Marc Spears of the Denver Post reports today in his article, “The Nuggets have determined the best option for his return to prominence is to watch more carefully what he eats. Hess met over the weekend with Nene, his wife, his manager and personal chef to go over a diet plan. Hess has also talked to the Nuggets' chef at the Pepsi Center about what food Nene should and shouldn't be eating.” This must means no more stadium nachos, French fries, or hot dogs. Alert all the vendors; do not serve the 6’10” Brazilian!
Spears goes on to report, “Hess has Nene on a plan to eat more vegetables, aid his workouts with carbohydrates and add protein by eating more fish, chicken and turkey and less fatty meats. On nongame days, Hess wants Nene to eat more often but less quantity, at 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and conclude with a vegetable snack at 11 p.m. On game days, Nene will eat on the same schedule but also have a protein shake after games.”
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Trainer Steve Hess definitely knows what he is talking about because he is a body builder and competes in said field. What I am having a hard time coming to grips with is this news is just now breaking and the Nuggets are already nearly halfway through the season! Is the report telling me that it took 35+ games to realize that Nene needed to go on a diet? I think that many of the critical eyes that belong to Nuggets faithful could have told you this about five games into the season when Nene was getting lay-ups blocked whereas the younger/skinnier Nene would have been trotting back to the free-throw for an and one after throwing it down in the opposition’s face.
I’m just glad that the problem is now being addressed, but still fairly confused as to why this is NOW just being reported as news. Good luck, Nene. Not that you will need it, but because it is the cliché thing to say at this point. Just try to lay off the bolinhos de estudantes for awhile and I think everything will work out just fine.