After seeing what Houston Texans’ All-Pro defender J.J. Watt eats, I came to the very realistic conclusion that there might not be a single activity on this planet that I could beat him in—not like I’d probably ever get the chance.
I mean, shit, whether Watt’s crushing fools on the football field, lifting weights, running or, in this case, scarfing down food, the guy goes 150 miles per hour and doesn’t half-ass anything. And his daily, 5,000-plus calorie diet is move proof of that.
Per GQ mag, here’s what the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year eats on the reg:
Oatmeal with blueberries and strawberries
Banana and apple
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
More chicken breasts with mashed sweet potatoes
Lamb chops with whole wheat pasta
Filet with whole wheat pasta
Us normal people might snack between a meal or two for a little extra boost to help get us through our boring day before running for 30 minutes after work, but not Watt, who actually has two of each meal. No wonder the dude is built like a fucking Mack truck!
As for me, well, J.J.’s second dinner—a filet with whole wheat pasta and steamed broccoli—yeah, that’s what I ate for dinner last night and I’m still full as fuck. If this is what it takes to maintain an elite athlete’s physique, no thanks.