The Eddie Hall Diet is… not for the faint of heart.
During his competitive strongman days, Eddie would EASILY be eating over 12000 calories every single day.
Eddie needed to eat this much to recover from his weight training sessions, grow stronger and add the mass needed to compete in strongman (and to become 2017’s World’s Strongest Man)
His diet was absolutely mental.
But what exactly did Eddie Hall eat, and what did his diet look like when he was competing in strongman?
I met Eddie at a video shoot for Protein Dynamix in 2015, and again at Bodypower in 2016. Today im sharing the insights from speaking to Eddie, as well as scouring the internet and social media to find what his diet looked like when training to be World’s Strongestt Man.
The Eddie Hall Diet
Eddie Hall won World’s Strongest Man in 2017. He he eats now is very different to when he competed in strongman. I’ll also take a look at the Eddie Hall weight loss diet, later in this article.
However, I first want to look at Eddie Hall’s old strongman diet.
If you want to get strong like the Worlds Strongest Man – you gotta Eat Like The Worlds Strongest Man. I’ve scoured numerous interviews, tabloid coverage and features on the deadlifting machine to bring you the Eddie Hall Strongman Diet.
You definitely don’t want to jump into eating this strongman diet if you’re just starting out training, but it might just give you some inspiration and as to how to improve your bulking diet.
Eddie Hall Strongman Diet Plan
7am – Meal 1
750ml Antioxidant Smoothie
30g Dynapro Gain
30g Dynapro Lean
Approx Calories – 800
What Does Eddie Hall Eat For Breakfast?
Eddie Hall’s breakfast is actually his second meal of the day. and is a protein packed mix of eggs and oats.
9am – Meal 2
8 egg omelette
5 pieces of fruit
1 serving of Dynago Amino
Approx Calories – 2,200
11am – Meal 3
Green tea, mixed with 30g coconut oil
Approx Calories – 750
What does Eddie Hall Eat For Dinner?
A typical dinner for Eddie Hall is a 1400 calorie meal of chicken, rice and vegetables, with a protein supplement.
1pm – Meal 4
40g Dynapro Mousse
Approx Calories – 1,400
3pm – Meal 5
Smoothie: 3 bananas, 80g almonds, 300ml full fat milk and 50g peanut butter
Approx Calories – 1,300
4pm – Meal 6
1 litre Cranberry Juice
5g Creatine Monohydrate
Approx Calories – 1,400
6pm – Meal 7
1 litre buttermilk
1 litre coconut milk
30g Dynapro Gain
30g Dynapro Lean
Approx Calories – 1,200
8pm – Meal 8
Spaghetti Bolognese Containing:
300g ground beef
Approx Calories – 1,150
10pm – Meal 9
Eddie Hall Supplements
Eddie Hall has been sponsored by a range of supplement companies over the years.
He was a sponsored athlete for Protein Dynamix throughout 2015 (the same time I was sponsored by the company).
From protein powders, to vitamins and minerals – let’s take a look at the Eddie Hall Supplement stack.
Does Eddie Hall Take Supplements?
Yes, Eddie Hall uses Myprotein supplements and is currently sponsored by the brand.
When competing in strongman, Eddie Hall used the following supplements:
- Green Tea
- Protein Powder
- Mass Gainer Shake
Eddie Hall and Myprotein have collaborated to create a range of supplements. There is a Myprotein branded Eddie Hall pre-workout.
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What Protein Shake Does Eddie Hall Use
Eddie hall used a weight gainer protein shake when competing in strongman. This was a homemade 1000 calorie shake which helped Eddie get enough calories to recover from his strongman training.
Since losing weight and beginning boxing, Eddie Hall now uses a Myprotein’s whey protein isolate.
How Much Does Eddie Hall Spend on Food?
When competing in strongman, Eddie Hall would spend over £300 on food each week.
You can see how much he is spending on food, and what his food shop looked like here:
His food bill (and calorie intake) is now a lot less than that.
The Eddie Hall Supplement Stack
5 years from now, if Eddie has been offered more money by a different sponsor – this supplement stack will change. It’s just the nature of the beast (pun intended).
Not a nock to Eddie in particular – far from it.
However, anytime an athlete is sponsored, said athlete will promote those products over other brands.
Protein Dynamix are one of the biggest brands in Europe and I would definitely recommend their pre workout & intra workout supplements – along with most of their other supplements. But I would also recommend supplements from other brands – such as Myprotein.
What im saying is – take supplement information with a grain of salt.
Many supplements are very similar in terms of quality, ingredients and so on – so just do your research before you buy. That being said however, Protein Dynamix are one of Europe’s biggest supplement brands & I would personally recommend them based on using their range for around 18 months now.
Should You Eat Like Eddie Hall?
It’s amazing to look at a strongman diet like Eddie Hall’s. For some people it’s motivating. Maybe you’re training and following a strongman routine. Maybe you’re looking in strongman competitions.
It’s always interesting to see what the pro’s do.
But just because a professional strongman eats like this… does it mean YOU should follow this diet?
Wether you’re a strongman competitor, a bodybuilder, or just a lad looking to bulk up and add a bit of size, you shouldn’t be following what a professional does.
Because you’re not a pro!
Eddie Hall has insane genetics ASWELL as everything else. Yeah he works hard, trains hard, eats right, takes the best supplements.
But he also has genetics that me and you don’t have.
Eddie Hall is in a different league.
By all means – get inspired by Eddie Hall. Get inspired by the professional strongmen competitors. Watch his diet videos. Watch his training videos.
But don’t go from normal lad throwing weight about in the gym, eating 1g of protein per lb of body weight. To eating 10,000 + calories every day, just because Eddie Hall does.
What you should do instead
If you’re a wanting to pack on some serious size and strength – then use the above as a template. Just consider this – Eddie weighs well over 21 stone.
So if you weight 10 stone (or 140lbs) then you probably don’t want to jump into Eddies quantities.
Instead, use this as a basis to get you started for meal ideas, meal frequencies and understand that to grow and get strong – you need to eat a lot.
Use the above as a template for your own diet. Take a look at the food groups that Eddie eats. What is high in protein? What are his carb sources? What does he eat for fat?
Take a look, and apply it to yourself. Adjust it for your bodyweight, your BMR and your lifestyle.
Eddie Hall Diet Now
Eddie retired from strongman after winning World’s Strongest Man in 2017. His diet is ALOT different now compared to what it was back then.
Eddie has reduced his calories massively, down to 7000.
This was for a few reasons.
Why did Eddie Hall Lose Weight?
After retiring, Eddie knew it wasn’t practical to be walking around at over 300 lbs. It’s not healthy. It’s not practical. It’s not sensible.
Eddie achieved his goal of being World’s Strongest Man. But now he doesn’t need to be as heavy.
The Eddie Hall Fat Loss diet is well documented on his Youtube channel, as well as his training for boxing. Swapping to a lower calorie diet has allowed Eddie to drop fat, be more mobile, athletic and healthy.