Over the past few years, Bryson DeChambeau has become a golfing sensation with his toned physique and amazing long-range shooting ability. But after multiple injuries that sent him off course, the eight-time PGA Tour winner changed course on how he treats his body.
On the ‘Five Clubs’ podcast, DeChambeau revealed that he’s given up his bulking regimen and started losing weight to avoid injury and improve his overall health.
“I ate wrong for almost a year and a half and began to feel strange,” DeChambeau said. “My gut was in total disarray, so I became completely healthy, went on the Whole 30 diet, went to a nutritionist, had blood tests, measured my gut biome. I had severe inflammation.
“And then, just recently, since I hired this new chef, I’ve lost 20 pounds in a month.”
This, of course, comes after DeChambeau gained nearly 50 pounds in late 2019 and early 2020 through intense weight training and an equally intense diet. Early results seemed positive, with DeChambeau leading the PGA Tour in average driving distance for the past two seasons and making it to the final eight of the 2021 Professional Long Drivers of America World Championship, as well as winning the US Open for the first time in 2020.
But while he looked healthy physically, DeChambeau says he didn’t feel healthy on the inside.
“I was eating things that were not good for my system, which I was very sensitive to,” DeChambeau said, “and it ended up being too much. That’s why I started giving it up.”
Now 29, DeChambeau has lost significant weight and feels rejuvenated as he approaches his 30s.
“The inflammation has just left my system and I feel much calmer. I mean, I’m much leaner now, I feel better, my face is finally thinner,” DeChambeau said. “I look 20 again, not 35.”