Enes Kanter Added 20 Pounds Before Losing 51 During His "Summer of Enes"

Jazz big man Enes Kanter documented the latter part of the randomness that was his "Summer of Enes" on Twitter:

A tour of Playboy HQ.
Hanging with that dude who played Peter Brady.
Kissing alligators.
Pleas for blondes to join him for dinner, and for brunettes to give him a massage.

But he also really pigged out before getting really serious. The 6-11 Kanter's listed weight last season was close to 270 pounds; he's reportedly down to 242, but he didn't get there directly.


From the Deseret News:

Kanter came to Salt Lake weighing 51 pounds less than he did after packing on about 20 postseason pounds during a trip home that apparently included way too much Turkish delight.


The second-year pro credited "The Enes Kanter Diet" for helping him shed a whopping 51 pounds in two months. The simple regiment: dressing-free salads, seafood and a smorgasbord of tweets.

Wait. Twitter helped him lose weight? How's that work? Oh, right: Kanter also tweeted much about his actual workouts. But how'd he gain those 20 pounds to begin with?


A sample day in the eating life of chunkier Kanter: a six-egg omelet, seven or eight pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream and a burrito for breakfast; chicken alfredo pasta, a burger and an appetizer for lunch; and a big meal including another burger and dessert for dinner.

Yep. That'll do it.

[Deseret News, via SLAM]