Jason Kelce Is Trying to ‘Slim Down’ to 250 Lbs. After Retiring: ‘I Look Forward to Getting Skinny’

“I’m gonna slim down. My goal is 250 lbs.,” said the former Philadelphia Eagles center on the latest episode of his 'New Heights' podcast

<p>Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty</p> Jason Kelce photographed in Philadelphia on Nov. 26, 2023

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Jason Kelce photographed in Philadelphia on Nov. 26, 2023

Jason Kelce is ready to focus on his health after retiring from the NFL.

On the latest episode of his New Heights podcast with brother Travis Kelce, the NFL star admitted that he’s hoping to lose some weight following his 13-year career.

“I look forward to getting skinny,” he said.

During the show, the 36-year-old former Philadelphia Eagles center responded to one fan who asked if he’s going to “shed pounds” in retirement since he will no longer have to maintain the caloric intake needed to play as an offensive lineman.

The fan noted that they were impressed with NFL legend Alan Faneca’s weight loss transformation after retirement and how he even ran a marathon, wondering if Jason would do the same.

“Yeah I’m not doing that,” he said immediately. “I don’t know how Alan’s doing it. I’m not running on pavement. I tried that already with the 5K, not gonna make a living doing that. My knees are already messed up enough.”

“But I’m gonna slim down. My goal is 250 lbs," he noted, adding, "This last week I got down to like 285 because I knew I was doing this and then I had cake like three days in a row."

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Jason continued to admit that he is never going to become the type to completely cut out his favorite foods or stop enjoying a drink now and then.

“There’s different ways to do this. I personally don’t subscribe to doing extreme diets like going all the way vegan or all the way carnivore or keto. F--- no I’m not doing that,” he explained. “I downloaded MyFitnessPal and just started tracking calories. I feel like as long as I maintain my protein intake — so I keep my muscle — and just limit the calories, you’ll start to lose weight. So that’s the plan.”

“This guy’s got a plan in place and when Jason Kelce has a plan, it’s f------ done with,” Travis said before Jason added, “That’s right.”

<p>Perry Knotts via AP</p> Jason Kelce photographed in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 15, 2024

Perry Knotts via AP

Jason Kelce photographed in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 15, 2024

Related: Jason Kelce Jokes That He Barely 'Ran' After Participating in 5K for Autism: 'We Had a Blast'

Last month, Jason poked fun at himself after showing his support for the Eagles Autism Foundation at the 16th Annual Mike's Seafood 5K Run/Walk for Autism.

According to Bleacher Report, the star finished the race in just over 43 minutes.

After completing the 5K, Jason took to social media to reflect on the charitable event. When Fox Sports 5 shared a video of him on X (formerly known as Twitter) the news station wrote, "Jason Kelce ran a 5K to raise money for autism."

Jason quoted the original post and wrote, “ ‘Ran' is a generous verb for what occurred," poking fun at himself for mostly walking briskly during the 5K.

"But we had a blast," he added.

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