Dwayne Johnson’s cheat day meals are ridiculously huge
Whether it's professional wrestling or being one of the highest-earning actors in Hollywood, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has plenty of reasons to keep in shape. No one really expects him to go quite as far as he goes, but he always seems to push the limit, turning up on set looking more jacked with every movie.
You can bet that, for a man that has packed on that much muscle, he has an outlandish diet to go with his vigorous exercise routine. In order to maintain his physique, Johnson reportedly eats over 5,000 calories each day. During the production of Hercules, he ate seven meals a day, which included roughly 2.3 pounds of cod, while the rest is made up of eggs, steak, chicken, vegetables and potatoes - adding up to around 10 pounds of food each day.
Back in 2016, an average guy tried out this diet - based on what he had heard The Rock's schedule was during his preparation for Hercules. At the end of the month, he ended up spending $1,262 on food that month, amounting to about $42 a day. To put this into perspective, these seven meals take up about two hours and 20 minutes a day just eating.
“The biggest thing with the eating is the interruption of your day,” Mark Webster said. “Every few hours, you have to stop and eat again.” His exercise ends up burning about 3,5500 calories each day. "He did that for six months," Webster continued. "If I did that for six months, I imagine there would be a pretty significant change in my body.”
Yet even Johnson has to take a break every now and then - and his cheat days are as excessive as the rest of his diet.
On Instagram this week, he revealed a few photos of his cheat meal for the week, including a gigantic plate of sushi.
"The cheat meal Sushi Train rolls on strong. Good collisions of world’s here/ Re-watching one of my fav docs, THE DEFIANT ONES (highly recommend) while going over my 2020 @underarmour creative concepts for our new Project Rock collection, called INNER WARRIOR – because everything always starts from within.
"Now it’s Me vs Sushi and in this game, there are no losers – only winners. Especially my big, greedy, gluttonous f’n belly."
That's not all he ate either, as he followed it up with an insane amount of cookies, his 'signature' recipe:
"Cheat meal cookie train rolls on. Helluva sugar/ Netflix combo…
My tiny (and by tiny I mean f*cking ginormous) signature DJ double chocolate and peanut butter chip cookies with creamy peanut butter layered in the middle."
Despite how overwhelming these portions are, I'm not gonna lie and say it doesn't look amazing - especially the sushi. However, I'm pretty sure going for a run now and then is not enough for me to justify eating quite as much as The Rock does.