Kyle Long feels younger and healthier after losing 25 pounds
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By Brendan Sugrue

Remember that new year’s resolution you had to lose weight by eating healthier? Kyle Long apparently had the same idea and stuck with it, posting today on his Twitter account about how great he feels after losing 25 pounds since the season ended in January.

Long, one of the longest-tenured Bears, has had an exceptional yet injury-plagued career. After making the pro bowl in his first three seasons, while also being named a second-team All-Pro guard in 2014, Long has missed 22 games over the last three seasons with shoulder, hand, ankle, and foot injuries. When he was drafted in 2013, Long entered the league at roughly 315 pounds but got as heavy as 350 during his six seasons in the NFL.

When asked about how he lost the weight, Long explained how he changed his diet with small portions, no carbs, and tons of water throughout the day. While some linemen want to add the extra weight, Long insists he is at his best playing closer to 315 pounds as it allows for better mobility on the line and injury recovery.

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