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- Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns’ daily diet includes 10 pancakes, several grilled chicken breasts, several cups of fruit, and eight cups of rice.
- Towns said he treats his body like a Ferrari and is obsessive about taking care of it.
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns is the latest athlete to reveal the insane lengths he goes to to sufficiently nourish his 7-foot, 248 lb frame.
On J.J. Redick’s podcast, Towns revealed his diet, which is largely healthy but includes portion sizes that would send most humans into a food coma.
First up are two breakfasts, one before a workout or practice and one after. The first one includes five pancakes, three cups of fruit, and 24 oz. of water. Breakfast No. 2 is the same but with 1.5 cups of fruit instead of three.
“I like pancakes. I love pancakes,” Towns said, confirming he eats chocolate chip pancakes because he’s “a man of the people.”
Next up is lunch, which he said consists of an unspecified number of 6-9-oz grilled chicken breasts with four cups of rice and four cups of vegetables. He repeats the same meal for dinner.
Towns said routine and health are major parts of his life and he’s disciplined about what he consumes.
“Your body is a Ferarri, you gotta fill it with premium gas,” Towns said, adding, “I gotta take care of my body. I gotta understand how it feels and how to attack it and make it feel better.”
It’s still not Michael Phelps-level calorie consumption, but 10 pancakes even caught Redick by surprise.