One thing's for sure. Jerry Stackhouse didn't eat too much turkey at the team's Thanksgiving feast in Houston.
He didn't eat any. Meat is off his menu.
"I told [coach] Avery [Johnson]," Stackhouse said, "you need to prepare something for a vegetarian."
Stackhouse, who turned 33 on Nov. 5, said his diet decision is two-fold. He's always maintained a healthy diet because diabetes has played a sad role in his family. Two sisters died from the condition, and he's adamant that eating right is critical to his well-being.
But this near-vegan twist was really inspired by a book he stumbled upon. The title initially attracted Stackhouse's attention, and then its content struck a gastrointestinal nerve. The New York Times bestseller titled -- ahem -- Skinny Bitch provides, to put it mildly, an unsavory description of meat and poultry processing.
"This book details a lot of things, just eye-opening things," Stackhouse said. "If most people would read it, they would change their opinions about a lot of things that they eat."