J.J. Watt is a big dude with seemingly endless energy. On the football field, he fights through double teams to attack the quarterback on almost every snap, recovers fumbles and takes them to the house, and lines up as a tight end at the goal line to reel in a couple of touchdown passes. He literally does it all.
So where does the Houston Texans defensive end get the energy to run around like a mad man for 16 games a year? His diet is a good place to find the answer.
Chatting with Fox Sports recently, the 6-foot-5, 288-pound giant revealed what a typical day of eating is like for him. For lunch, he chows down on a ham and turkey sandwich with avocado on wheat bread, mashed sweet potatoes and broccoli. Between lunch and dinner, he whips up some pancakes made with steel-cut oatmeal, cottage cheese, eggs and cinnamon. A few hours later he orders steak or fish for dinner.
But the real shocker is how much Watt eats for breakfast. He eats so much, he splits his morning meal into two parts. He said, “First breakfast: five eggs, some hash browns, whole wheat pancakes, a banana, orange juice, water and an apple. Second breakfast: oatmeal, five eggs, wheat toast.”
That’s 10 eggs, folks, and a bigger breakfast than you might eat in an entire week—all part of a 6,000-to-9,000-calorie-per-day meal plan. No wonder it seems like Watt could run around the football field for 24 hours straight.
[Via Fox Sports