Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson, the enormous human who burst into the national spotlight playing “The Mountain” on HBO’s Game of Thrones, continually performs insane acts of strength. If he’s not deadlifting 974 pounds, he’s benching 465 pounds or carrying a 400-pound log around like a small child.
So, yeah, we get it. Björnsson is super strong. It’s hard to be awed by anything he does any more, simply because we’ve previously seen him do so many things that seemed humanely impossible. So now Björnsson, who is currently preparing to compete in the 2016 World’s Strongest Man competition, has found another way to blow our minds.
The Mountain posted his daily diet to his Facebook page, and it’s astounding. You know how certain restaurants have eating challenges, where a customer must ingest an ungodly amount of food to win a prize or get a discount? Björnsson’s diet is like six food challenges in one. He eats so much food that just reading it makes me never want to consume another calorie.
Let’s take a look, shall we? at Björnsson’s Facebook page:
6:50 Morning workout! Cardio + CORE for 30 min Bcaa, Glutamine + handful of almonds
7:30 8 eggs + 200 gr Oats + blueberries & strawberries + avocado
9:30 400 gr Beef, 400 gr Sweet potatoes, handful of spinach & greens
11:50 Bcaa, glutamine,
12:00 400 gr Chicken + 400 gr potatoes, greens + some fruits
14:00 Blender = 150 gr oats or sweet potatoes, 2 bananas, 150 gr kelloggs rice krispies, frozen berries, handful almonds, peanut butter and glutamine
14:30 Training strongman, Bcca, glutamine, Vitargo
17:30 60 gr protein + 2 bananas
18:00 500 gr beef + potatoes, greens
20:30 500 gr salmon + 500 gr sweet potatoes
22:30 50 gr casein protein or 6 eggs + avacado + 30 gr almonds + 50 gr peanut butter
Drink a lot of water throughout the day + Juices to get more calories!!
From 6:50 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Björnsson is more or less constantly eating. Sometimes he eats twice in a half hour. All in all, he schedules 11 meals in one day, 12 if you count the options to sneak to the fridge and chow down on raw eggs for a late snack. As if it wasn’t already implied, Björnsson warns us normal humanoids not to try and match his diet. No warning necessary, Mountain. I don’t even think my stomach is capable of holding half the amount of food on your list.