Howard ate 24 candy bars' worth of sugar per day

Howard ate 24 candy bars' worth of sugar per day
December 12, 2013, 4:30 pm
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Dwight Howard used to take in a lot of sugar.

A whole lot.

In this very interesting piece from CBS Sports' Ken Berger, we learn that Howard's biggest problem with nutrition in Los Angeles was his sugar intake.

"With Howard, the intervention began where it does with most athletes (and non-athletes, for that matter) who need to change their diets. It began with sugar. It turned out that Howard was consuming the equivalent of 24 Hershey bars a day in the form of candy and soda -- not to mention the additional sugar his body was making out of all the empty starches he was eating."

The story tells about a Napa Valley nutritionist who helped Howard and the Lakers learn healthier eating habits. Now, Howard has even brought some of those tips to Houston and to the Rockets, starting with no more sweets on the team plane.