Putting his best foot forward, William Greenwood is your typical Englishman who fell in love with Jamaica. Although living in ‘paradise’, problematic areas in his life began hitting close to home, and one day, he decided that an all-around demolition and reconstruction were needed. The goal was to achieve this by tackling the issues from the inside out. What he discovered at the end of a dark path was a light so bright that it cast away any shadow of a doubt. The fact that it worked weight-loss wonders is just an added bonus.
The rationale behind making a drastic change was a matter of life and death. “I am a recovering addict,” he told Health and Fitness, adding, “I had issues with substances. But alcohol was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I would drink the bar dry. I was sick, I was knocking on death’s door and I did not want to die. Me never waah dead. I realised that there was more to life than drinking. I wanted to change my life and live a better quality of life.”
That wake-up call saw Greenwood taking his last drink on January 8, 2017.
While he wasn’t a fan of health and fitness per se; growing up, he was a fit, slim, and naturally muscular lad. It helped that he was into sports like basketball, football, and cricket. “I never played sports to be fit; I just played because I enjoyed it.” It wasn’t until his early 20s that he started gaining weight.
The holistic journey he went on to take in his 30s played up on the spiritual element. The working-class gent began building a relationship with God at the age of 33 and he was both inspired and fuelled by this calling. As a man of extremes and intensity, he doesn’t do moderation. So it came as no surprise that when he decided to make changes in his life, he applied the same radical approach. This time, however, it paid off.
“I started out by changing my diet completely. I stopped drinking soda and anything with processed sugar and anything with chemicals in it. I even went on a full keto diet at one point for about four or five years. So I still enjoyed a high-fat, high-protein, and vegetable diet. But I had no carbohydrates at the time; I cut out rice,…