“Daddy’s got a baby in his belly too?” wasn’t the response Danny Williams was expecting when telling his two-year-old son that he was going to be a big brother. His son’s innocent question was the moment the father of three realised his health was in a downhill spiral.
As a professional rugby league player with the Sydney Roosters and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Danny never gave his nutrition a second thought. When a neck injury brought his footy career to an end, he didn’t make the necessary changes to his diet to suit his new lifestyle.
“Once I retired from footy I stopped training but kept the same eating habits,” says Danny. “I was eating a lot of pasta, bread and mixed in a bit of alcohol. I didn’t realise how bad it was for me at the time.”
Before he knew it, Danny was 30 kgs overweight. Having previously worked with Isagenix® Associate Mick Jessop in the coal mines, Danny came across Mick’s incredible transformation online. After exchanging messages on Facebook, the former footballer decided to start his Isagenix journey.
Danny went all in with his transformation and lost six kilos in just his first week. Having spent most of his career working in a team environment, the 32-year-old was quickly drawn towards the IsaBody Challenge®.
“Everyone in the IsaBody community is so supportive which is what I love most about it,” he says. “In the real world, it can be hard to share your experiences and what you’re going through, but I feel like everyone in the group is open to everything and ready to encourage you.”
It’s fair to say that Danny made the most of his first-ever IsaBody Challenge, losing a whopping 28 kgs! He shocked his family, friends and even himself with his brand-new physique. Not only is he stoked about how he looks, he’s even more proud of the way he feels.
“I’ve had about seven surgeries to manage various ankle and knee injuries throughout my career,” says Danny. “Because I’m lighter than ever, my lower body isn’t aching anywhere near as much, so I feel a million bucks.”
Rather than asking about the ‘baby’ in daddy’s stomach, Danny’s little boy now asks to ‘ride dad’s back while he does his push-ups’.
Weight loss should not be considered typical. In a study performed in 2012 by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, subjects lost an average of 4.1 kg with an average of 0.9 kg of the loss from visceral fat after 30 days on an Isagenix system. The subjects also had a greater level of adherence and had more consistent weight loss from week to week compared to subjects on a traditional diet.