Seahawks' DK Metcalf Talks Diet, Says He Eats 1 Meal and 3-4 Bags of Candy a Day

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVApril 1, 2022

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JANUARY 02: DK Metcalf #14 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates his touchdown catch with Tyler Lockett #16 during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lumen Field on January 02, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf is one of the most talented and physically imposing wide receivers in the NFL, which is all the more impressive when you consider his diet. 

Metcalf told Kevin Garnett on the KG Certified show that he has one meal, a cup of coffee and three to four bags of candy per day. 

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.<a href="https://twitter.com/dkm14?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@dkm14</a> is on that candy diet 🍬 πŸ˜‚ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KGCertified?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#KGCertified</a>: <a href="https://t.co/zFu7GS4IcI">https://t.co/zFu7GS4IcI</a><a href="https://twitter.com/KevinGarnett5KG?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KevinGarnett5KG</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Seahawks?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Seahawks</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoHawks?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoHawks</a> <a href="https://t.co/RO1DFJPs2g">pic.twitter.com/RO1DFJPs2g</a>

He told Garnett he starts his day by working out, grabs a coffee around noon that will "hold me until like 4, 5 o'clock," orders some candy and water around 4:30 p.m., eats dinner around 8 or 9 p.m. and goes to sleep. 

And that's every day. That's his entire diet. This guy, below, thrives on that food regimen:

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DK Metcalf with an 84-yard TD to start off <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MNF?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MNF</a> πŸ‘€<br><br>(πŸŽ₯ via NFL)<br><br> <a href="https://t.co/sdClSlHrrs">pic.twitter.com/sdClSlHrrs</a>

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Watching this highlight of <a href="https://twitter.com/dkm14?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@dkm14</a>, who thinks he's got a chance at winning the 100m against some of the elite U.S. sprinters?<br><br>Find out as <a href="https://twitter.com/dkm14?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@dkm14</a> runs the men's 100m at the <a href="https://twitter.com/usatf?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@usatf</a> Golden Games at Mt. SAC today at 3:15 p.m. ET on <a href="https://twitter.com/peacockTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@peacockTV</a>.<a href="https://t.co/w7IaOBw4Nn">pic.twitter.com/w7IaOBw4Nn</a>

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Three years ago...<a href="https://twitter.com/dkm14?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@dkm14</a>'s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFLCombine?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NFLCombine</a> performance was OUT OF THIS WORLD. 🀯<br><br>(via <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NFL</a>) <a href="https://t.co/CoXemEfX9T">pic.twitter.com/CoXemEfX9T</a>

Some people are just built different. Of course, it helps having the metabolism of a 24-year-old. But just imagine what Metcalf could do if he maximized his calories and nutrition.