Here's why one personal trainer purposefully packed on 90 pounds, how he got his lean body back, and his simple diet-and-eating plan to help transform your body. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.
Man on a mission
Trainer Paul "PJ" James was counseling overweight clients on how to slim down, but at 176 pounds of lean muscle, he had no idea how it felt to carry extra weight. With two-thirds of Americans now overweight or obese, he wanted to understand firsthand the struggled of someone trying to lose weight. To do this, he intentionally gained 90 pounds in order to take them back off. James hit 264 pounds before returning to his healthy weight, and shares his journey in his new book, Take It Off, Keep It Off. Try James' real-world tips to shed points -- and keep them off for food.Get moving in the a.m.
"Start every day with 15 minutes of cardio intervals -- such as brisk walking outside or on the elliptical -- before breakfast," says James. "Doing cardio on an empty stomach isRead More »from 9 Easy Ways to Lose Weight and Keep it Off