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Chiefs RB Charcandrick West swears off Skittles to stay in shape

One time I tweeted something about Skittles and they reached out to me and sent me a big Skittles bag filled with probably 100-plus bags of smaller Skittles. I gave some away but over the course of the year I was a little embarrassed by just how many Skittles I ate.

With that said, I can understand where Charcandrick West is coming from. The Kansas City Chiefs RB is a big Skittles fan. He’s tweeted about them plenty of times before and he eats them all the time. Excuse me, he used to eat them all the time.

ESPN’s Adam Teicher quotes West as saying he’s lost 10 pounds after swearing off Skittles.

“I’m trying to eat better. It was bad the way I was eating,” West said from the Chiefs facility last week, per Teicher. “I was eating candy, Skittles. You’ve seen me eating all the Skittles. My energy level is way up. I feel better. I’m not tired from eating candy right before I go to bed. I feel it’s going to help me out a lot. I haven’t felt like this in a long time."

It’s kinda amazing that we’re having this conversation. Skittles. They are delicious, I agree. But you gotta eat quite a few of those for it to really affect you.

Good on West for swearing them off to stay in shape. He’ll be in a roster battle this summer with CJ Spiller added to the backfield and the Chiefs potentially drafting a back, too.

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