FORMER World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall has shed more than six stone in two months – despite wolfing down an eye-watering 7,000 calories a day.
Hall, nicknamed ‘The Beast’, is undergoing a punishing training schedule in preparation for his Las Vegas boxing match with Game of Thrones brute Hafthor Bjornsson next year.
Along with gruelling daily cardio and swimming, the ex-world deadlift champion has devoted himself to learning the noble art inside the ropes.
And when he’s not working on his extraordinary body, Hall is devouring the calories that includes steak and five eggs for breakfast.
The 32-year-old’s current 7,000 calories a day diet is almost three times the recommended intake for an adult male.
His six meals also include chicken, rice, vegetables, chocolate, granola, baked potatoes, coleslaw and a few snacks to keep him going through the tough regime.
The 2017 World’s Strongest Man winner said: “Because of my size and the intensity of my training programme, I have to eat a lot.
“I currently consume about 7,000 calories a day, containing a variety of protein, carbs and vegetables.
“It’s not only time consuming to eat so much, it also takes a lot of forward planning, consistency, and effort.”
One of Eddie’s secret weapons is a personalised supplement provided by food tech start-up Nourished, which provides him with up to 21 targeted vitamins and nutrients.
Eddie, who also uses cryo chambers as part of his intense regime, said: “It’s important I keep up my energy levels and focus and that my muscles recover quickly, which supplements can really help with.
“Due to my size and the level at which I’m training, I also need to take more vitamins and supplements than the average person – so it was crucial I found a more effective and convenient solution than popping loads of pills each day.”
The clash with Bjornsson, who played Ser Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane in the hit HBO series, is scheduled for next September.
The pair’s bad blood goes back to 2017, when the Icelander accused Hall of ‘cheating’ as he became the first Brit to lift the World’s Strongest Man title for more than 20 years.
Hall’s coaches have been so impressed with his boxing progress they reckon he’ll be ready to take on British heavyweight stars Tyson Fury and Athony Joshua by the time he faces Bjornsson.
‘The Beast’ added: “Boxing is a whole new ballgame for me and requires a different kind of fitness and endurance to Strongman.
“My schedule is pretty hectic with fitting in hours of training, six meals a day, business meetings and family time.
“With Nourished I decide exactly what goes into my tailor-made stack. I don’t need to worry about taking lots of different pills or about the bulking agents and the other unnecessary ingredients that are in so many standard multi-vitamins.
“I just eat three stacks each morning and evening which each contain seven vitamins, nutrients, and superfoods.
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“So I’m getting 21 active ingredients twice a day to help with my performance and recovery, and it’s just an enjoyable and easy experience.
“I also feel the impact from them much more than any other vitamins that I’ve tried, and the concept of 3D printing is just so cool.
“My wife, Alexandra, is really into her health and fitness as well and she takes Nourished with her own specific blend of ingredients.
“It’s great that the same product can benefit individuals with completely different bodies, lifestyle, and goals.”