Deadlifting at the 2017 Arnold Strongman Classic / Paula R. Lively

Brian Shaw eats a lot, and he eats a lot frequently, at least 8000 calories daily. (He spends $3000 per month on his own food, over three times what the average four-person American family spends!) When you’re 6’8″ and 440 pounds and you’re a four-time World’s Strongest Man, bigger is better when it comes to lifting numbers, and it’s usually better when it comes to macros and calories, as well. As Shaw states, “I’m just eating to be the strongest human being on the planet.” There are several Shaw-stuffs-his-face videos on YouTube, with daily calorie totals from 9000 to 20,000, but we like the “typical day” one below best. It’s from a couple years ago when he was the reigning World’s Strongest Man. Let’s eat!

Meal 1

  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal (2 cups)
  • 8 scrambled eggs
  • loaded spoonful of peanut butter

Protein 68g, Carbs 74g, Fat 68g, Calories 1180

Meal 2

  • 80g protein shake with water
  • 2 granola bars
  • loaded spoonful of peanut butter

Protein 115g, Carbs 92g, Fat 25g, Calories 1053

Meal 3

  • 1 lb. organic, grass-fed, lean ground beef
  • angel hair pasta with marinara sauce

Protein 172g, Carbs 191g, Fat 82g, Calories 2190

Meal 4

  • 80g protein shake with 2 cups unsweetened almond milk and frozen organic blueberries
  • loaded spoonful of peanut butter

Protein 112g, Carbs 89g, Fat 22g, Calories 1002

Meal 5

  • 1 lb. organic, 93% lean, ground turkey
  • jasmine rice
  • broccoli

Protein 117g, Carbs 145g, Fat 41g, Calories 1417

Meal 6

  • 1 pound organic, grass-fed, lean ground beef
  • potatoes
  • asparagus

However, as instructed by his nutritionist, Shaw carbed up with a gargantuan amount of take-out pasta with sauces and meat. Pasta meal estimates below:

Protein 16g, Carbs 704g, Fat 72g, Calories 3528

Meal 7

  • 4 slices of cheesecake
  • 80g protein shake with water

Protein 105g, Carbs 107g, Fat 89g, Calories 1649

TOTALS: Protein 705g, Carbs 1402g, Fat 399g, Calories 12,019