LeBron talks about his 67 day diet, missing pancakes & the cookie monster chasing him in his dreams
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Here’s a teaser video for LeBron’s interview with Rachel Nichols on CNN’s Unguarded. The full interview airs tonight.
The most interesting bit from the teaser is him talking about his strict diet of no carbs, sugar and no diary.
You’ve been on a pretty strict diet, I understand. You look lighter. How much weight did you lose?
I lost a few pounds. I haven’t been in this weight class.
Can you give me a ballpark?
I’m in the 250-ish range. A lot lighter than I’ve been playing at the last few years, but I feel good.
The diet was strict, right?
Very strict. 67 days.
And what did you eat or not eat?
I’ll tell you what I couldn’t have. No carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no refined sugar. No nothing. Meat, fish, veggies, fruit.
What was the hardest thing to give up?
It was either pancakes or chocolate chip cookies and ice cream.
Did you go to bed dreaming of pancakes that you could not have?
What? All the time. I had the cookie monster chasing me a few times in my dreams.
Are you quicker on the court now?
I am. I am. And that’s not such a good thing for the competition.
I can’t think of pancakes and basketball without thinking of this sketch.
And I can’t think of the Cookie Monster and basketball without thinking of Mutombo.