I’ve always had a problem controlling my weight. A common American problem, I have ballooned up above 350 lbs (maybe even that is excessive and not so common) and also gone through all the diets to get down below 220 lbs. None of the diets that I knew of consisted of eating more food than I usually do, but it took time to find out that most diets are not truthful or healthy.
In recent months, I have taken to eating more food and have indeed been feeling better and healthier. That’s because I can eat as much as I want of certain things (like taking down an entire rotisserie to myself for lunch) and zero of other things (wheat, dairy, and saddest of all, alcohol) and the body has no choice but to go in the right direction. Even uber-athletes like Russell Wilson must go through phases in their lives when they dramatically change their diet and exercise plan, and that’s exactly what he’s done this offseason as detailed in another excellent post from ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia.
Wilson began seeing “food coach” Philip Goglia this year — who has worked with everyone from Kim Kardashian to Carmelo Anthony — and in his mission to lose weight, Goglia instructed Wilson to add 2,100 calories.
Goglia said when Wilson visited him in March, Wilson was consuming about 2,700 calories a day. Goglia bumped that number up to 4,800 when planning Wilson's meals. In other words, he wanted Wilson to eat more even as he was trying to cut weight.
"When you think metabolism, everybody will think fast or slow," Goglia said. "And it's not. Metabolism is ultimately hot or cold. The definition of a calorie is a heat-energy unit. So if calories are heat and metabolism is a function of heat, and if fat is a lipid and only converts to energy in a hot environment, it just makes sense that you have to eat a certain amount of calories to generate enough heat to burn fat.”
A lot of people joke about Eddie Lacy’s weight, but I think it’s pretty hack at this point. Instead, I am wondering if Lacy has been or should be seeing Goglia himself. If it’s good enough for Wilson, it has to be good enough for other athletes or wannabe athletes as well.
Here is what a daily food intake may look like for Wilson: 5 chicken breasts, 1 fish OR steak, 6 eggs, 36 almonds, 5 pieces of fruit, 2 cups of oatmeal, 2 tablespoons of almond butter, 2 tablespoons of jam, 1 yam, 1 cup of rice, 2 servings of veggies or salad, and whey protein.