What Inter Milan nutritionist told Romelu Lukaku upon arrival

The Belgian striker has three goals in three matches for club and country since his move to the Giuseppe Meaza.

Romelu Lukaku has admitted that an Inter Milan nutritionist told him that his digestive system had stopped working upon his arrival at his new club this summer.

The Belgian forward was often criticized for his fitness and for appearing overweight during his time at Manchester United , where he says he was made to feel like a scapegoat.

Lukaku has started life at Inter Milan impressively though, scoring in their victories over Lecce and Cagliari in their opening two matches of the Serie A season, as well as netting in Belgium’s 4-0 win over Scotland during the international break.

“Normally I have a fine digestive system,” said Lukaku when he questioned about his apparent weight issues and his trip to the nutritionist by ESPN. “I digest everything very quickly. That’s how it had been my entire life. But what the nutritionist said to me was, it had stopped working.”

He was then put on a special diet that included fish, sweet potatoes, shiitake pasta, and cooked and raw vegetables.  The change made an immediate difference, losing 10 pounds in just 12 days, with Lukaku satisfied after returning one of the lowest body fat percentages in the Inter squad after tests a few weeks ago.

“I’m good now,” Lukaku added. “My body is in the zone.”

Nerazzurri coach Antonio Conte will hope Lukaku can extend his promising start to life in Serie A with Udinese next on Saturday.


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