Paul James is an Australian personal trainer and former underwear model who intentionally gained 40kg in five months “so that he could better understand his obese clients.” Seriously.
James ate piles of junk food and did no exercise for five months to achieve his bizarre goal of 120kg. When I say piles of food, I mean piles. Three litres of chocolate milk, crisps and bacon for breakfast. A whole chicken and chips before bed. No exercise at all.
In a testament to the set-point theory (that is, your body likes to keep your weight relatively stable), despite this ridiculous diet, James had difficulty gaining weight at first.
But gain he did, and after keeping the weight on for three months, he has been working hard to lose it all. The Herald Sun has just reported that he’s almost back to his original weight of 80kg. What a fuckin’ surprise.
PJ said the biggest change he made was switching to a healthy diet, and he also follows a regular exercise regime.
“I didn’t do anything drastic because I wanted to show that anyone could make the changes that I made,” he said.
A man who was not fat works incredibly hard to force his body to become fat. Then said man works out like a demon to get his body back to his starting point.
That’s no fucking insight in that. Fat people don’t drink three litres of chocolate milk for breakfast. We don’t eat chickens before bed. Most of us eat a reasonable diet and exercise. Most of us have spent years changing our diet and exercising in a vain attempt to lose weight. Most of us have failed to lose weight, but then we never started with the physique of an underwear model.
“I achieved what I wanted to. I got a greater understanding and appreciation for anyone trying to lose weight and I am really proud of going the extra mile to relate to my clients.”
In the meantime, he’s also gotten a lot of international press that has cemented what so many people think of fat people: we’re gluttonous, lazy slobs. But no matter, at least he achieved his goals…
Like I said, Paul James is a turd.