NBA star LeBron James said he spent 67 consecutive days eating no carbohydrates or sweets and only meat, fish, vegetables and fruits, helping him drop so much weight that he plans to gain pounds prior to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ training camp.
James did not reveal exactly how much weight he lost, but it is more than 10 pounds. He said he began the dietary change to test his “mental fortitude.”
James told Sports Illustrated: “I had no sugars, no dairy, I had no carbs. All I ate was meat, fish, veggies and fruit. That’s it. For 67 straight days.”
He told the Oregonian newspaper out of Portland that he had “lost a ton of weight” — so much weight that he’s now trying to put back on a few pounds.
James posted the photo above on Instagram, causing speculation that he was on a Paleo diet. He also posted photos of salads to show his new eating habits. One image included an arugula salad with chicken, strawberries, mango, cashews and olive oil/lemon vinaigrette dressing.
Losing weight could add to James’ quickness and durability as he embarks on his second run with the Cavaliers.