Strongman and actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson and former WWE superstar The Rock both adhere to incredibly strict and borderline absurd diets to maintain their physique, but how do the diets of The Mountain and The People's Champion compare to those of other professional athletes and actors? GoCompare.com broke down the diets of more than a dozen celebrites from the world of sports and entertainment, including Chris Hemsworth, Brad Pitt, Daisy Ridley and Conor McGregor. The results are fascinating.
You can browse a full interactive infographic at GoCompare's website, where you can order the stars by number of meals per day or number of calories consumed. Overall, The Mountain leads both categories with an incredible 10 meals per day amounting to around 10,000 calories.
The Mountain's diet:
The Mountain keeps a very strict schedule, and even wakes himself up in the middle of the night to consume extra protein. His "World's Strongest Man Diet" had him consuming more than 8.3 pounds of beef, chicken, salmon, sweet potatoes and other food per day.
Highlight: 950 grams of beef (2.09 pounds) per day.
Total calories: 10,000
Chris Hemsworth's diet:
Thor actually out-eats The Rock.
Hemsworth eats six meals a day, and starts off with a colossal breakfast (oatmeal, milk, 4 egg whites, 50 grams of cheese, a protein shake, orange juice, 1 banana, 1/2 cup of sultanas), and then eats a second breakfast of turkey roll, mixed nuts, yogurt and a protein shake. Later in the day, Hemsworth eats three chicken breasts for lunch and three salmon fillets for dinner.
Total calories: 5,901
The Rock's diet:
The Great One eats the most rice of anyone on the list (a combined six cups), and he also eats a ton of cod (at least 8 ounces at five separate meals). The Rock has three dinners, starting with an 8-ounce steak and potatoes, followed by cod and rice, and capped off with a 10-egg omlette and vegetables (with a protein shake for dessert).
Total calories: 5,165
David Haye's diet:
British heavyweight boxer David Haye has been a vegan since 2014, and he spaces out his four traditional meals with two liquid snacks of “green juice,” which is a combination of kale, arugula and parsely, and a smoothie after lunch. Haye has pancakes for breakfast, tofu for lunch and two dinners of quinoa salad and lentil and kale dahl.
Total calories: 4,100
Conor McGregor's diet:
The UFC featherweight champ keeps a paleo diet and eats only two major meals per day, having sweet potatoes or a protein bar as a standalone snack. For dinner, McGregor opts for a clssic steak and carrot mash.