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Chris Bosh promotes healthy eating that keeps him in prime shape despite being retired — “It gives me the energy I need to go forward”

Fully aware his NBA days are behind him, Chris Bosh explained why he still eats healthy and works out every day.
Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh

The illustrious NBA career of two-time NBA champion and 11-time All-Star Chris Bosh came to an untimely end in 2016 due to life-threatening blood clots. While some NBA players tend not to stay in shape in retirement, Bosh chose to be different. Despite being retired and in a more stable health condition, “CB4” is staying fit and in his prime form.

Dedicated to staying healthy

In an appearance on Men’s Health’s “Eat Like” last year, Bosh revealed his day-to-day diet, which he likes to kick off by popping a couple of pre-workout supplements.

For breakfast, Bosh ensures he consumes enough “protein, fiber, probiotics, Omega 3’s” so he usually eats “Greek yogurt filled with mixed nuts, granola, berries, and local-grown honey.

I’m getting that nice fuel with those complex carbs in there to aid me during the workout.

Unlike others, Bosh doesn’t indulge in fast food for his post-workout meal. Instead, he would feast on some chicken and vegetables because he likes to keep going for the rest of the day.

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In the middle of the day, I try to get something high protein… Because I’m usually fresh off a workout. So it gives me the energy to go forward after that.

Dinner time is family time, so Bosh would eat heavy meats with his wife and kids. However, he’s not scratching off the veggies on the menu.

Bosh attempted to make an epic return

It has been six years since Bosh last played professional basketball, and some might be wondering why he’s still eager to stay in shape. Well, some may not know, but “CB4” attempted to make a comeback in 2018.

I’ve been in the gym. I can still play basketball. No, I’m not done yet. Yeah, I’m trying to come back,” Bosh said on ESPN’s “First Take.”

As expected, concerns about his blood clots were an issue, but the then-33-year-old assured everyone that he wouldn’t put himself in a situation where his life would be at risk once again.

I’m not going to be in a position where I’m risking my life,” he vowed. “So if I ever get back on the court like that and people are worried, it’s not going to be a life-risking situation.

Unfortunately, nothing came to fruition, but still, Bosh committed himself to healthy living. Why? Because at the end of the day, Bosh’s life doesn’t begin and end in the NBA. He got a wife and five beautiful kids - that's all the reason he needs to stay healthy and vital for as long as possible.

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