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Friday, November 28, 2014

Lolo Jones on a 9,000 calorie diet to gain weight for bobsledding

Lolo Jones is living the kind of life most people would envy: she’s consuming thousands of calories per day in an effort to put on weight. In fact, Jones has been tweeting about her mission to put on some muscle as she prepares for US Olympics team bobsledding trials in two weeks.

Two weeks ago, Jones goofed around and asked on Twitter if anyone else was on a 9,000 calorie diet.

Since then, she’s been keeping her followers updated on her struggle to consume 9,000 calories each day.

How does she do it?

In addition to drinking three weight gainer shakes per day, Jones told USA Today she makes late-night runs for double-bacon cheeseburgers.

When Jones competed in the 2012 Summer Games in London as a hurdler, she weighed 133 pounds. She says her weight dropped into the 120s as she became depressed following her disappointing showing in the Olympics. But her goal is to get up to 160-162 pounds for the Winter Olympics. Why? The thinking in bobsledding is that it takes mass to move mass. And Jones is certainly putting on mass.

On Sunday, Jones proudly shared that she was up to 158.5 pounds:

Even though she’s putting on weight like a freshman in college, Lolo is still staying in shape. She says she is still cut and has abs and that it’s just mass she’s adding to her frame. Four weeks ago, Jones said she was weighing 155 pounds with the goal of putting on seven more. Look how muscular she was at that time:

Lolo Jones weightlifting

Yeah, so she definitely hasn’t added a gut. Since she’s always talking about needing a date, maybe she should get together with Tim Lincecum, because they have a lot in common when it comes to weight gaining efforts.



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