Big Baby isn't quite as big anymore.

Looking thinner than he has at any point during his Orlando Magic tenure, Glen Davis breezed into the team's practice facility the other day wearing a compression T-shirt, a pair of shorts, sneakers and a wide grin on his face.

He also carried a bottle of dark-green liquid, something he intended to drink as part of a "cleanse."

How much weight has he lost?

"I don't know yet," Davis answered. "I'm going to check it out at the end of the season and see how much I'm going to lose. It's a challenge. I'm challenging myself."

Davis started his new diet to take some pressure off the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, which he fractured Jan. 30 and had repaired surgically Feb. 1.

The bone is almost completely healed, and Davis said his foot feels "great."

But he added that he won't start running any earlier than May.

"I'm just being cautious, because I'm a heavy dude trying to get light," he said. "[With] the pressure on my foot, I'm just trying to make sure that I don't add any more pressure and try to get as slim as possible."

Davis is officially listed as 6 feet 9 and 289 pounds, but he has weighed well over 300 pounds during his two seasons with the Magic.

His foot fracture has given him incentive to drop some pounds.

"That's the first of it: self-ownership," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. "I don't want him rushing. I want him to be healthy and let that foot heal, so that's the most important thing. But he knows his challenges going ahead. For him to be effective, he has to be in the best shape mentally and physically that he's ever been in his career, and that's a challenge for him going forward.

"The second part of that is he'll have time to do that. So it'll be on him, and that's a great challenge for him this offseason."