The Mountain’s 6,600 Calorie Diet Includes Three Pounds of Meat

Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson eats more than 6,600 calories a day during training. Victor Fraile

Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson, the 6'9" actor who plays Ser Gregor Clegane ("The Mountain That Rides") on Game of Thrones, shared his nutrition plan as he trains for the 2016 World's Strongest Man Competition. Björnsson has finished on the contest's podium four times, but never taken the overall title. 

We tallied his nine meals in a recipe calculator, and using conservative estimates for items without servings list, this daily calorie intake is roughly three times that of the average man, at 6,600. This daily protein, however, was nearly nine times the recommend level for men, at 482 grams. Though he mixes up his protein sources, that's the equivalent of 17 hamburgers (no bun) or about four pounds of lean steak. Here's his full meal plan, as posted on Instagram:

People been asking me a lot about my diet and what I eat! Here's my diet plan for my preparation for World's Strongest Man 2016! Yes this is a lot & I don't recommend YOU to try this!!

6:50 Morning workout! Cardio + CORE for 30min Bcca, Glutamine + handful of almonds

7:30 8 eggs + 200gr Oats + blueberries & strawberries + avocado

9:30 400gr Beef, 400gr Sweet potatoes, handful of spinach & greens

11:50 Bcca, glutamine,

12:00 400gr Chicken + 400gr potatoes, greens + some fruits

14:00 Blender = 150gr oats or sweet potatoes, 2 bananas, 150gr Kellogg's Rice Krispies, frozen berries, handful almonds, peanut butter and glutamine

14:30 Training strongman, Bcca, glutamine, Vitargo

17:30 60gr protein + 2 bananas

18:00 500gr beef + potatoes, greens