Jul 31, 2009
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Yes, it’s time to take over the bodybuilding world with a new regime. Kenneth G. Williams is leading the way with his vegan diet – and look at the results! What a hunk. Unlike nearly every other body builder in the business, Williams is showing the world that having a selective diet doesn’t limit your lifestyle choices.
The usual diet for a bodybuilder is raw eggs, meat, and lots and lots of food – all the time! That is how Williams found his calling, but more of that later.
Williams wasn’t always a vegan. He was one of those jocks in college, and he loved meat, heaps of it. “My whole diet consisted of chicken, fish, steak and lots of dairy.” As he grew up he grew into a bodybuilder, and he continued what he’d accepted as a muscle-building diet.
And then, three years ago, he had what he calls “a moment.” Like so many epiphanies, it came late at night. But this one came with chicken and rice. He’d woken up at 3 a.m. to eat as he says “bodybuilders tend to do”, and he’d put two chicken breasts and rice on his plate. His mind wandered off the menu, and Williams began contemplating “all the death and destruction around the world.” Quite easy to do at 3 a.m. Williams says “I happened to look down on my plate and I said ‘I’ll be damned, death and destruction, right here on my plate’. I woke up two hours later and I was a vegan.”
Although the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, it wasn’t easy to continue bodybuilding as a vegan, after all there is no “Dummy’s Guide to Vegan Bodybuilding.” Luckily for Williams he succeeded, and made sports history at the 2004 Natural Olympia in Las Vegas – the most prestigious natural bodybuilding competition in the world – by finishing third out of more than 200 competitors from 37 nations and becoming America’s first vegan bodybuilding champion.
Today he’s working towards competing in the Natural Bodybuilding World Championships on 10th November 2007 in New York City.
Good Luck Kenneth.
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