In a recent interview Dwight Howard said that he is advising his Rockets teammates to stay away from candy and other sugary treats. You may think he’s just saying it because it’s common sense for a professional athlete, but he’s speaking from experience.
Reportedly while with the Lakers, Howard consumed the equivalent of 24 Hershey bars a day.
H/T: The Bleacher Report
It turned out that Howard was consuming the equivalent of 24 Hershey bars a day in the form of candy and soda—not to mention the additional sugar his body was making out of all the empty starches he was eating.
He’s also admitted to being a huge fan of candy in the past.
Am I a big candy person? That’s an understatement. My pantry is full of candy. Skittles just sent me 30 pounds of Skittles. I have a nightstand full of every candy you could think of. Skittles, blow pops, Laffy Taffy, Reese’s Pieces, Kit Kats, all types of candy was in the drawer.
Naturally, since changing his eating habits, Howard says he has more energy and endurance, and has dropped his body fat to 3%.
I’m pretty sure, Dwight had to know eating so much junk wasn’t good for his health as a basketball player, but it’s good he’s conscious of it now. Or…maybe he just didn’t care as much during his time in LA. We all know he hated it there.
Just another reason for Lakers fans to hate him.