Aug 10, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe (92) on the sidelines against the Arizona Cardinals in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 27-17. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Dontari Poe stopped eating barbecue last June, dropped 15-20 pounds

One of the toughest challenges that comes with being a big man, is quitting all the food that you love to eat.

Kansas City Chiefs 2nd year nose tackle has conquered that challenge after he stopped eating barbecue last June, resulting in him losing 15-20 pounds.

“I eat a lot of eggs in the morning, eat a lot of protein, grilled chicken, grilled fish, stuff like that. It might be the hardest thing I’ve had to do since I’ve been here. I’m trying to cut out the beef and the pork and stay away from the friend foods. And stay away from the barbecue.” He told the Kansas City Star

It’s also a challenge to change the way you eat and keep the weight that you dropped, from coming back on. Football players need to be in top shape, or very very athletic. I mean, Gilbert Brown, Keith Traylor, William Perry, Aaron Gibson, Grady Jackson and Ted Washington weren’t really considered to be the healthiest of players, but were still athletic.

Poe weighed around 350 pounds as a rookie, now he is down to a healthier 335.

As a fellow big man, I salute Poe and hope he’s able to stay on the right track.

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