Star of Game of Thrones and epic weightlifter, Hafthor Björnsson eats an insane diet to achieve his intimidating stature. Currently in training for the next Strongman competition in England, he is consuming an unbelievable 10,000 calories a day. A day! Reminding you that the average man’s daily calorie allowance is 2,500 put’s this in perspective. However being this huge does come with some issues that Björnsson revealed recently to Page Six.
Currently the title holder of World’s Strongest Man, Björnsson’s 6ft 9, over 400lb frame means day-to-day life isn’t actually that smooth running. To maintain this staggering weight, he has to eat every two hours without fail. Initially being able to eat all day doesn’t sound too bad of a deal, but when you look at what he has to eat (think mega portions of raw eggs, oatmeal, sweet potato and beef), the deal doesn’t seem as attractive anymore. Whereas we can have a relaxed approach to food and head out to restaurants, Björnsson’s day is far more restricted and will need his food prepped and ready to be eaten – even in the middle of the night!
Even his diminutive wife, Kelsey Henson, said a supermarket shop is a mammoth task:
“If we go to the supermarket, we need a truck to get out of there. But that’s OK — he can pull a truck with his bare hands.”Kelsey Henson, Page Six
Even travelling has become an issue for ‘The Mountain’, as he states he can no longer fit in regular aeroplane seats:
“I am currently focused on a strongman competition in England. I am flying there — but I can’t fit my hips or my legs in an economy seat, so I have to fly business.”Hafthor Björnsson, Page Six
These struggles are undoubtedly going to continue with every competition he takes part in, especially if he wants to remain World’s Strongest Man which he won in 2018, but judging by his latest weightlifting record, it seems to all be paying off.