A PONTYPOOL man who ate takeaways every day has dropped 10 stone in just 18 months.

Will Buttsy, 26, who turned to food for “comfort” would previously eat McDonalds and Greggs every day.

The Pontypool man would consume 3000-5000 calories a day leading him to “a deep hole.”

South Wales Argus: Before his weight loss Will weighed just under 22 stoneBefore his weight loss Will weighed just under 22 stone (Image: Will Buttsy)

Now his daily calorie count has dropped massively to 1700.

Mr Buttsy said: “I ate food constantly, I would have breakfast before I went to work at 5:30am, then I would get a McDonalds every day at around 8:15am. I would also get a Greggs every day.

“I was comfort eating and stress eating.

“I was just under 20 stone at 16 and I would cover my weight with a vest.

South Wales Argus: Will as a childWill as a child (Image: Will Buttsy)


“I never used to have pictures with my top off, I can take all the selfies I want now.

“In 18 months, I have lost half my body weight.

“I had no personal trainer; I feel a million percent better now and a lot more confident in myself.”

South Wales Argus: The Pontypool man has lost half his body weight in 18 months The Pontypool man has lost half his body weight in 18 months (Image: Will Buttsy)

The 26-year-old said the secret to his weight loss is as simple as going to the gym and eating healthy.

Mr Buttsy, a keen competitive racer, gave up on his racing dream when he was 15 leaving him “heartbroken”.

“When my mum and dad got a divorce my racing came to an end, I was heartbroken it was like I lost someone”, said Mr Butes.

“I started having mental problems, I was in such a deep hole. I started putting on more and more weight and thought my dream had gone.


South Wales Argus: Will as a young racerWill as a young racer (Image: Will Buttsy)

“I was on loads of anti-depressants between the ages of 16-20. I went to the doctors on my own and didn’t tell anyone.

“I was glued to motor sports when I was younger, dad took me when I was about 4/5. I can still remember the smell of the hot exhaust

“In 2006 dad entered me into a race academy when I was about 9/10. I was the biggest driver on the grid but still came third and came third in the Welsh championships in 2007.

"I was always the bigger person.

“I needed a bigger car because of the size of me.

South Wales Argus: Will called his dad his number 1 fanWill called his dad his number 1 fan (Image: Will Buttsy)

“I want to say I am from Pontypool and I am a professional racing driver.”

Mr Buttsy thanked his dad Will Buttsy and girlfriend Chloe for all their support.

Now in a triumphant turnaround Mr Butes is due to take part in the upcoming season in the Miltek Civic Cup 2024 and Tegiwa Type R trophy.

Mr Buttsy has set up a GoFundMe page to help make his dream career a reality.

You can view the GoFundMe page here and can follow him on social media @WillButtsyRacing.