Rice Krispies, avocados, raw eggs in the middle of the night: It's Game of Thrones' The Mountain's diet plan
Published 27/04/2016 | 14:09
Game of Thrones actor Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson has shared his daily diet on Instagram – but don’t try this one at home.
The 27-year-old, who plays Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane in the hit HBO fantasy drama, has been named Europe’s Strongest Man two years in a row, and has been named in the top three of the World’s Strongest Man for the past four years.
With his eyes on the top spot, the 6’9”, 243lb Icelander is bulking up with a seriously intense diet plan ahead of the 2016 competition.
In an Instagram post, ‘The Mountain’ revealed he eats nine meals a day, including at least 14 eggs.
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 bananas150gr 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
“People have 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,” he wrote, adding a quick disclaimer. “Yes this is a lot & I don’t recommend YOU to try this!!”
Björnsson kicks off his day at 6.50am with a handful of almonds to fuel his morning workout.
For breakfast at 7.30am, he wolfs down eight eggs along with some oats, blueberries, strawberries and avocado.
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By 9.30am, he’s gearing up for a second breakfast of beef, sweet potatoes and a handful of spinach and greens.
Lunch at noon features chicken, potatoes, greens and some fruits, and he’s also jumped on the juicing trend.
Throughout the day, he takes plenty of glutamine, and adds some to his 2pm juice of oats/sweet potatoes, bananas, Rice Krispies, frozen berries, almonds and peanut butter.
There’s a quick snack of two bananas at 5.30pm, before he begins the first of his two dinners at 6pm with a plate of beef, potatoes and greens.
Just two and a half hours later, he’s ready for another round with salmon and sweet potatoes.
Before bed, he downs another six eggs, an avocado, almonds and peanut butter.
But that’s not all – he gets up in the middle of the night to swallow down an extra serving of raw eggs.
Björnsson, who has been named Iceland’s Strongest Man five years running, also shared a video of himself working out, noting “no huge weights for me today” - as he deadlifts with 705lbs.
It’s safe to say we’ll be leaving this one to the pros.