If you think all bodybuilders eat nothing but chicken and rice, think again.
We recently spent the day with Beast athlete Juan Morel to see how the 300lb bodybuilder eats.
Needless to say, the man known as Diesel eats a monstrous amount of food to fuel muscle growth on his already massive physique.
The most bizarre part? His diet is far from the typical chicken and rice diet most would expect from a bodybuilding competitor.
Instead, he indulges on the delicacies of sweets, pasta, and cheeseburgers as massively built as he is!
The man eats an insane amount of calories and some of the most enjoyable food day in and day out. With the total calorie amount nearing ~10,965 calories, Juan’s normal days of eating compares to other people’s most epic of cheat days!
As Juan states clearly at the beginning of the video, “If you want to grow… you need to eat!”
With that said, let’s break down Juan’s day by meal and really dissect the eating habits that allow him to walk around with 300lbs of mass.
Meal 1: Breakfast
As the age old adage goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. As you can imagine, a 300lb bodybuilder does breakfast bigger than anyone else.
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Juan starts off his day with P28 pancakes, turkey bacon, and 6 whole eggs! He also starts off his morning with a full dose of Beast Sports supplements including fish oil, creatine, BCAAs, and a multivitamin.
The whopping early morning total for his 2 cups of P28 pancake mix, 6 whole eggs, 4 slices of turkey bacon, and 4 slices of cheese is 1,931 calories, 138 grams of carbs, 91 grams of fat, and 147 grams of protein! So, if you think about it, Juan eats for breakfast what other’s may only be able to consume throughout their entire day.
Meal 2: Post-Workout Meal #1
For Juan’s post workout meal after his first workout, he heads to a local restaurant called La Bottega. Before arriving at the restaurant, Juan texts the chef his order so it is ready when he gets there.
Juan’s second meal consists of a Swiss burger, a tall order of steak fries, and a diet coke. Juan takes some additional creatine and fish oil with his post workout meal. After a few stares from jealous spectators, Juan devours his epic post workout meal.
Meal 2, consisting of 6oz of 80% ground beef, a burger bun, 12oz of steak fries, and 2 slices of Swiss cheese adds 1,560 calories, 140 grams of carbs, 77 grams of fat, and 70 grams of protein to Juan’s macro consumption on the day.
Meal 3: Pre-Workout Meal
Between meals, Juan heads over to see his physical therapist for his weekly Thursday preventative rehab session. Once the session has wrapped up, Juan heads home for his third meal.
If you’re a fan of sweets, this is the meal you’re going to be most jealous of. Juan mixes 2 scoops of his favorite flavor (chocolate peanut butter) of Beast Protein with 10oz of almond milk. He then pairs up the creamy protein shake with a slice of Morel Mystery Cake and a container of ice cream!
The mystery cake, consisting of Oreos, chocolate chips, chocolate chip cookies and other layers of sweets looks absolutely delicious. After consuming all of the sugary goodness, Juan adds a total of 2,540 calories, 345 grams of carbs, 178 grams of fat, and 90 grams of protein to his calorie consumption for the day… and we’re only half way through the day.
Meal 4: Post-Workout Meal #2
Meal 4 is consumed after Juan’s second intense workout of the day. It happens to be one of his favorite Beast supplements, Beast Mass.
Juan mixes 4 scoops of Beast Mass with some water and chugs it. The supplement helps Juan fuel his recovery by delivering 1,330 calories, 242 grams of carbs, 16 grams of fat, and 55 grams of protein to his muscles post-workout.
Meal 5: Dinner
For meal 5, Juan and his family head down to Vince’s Clam Bar for dinner. Juan claims that Vince’s has some of the best Italian dishes in New York City. In another really heavy meal, Juan demolishes what most consider cheat day favorites as just another meal of his regular day.
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Juan is stuck with a choice between chicken parmesan and lasagna, a decision most would love having to make. Juan opts for the chicken parmesan to go with several other Italian favorites.
By the end of Meal 5, Juan has put down 4 slices of cheese pizza, an order of fried calamari, a chicken parmesan entrée, and a side order (an additional entrée) of a spaghetti with meat sauce. The macro breakdown of Juan’s meal 5 comes out to be 2,571 calories, 301 grams of carbs, 91 grams of fat, and 133 grams of protein.
Meal 6: Final Meal
Meal 6 is Juan’s last meal of the day, and after eating everything listed above he doesn’t even want to eat any more. However, Juan has goals and he needs to keep the gains coming.
Juan’s last meal closely resembles his first meal. I don’t know about you, but I could certainly get behind eating breakfast food twice a day. Juan has a plate full of eggs and cheese, more turkey bacon, and a bagel.
So, for Juan’s 6th and final meal of the day, he eats 5 whole eggs, 5 egg whites, 2 slices of cheese, 3 slices of turkey bacon, and a bagel. The meal comes to 1,033 calories, 56 grams of carbs, 58 grams of fat, and 68 grams of protein.
So, how much does a 300lb bodybuilder eat in a day? A lot and that’s an understatement.
Juan’s daily total comes out to be a mind-blowing 10,965 calories, 1,223 grams of carbs, 511 grams of fat, and 563 grams of protein. No rice and the only chicken that was eaten during the course of the day was covered in parmesan and marinara.
What do you guys think? Would you love to give Juan’s diet a go? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.