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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's 4,500-Calorie 'Hercules' Diet

June 26, 2013

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Former Miami Hurricane football star, retired professional wrestler, actor and reality TV show host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was already known for his Greek god-like body. But for his next role—as Hercules in Hercules: The Thracian Wars, due out next summer—he's training harder than ever. And from the looks of a recent Johnson tweet, he's eating harder than ever too. Check out the contents of his daily meal plan—all seven meals of it—which he calls "The 12 Labors Diet." (Remember the original 12 Labors?)

The Rock's Diet

Photo via Twitter 

In case you're curious, here’s the nutrition breakdown of The 12 Labors Diet. (Calorie counts calculated via sparkrecipes.com.)

Calories: 4,532
Total Fat: 91g
Saturated Fat: 25.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.5g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.1g
Cholesterol: 672mg
Sodium: 2,044mg
Potassium: 8,525mg
Total Carbohydrate: 489g
Dietary Fiber: 39g
Sugars: 18.2g
Protein: 433g
Vitamin A: 223.8%
Vitamin B-12: 123.3%
Vitamin B-6: 348.1%
Vitamin C: 655.3%
Vitamin D: 0.0%
Vitamin E: 84.1%
Calcium: 119.0%
Copper: 123.9%
Folate: 399.5%
Iron: 210.6%
Magnesium: 249.3%
Manganese: 346.7%
Niacin: 512.2%
Pantothenic Acid: 147.2%
Phosphorus: 315.9%
Riboflavin: 131.3%
Selenium: 525.8%
Thiamin: 233.3%
Zinc: 99.1%

Given the amount of metal The Rock is consuming, he may have trouble passing through airport security. We leave you with a photo of his fridge.

Kevin DeFranco
- Former STACK intern Kevin DeFranco was a Business major at the University of Rochester, where he played on the football team and served as president...
Kevin DeFranco
- Former STACK intern Kevin DeFranco was a Business major at the University of Rochester, where he played on the football team and served as president...
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