Russell Wilson’s Nine-Meal Diet Is The Brainchild Of The Nutritionist Who Got Chris Pratt Shredded For Movie Role

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For your every day average joe, breakfast depends on what you did the night before. If you didn’t get blind drink, you’d likely gobble up a bowl of cereal and maybe a tangerine. For the other six days of the week, you probably take down a bacon, egg, and cheese with a side of hash browns. But, if you’re a professional football player with access to the top nutritionists in the world, you have to exercise some discipline.

This offseason, Russell Wilson worked with famed food coach and nutritionist Philip Goglia to drop from 225 pounds with 16 percent body fat to 214 pounds with 10 percent body fat. Wilson sought out Goglia after witnessing how he transformed actor Chris Pratt for Guardians of the Galaxy. Pratt lost nearly 60 pounds in six months using Goglia’s diet and exercise regimen.

Wilson’s current meal plan requires him to eat NINE times a day while cutting out all dairy, gluten, and other inflammatory foods. Philip Goglia warns about the dangers of dairy and breads:

“Dairy’s like eating moderately hard phlegm. It adversely affects oxygen. No dairy, no breads — muffins, bagels — nothing that is yeast, mold and gluten-bound. So starches are always one-ingredient guys like potatoes or rice or yams or oatmeal. If it’s got more than one ingredient in it, he couldn’t eat it.”

Here is Wilson’s typical day in food, according to

»  Pre-breakfast: Tablespoon of almond butter and a tablespoon of jam

»  Breakfast: Two cups of cooked oatmeal, six whole eggs, fruit, chicken breast

»  Snack: Fruit and 12 almonds

»  Lunch: Eight ounces of protein with a yam or a cup of rice or a potato and a vegetable

»  Second lunch: Eight ounces of protein with a yam or a cup of rice or a potato and a vegetable

»  Snack: Fruit and 12 almonds

»  Snack: Fruit, 12 almonds and whey protein

»  Dinner: Fish or steak and vegetables or salad

»  Snack: Fruit and a tablespoon of molasses or shredded wheat, applesauce, almond butter and jam

As you may imagine, the temptations can be demoralizing:

Through two games this season, the Seahawks are 1-1 with Wilson throwing for 356 yards and one touchdown. Is the diet working? Inconclusive at this point.

[h/t NFL]