LSU WR Travin Dural Says Popeyes Chicken is To Blame For His 30lb Weight Gain

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Everybody has that one pleasure in life, or multiple, that’s really not good for them but they do it anyway because it keeps calling them.

LSU Tigers wide receiver Travin Dural’s pleasure is eating Popeyes chicken, a lot of it. Dural ate so much Popeyes chicken, he put on an extra 30lbs because of it.

According to wwltv, Dural blames his hamstring injury just before Thanksgiving last year on Popeyes, which led to his overeating that affected his training.

“Travin Dural’s entree of choice during his convalescence from hamstring surgery last off-season was, you might say, an off menu item as far as the LSU training table was concerned.

Popeyes fried chicken. He found it side-sticking good.

“Yeah, Popeyes was putting a lot of weight on me,” the fifth-year senior wide receiver from Breaux Bridge said this week, skillfully transferring the blame.

“I went home one day, and my mom was like, ‘Man, you look stuffed,’” Dural said. “So, that’s when I knew it was time for change. I was almost 230 pounds in the spring and I played at 203 last year.”

“And Coach Cameron made a couple of jokes about it,” Dural said. “I didn’t like the fullback and tight end jokes, so I knew I had to slim down. I had to stay away from Popeyes. Oh man, I tried to do a no-meat diet, but that failed miserably. That failed miserably in like two days.”

“I stayed away from the Popeyes and the home cooking and started eating salads and started eating a lot less and drinking a lot more water,” he said. “When we started back working out and running after spring practice in April, the weight just disappeared. It was the first time I ever had to worry about nutrition. Before, I was always running and always active, so I just never gained weight.””

Dural clearly put in the work, getting himself back down to 205 before the start of the new season.


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