JJ Watt Calories

According to ESPN’s Tania Ganguli, Watt has drastically changed his diet since he entered the NFL and now eats between 6,000 to 9,000 calories per day including one cheat day per week where he downs bacon, mash potatoes, and avocados.

For a person to get 9,000 calories between five meals would look something like this.

• Breakfast – 2,000 Calories – 13 large Cooked Eggs, 6 Cups of cooked oatmeal
• Brunch – 2,000 Calories – 6 Pancakes (6″ dia & 77g), 4 slices of 6 oz ham
• Lunch – 2,000 Calories – 3 diced chicken (140 g, 9 cups of sweet potatoes
• Dinner – 2,000 Calories – 4.5 cups of spaghetti, 9.5 pieces of toast
• Late Night – 1,000 Calories – 9.6 cups of cheerios

Now that is one heck of a diet! Watt, is not the only elite athlete to consume this many calories to fuel his insane work outs. Michael Phelps and teammate Ryan Lochte reportedly would take in 8,000 – 12,000 calories. Now that is just nuts!

How many calories do you take in?
Don’t know how many calories you eat a day? Well, take a look at the chart below for a reference of what the suggested Calorie Requirements are according to WebMD
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