Everything former World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall eats in a day
He's managed to shed more than six stone in two months
Former World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall has revealed the diet plan which has helped him lose just over 38 kilograms - despite still consuming a whopping 7,000 calories a day.
Hall, nicknamed 'The Beast', is undergoing a punishing training schedule in preparation for his Las Vegas boxing match against Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson next year.
Along with gruelling daily cardio, swimming and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sessions, the 2017 World's Strongest Man has devoted himself to learning the noble art of boxing.
Hall is also keeping a close eye on nutrition to ensure he's in the best shape possible for this clash of two titans.
That involves eating 7,000 calories a day - almost three times the recommended intake for an adult male.
His six meals include chicken, rice, vegetables, chocolate, granola, baked potatoes, coleslaw and a few snacks to keep him going through the tough regime.
Everything Eddie Hall eats in a day
Hall said: "Because of my size and the intensity of my training programme, I have to eat a lot.
"It's not only time consuming to eat so much, it also takes a lot of forward planning, consistency, and effort."
This is his current daily diet plan:
- 7.30am: One apple before morning power walk
- Breakfast: Steak and scrambled eggs (five eggs), one glass of orange juice
- Mid-morning: Whey protein shake
- Lunch: Two large pieces of chicken, rice, mixed vegetables and half a glass of orange juice
- Mid-afternoon: Chocolate granola or punnet of strawberries with Manuka honey
- 6pm meal: Homemade chicken curry, rice and vegetables (carrots, peas and sweetcorn)
- Dinner (8.30pm): Large portion of air-fried chicken, two baked potatoes, asparagus, coleslaw, peppers cooked in butter and half a bottle of mayonnaise
- Evening snacks: Yoghurt, nuts, honey, fruit
Another one of Eddie Hall's secret weapons is a personalised supplement provided by Birmingham-based food tech start-up Nourished, which provides him with up to 21 targeted vitamins and nutrients in the shape of 3D-printed vegan 'gummies'.
Specialist ingredients include cordyceps, a fungi that increases energy levels and improves sleep, silica to strengthen bones and joints, and ashwagandha to reduce inflammation and support concentration.
Hall, who also uses cryo-chambers as part of his recovery regime, said: "It's important I keep up my energy levels and focus and that my muscles recover quickly."
The clash with Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Ser Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane in the hit HBO series, is scheduled for next September.
The pair's bad blood goes back to 2017, when the Icelander accused Hall of 'cheating' as he became the first Brit to lift the World's Strongest Man title for more than 20 years.
The rivalry intensified when Bjornsson recently broke Hall's 500kg world deadlift record - by a single kilo. The Icelander then called Hall out after the lift, challenging him to a boxing match.
Hafthor Björnsson - a.k.a The Mountain from Game of Thrones - today set a new deadlift world record by lifting 501kg. 👏 pic.twitter.com/L1Mz6fXm2d
— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) May 2, 2020
Hall, who worked as a truck mechanic before becoming a professional strongman, added: "Boxing is a whole new ballgame for me and requires a different kind of fitness and endurance to strongman.
"My schedule is pretty hectic with fitting in hours of training, six meals a day, business meetings and family time."