Take It Off, Keep It Off by Paul PJ James – Book Cover Fitness model and trainer gains and loses weight to understand overweight and obese clients and be able to help them lose weight too.
Have you ever interviewed or hired a personal trainer and discovered that they had no clue how to help you lose weight. Trainers who have been fit their whole lives have trouble identifying with overweight and obese clients. They dont know where you are coming from or how it feels, so how can they can advise you on how to gt in shape?
One personal trainer and underwear model, Paul “PJ” James, also came to this realization. He felt like he couldnt responsibly give overweight and obese clients tips on losing weight since he had no idea what it was like being in their shoes. In a radical move, he set out to gain weight over a three month time period, maintain that weight for another three months, then lose the weight over the following six month.
PJ details his experience in the book, Take It Off, Keep It Off: How I Went From Fat to Fat…and You Can Too-Safely, Effectively, and Permanently. He met his initial goal and tipped the scales at 246 pounds at the end of the first period. He went from slim and muscular to a 46 inch waist. Maintaining was easier than he imaged because binge eating became a new habit and the junk food he was eating made him feel lethargic.