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Interview With Billy Beck III

Billy Beck III -- celebrity fitness trainer

Billy Beck III

I recently had the opportunity to interview Billy Beck III.

Billy, also known as BB3, is a legendary figure in the weight loss and fitness fields.

He is President and CEO of BB3 Results-Driven Training and Nutrition Center located in Sunrise, Florida. He trains executives, models and celebrities who demand and expect nothing but results.

Awards and media

He is a two-time winner of the MET-Rx World's Best Personal Trainer contest. He was named PEAK and Personal Fitness Professional Magazine Personal Trainer of the Year.

He is seen on television, heard on the radio and published in magazines like Men's Health, Muscle and Fitness and Men's Journal.

"Beck is a walking health and fitness encyclopedia who knows the complicated physics of converting fat into marble." Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The Interview

Billy was kind enough to take time from his busy schedule to answer some questions about weight loss. He knows what you need to do to lose weight. Here's what he has to say:

Dr. Dan:

I know your father was an incredible figure -- a Special Forces Marine, tall, strong and powerful but also a gentleman. Was he the greatest personal influence in your life?


Yes without a doubt. My father has been my role model since day one.

What was most interesting was that he never told me to do or be anything. He would work 10-12 hours a day and then come home and train.

He ran marathons and triathlons and was a Toughman fighting champion in his forties. Just by watching him, I became engrossed in all forms of physical training.

That says a lot about being a parent nowadays. With childhood obesity at an all-time high, parents are looking for ways to help their children.

When in reality the best way to motivate your children is to motivate yourself. Take care of yourself and then your children will follow.

Dr. Dan:

You train elite athletes who are already near the peak of development, and yet somehow you help them achieve even more. Is there a secret to that success?


Everyone regardless of level and experience can improve. Most professional athletes have never been taught about nutrition, supplementation and training.

When working with any client whether a pro athlete or stay-at-home mom or a construction worker, the first step is always the same. I first clarify the client's goal.

Next, I collect data via questionnaires, body composition, hormonal and metabolic testing. With this information I then create a plan specific to that individual's biochemistry.

Then one of the most important and most often neglected steps: I educate the client on nutrition, training, supplementation, hydration and sleep. This empowers the client so they know WHY they are doing what they are doing.

Finally, we take ACTION! Four weeks later, we re-assess and modify as needed to ensure continuous improvement. That is the system that works for every living person.

Dr. Dan:

Not everyone is going to be a professional athlete, an Olympic champion or a movie star. How important is exercise for the rest of us?


Nothing happens until something moves. Exercise is critical to weight loss. It is the stimulus for physical change and transformation.

The beauty of exercise is that it doesn't have to be boring. If you are not doing anything right now all you need to do is something.

Go for a walk, do 5 squats, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Just move. Most people think of exercise as torture and until they detach that meaning from their minds it will be.

The mind is the real muscle. Train the mind to enjoy exercise and then it will be so.

Dr. Dan:

I hear it all the time from my patients -- "I just don't like to exercise." But they need to lose weight for health reasons and to feel better about themselves. Is it possible for them to get to their ideal weight and stay there without exercise?


You can lose weight without exercise. Can a person achieve their ideal weight? Well, that depends on the situation. From my experience, I say no.

Exercise, specifically resistance training, has a drug-like effect on the body. With the proper training protocol you can increase fat-burning, metabolism boosting hormones that signal the body to change. Do this consistently and the results will come.

All physical change stems from focusing on three key areas:

  1. Challenging the body with exercise
  2. An effective and sustainable eating strategy
  3. Mental Conditioning

Dr. Dan:

A lot of my patients tell me, "I don't eat that badly." And yet they are overweight and suffering. Are there common mistakes that people make in their diet that they might not be aware of?


Yes. To go through every mistake would require me to write the Encyclopedia Britannica.

The real problem is not the person but where the information comes from. In a world of marketing gimmicks and quick and easy "solutions" that don't work, people are often misled and end up frustrated not knowing what to do.

In the end, they blame themselves. Always consider the source of the information and if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.

Over the years, I have come up with some principles that apply to every person. I refer to them as the EAT PRINCIPLES. These form the foundation of every effective fat burning eating plan. You can see them here.

Dr. Dan:

What do you tell someone that is morbidly obese? Is it just too late for some people? Should they just give up?


In the snap of your fingers, 10 billion liver cells die and 10 billion more are reproduced. In fact, every second of every day your body's cells are continuously dying and renewing themselves. In one year every cell of your body will be born again.

You will be completely NEW in one year. What you become is determined by how you live, what you eat and what you do.

If you provide the body with the proper nutrients and gradually challenge the body with exercise then you will change positively. So to answer the question "YES! You can!"

It is never too late. You are already changing. How will you look and feel one year from now is determined by what you do consistently each day -- starting today.

Dr. Dan:

There is currently a tremendous amount of research on genetics and hormones and their relationship to obesity. What does that research tell us about people that just can't seem to lose weight? Are some people doomed to be overweight because of their genes?


In order to change body composition you must take into account hormones, lifestyle and genetics. Hormones and lifestyle are manageable.

Genetics are often thought to be something you either have or you don't have. You can't do anything about it.

While I do agree it is more challenging for some people than others no one is a victim of their genetics.

To quote obesity expert George Bray, "Genetics are the gun. Environment pulls the trigger."

What this means is that someone may possess the genes to store more fat, but what they do or don't do determines whether they express those genes. People are only doomed if they believe they are doomed. Anything is possible to those who believe.

Dr. Dan:

It's easy to lose self esteem and even to become depressed when you are overweight. And when you are depressed it's hard to be motivated to exercise or improve your diet. Do you have any advice for someone who is overweight and feeling down about it?


Take a different approach. Focus on getting your mind right. Dream of being the person you want to become. Visualize it all the time.

Obsess over it in a healthy way. Be the most positive person you know and start to develop the self-belief that you can really do this.

Above all, go in knowing that in order to achieve what you've never had you must do what you have never done. Don't try to be perfect. Strive for consistent progress.

Dr. Dan:

We are seeing an epidemic of the metabolic syndrome -- diabetes, elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure leading to heart attacks and strokes. There are medications to treat these problems, but the treatments are not always successful and there are side effects. Is there something that can be done about these problems without medications?


Absolutely. Sometimes people need medication because they have neglected their health for far too long but as I stated earlier the body is ever-changing and with time medication may be able to be reduced or stopped completely. That is something you must work together with your physician.

I have had dozens of clients go completely off their medications by altering their lifestyles through exercise, nutrition, supplementation and improved sleep.

Dr. Dan:

Many of my patients tell me that they tried exercise but that it just didn't help. Is there some reason that exercise would not seem to help someone that was trying to lose weight? What advice would you give them?


There can be many reasons some more obvious than others. Here are ten of the most common reasons why exercise does not always work:

  1. Inconsistency of exercise
  2. Ineffective exercise program
  3. Poor eating habits
  4. Excessive alcohol and sugar consumption
  5. Poor digestion most commonly low stomach acid levels or dysbiosis
  6. Adrenal fatigue
  7. Poor sleep patterns
  8. Dehydration
  9. Excessive consumption of processed foods (white breads, pastas, pastries,etc.)
  10. Parasites and Candida
To reach Billy

BILLY BECK III Personal Training & Performance Center
705 Shotgun Road
Sunrise, FL 33326
USA Office: (954) 424-8584
Fax: (954) 252-2294

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  • 28960 US Highway 19 North, Suite 115
  • Clearwater, FL 33761
  • (727) 771-8282

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