, 2022-10-30 05:19:55,
One of the first things DeShon Elliott did when he moved to Detroit this summer was put out a call to find a personal chef on Twitter.
Elliott, in his first season as a starting safety with the Detroit Lions after four years with the Baltimore Ravens, had used a private chef on and off during his time in Baltimore and had seen it positively impact his career.
He saved time and money after relying heavily on the food delivery services DoorDash and Uber Eats as a young player. He was able to better maintain a routine; he likes to work out early in the morning and often comes home late in the evening from practice, so having pre-made meals was convenient.
And most importantly, he saw benefits to his health.
Elliott, an aspiring chef in college who plans to attend culinary school when his playing career is over, missed most of the 2019 season with a knee injury and consulted with a nutritionist during his recovery.
He changed his diet to help alleviate the swelling in his knee following surgery, and when he found that worked, he decided to make his new healthy eating habits a permanent lifestyle change.
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“It took me two years to really realize, ‘Hey bro, you’re not Superman,'” Elliott said. “Things happen to you, you have to take care of your body and it starts with what you eat. You can’t put 83 in a Lamborghini, so you got to get the premium gas in you. That’s all I really know.”
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