Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf is one of the NFL’s fastest athletes. Remember when he ran a 4.33 40-yard dash in the NFL? Or when he somehow chased Budda Baker and prevented the pick-six, reaching a top speed of 22.64 mph? Or just any of his 29 touchdowns during his three-season NFL career?
One has to wonder – how does one get so fast? He must be on a careful diet, right? Maybe he consumes nothing but protein shakes? Could he count calories and carbs, optimizing his intake in ways that would impress even the most rigorous of professional nutritionists?
Or maybe he ate a a lot of candy.
Appearing on Kevin Garnett’s “KG Certified” podcast, Metcalf completely shocked Garnett when the hoops legend asked him how important nutrition is to his game.
“I’m probably the worst person to ask that,” Metcalf replied, and then offered an explanation of his unusual diet.
DK’s diet is wild
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Metcalf further explains that after his morning workout routine, he drinks coffee to keep him going until four or five in the afternoon. He then orders water and candy — chewing gum, Lifesavers and Skittles, for example — around 4:30 p.m., before having dinner at eight or nine p.m. and then sleeping. Not what your average dietitian would recommend, but you can’t argue with the results.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/33643024/dk-metcalf-eats-incredible-amount-candy-part-diet DK Metcalf eats an incredible amount of candy as part of his diet