If you don’t think C.C. Sabathia is serious about staying in better shape and keeping the weight off this season, well, I can’t say I blame you. What I can tell you is that it appears he is already making an effort. According to the Star-Ledger, Sabathia has been bringing his own meals to Yankees camp in a brown paper bag — elementary school style. The reason? Controlling how much he eats.
Sabathia said doing it this way helps with portion control. Today’s breakfast offering was sausage and eggs and came in a container about the size of a small TV dinner. It’s also easy for Sabathia to direct his chef to prepare healthier offerings when needed.
“A lot of guys do it,” said Sabathia, who admitted that poor eating habits helped contribute to his weight gain last year. “It just sort of happened that it could work out this way.”
On second thought, maybe it isn’t elementary school style. Our moms and dads did a decent job of making our school lunches for us, but they probably don’t add the flare that C.C.’s personal chef adds. After all, he is probably being paid good money to prepare these mobile meals.
As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Brian Cashman and the Yankees approached Sabathia recently to talk about his weight. Many believe he was out of shape after the All-Star break last season, which contributed to his performance faltering a bit. Skipping the buffet line and not joining his teammates when they go out to eat is probably a good place to start.
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