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Shaquille O’Neal Shares He Lost 40 Pounds, Reveals He Plans to Lose 20 More

Shaquille O’Neal is focusing on shedding those extra pounds and being a healthier version of himself! In the last couple of months, the NBA great has lost 40 pounds and he’s planning to lose more pounds.

During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Shaquille O’Neal popularly known as Shaq spilled the beans on his weight loss journey. Keep scrolling further to know what tricks were used by the NBA star to lose weight.

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Shaquille O’Neal discloses how he lost 40 pounds

In a Monday interview with Entertainment Tonight, the former LA Lakers superstar talked about his weight loss, diet plan, and exercise routine. He went on to say that his weight “just fell off” after he made a couple of certain lifestyle changes.

Shaq told the media outlet, “A friend of mine called me and said, ‘You’re fat,’ and she gave me this guy’s name, and he did some blood work. He was saying, ‘You can do this, you can’t do that, [eat] more vegetables, [your] iron’s low.’”

The retired athlete further added, “Once I just started changing those certain things, it dropped. It’s all about eating right.” He also mentioned that he wasn’t “a salad eater” before but now he takes supplements, drinks shakes, and avoids soda.

Shaq wants to lose 20 more pounds

Yeah, you read that right. The 50-year-old also stated that he is planning to eliminate bread from his routine. He continued, “I think I could get the Marky Wahlberg look. I want to be known as the Black Mark Wahlberg.”

Shaq’s latest interview comes nearly 2 months after his “Impaulsive” appearance, during which he told the social media star, Logan Paul, that he had dropped from 401 pounds to 365.

At that point, Shaq who played in the NBA for almost 19 years even threw some shade at his fellow sports analyst Charles Barkley. He stated that Charles was his “motivation” to have a different “retirement body.”

O’Neal who wants to become a sex symbol in the times to come went on to say, “I didn’t want my stomach to be over the belt anymore. So I was just like, ‘Let me go ahead and get slim.’”

Earlier this year, in September, Shaq shocked and surprised all his Instagram fans at the same time by posting a now-viral shirtless video taken mid-workout. Then, one social media user took to the comments section of the post and asked, “Do I see a 6 pack?” Followed by another user who penned, “Shaq with the ab implants.”

While having a chat with Men’s Health in November 2021, Shaq discussed his weight loss journey. He also joked around and said that he hadn’t seen his abs since his pro basketball days. Because Shaq was starting to look old and didn’t want to,” he hit the gym and cut all the junk food for the desired outcome.

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Meenal Mehta
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Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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