Did Ohio State Eat a “Magic Diet” to Lose Weight and Beat Oregon for the National Championship?

12 Mar

Whether you are into football or not, you will like this information.  Why?  Because if you are like most people, you would love to know how to lose a few pounds…  and that’s exactly what Ohio State’s players did.  In fact, the coaching staff told players to lose about 5 lbs. (~2.2 kg) in the ten days before the National Championship game.  They even made them weigh in to prove they did it.  What was the “secret” to the weight loss?  According to Ohio State defensive-line coach Larry Johnson, “I told them: I don’t want you to starve.  Just eat less.  I should launch my own weight loss program.” 

One of the Ohio State players, Adolphus Washington, said it boiled down to eating less and running more.  According to the Wall Street Journal, “Washington, who weighs 295 pounds, stayed after practice between the Alabama and Oregon games for more cardiovascular exercise and swore off sweets, including Honey Buns, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Snickers’ bars Johnson keeps in his office.” 

How crazy is this?  Who would have known that eating less, cutting out junk food, and exercising more is the “secret” to losing weight?

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