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Andre Drummond Went on a Beer Diet This Summer and Got Way Better

Andre Drummond
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Detroit Pistons star Andre Drummond has been a force in the NBA for years now, but the former UConn product may just be enjoying his best season yet in 2019-20.

Drummond's top notch play on the interior can be attributed to his 6-11, 279-pound frame, which enables him to corral rebounds with the best of them. And now the Pistons' center revealed the dietary changes that have allowed him to maintain his size and strength.

According to Drummond himself, he started a beer diet in the offseason after cutting out red meat from his diet, and thus far, that decision has paid dividends.

The 26-year-old claims to drink one beer per day in an effort to increase caloric intake.

The diet seems to have somehow made Drummond an even more fearsome force in the paint, as he's now leading the league with 17.1 rebounds per game, a career best. He's also averaging 17.1 points and has recorded 1.5 steals and 1.8 blocks per game.

Drummond weighs in as the third-heaviest player in the NBA, trailing just Boban Marjanovic and Zion Williamson. His new diet is certainly helping him improve his play while maintaining his size, as strength is a key component of his game.

With red meat no longer featuring in Drummond's diet, he's become a Miller Lite guy these days, and it's paying off in regards to his individual performance.