After putting it off for years, I finally have a professional facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/DrClayHyght
One way I’ve been using it is by doing live Q & A chats. I’m really enjoying doing these, and from the sounds of it, others are enjoying them, too…which is the point.
Below is a ‘transcript’ of the latest chat. The only thing edited is the exact order of the comments/questions so that it makes more sense.
By the way, please ‘like’ my fb page: 1) so you’ll know when I’m doing these live chats, etc 2) to help spread the word so I can help others…I’d appreciate it :)
Dr Clay: Got a question? Fire away!
I’m answering questions LIVE for the next 30 min – 10amPST/1pmEST – 10:30amPST/1:30pm EST
My expertise is in Physique Enhancement. So exercise (resistance training & cardio) as well as nutrition are perfect topics.
Mike W: (leftover question from last Q & A chat) – What brand or type of shoe would you recommend for my morbidly obese self who is thinking about the running after I sluggishly jog?
Dr Clay: in response to Mike Walker’s question about what brand of shoe do I recommend – I’ll admit when I don’t know something or if it’s out of my scope of knowledge/expertise..and specifics about shoes isn’t something I’d say I am an expert in. With that being said…1) don’t over-analyze your footwear. things like that give people ‘analysis paralysis’ and keep them from ever getting started. my blunt words (which is what I’d say if we were in person) are “just put on some damn shoes and go run/walk.” 2) I’m a big fan of ‘barefoot-type’ footwear like Vibram’s Five Finger shoes or New Balance Minimus. And you know what? Good old Vans are a great ‘minimalist’ type shoe that goes overlooked. Main thing is…just do the damn exercise ;)
Mike M: @DrClay 10 best proteins 10 worst carbs in your experience?
Dr Clay: we talking food sources, supplements, or both?
Mike M: Both please but food specifically.
Dr Clay: Best protein sources (in no particular order) – whey protein (CFM whey isolate in particular), egg whites, whole eggs, chicken breast, salmon, cod, cottage cheese (if not lactose intolerant), eye of round, turkey breast, and whey/casein blend.
Dr Clay: Please note the true answer is ALWAYS “It depends.” On to the carbs.
Dr Clay: 10 best carb sources (in no particular order) – sweet potatoes/yams, quinoa, basmati rice, bananas, apples, steel cut oats, Vitargo (best carb supplement), black beans, blueberries, kiwi
Dr Clay: HUGE TIP: in my experience working one-on-one with people for 20 years now, one of the MAJOR keys to making progress with your physique is to accept the fact that you’re simply going to have to eat the same ‘real’ foods (like those listed above) day in and day out. If/when you’re willing to eat egg whites, chicken breast, turkey breast, and lean fish along with the occasional protein shake and the corresponding natural carbs and/or fat sources, then you’re truly ready to make some physique changes. If you still insist on eating pop-tarts or cinnamon toast crunch for breakfast, then you’re not ready.
Mike M: Thank you but was worst carbs.
Dr Clay: oh yeah…worst carbs. that’s kinda hard to answer cause there are so many. how about coke, pepsi, coffee sweetened with sugar (even ‘natural cane sugar’), lucky charms, ice cream, milk (the carbs are primarily lactose), pretty much all ‘protein’ bars, white bread, gatorade, power ade, kool aid.
Mike M: This is where I have got to a high protein low carbs and 3 lots of intense cardo and 2 of weights I have cut all the worst things from my life and only with I had done it sooner.
Dr Clay: sounds like you’ve got a good start, Mike, keep it up! My parting advice is to not become ‘carb phobic.’ I see this happen a lot (and I’ve been there, myself) when someone does a low-carb diet long enough to see benefit. They often become scared of carbs, thinking that eating carbs will stop fat loss. Sure, eating too many carbs will stop fat loss, but not if you eat the right TYPE of carbs in the right AMOUNT and at the right TIME. Using carbs correctly will INCREASE fat loss.
Adam S: Will 20% more protein intake than your body need per meal potentially stunt fat loss? Also if you want to bulk, are best results in a bulk program to do it back to back for weeks. then cut for a week, or Bulk one day, cut the next?
Dr Clay: Adam, the word “need” is relative. But let’s say you mean ‘need’ as in “enough to maintain positive nitrogen balance.” Eating 20% more protein will NOT stop fat loss. (this is one of the MANY reasons why all calories are NOT created equal).
Dr Clay: Regarding ‘bulking’ (not my favorite term but…) I’ve found that focusing on muscle/weight gain for a period of weeks – often 2 to 8 weeks – works best, followed by periods of fat loss that range anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks works best. With clients I work with on an ongoing basis, we find a body fat level where they perform well and feel good, then we agree to not go more than 1 % (or so) higher than that. So, Tim, for example, often has mass gain phases lasting 6-8 weeks followed by 1-2 weeks of fat loss. This works GREAT!
Dr Clay: Alright, my friends, that does it for this live Q & A session. Hope you enjoyed/benefitted, if so, I’m happy to do this more :)
Adam S: Thanks for that :-)
Mike M: Thank you most helpful.
Dr Clay: de nada, amigos ;)
Adam S: I will do my bit to spread the word about Dr Clay in the UK!
Dr Clay: I’d REALLY appreciate that, Adam!