The Mountain from Game of Thrones lost 50 kilos while eating 4000 calories per day. Maybe you can too!

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    The Mountain from Game of Thrones lost 50 kilos while eating 4000 calories per day. Maybe you can too!

    Although Hafþór ‘Thor’ Björnsson, a.k.a. the Mountain out of Game of Thrones, shared his full day of eating and workout in a recent Youtube video, I doubt many people would be able to keep up with it. And like it wasn’t enough that he looks pretty shredded for someone who eats almost 4,000 calories a day, he also lost a staggering 110 lbs/50 kg by keeping to said diet and a rigorous workout regimen.

    Right now, Thor weighs around 341 lbs/155 kg and stands 6″9’/2 metres tall, putting him in the ‘obese’ BMI category, which is a good example of why BMI is only an approximate measure of health at best. The Mountain looks anything but obese: he has broad shoulders, big arms, wide pecs and that beautiful V-taper back. Not to mention, his ab-cuts are clearly visible.

    He didn’t always look this way though. As a strongman, Thor had a bodyweight of around 452 lbs/205 kg which is insane but then again, strongmen are generally huge and eat ridiculous amounts of food as well as lifting heavy, pretty much all the time. Thor’s priorities are elsewhere nowadays so he includes more cardio workouts in his current workout regime, including sessions on air bikes and sparring with his trainer.

    He still does resistance training, of course, but ‘only’ to maintain his physique as opposed to trying to get stronger. In the video, you can see him performing an upper body workout with his trainer and if you can’t imagine just how huge this man is, just look at those 22.5 kg dumbbells in his hands: they look tiny.

    Without further ado, let’s take a look at the video and then we’ll analyse his diet in further detail.

    Thor Björnsson diet: the basics

    We watched and analysed this video and tallied up how many calories Thor eats a day to maintain his body composition. We also analysed the macros in his meals to have a clearer idea of how these calories are sourced. In total, the Mountain eats around 3,740 calories a day with the macro mix of 309 grams of protein (30%), 372 grams of carbs (39%) and 131 grams of fat (31%) a day.

    He mentions a few key details in the video in terms of his diet and workout regime, such as that he eats the same food every day, drinks lots of fluids throughout the day and that he doesn’t snack (on ‘bad’ food). He says he doesn’t need snacks because his diet never really ‘makes him hungry or full’.

    As well as eating right, Thor also works out three times a day which includes a movement session, an endurance (cardio) session and a strength session when he works with weights. He also enjoys some sauna time later, followed by a 15-minute (!) ice bath.

    We can’t stress this enough but even if you like how Thor looks like now – who wouldn’t – just by eating exactly the same was as he does won’t get you in the same shape. This is a lot of calories, especially for people who live a sedentary lifestyle.

    Thor diet weight loss The Mountain Game of Thrones

    (Image credit: Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Youtube))

    Thor Björnsson diet meal #1

    Approx. 800 kcal

    Macro mix: 82g protein, 42 carbs, 36 fats

    Thor really does start the day strong and eats ample amounts of fat and protein to energise his body in the morning. You won’t find any breakfast staples here like cereals or toast, instead, Thor eats three eggs with 200 grams of chicken, followed by a shake of 150 grams of Greek yoghurt, 100 grams of berries and 40 grams of oats.

    After his first meal, Thor gets his first and second workout of day out of the way, including sparring and a HIIT cardio training on an air bike.

    Thor diet weight loss The Mountain Game of Thrones

    (Image credit: Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Youtube))

    Thor Björnsson diet meal #2

    Approx. 990 kcal

    Macro-mix: 75g protein, 157 carbs, 16 fat

    Thor’s mid-morning snacks look slightly different from yours. While some people would opt in to have a protein bar or a light snack, the Icelandic Giant crams in almost a 1,000 calories in the form of 220 grams of tenderloin beef, 180 grams of good ol’ white rice and 100 grams of greens, seemingly green beans. This is an absolute monster meal that’s high in protein and carbs, the former aiding muscle protein synthesis and the latter boosting energy levels.

    (Image credit: Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Youtube))

    Thor Björnsson diet meal #3

    Approx 400 kcal

    Macro-mix: 59g protein, 40g carbs, 3g fat

    Admittedly his least favorite meal of the day, Thor’s third repast consists of 200 grams of chicken, 250 grams of potatoes and 100 grams of greens. This is a straightforward muscle food-type ‘snack’, much lower in calories than his previous meal he had before his resistance workout.

    In the video, Thor mentions that he isn’t too find of poultry but it serves its purpose in his current diet. Chicken meat, especially chicken breast which he seems to be eating, is super lean and mainly contains protein.

    Thor diet weight loss The Mountain Game of Thrones

    (Image credit: Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Youtube))

    Thor Björnsson diet meal #4

    Approx 860 kcal

    Macro-mix: 53g protein, 89g carbs, 33g fat

    Another big chow for Thor in the afternoon: another 100 grams of greens, 100 grams of rice and 220 grams of salmon. This meal contains some healthy fats in the form of the salmon, one of the best types of ‘health food’ you can eat. It goes without saying that you should choose salmon that was caught responsibly.

    Thor diet weight loss The Mountain Game of Thrones

    (Image credit: Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Youtube))

    Thor Björnsson diet meal #5

    Approx 690 kcal

    Macro-mix: 40g protein, 44g carbs, 43g fat

    Thor’s final meal is, as he puts it, a ‘dessert’, which at first looks like porridge but it’s actually a combination of 250 grams of greek yoghurt, 30 grams of almond butter, and 100 grams bananas. He washes it all down with some whey protein. You know, just for good measure.

    You can have weight gainer instead of protein powder if you need even more calories.

    Published at Sun, 23 May 2021 17:39:08 +0000

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