Lebron James, Skinny

LeBron James is finally divulging details about his shocking summer slimdown.

The visibly trimmer athlete unveiled his new LeBron 12 sneakers earlier today and revealed his strict diet to Sports Illustrated.

"I had no sugars, no dairy, I had no carbs. All I ate was meat, fish, veggies and fruit. That's it. For 67 straight days," he shared.

James added that the meal plan was a "mental challenge" and that he was planning on putting on a few pounds before the season starts.

He also wouldn't pinpoint the amount of weight he dropped, joking that he just lost "a couple" of pounds. But based on the most recent photos of the four-time MVP, he's being modest—at best.

Lebron James, Skinny

Earlier this morning ESPN's Brian Windhorst openly discussed why James dieted in the first place during a podcast with Grantland's Bill Simmons:

"I hear he's estimated about 10 or 12 pounds down now. I guess he has cut out carbs," he explained.

Lebron James, Skinny

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"LeBron was probably, coming off his wedding and everything, he was probably in quote-unquote the worst shape he's been in a while [at the end of the 2013 season]. He was obviously fine, but he got off to a slow start last season. His back was bothering him early on. He and Dwyane Wade both have gone to this sort of, I don't know if LeBron is terming it paleo, but he's basically gone without carbs."

And while the NBA lists The King at 250 pounds (at 6'8", no less), Windhorst estimates that he's "actually been in the mid-260s and sometimes over 270 in his career."

He added that James "doesn't like talking about it," and that he "has been a little self-conscious about [his weight] in recent years."

The star athlete's hard work has definitely paid off, however, as he was just named the fittest athlete in the world by Sports Illustrated.

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