The visiting clubhouse at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., is a sugar lover's paradise, with big glass jars filled with every type of candy imaginable, from Twizzlers to Twix to M&M's. Justin Morneau -- who cut gluten, dairy and sugar from his diet last winter after going through food allergy testing -- had no problem avoiding Candy Row, when the Twins visited the Rays two months ago. But after the series finale, the real temptation came as workers dished out a catered spread of ribs and macaroni and cheese. That used to be one of Morneau's favorite meals. "It was difficult," he said. "But I knew I'd feel like absolute garbage after eating it. I knew my body wouldn't be recovering because it's trying to break down food I shouldn't be eating, so I was better off avoiding it."
Justin Morneau is making healthier decisions at the plate
Minneapolis Star Tribune | Jun 19