Most people's New Year's resolutions usually involve losing weight, but Australian underwear model and personal trainer Paul "PJ" James's was the exact opposite: he wanted to become fat to better understand his obese gym clients!
Matt Johnston of the Herald Sun has the story:
PJ, 32, has already gone from 80kg to 100kg since making his New Year resolution to boost his flab.
"I have always found it easy to tell clients what to do to lose weight, but it's hard to tell where a client is coming from and how they are feeling," he said.
"There are health risks, I won't shy away from that. But I'm trying to do it as responsibly as possible, with regular blood pressure and health checks."
He said his body had tried to reject the fat at first, but he had worked hard to make sure he stacked on the kilos, and was now starting to notice people looking at him differently.
"Especially when I'm trying to train clients and they are doing sit-ups and I'm standing there with a massive gut," he said.
"My gut is pretty big. That's where most of the weight seems to be going."
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