LeBron’s Diet without Carbs, Sugar, and Dairy
Numerous sports fanatics, analysts, and fans regard LeBron James as the best basketball player in the world. He may also be the most hated man in sports as a result of leaving his home town team, the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010, “taking his talents to South Beach”. After becoming a two-time NBA with the Miami Heat, LeBron surprised the league and its fans when he decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2014-2015 season. The common conception of being the best player in the world in addition to being the most hated creates immense pressure. As the leader of whatever team he is on, LeBron’s responsibility is paramount to any other player in the NBA. And with that responsibility in such a physical job, LeBron has to continually improve his body according to how it can benefit the team. Therefore, LeBron lost about twelve pounds of fat for the 2014-2015 season, even after gaining more muscle. How did he do it? He cut out carbs, sugar, and dairy from his diet! When comparing a picture from the previous year, the weight loss is obvious. Check out the pictures below!
“All I ate was meat, fish, veggies and fruit. That’s it. For 67 straight days.” Impressively, LeBron lost more weight than intended; he had to regain a few pounds. With social media becoming increasingly popular, LeBron posted pictures of some of his meals. Two of his meals include:
- An arugula salad with chicken, strawberries, mango, cashews and olive oil/lemon vinaigrette dressing (less fatty than dressings such as Ranch).
- A lobster salad with mango chutney
Some substitutions for carbs are:
- summer squash instead of potatoes: these taste similar to potatoes when cooked with a fraction of the carbs.
- steamed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes: puree in a food processor or blender
- spaghetti squash instead of spaghetti: cut the quash and remove the seeds. Nuke the squash for ten minutes in water. The strands become spaghetti-like. You can top with pasta sauce!
- oatmeal and cottage cheese instead of pancake mix: Mix together half a cup of old-fashioned oatmeal, a quarter cup of low-fat cottage cheese, two eggs, and a dash each of vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Process in a blender until smooth. Cook the mixture like a regular pancake.
- Diced vegetables instead of mac and cheese: I’m not telling you to get rid of your homemade Mac and Cheese (that would be absurd!). But what you can do is cut out half of the noodles and replace them with vegetables!