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The Shocking Transformations of 5 Former Footballers

As we celebrate international no diet day, the INDD is an annual celebration of body acceptance, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity as well as the concept of health at any size.

Below are five retired footballers who have embraced the international no diet day idea.

Ronaldo (Brazil)

Ronaldo was once considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time, thanks to his incredible skill and lightning-fast speed. However, after retiring in 2011, Ronaldo struggled with weight gain and was often criticized for his appearance. In 2012, he admitted to struggling with hypothyroidism, which can cause weight gain and other health problems.

Ronaldinho (Brazil)
Ronaldinho was another Brazilian superstar who struggled with weight gain after retirement. He was known for his incredible ball control and trickery on the field, but after retiring in 2018, Ronaldinho’s weight gain became a topic of concern for fans and journalists alike.

Adriano (Brazil)

Adriano was a Brazilian striker who was once considered one of the most promising young players in the world. However, after his father’s death in 2004, Adriano struggled with depression and turned to alcohol and drugs. He also gained a significant amount of weight and retired from soccer in 2014.

Wayne Rooney (England)
Wayne Rooney is one of the most successful soccer players in English history, but he has also struggled with weight gain after retirement. Rooney was known for his strength and stamina on the field, but in recent years, he has been criticized for his weight and lack of fitness.

Samir Nasri (France)

Another legendary soccer player who struggled with weight gain after retirement was Diego Maradona. Maradona was known for his agility and quick reflexes on the field, but off the field, he was plagued by addiction and health issues. He battled obesity and other health problems for much of his life and died in 2020 at the age of 60.

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