TV show called Lifestyle Magazine Health. It airs on TBN and is seen by 4 million people in 190 different countries globally.  Throughout his career, Obadike has appeared on over 50 fitness covers and has written over 100 fitness articles for different fitness magazines.

Here are the Obi Obadike’s Top Four fitness and nutrition tips!

1. The two best appetite suppressants when you are hungry late at night are drinking water and eating vegetables. Vegetables are high in nutrients and low in calories and along with water, will help you to make you feel fuller and curb any hunger issues you may have late at night.

2. You can eat “cheat” meals weekly and still maintain your shape if you maintain the 90/10 rule which is eating healthy 90 percent of the time and cheating 10 percent of the time. The best time to eat a cheat meal is after you work-out because your body will absorb it better in terms of the the extra fat and calories. You also need to make sure that when you eat cheat meals that the size of the cheat meal is reasonable. It should be no bigger than the size of the palm of your hand. Portion sizes matter even with a cheat meal.

3. For optimal fitness, cardiovascular and weight-training are both equally important and you shouldn’t neglect either of them from a weight-loss and weight management perspective. With cardio, you burn optimal calories immediately but with weight training you burn calories after the workout. Combining them together on a weekly basis you will burn the most calories which will help to build and tone and ultimately will help to speed up your metabolism

4.  It’s important to make sure that you do your weight-training first before you do your cardio.If you do your cardio before you weight-train, it will zap your energy and prevent you from being able to effectively complete your weight-training workout.

You can find Obadike on Facebook here.

Who is the fitness person this morning?

Obi Obadike-Co-host of Lifestyle magazine on TBN.

What was the name of that movie again that O.B. Said he trained Morris Chestnut for?

Best Man Holiday.

Do you have a list of food I can to where I can lose weight?

Healthy foods you won’t go wrong with are brown rice, chicken, steak, turkey, oatmeal, broccoli, spinach, apples, etc.

I’m already a lean individual (6’2″ 194 lbs) but I don’t like to do cardio. What kind of weekly cardio should I do over the winter?

The best type of cardio for fat loss in the gym is either the treadmill or elliptical.

I’m a 49 year old trying to loose weight and I’m also menopausal. How can I lose 50 lbs?

Diet is 80 percent of the battle in losing weight….. Healthy Foods you wont go wrong with are brown rice, chicken, steak, turkey, oatmeal, broccoli, spinach, apples, etc.

I want to know how do you lose that last inch to 2 inches of fat on the stomach?

I lost all the stomach but can’t seem to get rid of the last little bit. Diet is 80 percent of the battle. Healthy Foods you wont go wrong with are brown rice, chicken, steak, turkey, oatmeal, broccoli, spinach, apples, etc.

Can I get your health specialist information please?

My email address is obifitness@verizon.net to contact me for any detailed information.

Hey I’m a Diabetic, but I need to put some muscle on….is there any way I can do it with out using protein?

Yes you can you would just have to eat more carbs and fats to make up for a lack of protein.

I am in the worst shape ever. I have bad knees and fibermyalgia. How do I get motivated to get started because I really want to? I feel awful, help me please.

You need to be on a structured tailored diet and exercise program to help you lose weight. Healthy Foods you wont go wrong with are brown rice, chicken, steak, turkey, oatmeal, broccoli, spinach, apples, etc.

I purchased a Jawbone and actually walked off 20 lbs. Monitoring my steps and making sure I reached a certain goal a day helped.  I still would like to lose about 40 lbs. What does one do during the winter months when it’s a little to cold to walk 2 miles a day in Baltimore?

Diet is 80 percent of the battle in losing weight and if you aren’t exercising as much as you would like to then that means your diet has to be on point.  Healthy Foods you wont go wrong with are brown rice, chicken, steak, turkey, oatmeal, broccoli, spinach, apples, etc.

Do you have a website that I can look up?

My website is obiobadike.com

How can I reduce my love handles?

Diet and exercise will help with that. Healthy Foods you wont go wrong with are brown rice, chicken, steak, turkey, oatmeal, broccoli, spinach, apples, etc.

What are your thoughts on meal replacements, i.e.  Herbalife? Javon?

I am not familiar with Javon but I am not a fan of meal replacements. There is no supplement out there that can ever replace real whole

I’m 51 years old 331 pounds and I’m trying to lose weight can you help me?

Yes please contact me at obifitness@verizon.net and lets chat there and I can help you.

Good morning, what’s the best way to tighten the abs?

Some good abs exercises: leg Raises, sit-ups, Flutter Kicks, Planks, etc.

How can we follow you?

My twitter page is Obi_Obadike and my facebook page is ObiObadikeFitness.

What’s your expert opinion on sweet potato fries?

Sweet potatoes fries is very good but is kind of considered a cheat meal but not bad to eat as a little cheat treat. It is probably healthier than eating regular French fries.

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