Whangarei-born Adrian Owen stands prouder today than he did six years ago.
Back then making decisions based on the good of his health wasn’t a priority for the father-of-two but after a series of unsettling moments it was soon obvious serious lifestlye changes were needed.
Somewhat ironically it was be a high-fat low-carb diet that would see him succeed.
“It’s a high fat, low carbohydrate diet and your body turns into a fat burning machine. Our bodies run on two types of fuel, either carbohydrates, which is our current western diet or we can run on fat, so I starve my body of carbohydrates and just changed fuels.