J.J. Watt’s 9,000-calorie daily diet includes a carton of eggs, 3 servings of whole-wheat pasta, and at least 4 chicken breasts

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The average human male 19 and older should consume between 2,500 and 3,000 calories per day, according to a study from the USDA.

So Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is not your average human.

According to GQ, Watt consumes a stunning 9,000 calories over six meals — every single day. That’s two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners for the 6-foot-5, 290-pound reigning Defensive Player of the Year.

Don’t worry, though. Watt says that he doesn’t count calories!

Watt told GQ:

“I’m not strict on my calorie count, I just pay attention to my body. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about nutrition and about myself, so it’s a lot more based on feel. I stopped putting a number on it because people were analyzing it too much.”

For his first breakfast, Watt reportedly eats 900 calories’ worth of oatmeal plus a cool six eggs. The rest of his sustenance consists almost entirely of grilled meat and vegetables.Shockingly, Watt does eat some carbs: whole-wheat pasta and some wheat toast in the morning.

Here, from GQ, is a full breakdown of his daily diet:


Oatmeal with blueberries and strawberries

Six eggs

Banana and apple

Second breakfast

Four eggs

Two slices of wheat toast with peanut butter and banana and honey

Two slices of wheat toast with jelly


Three chicken breasts with whole wheat pasta and Italian dressing

Side of broccoli

Second lunch

More chicken breasts with mashed sweet potatoes

Steamed carrots


Lamb chops with whole wheat pasta

Grilled asparagus

Second dinner

Filet with whole wheat pasta

Steamed broccoli

Sounds delicious.

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