After having to step in for an injured Anderson Varejao with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2012-2013 NBA season, Tyler Zeller found out that he needed to put on some weight to be successful at this level. After he caught the flu and lost over ten pounds towards the end of the year, Zeller gaining weight before the 2013-2014 season became even more pertinent.
It appears that Zeller has done so, though. By all accounts, Zeller is weighing in between 255-260 pounds these days, 10 pounds higher than he was listed in Cleveland last season and over 20 pounds heavier than he was after his stint with the flu virus.
However, according to a report from the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the way Zeller gained the weight was a bit unorthodox. While on vacation this summer, Zeller ate anything he wanted to try and gain weight. The most notable thing about his eating habits, though, was his love for Krispy Kreme doughnuts, which he reportedly would eat around ten of in one sitting. Zeller also added that he “ate about six in probably 10 minutes, maybe less.”
Zeller did go on to say that he’s not going to be lugging Krispy Kreme weight up and down the floor, like Raymond Felton was after the lockout, as he got in the gym and was able to turn the pounds he gained into healthy weight, meaning more muscle.
Let’s be honest: it’s the dream of anyone who has ever seen the “Hot Now” sign at Krispy Kreme to stop by and just devour a dozen and then be on your way. Zeller got to live that dream for all of us who can’t because we don’t want to put on 20 more pounds.