Jordan Spieth always struggled with avoiding weight loss. The golfer even took a more relaxed approach to his diet to not lose weight in 2020 but there he is at the recent RCB Heritage tournament looking thinner than before. Maybe it's Jordan Spieth's training that's offsetting his efforts to not have weight loss.
Jordan Spieth turned pro in golfing when he was just 19 years old in 2012 and since then, he has managed to achieve a lot. He’s checked off pretty much every career accomplishment that a golfer could dream of. He has won the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the British Open. However, he has not had much success on the PGA Tour and he recently lost the RCB Heritage to Matt Fitzpatrick.
Besides the tournament, he seems to have lost weight as well. His weight loss has always been a much-discussed topic among his fans because he always looks thinner than he did before. People find it really peculiar and want to know what's the reason for it. Let's talk about Jordan Spieth's weight loss!
Jordan Spieth's Weight Loss: He Appears Slightly Thinner Than Before!
Jordan Spieth (@jordanspieth) is not having a great time lately. He almost won the RCB Heritage. Tying the lead after six holes, he started off hot while Matt Fitzpatrick fell out of first place when he bogeyed the 7th. It looked like Spieth had the game but Fitzpatrick hung around and parred the next seven holes before birdying the 15th and 16th to tie Spieth at the top of the leaderboard and then ultimately, won the tournament. Spieth lost the tournament but it does not look like that's all he lost. He appears to have a weight loss as well.
Jordan Spieth appears to have had a weight loss at the 2023 RCB Heritage.
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Jordan Spieth always struggled with his weight and this is a part of it. But it's not what you are thinking. It's actually the opposite of what you are thinking if you are thinking the struggle means he is struggling to contain his weight. He's been trying to gain weight but he's always losing it. A problem only a few can relate to, but a problem, nevertheless. The recent RCB Heritage tournament showed that he has not fixed his problem.
If you ever ask "Did Jordan Spieth lose weight," the answer is always yes. Because at every point in his life, he's slimmer than he before was. And this time's no different. If he appears thinner to you, that's because he is. Remember when he talked about avoiding weight loss in the 2021 Thanksgiving? He looked completely different back then as in he was a lot less slim than he is now.
Jordan Spieth always struggled with maintaining his weight and avoiding weight loss.
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Jordan Spieth, as he was preparing for the following PGA Tour season, said that he was looking to put some weight on as he didn't want to get thinner than he was. He was losing weight every year which he is not very fond of.
Each year I lose 10 to 15 pounds throughout the year. I’m trying to figure out a way to sustain weight.
The golfer was trying to avoid weight loss but he had never been too successful at it because as he said, he did an 'average job' of it as he found it hard to eat as much as he would have liked to. And he's not crazy about it. He's not turning off burgers and beer but that has never got the job done. So, he's always been trying to get enough of the right stuff.
So, Jordan Spieth's attempt at not having weight loss is curating his diet for that very purpose. In a 2020 interview with GQ, he said that he does not gain weight easily and a more relaxed approach to diet has helped him not lose weight. His relaxed approach included shakes, sandwiches, and some guacamole. He said that he has eggs, avocado, chicken, and fruits or sweet potato hash for breakfast, a sandwich or a 'bowl of shorts' for lunch, and two meals for dinner.
Jordan Spieth took a more relaxed approach to his diet to not lose weight.
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When Jordan Spieth was told that he did not seem like he was worried about macros, he said that he decided to take a more relaxed approach to his diet because when he really got dialed in with his nutrition, he found himself losing weight. He went through a whole process where he did a bunch of testing and found out which types of foods his body doesn't process super well and when he eliminated those altogether from his diet, he had a weight loss.
Since then, Jordan Spieth has been trying to find a better balance between eating a proper diet and avoiding weight loss, but it does not seem to have worked because there he was again at the RCB Heritage, looking slightly leaner than before. It does appear that he's losing weight a little less than before but he has not been able to avoid it entirely.
Maybe it's his training that's offsetting his efforts to not have weight loss. He trains four or five times a week. He does a lot of mobility stuff like yoga, bands, and some plyometrics. And during the off-season, he does lifting. Plus, he's got a Peloton at home.