Charles Barkley, the former professional NBA basketball player, has recently garnered media attention after losing 60 lbs. Charles struggled with his weight during his B-Ball career, but things worsened after he retired. Barkley claims he did not opt for weight loss surgery and has changed his health and dietary habits to achieve his goal.

Basketball enthusiasts were taken aback when the “Round Mound of Rebound” looked slimmer.

This article will explore whether Barkley has undergone bariatric surgery or whether his regime routine was responsible for tremendous weight loss.

Charles Barkley Binge Eating

Barkley was a star at Auburn for his skills and heroic appetite!

Why Did Charles Barkley Decide To Lose So Much Weight?

Charles was criticized by his peers, like Michael Jordan, for his eating habits and heavy body. Even Marcus Allen, an NFL running back, advised him to get in shape to improve on his tournaments. His doctor also recommended he lose the extra pounds from hip surgery to prevent future health issues.

Chuck’s good friend Shaq told him to “get his a** in shape.”

Charles Barkley was motivated to shed extra pounds to enhance his performance on the golf course, a sport that he has tried to make a new hobby. Getting trimmed should help him cure his YIPS Golf swing. He also wanted to be prepared for his daughter, Christian Barkley, Jewish wedding dance: the hora.

Did Barkley Have Weight Loss Surgery?

Chuck dropped quite a bit of excess weight in a rather short time. The rapid and sustainable weight drop is a characteristic of bariatric procedures, such as a mini gastric sleeve or mini gastric bypass. Superstars are often not upfront about how they get skinny, and they say their success is due to diet and exercise.

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Of course, proper nutrition and fitness training are beneficial even after weight loss surgery. But losing substantial pounds quickly and keeping it off long-term by watching calories is not feasible.

Charles Barkley on TNT-Mexico Bariatric Center

Did Charles Barkley do Weight Watchers?

Yes, Charles joined a Weight Watchers program in 2012 that offered informational support on dieting, exercise, and live coaching sessions. Barkley lost 27 pounds through the program by cutting out junk food and eating more greens like asparagus and Brussels sprouts.

After losing 42 pounds, he showed getting trimmed by dressing like a woman in the Weight Watchers “Lose Like A Man” campaign. The idea of the advertisement was to suggest that Weight Watchers was not just for women.

Studies have shown that people lose more weight when they both have support and are accountable, and Weight Watchers can be a good choice for both of those. For example, the 2009 Shape Up Rhode Island campaign (SURI) produced an average 7 lbs drop in all overweight/obese participants. The results suggest that social connections, such as teammates, played a role in individual weight loss.

Did Charles Barkley get Weight Loss Injection Shots?

It is most likely that Charles Barkley joined the elite like Elon Musk and Oprah, taking weight loss medication. Chuck recently pointed out that he started using Mounjaro (Zepbound) and following a doctor-prescribed regimen about six months ago. His doctor told him there are many fat young people but not many old ones.

“I am like, ‘Yo man, I wanna be here.’ I am gonna get down to 270 because man, I wanna be here,” the former NBA star told the reporters.

Eating better, exercising, and using the shot once a week have helped him drop 62 pounds. Weight loss injection shots are a possible way Charles Barkley lost weight, but it is not known completely.

Charles Barkley’s Weight Loss Routine

Charles contributes his extreme makeover to diet and exercise, “It Tastes Good, Then I Just Spit it Out,” he says.

In “The Steam Room” podcast with Ernie Johnson, Barkley revealed that he fixed his meal time between 5 and 8 pm and fasted the rest. “I’m down about 50 pounds. I’ve been doing intermittent fasting, where I’ve been eating once daily. I’m down 52 (pounds), but I gained 94 when I got my new hips. I just got to get in better shape.”

  • Intermittent fasting– This diet involves switching between fasting and eating regularly. In this case, Charles Barkley only eats one meal a day.
  • Exercise– To get in shape, he does moderate cardio workouts, such as running on the treadmill at the gym.

Higher fat burning can be achieved by combining exercise with intermittent fasting. A study with 34 resistance-trained males showed that males assigned to a time-restricted feeding decreased by 20% more fat than males assigned to a regular diet.

About Charles Barkley

Charles Wade Barkley, nicknamed “Sir Charles,” “Chuck,” and “the Round Mound of Rebound,” was born February 20, 1963, in Leeds, Alabama. Barkley played in NCAA college basketball at Auburn for three years before joining the NBA.  He was drafted in 1984 by the Philadelphia 76ers and became a charismatic NBA icon.

Barkley recalls playing to prove it to his father, his Spanish teacher (Miss Gomez),  who flunked him, and the kids who had made fun of him at the beginning of his NBA career. It was not until 1991 in New Jersey, after he accidentally spat on a girl in the audience, that he realized his loser attitude. That is when he said goodbye to his anger toward those people and started playing for his love of the game.

Barkley played in the NBA for 16 years in notable teams like the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets and retired in 2000. Charles appeared in 11 All-Star games and was named MVP. He also played for the USA “Dream Team” at Barcelona in 1992 alongside Michael Jordan and Atlanta in 1996.

Charles is hilariously funny and quick-witted – “I’m not a role model… Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.”

He has been with his wife, Maureen, for over 30 years. Charles’s daughter, Christina, got married on March 6, 2021, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nike has a signature sneaker line called the “Nike Air Force Max” for Chuck. Charles Barkley’s 2023 net worth is estimated at around $70 million.

Sir Charles TV Carrier

After retiring from the NBA, Charles took his talent to the TV studio. With Kenny Smith, Shaq, and Ernie Johnson, Sir Charles has been integral to “Inside the NBA” on TNT. He will let it fly whether you like it or not.

“I am honest, fair, and have no hidden agenda,” Charles said in the 60 Minutes interview.

CNN announced the premiere date (Nov 29, 2023) for the new primetime series “KING CHARLES” with Gayle King. Charles looks svelte in the preview of the show.

KIngs Charles with Gayle King

Charles Barkley Stats

Height: 6’6
Highest Weight: 350 lbs
Current Weight: 290 lbs
Goal Weight: 252 lbs
Rebounds: 12546 lbs

Charles Barkley NBA Career Stats

Weight Loss Surgery Trend Among NBA Players and Owners

All professional basketball players, current and former, are slimming down. Today’s game requires players to be fast and speedy to run up and down the court. The former ones are following suit: Magic Johnson (Hall of Famer), Shaquille O’Neal (Shaq), and Dennis Scott (3D) are some well-known names that are getting in shape.

Charles mentioned in a podcast interview that he still to need to lose another 30 pounds to get to his ideal weight.

Others affiliated with the National Basketball Association, like Mark Cuban and Stan Van Gundy, have slimmed down too. Mark, owner of Dallas Maverick and an investor on the panel of the Shark TV show, is claiming he lost weight with his daily exercise routine and Keto gummies!

Injectable Weight Loss

An injectable medication used to treat diabetes called Ozempic (Semaglutide) is now popular among celebrities and influencers to become thin. A study from the New England Journal of Medicine with 1,961 adults resulted in the mean change in body weight at 14.9% in the semaglutide group compared with 2.4% in the placebo group.

Ozempic is for diabetic patients and is not FDA-approved for casual weight loss. This drug is not for everyone and is not a proven measure to keep weight off.

Some side effects of Ozempic include the following:

Read more14 Dangerous Risks of Taking Ozempic for Weight Loss

Another drawback of this drug is regaining weight when no longer taking the medication if lifestyle changes haven’t been made.

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