Professional athletes burn a lot of calories, so many of them can get away with eating food that would cause normal humans to gain an excessive amount of weight. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard would appear to be the pinnacle of health, with a 6’11″ frame that looks like it’s been chiseled from a block of granite — but an eye-popping report from CBS Sports‘ Ken Berger shows that Howard’s diet while in Los Angeles was severely diminishing his performance. Howard met with Dr. Cate Shanahan in 2012, and the Lakers found that their new center was functioning with a bona fide sugar addiction.
Dwight Howard ate 24 candy bars’ worth of sugar a day while in Los Angeles
USA Today | Dec 12