LeBron James: Ketogenic Paleo
LeBron James has opened up about his much talked-about slimdown, speaking with multiple media outlets, including Sports Illustrated and CNN, about his strict 67-day diet, which he labels “Ketogenic Paleo.”
“I had no sugars, no dairy, I had no carbs,” the four-time NBA MVP told SI. “All I ate was meat, fish, veggies and fruit. That’s it. For 67 straight days.”
The Cleveland Cavaliers star described his diet as a “mental challenge,” which he initially planned to limit to one month, but extended because his body felt amazing.
“I haven’t been in this weight class,” James told CNN‘s Rachel Nichols without specifying the exact number of pounds he now weighs. “I’m in the 250-ish range. A lot lighter than I’ve been playing at the last few years, but I feel good,” he said.
For James, the hardest food group to give up was sweets. “It was either pancakes or chocolate chip cookies and ice cream,” he mused, adding that he went to bed dreaming of the fluffy breakfast food all the time. He joked: “I had the cookie monster chasing me a few times in my dreams.”
Last month, James had fans wondering how he achieved his ripped and significantly leaner frame after he shared numerous shirtless photos of himself on Instagram. “Every now and then I enjoy the fruits of my labor,” he captioned one pic. ‘#LivinLiveWithASmile #Blessed #StriveForGreatness.”
LeBron James: Sample Eating Plan
- Option 1: Veggie omelet with a side of turkey bacon, fresh fruit, and sweet potato hash browns.
- Option 2: Peanut butter or almond butter smoothie made with PalntFusion and Almond or Coconut milk, banana, and side of blueberries or other sliced fruit.
- Option 3: Egg Scramble with mushrooms, bacon, onions topped with avocado and salsa.
- Option 1: Spinach salad with veggies, grilled chicken, and a light balsamic, vinaigrette, or olive oil dressing. Pair with a side of fresh fruit, or add sliced berries, apples, or mandarin oranges as a salad topper.
- Option 2: Tuna Fish mixed with vegan garlic mayo, onions, celery wrapped in romaine lettuce leaves. Add healthy toppings like spinach, avocado, tomato, cucumber, sprouts, and yellow mustard. Pair with a fresh fruit salad.
- Option 3: Pizza made with ground turkey substituted as the crust. Top with sauce (no sugar), veggies, and meats, no cheese, and bake.
- Option 1: Grilled or baked salmon with crushed pistachio topping, and steamed vegetables, drizzled with freshly squeezed lime juice, olive oil, or balsamic vinaigrette. Season with dried herbs like rosemary, chipotle pepper, or paprika.
- Option 2: Chicken or shrimp soft tacos in romaine leaves with black beans, avocados, diced tomatoes, or chile peppers and salsa.
- Option 3: Chicken or Beef Chili
Written by Tristan “Lucky”