Joe Thomas Shed 50 Pounds Since Retiring From NFL

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He is certainly the first but the latest and perhaps the most notable these days. We are talking about Joe Thomas and his complete new look.

It has been just few months since Joe Thomas announced his retirement. However, the retirement turns out to be good for him, it suits him or at least suits his scale.

The 33 years old former American football player has dropped significant weight. It was not that he was unhealthy – it’s just his job which requires fueling and fueling and fueling to be big enough to do it.

On Monday when appeared on NFL Network, Joe looked quite different with face noticeably slimmer. When being asked, he replied, he lost 50 pounds since his official retirement.

At his playing weight, now-retired Brown, who deal with Joe Thomas, topped the scale of more than 300 pounds. Then after this was the only thing Thomas was looking forward to lose those pounds. On the NFL Network this week, he said, “I was eager to lose weight than anything else in the retirement.”

-joe-thomas before and after

Thomas did it in a pretty simple way as he explained from

He said, “You don’t eat until you feel like you are gonna throw up at every meal and all of a sudden the weight falls right off.”

This is something the way he used to eat:

And now:

Thomas basically didn’t have any magic diet which helped him drop significant pounds. It’s just that if you stop eating as much as you need to maintain that weight as an NFL left tackle.

  • Average of 5000 calories per day or twice over what a non-elite-lineman is required to eat in a day
  • Get to buy smaller pants

Joe Thomas himself pointed out that he needed that much weight when he was playing. It was necessary while being such sports. You are supposed to be more than 300 pounds or at least 300 pounds else you’re going to get pounded to a pulp. This is the reason why he used to eat 4200 calories in a day.

Nevertheless, he is done with the football and doesn’t need extra weight. Thus, he made losing his weight as his most important priority during his retirement.

Speaking on the NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live this week, Thomas declared he has shed 50 pounds since his retirement from the NFL.

Have a look on his new appearance


Joe Thomas Biography

Joe Thomas, full name Joseph Hayden Thomas born on 4 December, 1984 is a former American football player who played his entire 11-season career for Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL).

Thomas played college football for University of Wisconsin where he earned unanimous All-American honors. He was also recognized as the top college interior lineman. The Cleveland Browns selected Thomas with the third overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.

He was then invited to Pro Bowl in each of his first 10 seasons and did not even miss a single play in his entire career until 2017 season (his final season in NFL).


Height – 1.98 metres

Weight – 142 kg

Age – 33 years

Check out his football stats in the link given below:

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