Bryson DeChambeau Explains How He Lost 18 Pounds In 24 Days By Cutting Out Everything Good In Life

Bryson DeChambeau at the PGA Championship

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After Round 1 of the PGA Championship, LIV Golf superstar Bryson DeChambeau was the leader in the clubhouse at -4.

When Bryson showed up at Oak Hill he was looking quite svelte. DeChambeau would later reveal that he’d lost 18 pounds in the past 24 days after recovering from a wrist injury.

It must be mentioned that Bryson DeChambeau is one of the most unique athletes of any sport. He marches to the beat of a different drum. If Bryson took the PGA Championship podium and said he lost 18 pounds in 24 days by eating nothing but banana slugs and yellow mustard, everyone would believe him.

Bryson, however, gave a different reason on Thursday when pressed by the media about his recent weight loss. He told Jim Slater at Yahoo! and other reporters that he’d cut out ‘everything he liked’ because of blood inflammation.

DeChambeau says “his blood would be inflamed because he was allergic to corn, wheat, gluten and dairy.” Once he identified that he was able to cut off water weight in a hurry.

Bryson went on to say “Pretty much everything I liked, I couldn’t eat. Started taking it out in August and over the course of time I’ve lost all this inflammation, lost a lot of fat and slimmed down like crazy. I lost 18 pounds in 24 days.

He also limited his daily caloric intake from 5,000 calories/day to 2,900.

It also helped that Bryson is recently recovered from surgery on his left wrist and was able to work out without having to hold himself back.

Is anyone surprised that Bryson lost 18 pounds in 24 days by cutting out corn, wheat, gluten, and dairy? Nope. This is all very much on-brand for Bryson DeChambeau.

In Round 1 of the PGA Championship, Bryson was averaging 347 yards off the tee and tied for 2nd in Driving Distance. His longest drive of Round 1 was 366 yards. Clearly, losing 18 pounds in just over 3 weeks has not hurt his distance.