And the world famous sports scientist says his dietary advice will allow Malema to be the 80kg hunk he was in his matric year.
Rumours have swirled on social media about Malema’s shrinking girth‚ and TMG Digital can reveal that he is indeed “on a weight-loss and diet programme”.
A slim boyish Julius Malema pictured when he was a leader of the Congress of South African Students (Cosas) in 2001. SEFAKO MABUYA © Sowetan
EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi confirmed that Malema has made a personal choice to join a gym so that he can be in rude health.
A chubby looking Julius Malema, then ANC Youth League president, is pictured with ANC President Jacob Zuma after Zuma’s key note address at the Youth Day Rally in Thaba Nchu near Bloemfontein in the Free State. Sydney Seshibedi. © The Times
The world famous sports scientist said Malema was overweight because he is insulin resistant‚ he eats a high carbohydrates diet and drinks too many sweetened beverages.
“To lose weight successfully he needs to do a few things: Limit his carbohydrate intake to less than 25 grams per day; eat no sugar whatsoever and drink no sweetened beverages; eat no processed foods; hire a chef to cook foods only from our book Real Meal Revolution including only those foods on the Green List; eat a maximum of 2 meals a day; and practice intermittent fasting‚” said Noakes.
EFF leader Julius Malema in the National Assembly during the parliament proceedings in Cape Town. Esa Alexander © Sunday Times
Noakes said that if the EFF leader does not follow strict dietary measures he is at risk of developing type two diabetes and related diseases including heart disease‚ cancer and dementia.
“Although this (risk) will only happen after he is 50 or so. Following this dietary advice will allow Mr Malema to be the 80kg hunk that he was in his matric year and at no risk of developing these diseases of insulin resistance‚” said Noakes.
Noakes said other politicians who are overweight should do the same (as should all overweight South Africans).
Noakes is a scientist‚ and an emeritus professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town.
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