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Crazy Diets of Wrestlers and Other Athletes

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One of the top questions when it comes to Dwayne Johnson is "What does the Rock eat in order to stay that jacked?" While The Rock's insane diet would leave the average person bursting at the seams, there are many other athletes, wrestlers, and other giant people who have gigantic appetites to match their size and adhere to bizarre diets as well.

Many celebrities, athletes, and monsters of the mat have to work hard to keep their physiques in top form. In order to keep their bodies big or in peak athletic shape, they need to get the right amount of fuel. While this is basic knowledge of exercise, sports, and bodybuilding, some celebrity diets and wrestler diets go for the gusto when it comes to their food intake.

Check out this list of the top pro wrestlers, celebrities, and athletes who have diets that will make your head spin and make your stomach beg for mercy.
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
    Photo: flickr / CC0

    The Rock's daily diet could feed a family of four for a week. The movie star eats a minimum of seven meals a day to fuel his workouts, with his daily intake consisting of:

    - 36 oz. of cod
    - a dozen eggs
    - a steak
    - a chicken breast
    - loads of rice and veggies

    Followers of the Rock's Instagram and Twitter accounts can attest to the epic nature of Rock's "cheat days," one of which included eating 12 pancakes, 21 brownies, and four whole double-dough pizzas in a single day!

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  • Hafþór "Thor" Júlíus Björnsson
    Photo: HBO

    "Thor" Björnsson was cast as the Mountain for the HBO series Game of Thrones for a reason. Thor's entire body is built like a Matterhorn of muscle. In order to keep his giant body fueled for lifting and training, every day Thor wolfs down:

    - a whole chicken
    - a 17-oz steak
    - 8 large eggs
    - a 17-oz salmon
    - bountiful portions of oats, nuts, fruits, and protein powder.

    While he is built like a mountain, Thor's stomach is apparently a canyon.
  • Big Show
    Photo: WWE

    WWE's The Big Show has a diet fitting of his names. Show eats around five meals per day in order to keep his 7', 450+ pound frame energized and ready. It's been reported that just at breakfast each day he consumes:

    - a 20-egg omelet
    - milk
    - juice
    - an entire tub of ice cream

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  • Mark Henry
    Photo: WWE

    The Olympic power lifter and WWE superstar is no stranger to large meals. In order to keep his powerful, 400+ pound frame strong, Henry uses his personal "slay food diet," wherein he doesn't stop eating until he's full. Henry's daily meals consist mostly of:

    - whole chickens
    - eggs
    - vegetables
    - protein shakes
    - pounds of potatoes