While having dinner with a friend yesterday, a fan came up to me to tell me about her excitement for the program and wished me the best of luck in preparation for the season. But something that caught me off guard in our conversation was when she started ( I don't want to say Mocking me, but) questioning me for eating a chicken salad. Her belief was that offensive lineman were on a "See-food Diet"... Anything you see, you eat. Incorrect Bears! It all depends on the individuals goals and where they want their weight to be at. Our lighter group of guys are obviously going to be worried about caloric intake more than an OLineman like myself, where gaining weight is a breeze.
I think the most important part about our weight management, and one of the hardest to do I might add, is to keep our weight at our desired number while becoming as lean as possible. That stereotypical Fat slob offensive lineman is out the door and the Lean, Mean, Fighting machine is comin' on in. It requires a lot of discipline. There are many nights I walk down Telegraph and Durant avenue in search for a healthy meal, but a couple double bacon cheeseburgers from I.B. Hoogies, a box of pizza from Blondies, or that 2.64 pound burrito the boys over at Sam's Market make is more enticing than that chicken salad. Hey! Winning requires risks and sacrifices all the time. Even if those sacrifices are at your taste bud's expense.