|How Davis Stays Slim During the Holidays||12.22.09 at 12:01 am ET|
It’s easy to gain a few extra pounds during the holiday season. Be honest — how many cookies have crossed your path this month?
While some people give themselves a free pass for sneaking in sugary sweets, not everyone can simply vow to hit the gym in January.
Take Glen Davis for example. After slimming down this summer thanks in part to a newfound interest in mixed martial arts, he committed himself to maintaining his weight during the season. The task seems even more daunting this month, though, considering Davis has not played in a game since breaking his right thumb in late October.
So how does Big Baby avoid the big calories of holiday treats?
Davis has hired a personal chef to cook nutritional meals this season. He is not limited to a daily caloric intake and keeps the pounds off by following a dedicated workout routine during his rehab. Davis explained to WEEI.com how he has adapted his diet to stay thin without being on the court. (And yes, he can sneak a cookie, too.)
A Disciplined Diet: “I’ll eat an egg white omelet topped with a piece of French toast, carbs, protein [for breakfast]. Then I’ll lift, work out, do a lot of cardio. I have proportional meals so now I cut my lunch into half and then I eat it three hours later. I eat the other half three hours later, and I eat dinner, and I work out.”
Finding New Favorites: “[I eat] steak or fish [for dinner]. And roasted vegetables. I’ve been falling in love with roasted sweet potatoes. They’re so good, so good. I could eat them all day, roasted vegetables.”
Recognizing the Enemy: “Some times you do [pick at food], but it’s not about picking. It’s about binging, like eating ridiculous amounts of cookies. That’s when you get in trouble.”
You Don’t Have to Sacrifice: “I would have to say I really haven’t given up anything. With a chef, they find multiple ways of cooking healthy meals. Like my chef, she cooks these healthy cookies that are unbelievable. It’s like banana chip something. It’s delicious. Everything’s organic in it, she uses no sugar. They taste delicious. But I don’t eat a lot of them. I eat like two of them.”
In September, Davis speculated that he had lost between 20-25 pounds. He currently is listed at 289 pounds.
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