it's very common for retired athletes to pork up. they no longer work out 6-8 hours a day, and it seems many of them do nothing to scale down their food portions.
retired football and baseball players seem especially prone to this, since many of them are big dudes to begin with.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway