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CC Sabathia Credits Offseason Weight Loss To Shunning Cap’n Crunch

Portly New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia showed up at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on Monday looking surprisingly svelte – well, let us just say he appeared svelte compared to his usual pudgy appearance. Sabathia rerports that he lost 25 pounds during the offseason, getting his weight down to a “manageable” 290 pounds. Sabathia credits the weight loss to one minor change he made to his diet: managing to ignore the sugary siren song of, in my opinion, the most magically delicious of all breakfast cereals (suck it, Lucky Charms): Cap’n Crunch.

Via the New York Daily News:

“Not eating Cap’n Crunch every day,” Sabathia revealed when asked what changes he made to his diet to help him trim down from 315 lbs. to 290 since the end of last season. “I’m actually what it says on the back of my card.”

Such drastic weight loss simply from shunning a cereal makes total sense, because if you’re anything like me, Cap’n Crunch is like the crunchy breakfast cereal equivalent of crack. Once that box is opened, there’s no stopping until every oaty morsel has been devoured and I’m left with a borderline case of nausea and the roof of my mouth left cut up and raw due to shoveling spoonful after spoonful of the irregular, jagged-shaped deliciousness. But hey, raw mouth and gut rot is a small price to pay for such a tasty indulgence. I only wonder how long it will be before Sabathia succumbs to the lure of the Captain, falls off the wagon and is seen freebasing crunch berries in the dugout. It’s a slippery slope, kids.

CC Sabathia drops 25 pounds, says not eating Cap’n Crunch is key to Yankee ace’s weight loss [New York Daily News]