“I’ve made a serious commitment to changing 40 years of improper diet …”
(News.com.au) Once billed as the “world’s largest athlete” at 7’ 0”, Big Show’s weight has been listed as high as 529 pounds at various stages of his career.
And despite working 200 days a year for two decades in a physically rigorous environment, Big Show (Paul Wight) wasn’t exactly a picture of health.
A pretty poor diet contributed to his massive size — which originally stemmed from a tumor that formed on his pituitary gland during childhood — and the 45-year-old decided enough was enough.
Big Show has charted his new commitment to slimming down and toning up on social media, and he’s been an inspiration to many. But it hasn’t been easy.
“It was definitely a conscious decision. You don’t make the transformation I’ve made without a serious commitment to changing 40 years of improper diet and improper training,” he recently told WWE.com.
Big Show teamed up with celebrity trainer Dodd Romero and devised a plan that included swimming, cycling and weight training.
Big Show has dropped more than 60 pounds and credits “90 percent” of his weight loss to improving his diet — including the removal of his favorite meals like pizza, ice cream and meatball subs.
“Will I end up ever looking like John Cena or The Rock or Triple H? No,” he said. But I can take the assets that I have and try to accentuate them.”
Read the full story at NY Post. Featured image: Miguel Discart, CC BY-SA 2.0; Paul Wight, Facebook.