A look inside J.J. Watt’s insane everyday diet

To Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt, eating is just as much of a job as playing football is.

In a recent interview with Luke Darby of GQ, Watt discussed his daily diet of over 5,000 calories. Watt eats over twice as much as the daily recommendation of 2,500 for the average man, consuming six meals per day.

He says that eating has practically become a full-time job.

“It sounds weird when you complain about having to eat so much, but it’s like a job,” Watt said. “I eat two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners throughout the day. It’s always eating.”

Here’s the 6-foot-5, 289 pounder’s daily diet at a glance:

Oatmeal with blueberries and strawberries
Six eggs
Banana and apple

Second breakfast
Four eggs
Two slices of wheat toast with peanut butter and banana and honey
Two slices of wheat toast with jelly

Three chicken breasts with whole wheat pasta and Italian dressing
Side of broccoli

Second lunch
More chicken breasts with mashed sweet potatoes
Steamed carrots

Lamb chops with whole wheat pasta
Grilled asparagus

Second dinner
Filet with whole wheat pasta
Steamed broccoli

For most of us, this is absolute madness. But for an involved NFL defensive player, it’s quite typical.

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