Josh Peck is an American actor, comedian, and YouTuber. He started his career by appearing in different TV shows when he was just 5 years old. Peck rose to fame after he played Josh Nichols in the Nickelodeon sitcom, Drake & Josh. He also started his career as a comedian at the age of 8.
Even though Peck seemed a very funny and happy boy in the shows and movies he appeared in, things weren’t going that much better for him in real life.
Growing up with a single mom, he had to face a lot of challenges. Although Peck’s mom showed him full support and tried to erase every difference, there was still something lacking.
In his interview with Today, Josh said, “I always watched others and I saw a difference between our little family and others’ traditional families.” As a boy, he often felt the need for his father’s love and support which he was craving.
However, sadly, he couldn’t get that love. To fight the emotions, Peck found refuge in food. He would eat his emotions. This, in turn, had a very negative impact on his health. At a very young age, Josh gained a lot of extra weight which started slowing him down.
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Josh’s Decision to Lose Weight
After finding out that his weight was slowing him down and was very bad for his weight, he, with the support of his mom, decided to embark on a weight loss journey. There was a lot of work ahead. He had to do a lot of hard work because Josh had reached an alarming weight of 300 pounds. Well, the good thing is that he succeeded in the end. How? Let’s find out.
How did Josh Lose 100 Pounds?
For a simple explanation, he did a lot of hard work. I mean a lot of effort. That does not mean that he did impossible. Yes, losing weight is a very hard thing to do. At least harder than gaining weight. But it is not impossible either. Here’s how Peck lost weight.
He consulted a professional trainer, Bob Harper, who helped him in preparing a healthy daily routine by following which he could lose weight. With the help of the personal trainer, Bob, Josh prepared diet and workout plans to be followed on a daily basis.
Josh’s Diet Plan
First of all, Peck had to get over the unhealthy eating habits that he had built over the course of time. He became addicted to fast food and soft drinks which are kind of fuel for obesity. At first, giving up fast food seemed very hard. But as he practiced self-control, Josh soon got over this old negative habit.
He slowly and gradually stopped eating junk food and shifted to a healthier diet. Josh started eating vegetables and fruits most of the time. Whereas before he would have a beef burger, now he would have lean meat along with green vegetables salad.
Josh also got over the addiction to soft drinks and substituted them with fresh fruits and veggies juice. This healthy diet helped him in losing weight and getting lighter by 100 pounds.
Josh’s Workout Plan
Where eating healthy and maintaining a healthy diet is necessary, doing exercise and burning calories are equally important as well.
He started exercising. Peck would go for a long walk on a daily basis early in the morning. He also started cycling, swimming, and weight lifting. Peck also started practicing yoga to attain peace of mind.
This ancient practice helped him in staying calm while taking 180 degrees turn in his lifestyle. Along with a healthy diet and this strict workout plan, losing weight was inevitable.
When Josh lost weight, there was a rumor on the internet about Josh’s undergoing plastic surgery. However, in reality, he has never discussed it and has never said anything about it. So, we don’t know if he has really undergone any kind of surgery.
Before & After Weight Loss
Before starting his weight loss journey, Peck weighed about 300 pounds, a very unhealthy situation. However, after losing 100 pounds, his current weight is around 200 pounds. He really has come a long way.
What did Josh say about his Weight Loss?
While describing his experience and fans’ reaction to his huge transformation, Josh said, “I imagine it must be odd for people who have watched this person that they sort of fell in love with, with this look and this size.”
He continued, “And suddenly there’s this massive shift. So when I did lose weight, there was certainly a small contingent that thought ‘oh, you were funnier when you were fat’ or ‘you took away this guy who we loved and we’re not so sure if we love this guy’.”
Josh also appreciated and thanked his wife by saying, “Basically, my wife helped me in all avenues of my life. She’s great. She censors me in all the right ways. She is pretty outstanding. I’m very happy and incredibly lucky and now we have a kid and now we own a home together.”
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Throughout our lives, we face new challenges. In some challenges, we succeed while others give us a tough time. The point is to never give up and always fight back. Josh’s story is a good example in this regard. He kept fighting and didn’t give up and set a good example for everyone.