INDIANAPOLIS --- Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you're like me, you're trying to drop a couple pounds before the turkey hits the table in order to have a guilt free holiday. Members of the Colts public relations department even went vegetarian this week, displaying strong Thanksgiving solidarity.
But that got us to thinking. What do the Colts players eat to stay in peak shape?
"I like making my own smoothies, just natural fruit, oats. You know, putting in my own mix of things, protein. I like my own smoothies" - cornerback Darius Butler
"I'm a big milk drinker. I like yogurt. I like chocolate milk, and then any grilled chicken, grilled salmon, grilled fish, anything like that." - punter Pat McAfee
"I'm a rice guy. I can eat rice with anything. Veggies. That's all I need, and I'm good. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner." - linebacker D'Qwell Jackson
"Broccoli and salmon. That's probably my favorite meal." - DL Montori Hughes
"I like to eat shrimp and chicken caesar salad. I like a lot of salmon. I like broccoli. I like peppers. Peppers are cool. You have to make it colorful every once in a while. Onions, just any type of vegetable is cool with me. I learned the less legs an animal has the more healthy it is." - DL Zach Kerr
"I like a lot of fruit in the morning. Bananas, watermelon, fiber. High-fiber intake." - WR Josh Cribbs
Now obviously these players work out multiple times per week, but like the rest of us, there are days it is hard to get motivated. Here's a few tricks to get you moving.
"Every morning you wake up with some push-ups, gets the blood pumping, which gets you motivated." - punter Pat McAfee
"My wife. I'm a praying man as well. I have to find it from somewhere, or I come into the locker room and hear a song from one of the guys." - WR Josh Cribbs
So there you have it...some morning push-ups, lots of fruit, vegetables, and lean meat, and perhaps a kick in the butt from your wife to get you on track for a guilt free Thanksgiving.