Will Shields was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2015
Will Shields was an incredibly offensive guard in his day, going to 12 straight Pro Bowls during his 14-year NFL career. As a player, he was right around the 315-pound mark.
However, after he was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, things started to change, especially after seeing multiple family members battle diabetes.
NFL weight: 315 pounds
Rookie year: 1993
Shields went from looking like a beastly lineman to a chiseled librarian.
Shields cut out desserts entirely and now subsists on a diet that consists primarily of chicken, fish, beans, nuts, seeds, and berries. After starting on that diet, Shields lost nearly 50 pounds in about four months, dropping all the way down to 260 pounds.
Since the weight loss, Shields says he’s spending less money on medication and more on new clothes that actually fit his new body.
Heaviest: 315 pounds
New weight: 205 pounds
Weight loss: 105 pounds