Weight Loss Plateaus: How Fit Father Jules Broke His Plateau and Vastly Improved His Fitness

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Founder, Fit Father Project
Founder, Fit Mother Project

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Founder, Fit Father Project
Founder, Fit Mother Project

weight loss plateaus

Being stuck at a weight-loss plateau eventually happens to everyone who tries to lose weight.

But they can be overcome!

Fit Father Jules dealt with weight loss plateaus that he just could not break.

After losing weight some years back and then gradually putting it back on, he was aware that his body had changed.

He knew he needed something specifically for him as a 47-year-old man.

So how did he do it?

The key to Jules breaking his weight loss plateaus was using the Fit Father Project nutrition plans and workouts to increase his lean muscle mass, reignite his metabolism, and shed down to a lean and muscular frame.

He also has boundless energy and vastly improved fitness levels to boot.

But, Jules’s health and fitness journey is not just about losing weight and gaining muscle.

It’s also about making the most of his life with his family, having a good retirement, and living up to his principle of a goal-oriented life!

Listen to Jules's Story on the Fit Father Project Podcast:

A Long Road To Health and Fitness

Jules’ weight loss efforts began several years ago.

He even lost weight and maintained it for almost a decade.

Nevertheless, he couldn’t sustain it for too long. 

About 15 years ago, I lost 35 pounds and maintained it for about 10 years. Slowly though, the weight started increasing.”

As he gained weight, Jules became more and more complacent.

For me, the ideal weight is about 140 pounds. But I was at 155; I couldn’t get below that. So there was a mindset as well. You get in your forties and say, well, life is short; let’s enjoy it.

Jules became more and more discouraged by the weight loss plateau, and as the years rolled on, he regained most of the weight he had worked so hard to lose. 

Once the COVID pandemic hit, and lockdowns began, Jules completely fell out of his fitness regime and engaged in binge eating and drinking. 

Jules knew it was time for a change.

As a man who likes to set goals and build mission statements, Jules began to look within and reassess his life goals. 

I thought, I want to be able to spend more time with my wife and have fun together. I want to be fit. I want to have a good retirement. So finally, I said, OK, I’ve got to do something about my health to ensure I can achieve those goals.”

After thinking back on the weight loss programs that hadn’t worked for him, and the workouts that never provided the right structure, Jules decided to start fresh.

That’s when he found the Fit Father Project.

He listened to a few episodes of the Fit Father Project Podcast and was fascinated. 

You said men in their 40s and 50s need a different approach than those in their twenties. I thought that made complete sense. I also liked that there were two components — nutrition and muscle building. Also, the price was reasonable.

Find out how Jules broke his weight loss plateaus and began gaining lean muscle mass!

Breaking Weight Loss Plateaus

Soon after joining the Fit Father Project, Jules witnessed a spike in his energy levels.

As Jules was getting the hang of the workouts and meal plans, he steadily lost a pound a week. 

Unlike other weight loss programs he tried in the past, the Fit Father Project's approach — nutrition first and exercise second — really spoke to him.

With the all-exercise programs I tried, all the efforts went away too soon. And, there was nothing in there to help motivate you to follow through with the nutrition side.”

Now, Jules knows how to plan and prepare his meal plans, and everything is established and laid out for the week ahead.

He also has his workouts planned and laid out.

“I work out in the morning. I find that it works well for me. For example, just this weekend, I skipped one. I thought I’d do it in the evening, but it didn’t work for me.”

Jules's workout regime is clearly working for him, as he's gotten into great shape and improved his stamina.

“My fitness levels are much better than they were. And I’m sleeping better.”

Jules is extremely thankful to the Fit Father Project for improving his confidence, self-belief, and motivation.

“I’m more confident. I’m more motivated to take care of myself and take on new challenges in my life. It’s giving me the motivation to do things differently.”

So what would Jules say to someone looking to join the Fit Father Project?

“Tell yourself that you will be in better shape and that your goals are achievable. Remember that there will be sacrifices. It’s not an easy road, but it is fun. Keep in mind that the benefits far outweigh the costs. So as you jump into this, go full in. Do everything you’re supposed to do. Stay motivated. Use the accountability network that’s out there. Join the Brotherhood Facebook group, and keep each other motivated. You see what other people are going through every week.” 

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3 Key Takeaways From Jules's Journey

To summarize, here are three key lessons you can learn from Jules’s successful health and fitness journey:

Lesson 1: Set Goals

It's important to be clear about what you want to do and what you want for yourself.

In the grand scheme of things, aimlessness will not lead you to success, and if it does, it’s a fluke.

Goal accomplishment fills you with a sense of pride and is a boost for your overall self-esteem.

Lesson 2: Know Your Limits

You don’t have to overwork yourself to get results.

Understand the difference between what works for you and what doesn't.

Avoid setting unrealistic expectations for yourself.

As the adage rightly says, “Good things come to those who wait.”

Working with an open mind yields better results than a pressured mind.

Lesson 3: Understand That Exercise Isn't Everything

You can't out-exercise a bad diet.

You truly attain fitness by encouraging a better and more disciplined lifestyle.

This is essential because fitness is not only about the physique but also the state of mind.

Resilience and a strong self-belief are as important as a tough physical build.

What is FF30X?

FF30X is a simple, sustainable, and specific weight loss program that is designed especially for busy men over 40.

With short metabolic training workouts, an easy-to-follow meal plan, and an accountability team that is there for you at every step, FF30X can help you lose 30, 40, or even 50+ lbs — even if you’ve never picked up a weight in your life. 

Click here to see what you get when you join the FF30X program today!

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Dr. Anthony Balduzzi NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Founder, Fit Father Project
Founder, Fit Mother Project

After watching his own Dad lose his health and pass away at the young age of 42, Dr. Balduzzi founded The Fit Father Project and Fit Mother Project to help busy dads and moms get and stay healthy for their families.

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi holds dual degrees in Psychology & Nutrition from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, and is also a former national champion bodybuilder. He’s is most proud of the fact that he’s helped over 40,000 families in over 100 countries lose weight and get healthy for life.

*Please know that weight loss results and 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 weight loss plateaus.

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Founder, Fit Father Project
Founder, Fit Mother Project

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