By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Cameroon and SCO Angers striker, Stephane Bahoken has told French daily L’Equipe that he has adopted a new eating habit which entails staying away from particular foods to improve on his form, better his fitness and reduce his weight.
Bahoken told the same source that, he was inspired by the a documentary he recently watched titled; ‘The Game Changers’.
In the last six months, Bahoken has switched from his usual eating habits to a life in which he mostly replaces beef with vegetables.
The erstwhile Strasbourg front-man testified that alot improved about his game in the just-ended season, though he can’t put it exactly on the new dietary regime.
“I figured it could add value to my performance. Over time, I realize that I don’t need to eat beef all the time. I even try to do without meat, I feel good” Bahoken revealed.
The new regime has also led to a loss in weight for the 27-year-old former OGC Nice forward as he further explained.
“In terms of my movements, I felt really sharper, faster, more lively this season. I don’t know if it was thanks to that, but I had found a new sensation. Physically, I felt good. Last year, I had a lot of cramps, this year, I have less. Is it related? I do not know either. My weight dropped to 88.2 kg. Before now, I was 90. Maybe I lose weight because meat is hard to digest and I took less of it this year,” Bahoken concluded.
The Yaoundé-native may have a strong case if his fitness is taken into consideration giving that he suffered fewer injuries this year. That may not be backed by his goal scoring statistics. This season, Bahoken scored seven goals and made two assists from 24 games compared to 11 goals scored in 33 games in all competitions in the previous campaign.
Going by the fact that the player is only six months into this regime, one may think greater benefits will be enjoyed in the seasons to come but whatever be the case, nutrition is a key aspect for all Athletes.
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