Brian Shaw is the reigning World’s Strongest Man. He hails from Fort Lupton, Colorado, and he’s held the title of ‘World’s Strongest Man’ four times (2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016). It’s fair to assume that a lot of calorie intake goes into becoming the World’s Strongest Man. The amount of fuel necessary to bulk up to that size isn’t something my feeble mind can even process.
Lately, Brian Shaw has been sharing a video each day on his YouTube channel as part of something he’s calling #ShawWeek, and two days ago he had the camera following him all day so that fans could see what his 12,000 calorie daily diet looks like.
Right up front, Brian Shaw makes a point of mentioning that this diet is designed ONLY to make him the World’s Strongest Man. This isn’t the healthiest, leanest, or most energy producing diet around. This is a MASSIVE diet designed to keep Brian atop the podium as the World’s Strongest Man, and based on his results over that past seven years it works really, really well.
Brian Shaw’s Diet is broken out into 7 meals, and while I think you should watch the entire video above I know that 20 minutes is a long time to commit to YouTube so here is a brief overview of what those seven daily meals look like:
Meal 1: Protein 68g, Cabs 74g, Fat 68g, and 1,180 total calories
Meal 2: Protein 115g, Carbs 92g, Fat 25g, and 1,053 total calories
Meal 3: Protein 172g, Carbs 191g, Fat 82g, and 2,190 total calories
Meal 4: Protein 112g, Carbs 89g, Fat 22g, and 1,002 total calories
Meal 5: Protein 117g, Carbs 145g, Fat 41g, and 1,417 total calories
Meal 6: 3,400 total calories
Meal 7: Protein 105g, Carbs 107g, Fat 89g, and 1,649 total calories
That is a literal shit ton of food. I pity the fool that has to be Brian Shaw’s plumber, if you get my drift.