Jason Maxiell

Postgame meals in the Pistons’ locker room when the team is on road are a personal trainer’s nightmare.

Fried chicken strips, pizzas and french fries are just a few of the calorie-filled snacks players gorge on well past recommended dining hours.

Jason Maxiell tries to eat healthy, and he credits his fitness coming into training camp as the reason Pistons coach Lawrence Frank routinely calls him “one our most consistent players all season.”

“That’s a setup, right there — can’t do that,” Maxiell said Tuesday of the late-night smorgasbord. “At times when you really want to splurge for yourself on a nice little meal, you got to watch your intake.”

– Reported by Vince Ellis of theĀ Detroit Free Press