Legend has it that he hasn't eaten since attempting it…
The Mountain is not named thus for nothing. If originally it was only a nickname by the cast of Game of Thrones for actor Gregor Clegane’s role, Thor Bjornsson however is the real version.
A bodybuilder in real life, Thor was already elected the strongest man in the world in 2018. An injury this year prevented him from being at his best and he finished third (which is still very honourable). And as he is a top athlete, we took an interest in his diet, which is around 10,000 calories a day.
A heavy breakfast
Sébastian Oreb, who is a coach and now a friend of Thor Bjornsson's, also looked into the matter and tried to follow the Icelander for a whole day, eating exactly the same thing he did.
So what a surprise when breakfast arrives with an omelette made of 6 eggs, 12 slices of bacon and a bowl of oatmeal. To give you an idea of the amount, a normal human would be satisfied with a bowl of oatmeal and possibly an egg - and a slice of bacon on the side.
The same meal five times during a day
The rest is not very complicated, but above all very long (it took two videos of about 30 minutes to discover in detail the adventures of Seb Oreb). From noon to night, the two men eat the same dish five times. Rice, carrots, spinach, ground beef and chicken broth. All this is usually served with a glass of orange juice (or coconut milk) and sometimes a banana.
In total, it is easy to reach around 9,000 calories. Yet Sebastian Oreb followed along and managed to finish everything without exploding. For his part, Thor Bjornsson regularly explains in the videos that he is ‘hungry,’ before eating. This is a diet that you are not advised to follow if you are not doing any exercise.
These are only the dishes without any flavourings (such as herbs and spices) and without dietary supplements. This was only during one day, Thor Bjornsson does not eat the same dish every day.