Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, a.k.a. The Mountain from The Game Of Thrones is one large specimen of man. It’s likely what landed the strong man competitor the role on the show in the first place, but there’s more to his story than just athletic genes.
After an influx of queries from his followers, the 2.06m and179kg actor has revealed his insane diet plan which he credits to his immense bulk and comes with a disclaimer.
Björnsson wrote on his Instagram and Facebook:
People been asking me a lot about my diet and what I eat! Here’s my diet plan for my preparation for World’s Strongest Man 2016! Yes this is a lot & I don’t recommend YOU to try this!!
6:50 Morning workout! Cardio + CORE for 30min Bcca, Glutamine + handful of almonds
7:30 8 eggs + 200gr Oats + blueberries & strawberries + avocado
9:30 400gr Beef, 400gr Sweet potatoes, handful of spinach & greens
11:50 Bcca, glutamine,
12:00 400gr Chicken + 400gr potatoes, greens + some fruits
14:00 Blender = 150gr oats or sweet potatoes, 2 bananas 150gr kelloggs rice krispies, frozen berries, handful almonds, peanut butter and glutamine
14:30 Training strongman, Bcca, glutamine, Vitargo
17:30 60gr protein + 2 banans
18:00 500gr beef + potatoes, greens
20:30 500gr salmon + 500gr sweet potatoes
22:30 50gr casein protein or 6 eggs + avacado + 30gr almonds + 50gr peanut butter
Drink a lot of water throughout the day + Juices to get more calories!! middle of the night 50gr casaine protein or raw eggs.
To put Björnsson insane diet into perspective, one simply needs to look at this breakdown:
Eight eggs equates to about 600 calories
200g of oats equals 778 calories
400g of beef is around 1,000 calories
400g of sweet potatoes is 344 calories
400g of chicken hits 780 calories
400g of potatoes equals 308 calories
Approximate total = 3,810 calories consumed by midday (the average daily calorie intake for men is 2,500 calories)
So there you have it. If you want to be a giant, blow every paycheck on food and you’ll be there in no time. Gym membership not included.