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12 People Tried To Eat The Mountain's Daily Diet And Failed Miserably

It takes a lot of calories to smash skulls.

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The Mountain is played by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. At 6'9" and 395 lbs, he is a giant man.

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And as such, he eats a ton of food. So when he revealed his daily diet plan, we thought, "How many people would it take to eat his day's worth of food?"

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Glutamine, BCAA, Vitargo, and casein protein:

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He also eats 2 avocados, protein shakes, almonds, spinach, greens, sweet potatoes, 4 bananas, blueberries and strawberries, Rice Krispies, and lots of water.

The Mountain eats over 10,000 calories a day.

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Since the average person takes in around 2,000 calories a day, we figured we wouldn't need more than five people. But we were wrong. Very wrong.

We got to 5 people quickly.

Sarah:

I was the first to start eating, which was nice, because I had my pick of the food. I thought the salmon would be the easiest to consume, since it's pretty light. It didn't take me long to realize that there was no way I could do this all on my own. Matt quickly joined me at the table in an attempt to take on the 10,000 calories. Once we got to 5 people, I became pretty useless. But The Mountain doesn't JUST eat. He works out. So I tried taking laps around the canteen and planking in order to burn some calories. You know, so I could eat more calories.

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Then to 6:

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Matt:

I honestly wasn't worried at all going into the challenge, but reading about The Mountain's daily diet and seeing it in real life are two completely different things. I'm participating in a qualifying event for the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest in a couple months so I figured this would be a good measuring stick. But when I saw that feast displayed on the table I went from being excited to incredibly anxious. I simply can't believe that a human being eats that much food every day of their life. My strategy was to eat as much steak and chicken as I could and crush the plate of spinach. I skipped lunch to make room, but it really didn't make a difference. Within minutes I hated myself. Just thinking about dipping steak in guacamole and eggs in a protein shake makes me gag. The experience was generally pretty miserable and it left me a sad and broken man.

By 8 people, we were getting desperate.

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Sarah:

By now, we had run out of people who volunteered to eat The Mountain's daily diet, so we had to start pulling people away from their desks to consume calories. ONE MAN EATS ALL OF THIS FOOD. ONE MAN. This is insane.

Valar morghulis.

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12 people could not finish one man's daily diet. We all left feeling stuffed, weak, and miserable. None of us would be smashing bodies into walls or poking out eyes to death anytime soon.

Here's video evidence of us completing the epic task:

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