Alexis Ohanian hasn't gained any weight recently, but we can't say the same for his previous self. He thinks back to a time when he neglected his nutrition and health, which led to his weight gain. Alexis Ohanian claims that he started his weight loss journey after the birth of his daughter. He is a very body-positive person and doesn't like body-shaming anyone; once when his wife Serena Williams was body-shamed online for her weight gain he had her back and he gave a very befitting reply.
Alexis Ohanian is an internet entrepreneur, activist, and investor from the United States. He is most recognized for being a co-founder of Reddit, a well-liked social news website. The start-up guy is how many people refer to him. His plans to become a lawyer initially changed when he traveled to Cambridge to hear Paul Graham's talk on How to Start a Startup with his buddy Steve Huffman.
His initial business endeavor was to promote the concept of an online meal delivery service. However, it was an idea that was already in existence at the time and did not secure Alexis Ohanian any sponsors. Then he developed the concept for "Reddit," a social news and media aggregator that allowed registered users to post content. The concept was approved by Y Combinator as a start-up, and it was a huge success.
It was then sold for an enormous quantity of money to the media business Condé Nast. In addition to founding numerous start-ups, he also wrote the fourth-best-selling book for hard-core businessmen, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed, which was featured in The Wall Street Journal.
He is married to tennis player Serena Williams and the couple has a daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. He is a well-known businessman and philanthropist who has earned the respect of his colleagues in the corporate world.
With his rise in fame, Alexis Ohanian has a huge fanbase and they notice every small detail about him. There are rumors recently about his weight gain. Read this article to find out about his weight gain journey.
Alexis Ohanian Looks Back at His Weight Gain in the Past. He Is Now Completely a Different Man.
As of recently, Alexis Ohanian (@alexisohanian) hasn't gained any weight, but we can't say that of his past self. He recalls the time when he had no care for his diet and health which resulted in his weight gain.
In his media interviews, he claimed that he would eat the same meals for days and that all he cared about was work and would stare at the screen for days with minimal breaks which contributed a lot to his weight gain. But that all changed when his daughter was born, and he decided to choose a healthy lifestyle.
Many men make excuses to avoid going to the gym, but Alexis Ohanian is not one of them. That was not always the case. The Reddit co-founder and entrepreneur neglected his health in favor of his business for the first 34 years of his life thus resulting in his weight gain. He took great pride in his ability to function on little sleep and large periods of screen time.
But when Ohanian and his wife Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) found out they were expecting a child at the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne, he made the decision to start caring about his health again and lose all the fat he had gained over the years and get in his best physical condition for his family.
Alexis Ohanian made the statement in the days before Father's Day, which was his first after the birth of his daughter Alexis Olympia. The new father, who is teaming up with Johnnie Walker to celebrate the momentous occasion, opened up to MensHealth.com about his transformation to a healthy lifestyle. In the interview he stated:
I knew I needed to start taking my fitness seriously,
Ohanian claimed he likes strength training because it feels very efficient and is different enough to distract him. His first step was literally a step down to the gym at the hotel he was staying at in Melbourne. Just picking up the free weights again, Ohanian claimed he likes strength training.
Alexis Ohanian couldn't say the same about treadmill running or bike riding. He claims to have been strongly against cardio for a very long time. Ohanian admitted that it was his wife, who is well-versed in fitness, who persuaded him to give cardio a try. He admitted that the most difficult aspect of cardio is keeping himself interested.
He hates people who body-shame others and after being subjected to body shaming after her weight gain, Serena Williams' husband Alexis Ohanian had her back. Ion Tiriac, a former tennis player from Romania who also owns the Madrid Open tennis tournament, condemned the 39-year-old Williams' performance, and Ohanian defended her.
Ohanian works out with Cressey Sports Performance's strength and conditioning coach Tim Geromini. His exercises now consist primarily of free weights with the occasional use of machines, but they always begin and end with 10 minutes of cardio to get his heart rate up. Regarding his diet he stated:
I love intermittent fasting. It’s easy for me because I love black coffee; that’s all the breakfast I need. On weekends, I cheat. Family breakfast is more important. And I’m 90 percent plant-based. I saw the documentary Game Changers before Olympia was born. It made a compelling case for a plant-based diet. At 34, I drink less than I did in my 20s. In business, it’s easy to drink every night. Now when I drink, I make it count. As far as my overall health, I’d give myself a B+—room for growth, but the trend is in the right direction.
Now the founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian has made significant progress and he lost significant amount of weight that he gained over the years and now appears in his best physique. He tries to maintain his physique and doesn't want to gain weight again in the future.