Former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Marshal Yanda weighed 312 pounds when he last left the field in January.
Now, just over three months later, the 35-year-old is 60 pounds lighter.
Yanda reached 245 pounds this week after setting up a new exercise routine and a new retired diet, the same amount he weighed in his sophomore year in high school. He also shaved his trademark beard, which really highlighted the difference.
via ESPN. “I like to feel the wind on my chin and my face. It’s nice to have a change. “” Data-reactid = “19”> “I actually have a chin line,” said Yanda, via ESPN. “I like to feel the wind on my chin and my face. It’s nice to have a change. “
Yanda, after an impressive career in Iowa, spent 13 seasons in the league with the Baltimore Ravens before retiring earlier this year. Almost immediately after he left the game, he contacted Hawkeyes force coach Chris Doyle to set up a new training and diet plan.
Now Yanda only eats 2,200 calories a day – instead of 6,000 – rides 45 minutes on a stationary bike a day and does four four-mile walks with his wife and young children about five times a week, which he said. that it was just too painful to do when he weighed over 300 pounds.
Her diet plan is not frozen, however. Once a week, he cheats and eats cheeseburgers, ribs, pulled pork and more.
via ESPN. & nbsp; “Data-reactid =” 23 “>” When the day of the cheat arrives, get out of my way, “said Yanda, via ESPN.
“Now the problem is that I eat too much and I am so uncomfortable. My stomach is knotted. ”
The eight-time Pro Bowler doesn’t plan to lose more weight. He is perfectly happy at 245. He also does not know what is the next step for him on a professional level.
He attributes his weight loss journey after the NFL simply to his dedication – something he has channeled throughout his football career.
via ESPN. “If you want to do it, you will do it.” This is how bad you want it. People want to talk about it, but in the end, do you really want it? It is important. “Data-reactid =” 29 “>” There are two words: it’s “wanting”, “said Yanda, via ESPN. “If you want to do it, you will do it.” This is how bad you want it. People want to talk about it, but in the end, do you really want to? It is important. “