Now you may think he’s just stacking calories, but there definitely is some science to his nutrition.
He gets good protein & fats from the bacon and the eggs.
The oats and seeds give him a decent amount of complex carbohydrates and the banana, honey and orange juice give him simple, quick carbohydrates.
What this means is that the banana, honey and orange juice, stimulate the pancreas to secrete more insulin.
That in turn eases the digestion of the complex carbohydrates and helps store them as glycogen for activity later.
Pretty cool huh?
Hafthor knows that achieving good physical improvements is a matter of having a sustainable plan.
That’s why he dedicates some of his time after breakfast to cook his food for the rest of the day and even a couple of days in advance.
“I’m always ready to eat every two hours, I just cook and pack my food and I’m ready to go”
To start with his main meals for the day, the mountain relies on the following ingredients:
Dextrose (Basically glucose)
Yet again, for the naked eye this is a big ass 1000 calorie meal, but the mountain knows a couple of things about food.
The ribeye steak and red meat in general contain creatine. Creatine phosphate (CP) is a secondary energy storage of the body, used to regenerate ATP (Adenosine triphosphate, main energy currency of living organisms).
In other words, the mountain knows how to get powered up for his daily workouts.
Meal number 3 for the mountain is pretty much the same as meal number 2.
However, he adds 5 baby white potatoes, a cup and a half of orange juice and a banana.
By the end of the video you’re about to see, hafthor shows that he’s conscious about the contents of his food.
“After this meal, we’ll eat a banana. Just for some extra potassium, you know”
Potassium is an important electrolyte, that helps regulate fluid balance, nerve signals and muscle contractions.
So far, we have 3 meals totaling at 3609 calories. On average, one of Hafthor’s meals is about 1300 calories.
Tisho is a Sports academy-certified online and personal trainer, who has worked with dozens of people on their journey to a healthier mind and body. He is currently focused on delivering evidence-based information, as well as entertaining blog posts to the fitness masses