Fit at 50: How Fit Father Craig Lost 43 lbs in 7 Months (Case Study)

Written by: Paige Balduzzi,

B.A. - Journalism & Mass Communication

Community & Branding Manager, The Fit Father Project

Written by: Paige Balduzzi,

B.A. - Journalism & Mass Communication

Community & Branding Manager, The Fit Father Project

fit at 50

Less than a year ago, Fit Father Craig was a man in his 50s with hip pain and knee pain. Now he's “fit at 50” and feeling great! Here's how he did it.

Back in early 2019, Craig had high cholesterol and was taking blood pressure medication. He was also 238 lbs.

“I tried weight loss programs in the past with moderate success, but I always gained the weight back,” states Craig.

“After I retired, I decided I needed to do something about my health. I watched videos from the Fit Father Project YouTube Channel and decided this program seemed right for me.”

Fit Father Craig started his weight loss journey in November of 2019 with the Fit Father 30X program.

Fit Father 30X is the proven, step-by-step weight loss program for men in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond.

Keep reading to see how Craig went from “fat at 50” to “fit at 50”!

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7 Months and 43 lbs Lost

“My initial goal was to lose 15lbs during my first month,” states Craig. “I almost hit that goal. I lost 13 lbs in just 30 days. In 7 months of following the Fit Father programs, I lost 43 lbs. I lost 7 inches off my waist. I lost 5 inches off of my chest. I had to buy new clothes. I have more energy now. And best of all – my hip and knee pain are completely gone!”

Fit Fathers can expect to lose 5-25 lbs in their first month following the Fit Father 30X program.

In addition to weight loss, Members experience a variety of Non-Scale Victories. NSVs are moments that prove forward progress without a scale.

Craig Birthday NSV

The Fit Father Difference

“Dr. A, the Founder of the Fit Father Project, really breaks down the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of the meal plan and the workouts,” explains Craig.

“The workouts are a mix of fat-burning, metabolism-boosting, and muscle building, but they are all very time-efficient and require minimal equipment. The workouts can be done at home.”

As a busy man over 40, it’s crucial that your workouts are easy on your joints and do not require hours in the gym.

And your weight loss meal plan needs to be sustainable, not restrictive.

“I am a really picky eater,” admits Craig. “I’ve never eaten a salad in my life.”

“The Fit Father meal plan lets me eat real food. The portion size and the meal timing setup is what works for me.”

In combination with the joint-friendly workouts and simple meal plans, Fit Fathers receive daily accountability and access to the private Members-Only group.

“The Members-Only group makes all the difference,” states Craig.

“Having the ability to communicate with other Fit Fathers makes it easier to overcome obstacles. I would highly recommend this program for any man wanting to make a healthy lifestyle change.”

1 day meal plan

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Fit at 50: Progress not Perfection

The weight loss journey can be a roller coaster, but when Fit Fathers follow the proven program, they see long-lasting results.

Craig Phase 2 Check-In

As Members lose weight, gain muscle, and complete each Phase, they have the opportunity to progress through the Fit Father program path.

The Fit Father 30X weight loss series has four core phases to ensure Members hit their ultimate weight loss goal.

Craig Phase 4 Check-In

Fit Father Craig is currently on Phase 4, learning how to sustain and maintain his 43 lbs weight loss success.

After he completes Phase 4 Craig will continue on to Old School Muscle OSM.

OSM is the proven muscle building program designed exclusively for men over 40.

Advice for New Members

“Anyone can succeed on this program,” says Craig. “All you need is a little bit of effort. I upgraded to the lifetime access, because I am confident that I can follow these programs for the long haul. Now I am educated on eating healthy food, proper supplements and working out the right way. I haven’t followed the program perfectly, 100 percent of the time, but I’ve still seen results. Like we say in the Brotherhood – it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”

4 Lessons from Craig’s Success

Lesson 1: Body aches and pain are not required after the age of 50. Craig, like most Fit Father Members, joined the Brotherhood with knees that crack, hip pain, back pain, and full-body aches. Sadly, most men accept this as ‘part of getting old.’ That does not have to be the truth for you! After just a few months of following the Fit Father programs, Craig no longer has hip or knee pain.

Lesson 2: Unhealthy habits can be broken at any age. Before he became a Fit Father, Craig would attend a family gathering and eat five slices of pizza and a piece of cake. Now Craig is knowledgeable about healthy alternatives, how to have a cheat meal, when to splurge, and how to keep himself on track moving toward his goals.

Lesson 3: You can eat real food and lose weight. Most weight loss programs are highly-restrictive or they expect you to eat “rabbit food.” The Fit Father meal plan teaches you the foundation of good nutrition so you can eat real foods in generous portions and still shed the stubborn fat.

Lesson 4: Weight loss results come from consistency, not perfection. As a man over 40, we know you have a busy schedule, family responsibilities, and slowing metabolism. Every piece of the Fit Father program is simple, time-efficient, and designed exclusively for you — so you can easily follow the path and quickly see results. Join the Fit Father Brotherhood today!

Paige Balduzzi B.A. - Journalism & Mass Communication

Community & Branding Manager, The Fit Father Project

Paige has a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication, with experience in public relations and community outreach.

She joined the Fit Father Project in August 2018 as the Community Manager, connecting Members, sharing success stories, and helping each Fit Father create their new healthy lifestyle.

Paige is happily married to Dr. Balduzzi. Together they parent their fluffy fur baby, Luna.

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*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on how Fit Father Craig became fit at 50.

Written by: Paige Balduzzi,

B.A. - Journalism & Mass Communication

Community & Branding Manager, The Fit Father Project

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