Barkley is one of the living legends of basketball. He played in 16 seasons of the National Basketball Association. Charles has won multiple accolades throughout his career. Barkley was an 11-time NBA All-Star. During the 50th anniversary of the NBA, he was named the league’s 50 Greatest Players.
His professional achievements aside, Barkley has recently shocked his fans for totally another reason. The former NBA star, Barkley, has lost weight. When questioned why he did that, Charles answered, “For my one and only daughter”.
Charles had to attend a traditional Jewish ceremony during the marriage of his daughter in which he had to be lifted in a chair. Talking about the event, Charles said, “I’ve been really working out hard because apparently, they’ve got to pick me up in a chair.”
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How did Charles Lose Weight?
He had a very short time losing weight. In just one month, Barkley had to lighten up so people who were to lift him in the chair, shall not face any difficulty. Well, he committed himself completely to the cause and in the end, succeeded.
Joking on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, Barkley said, “Listen, I need all Jewish people on deck, brother. Because I can only get so skinny by Saturday, man. It’s like I’m a soldier, all hands on deck.”
He limited his food consumption and started consuming only 1500 calories per day. His lunch and dinner only included salad along with fried salmon. Besides that, Barkley would only eat some fruits somedays.
Charles also exercised a lot. He would start his day with a long walk of one mile and then he would head to the gym where he would work out for an hour.
Before & After Weight Loss
In the end, Barkley’s efforts paid off and he successfully lost 45 pounds while making it easy for the chair lifters. “I’ve dropped 45 pounds so far”. His current weight is 250 pounds. Before, Barkley weighed around 300 pounds.
Apparently, Charles is not the only one who has lost 45 pounds. Find out how the basket player, Rafael Devers, lost 45 lbs during the lockdown.
Family is everything and it is very important. A great example of this is Charles’ hard work. For the wedding ceremony of his daughter, he lost 45 pounds within a month. He was lifted in a chair and his efforts were not in vain. Chair lifters really didn’t face any difficulty.