lebronLeBron James ate popcorn during the Red & White scrimmage game in 2013, but on his new low-carb diet, junk food is out of the picture.

Basketball superstar LeBron James has dropped over 10 pounds after cutting out carbohydrates from his diet, according to a wide range of reports on the Cleveland Cavaliers forward. The two-time NBA champion, who’ll turn 30 this season, was apparently inspired by former teammate Ray Allen’s adoption of the Paleo diet.

lebron paleoThe basic, scientific concept behind the low-carb caveman diet is simple: train the body to burn fat as a fuel source… and it shows via James’ Instagram post

Whatever you think of James’ diet, it’s nice that a major American athlete is bringing widespread attention to the important role diet plays in overall health and performance.

What do you think of LeBron’s diet decision?