There are few things more magnificent in the world than Krispy Kreme donuts and it appears that Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tyler Zeller decided to chow down on some to gain weight this offseason.
Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Cleveland Plain Dealer have the full details on his Krispy Kreme vacation:
The difference between Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller and most of the rest of us is that he actually wanted to gain 20 pounds on vacation.
How else to explain the 10 Krispy Kreme donuts in one sitting? Really. Ten.
“They’re so good,” he said, unabashedly. “If you get them hot….I ate about six in probably 10 minutes, maybe less”
Why did Tyler want to gain the weight you ask? Well, it appears that a bout of the flu near the end of the last NBA season was to note:
This was not his diet all summer. But after a bout of flu near the end of last season caused the 7-footer to lose about eight pounds and left his weight at 238, he spent the first three weeks of his vacation eating anything he wanted.
In spite of his high metabolism, when he returned to Cleveland in late June, he was up 20 pounds, about eight pounds more than the 250 he played at most of his rookie season.
“I’m not going to say I was fat, but I felt very out of shape,” Zeller said. “I had to transfer that into ‘good’ weight and muscle. Now I’m between 255-260, and I’m pretty happy with that, although I’m trying to gain more.”
Tyler Zeller gained weight from eating Krispy Kreme Donuts [Cleveland Plain Dealer]
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