Who are you and what are you doing?
Well, on the inside I am a little boy that continues to dream bigger & better dreams that are impossible to reach, but on the outside I am an adult that is making those dreams a reality through the power and favor of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It has been a blessing to be able to transform my skinny 135 pound body at the age of 19, to my now 180 pound body at the age of 33.
I got serious about weight training when I was in college at the age of 20 and have been serious about it since then. After winning two bodybuilding shows when I was in college in Indiana I decided to make the move to California to pursue a full time career as a fitness model and actor. Since that move I have been blessed with over 40 fitness magazine covers, the title of 2011 WBFF World Champion, and being a sponsored athlete of Magnum Nutraceuticals supplements and Schiek Fitness gear.
On the acting side I’ve managed to have some success by appearing on the following: Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Sunset Tan, Bones, Scrubs, Party Down, Mayne Street, Rizzoli & Isles, All My Children, Days of Our Lives, Young & the Restless, Happy Endings, Breaking-In, & 300 Rise of an Empire. I’ve also appeared on several talk shows, such as, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brian, Chelsey Lately, The Marie Show, Bethenny Frankel. Furthermore, I’ve had over 30 appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres show, and over 5 appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel & on The Talk too.
I continue to do all the above mentioned stuff as much as possible, but now my focus is also on my website, www.JamesEllisFit.com where I currently selling workout video downloads and my e-books will be coming soon too. I’m hoping to turn the website into a fitness membership website by the end of the year too.
How does your diet look?
For diet I typically eat some good lean protein. So, chicken breast, fish, turkey, egg whites, Greek Yogurt & lean protein shakes are the foods I typically eat. I find that the good carbs I like to eat are sweet potatoes, brown rice, oats/oatmeal, rice cakes, & fibrous carbs (steamed broccoli & grilled asparagus). Another tasty thing I like to eat is Greek Yogurt with chocolate protein powder & blueberries mixed into it.
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What is your daily calorie and macro´s intake? (On- and Off-Season)
To be honest I don’t really have an off-season since my full time job is fitness modelling. My bodyfat always stays between 4-8% and I rarely let it get as bad as 8% to be honest. I just try to eat as clean as possible all the time and I’m always training like a beast as I never really know when I’ll get a call to do a fitness cover shoot. It’s important to …