Game of Thrones' 400-Pound Actor Eats 10,000 Calories Daily — Here's His Diet

Game of Thrones' 400-Pound Actor Eats 10,000 Calories Daily — Here's His Diet

The Mountain climbs a lot of food to be the World's Strongest Man.

By Tamara Palmer

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson — friends call him Thor while fans who love him on Game of Thrones call him "The Mountain — won the World's Strongest Man battle in 2018 — and credits a combo of diet and exercise for getting him there. The 400-pound, 6'9" athlete and actor revealed that the diet part of the plan includes consuming a staggering 10,000 calories per day.

"Diet is very important to stay in shape, to stay strong. So I'm very consistent with my meals. I eat six meals every single day," he told Business Insider. "I eat mostly steak, rice, carrots, with some peppers, sometimes chicken. I eat so much, really. And definitely the hardest part of being in these competitions really is the diet." 

Not only does he have to eat a lot of food, he has to eat pretty much all the time — and prepare the food that he's going to eat.

"There's a lot of eating, if you want to stay the best," he added. "I have to eat every two hours, I have to fuel my body. And there's a lot of timing, prepping meals, when I eat them. I think sometimes, 'Is this worth it?' I'm always eating, and I'm never hungry. I'm always eating and working out."

But would he allow himself a slice of Tyrion Lannister cake on a cheat day? The jury is still out.

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