Timberwolves PF Karl-Anthony Towns on a ‘see-food’ diet

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Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Karl-Anthony Towns is eager to restore himself to his NBA Playing weight which is at or about 250 pounds. He currently has quite a ways to go, as he suffered an illness where he struggled to keep food down. That has dropped, by some observers, to below 230 pounds.

Neither the Minnesota Timberwolves nor Karl-Anthony Towns, are too excited about his NBA season at that weight.

You may have heard a very old joke told back in the 1970s and 1980s when diet fads were all the rage. At that time, a rather common joke shared was the comment that a person was going on an ‘all seafood’ diet. If anyone bit and asked what a seafood diet was about, the jokester would offer up the punchline: “If I see food, I eat it.”

The official NBA see-food diet

Curiously, that is the dietary plan that the Minnesota Timberwolves have planned for KAT right now. If he sees food, he should eat it.

Normally, professional athletes are quite cautious and deliberate about the foods that they consume. So why the reckless strategy to put on the pounds for Timberwolves power forward Karl-Anthony Towns?

Simply stated, Towns plays at a physical position in the NBA, and much of the work for a power forward or center is in gaining and holding prime real estate under or near the basket. The bigger a player is, the more difficult it becomes for opponents to try to move them off the mark, box them out, or simply outmuscle them.

How quickly can KAT pile on the pounds? Well, certainly not before the tipoff against the Brooklyn Nets. But it could be something to monitor going forward.

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