Actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known as “The Mountain” of Game Thrones fame is, well, a mountain of a man. His secret? He eats a mountain of food every day. This colossal man’s diet is perhaps the total opposite of your ideal one—and he doesn’t recommend that you go for it.
Björnsson recently revealed his daily food intake on his Instagram account, and it’s nowhere near a normal person’s diet. We aren’t talking about an average man, after all, since the 6’9”, 419-pound actor is also considered as Iceland’s strongest man (for five years straight, everyone). He’s aiming for six, and this diet/routine that he posted on his Facebook page is part of his preparation for the competition:
6:50 - Morning workout! Cardio + CORE for 30min Bcca, Glutamine + handful of almonds
7:30 - 8 eggs + [7 ounces or .44 pounds] Oats + blueberries & strawberries + avocado
9:30 - [14 ounces or .88 pounds] Beef, [14 ounces or .88 pounds] Sweet potatoes, handful of spinach & greens
11:50 - Bcca, glutamine
12:00 - [14 ounces or .88 pounds] Chicken + [14 ounces or .88 pounds] potatoes, greens + some fruits
14:00 - Blender = [5.3 ounces or .33 pounds or 2/3 cups] oats or sweet potatoes, 2 bananas [5.3 ounces or .33 pounds or 2/3 cups] Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, frozen berries, handful almonds, peanut butter and glutamine
14:30 - Training strongman, Bcca, glutamine, Vitargo
17:30 - [2.1 ounces or .13 pounds or 1/2 cup] protein + 2 bananas
18:00 - [17.6 ounces or 1.1 pounds] beef + potatoes, greens
20:30 - [17.6 ounces or 1.1 pounds] salmon + [17.6 ounces or 1.1 pounds] sweet potatoes
22:30 - [1.7 ounces or .1 pounds or 1/4 cup] casein protein or 6 eggs + avocado + [1 ounce or 1/3 cup] almonds + [1.7 ounces or .1 pounds or 1/4 cup] peanut butter
Note: “Bcca” is a misspelling of branched-chain amino acids, a supplement that contains essential amino acids.
Yup, that diet is too much. Can you imagine eating eight eggs for breakfast? By the looks of it, if you have dreams of becoming a strongman as well, better start with building a stronger stomach.
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Banner photograph from HBO