Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter loses 51 pounds
by Reid Cherner, USA TODAY
When you average 13.2 minutes a game, not a lot players have a goal of fans wanting to see less of him.
But that will happen in Utah where 6-11 foot center Enes Kanter enters his second season 51 pounds lighter. Kanter, who was as heavy as 293 pounds in the summer, reported to camp at 242.
Kanter, who tweeted out photos of himself during the offseason, told Bill Oram of the Salt Lake Tribune that his teammates asked “are you trying to be a body builder. I said no, I’m just trying to be in better shape.”
Kanter averaged 4.6 points and 4.2 points a game in 2011-2012.
Now mixing in a few salads, Kanter lost the weight by pushing away from the table. He said of his previous diet:
“First my breakfast: I was eating like six eggs, omelet with six eggs; seven or eight pancakes, with sugar, whipped cream, everything; then a breakfast burrito. That was just my breakfast. Then I came to practice and my lunch was just like pasta, chicken alfredo or whatever, and then a burger and an appetizer. Dessert? No. Dessert was at dinnertime. Dinnertime I ate another burger, a big meal again and a dessert.”
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