Grab all the details on the weight loss of American professional basketball player Dwight Howard.
Dwight Howard is a well-known basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association(NBA) for the Los Angeles Lakers. He's one of the most important players in the league, as an eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA Team honoree, five-time All-Defensive Team member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year.
In late 2019, Dwight Howard surprised everyone with his incredible weight loss and was almost unrecognizable due to his transformation. The change in his body weight also had an impact on his game. For a player who was sold by the Washington Wizards the previous season as he played only eight games and was sidelined due to back injury, his recent change can help him in keeping his career alive. Below, we delve deeper into his weight loss details and learn how he managed to pull off weight loss even at the age of 33.
Dwight Howard underwent an incredible 40-pound weight loss last year. The NBA superstar, who was widely known as 'Superman' during his successful years with Orlando Magic, made his fans and the commentators surprised with his transformation after pre-season with the Washington Wizards. He was 265 pounds when he joined the Wizards in 2018, but upon joining the Los Angeles Lakers, he seems to have dropped to about 225 pounds.
Dwight Howard underwent an incredible 40-pound weight loss last year.
Source: Men's Health
Dwight Howard managed to lose weight thanks to his 30-day fasting, which he adopted in addition to a running program he joined last year. 'It was really good, it was something that really just tested my mind and my body,' he told Steve Mason and John Ireland of ESPN. 'Fasting is not easy, and when you only have one meal a day — especially how I was training — it's like, 'Man, what am I doing?'
'But it really just helped me get over a lot of mental barriers that were in the way of me getting to where I needed to get to as a person,' Dwight added. Through his weight loss, he underwent not only a physical transformation but also a mental transformation, which made a positive impact on his life.
Dwight Howard' s fasting was one of the main contributors to his weight loss, and for 30 days, he limited himself to consume only one meal per day. And following such a eating habit, along with burning off calories by running and working out, helped him conveniently drop pounds.
Dwight Howard underwent 30-day fasting and limited his diet to one meal per day.
Source: Bleacher Report
Before he embarked upon the weight loss journey, Dwight Howard was not engaged in healthy eating habits. 'My routine one season was McDonald's before every game,' he said, according to Sport Casting. 'I would get two double cheeseburgers, a large fry, a small fry, a strawberry-chocolate milkshake, and a large coke.' He also revealed that he used to eat 12 candy bars per day and used to keep a pantry full of candy. 'I used to have a big pantry full of candy from Sam's Club,' he said. 'We would get tootsie rolls, lollypops, Skittles, Starbursts, Twix, Snickers, every candy you could think of. It was like a gas station at my house.'
But nowadays, with changes in diet, Dwight Howard is involved in healthy eating habits. Instead of consuming packaged and junk food items, he prefers eating organic vegetables and fruit products. And he avoids food items high in carbohydrate and sugar content as much as possible. Such changes in his lifestyle and diet helped him lose weight and is also going to help him maintain his fitness for his future games in the NBA.
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