It’s no secret that Elvis, like all the best people in life, loved eating. It might be hard to believe […]
It’s no secret that Elvis, like all the best people in life, loved eating.
It might be hard to believe given his love of heavy foods, but Elvis did try to lose weight with various fitness and diet fads.
One of which was even based around his love of fizzy drinks: Elvis is reported to have tried to slim down by eating nothing but jelly made of his favourite black cherry soda and bananas for weeks.
He also once took the dangerous diet known as the “sleeping beauty diet” far too far by actually putting himself in a coma in a bid to lose weight.
During the 70s, a questionable Las Vegas doctor recommended Elvis go into a medically induced coma for a few days to stop himself eating, which is incredibly dangerous and should not be done.
Elvis, however, didn’t last long — he fell out of his hospital bed and woke himself up, reaching the decision never to try such a weight loss method again.
Fortunately he did also try some more sensible approaches, such as the tried and tested method of doing some exercise.
The King was actually a karate black belt (although some people question how much he had truly earned it) and was known to partake in badminton and American football too.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to offset his diet though, which likely contributed to his untimely death.