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Andy Reid Weight Loss - All the Facts Here!

Heisenberg Published On Thu Nov 19 2020   Modified On Sun May 22 2022
Andy Reid Weight Loss - All the Facts Here!

Grab all the weight-loss details of American football coach Andy Reid.

Andy Reid is well-known for being one of the hardest-working coaches in the National Football League. He has also gained a reputation for using a unique approach to coaching, which is teaching his players to make an effort to come up with ideas of their own to design plays. And it is working since the Kansas City Chiefs are doing remarkably well this season through such a practice. Reid is married to Tammy Reid.

Reid earned many achievements as a coach and an assistant coach in the NFL. Despite his career successes over the years, he's failed to achieve results in a certain aspect of his personal life: body weight. His weight loss struggles have taken ups and downs throughout his career as a coach, and so far, he's not been able to slim down effectively. Below, we take a look at his weight-loss details and learn what he's been doing over the years.

Andy Reid Underwent A 75-pound Weight Loss In 2009

Andy Reid underwent a 75-pound weight loss in 2009, which he was able to pull off in just three months, according to ESPN. That was his 10th year as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, after years of struggling with his weight. According to the website, he followed a particular type of diet called the Medifast Plan, which helped him lose such amount of weight.

Andy Reid underwent 75-pound weight loss in 2009.

Andy Reid underwent a 75-pound weight loss in 2009.
Source: 247 Sports

According to its website, the Medifast diet is 'a portion-controlled, nutritionally balanced, low fat, and clinically proven program that helps people lose weight faster and more effectively than traditional diet plans.' It 'was medically designed to create a calorie deficit, allowing the body to burn fat for energy.'

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Over the years, Andy Reid went on to lose more weight. In 2015, then-Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan and Andy Reid exchanged compliments with each other, as Rex succeeded to lose 130 pounds after undergoing Lap-Band surgery in 2010. 'You have Andy Reid looking good, slimming up,' Ryan complimented Andy, as per ESPN. 'He looks good. Big Andy looks good, but he's not that big anymore.'

'I'll tell you: He's done a great job of that now; he's way ahead of me,' Reid responded. 'I have a few more push-aways to do to catch him.'

Andy Reid Lost 60 Pounds In 2017

Andy Reid dropped extra fat in 2017, and this time he lost 60 pounds of weight. He has been gradually getting over his weight issues, but he has not yet reached there. 

Andy Reid dropped extra fat in 2017, and this time he lost, 60 pounds of weight.

Andy Reid dropped extra fat in 2017, and this time he lost 60 pounds of weight.
Source: Yahoo! Sports

'I've lost a lot of human beings. I've had a lot of friends that have been hanging onto my love handles for a while,' Reid said in an interview on Schefter's 'Know Them From Adam' podcast. 'I've dropped them off every once in a while. This was just a small child. It was about 60 pounds we were able to drop off, and hopefully, he stays away.'

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Andy even admitted that he teamed up with some Chiefs assistant coaches to have a bit of a weight-loss contest. 'Some of our coaches got on a diet from our trainer that our trainer gave them,' he said. 'They told me they were on this, and I said, 'You know what, I'll jump on it with you, make it a contest.'

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