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Lebron James: Unreal Diet and Food Habits Revealed by Tristan Thompson

Lebron James: Unreal Diet and Food Habits Revealed by Tristan Thompson

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One would expect a star player like LeBron James to have a strict diet to follow. The way King James performs on court, one would think that he must be going all protein and greens. James is known for his intense preparation and care he takes for his body.

However, according to his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Tristan Thompson, the above may be a little exaggerated.

LeBron James: Cheat Diet

Thompson told The Athletic’s Joe Vardon and Jason Lloyd, in an article full of anecdotes about James, that the word “King” also fits the NBA Star’s diet.

“Ask him what he eats for breakfast,” Thompson told The Athletic. “He has like five french toast, drowns it in syrup with strawberries and bananas. Then he has like a four-egg omelette and then he goes and just f—ing dunks on somebody. It doesn’t make sense.”
“He eats desserts with every meal,” Thompson said. “He’ll come with his one-week diet, vegan crap, but he literally eats like it doesn’t make sense. He’s really a specimen. He eats like s–t.”
“I remember one year I tried to eat like he ate and it just didn’t work out,” Thompson said. “I started gaining weight and said, ‘f–k this.’ I mean it works for him. He loves sweets. He eats desserts and French toast. It’s crazy how his body just burns it.”

LeBron James: The Great Workout

James’ absolute unreal diet seems to have had little impact on his longevity. He inked a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers in 2018. His extensive resume — beyond his renowned love of Taco Tuesday — includes 16 All-Star selections, four MVP awards, three NBA championships and three NBA Finals MVP awards. Well into his 17th season, the 6-foot-9, the 250-pound star is on pace for another fantastic year, averaging 25 points, 7.8 rebounds and 10.8 assists per game for the 41-12, Western Conference-leading Lakers.

However, as much as the King works out twice as hard as he eats.



At the age of 35, LeBron James remains one of the fittest players in the NBA. He plays invariably every game for the Lakers. Apart from being known as an impressive basketball player on the court, his fitness regime is also something which is highly praised by many. There are reports which claim that LeBron James spends about $1.5 million on an annual basis to stay fit. The Lakers star also owns personal gyms built at his residences which are known to be replicated from the ones in Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.

LeBron James indulges in an intense workout session just four days a week. He is known to spend the rest of the days in a more relaxed manner. Take a look at how his workout regime is distributed across the week.

LeBron James: The Weekly Workout.


Push-Ups – 8-10 reps, 3 sets

Pull-Ups – 8-10 reps, 3 sets

Dumbbell Snatch – 5 reps, 3 sets

Single Arm Cable Row – 8-10 reps, 3 sets


Dumbbell Squat – 10-12 reps, 3 sets

Swiss Ball Hip Raise and Leg Curl – 10-12 reps, 3 sets

Dumbbell Step-Ups – 10 reps, 3 sets

Single-Leg Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise – 12 reps, 3 sets


Dumbbell Bench Press – 10 reps, 3 sets

Lat Pulldown – 10 reps, 3 sets

Single-Arm Overhead Press – 6-8 reps, 3 sets

Single-Arm Dumbbell Row – 10 reps, 3 sets


Single-Leg Squat – 5 reps, 3 sets

Dumbbell Side Lunge – 10 reps, 3 sets

Single-Leg Swiss Ball Curl – 10 reps, 3 sets

Unstable Jump Rope – 45 seconds

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