LEBRON JAMES continues to break records on a weekly basis.
The LA Lakers star, 37, is still thriving in the NBA despite entering the twilight years of his basketball career.
And like any good athlete, LeBron knows that diet is essential to back up all that hard work in the gym.
The No1 pick in the 2003 Draft, James has enjoyed two stints at the Cleveland Cavaliers and is an 18x NBA All-Star.
He’s still turning on the style for the Lakers despite their disappointing campaign so far, recently scoring 56 points in a stunning performance to down the Warriors.
LeBron’s uses high-interval training to prepare himself for the energy-sapping process of running up and down a 94-foot court nightly.
Rising at 5am each day to start his exercises, LeBron mixes up his core cardio routines with spin and yoga classes to work every muscle group.
There’s no need for him to even leave the house, with his LA mansion decked out with a full gym, hot tub and state-of-the-art hyperbaric chamber for oxygen therapy.
And James’ eating habits are slightly different to us mere mortals, with the NBA legend nibbling on six smaller meals throughout the day.
His breakfast usually consists of high-protein goodness, with eggs and avocado reportedly a favorite.
But it’s also suggested the four-time MVP sometimes needs a real feast to start the day, with mountains of french toast and omelets on the menu.
LeBron’s personal chef Dena Marino rustles up whatever the superstar desires and revealed how James likes to snack on his signature egg-white granola.
‘WINE IS GOOD FOR THE HEART’
The daring recipe includes an egg white, various nuts and a generous glug of honey.
This packs 4g of protein, 10g of carbs, 16g of fat and 200 calories into one delicious half-cup serving.
Moving through the morning and into lunchtime, there’s a mid-morning snack followed by chicken, veg and a side of fruit.
Those grueling afternoon workouts won’t fuel themselves, with LeBron’s final two meals of the day likely salmon followed by an evening omelette.
You might assume that’s the lot after a day packed full of lifting and super-food.
But James has a secret weapon up his sleeve – a nightly glass of wine.
He revealed to ESPN in late 2021: “I’ve heard [wine is] good for the heart.
“Listen, I’m playing the best basketball of my life, and I’m drinking some wine pretty much every day.
“Whatever it is, I’ll take it.”
Former teammate Tristan Thompson told the Athletic however that James might not stick to his planned diets quite as well as he’d like us to believe.
He said: “He loves sweets. He eats desserts and French toast. It’s crazy how his body just burns it.
“He’s really a specimen. He eats like s***. I remember one year I tried to eat like he ate and it just didn’t work out.
“I started gaining weight and said, ‘F*** this’. I mean it works for him.”
James has tried a number of different diets over the years but seems to have settled on a sensible, balanced plan as he looks to keep playing into his 40s.
Back in 2014, James said he lost a ‘ton of weight’ after taking on the controversial Keto diet.
Cutting out sugar, carbs, and dairy for 67 days straight, the extreme plan saw the then-Cavalier drop to around 250 pounds.
He revealed: “I had no sugars, no dairy, I had no carbs,
“All I ate was meat, fish, veggies and fruit. That’s it. For 67 straight days.”
James has another year to run on his bumper LA Lakers contract before being due for free agency in 2023.
Despite his advancing years, the LeBron looks set to keep going for a good while yet thanks to a healthy balance of extreme workouts and sensible diet.