In an effort to inspire his client to lose weight, a dedicated personal trainer gained 70 lbs in less than four months so that they could get in shape together.
To reach the desired weight, fitness expert Adonis Hill had to stop his routine exercise and take in 7,000 calories per day. The heavier trainer surprised his client Alissa Kane, who joined the TV show “Fit to Fat to Fit” as a last-ditch effort to lose some pounds.
The 35-year-old Hill had overcome his own battle with depression and obesity in the past. In his late twenties, his depression led him to put on weight through comfort eating. However, before he reached 29, he was able to turn it around and lose 100 lbs.
New York teacher Kane, on the other hand, had been overweight most of her life. The trainer from Brooklyn figured that going through the weight loss journey together would best motivate his client.
Kane, who weighed 308 lbs, began to exercise with Hill, lifting weights and doing cardio exercises five to six days a week together. As part of their program they also planned their diet together.
His food addiction, however, seemed to return during the challenge
“I was putting in a lot of work in the gym but eating right was hard this time because I was coming off an old addiction,” he told Buzzfeed. “I had to wean myself off unhealthy food.”
With the aid of his doctor, he was able to overcome this by cutting out the junk food but staying on a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet to ensure that his body is able burn fat faster.
Kane, for her part, stayed away from fast food and ate only healthy homemade stir-fries, porridge oats and yoghurt with fruits.
Four months later, both Hill and Kane had reached their goals – with the trainer losing 57 pounds and the client shedding 58 pounds.
Hill shared their success on Instagram:
“How did @alissabethkane lose almost 60 lbs in 4 months and ENJOY the process at the same time? …. It’s simple! Instead of asking her what are your fitness goals, I asked her: ‘what’s on your mind and what are your life goals?’ I became her friend first then her trainer 2nd.”