Robert Oberst is America’s second strongest man. But he’s working his arse off to go that one extra step.
In an interview with Munchies website this week Oberst describe his nutrition regimen.
“I have six meals a day,” said the 2.03m, 180kg man-mountain. “If I don’t eat enough, I get shaky, I get headaches. My body is running on a level now where it’s used to having good fuel. If I cut that supply off, my body just revolts.”
Oberst’s six meals have him consuming between 15,000 and 20,000 calories each day. That’s five times more than the recommended daily intake for Australian males!
His diet consists mainly of eggs, meat, pasta and rice.
He’ll consume 8 – 10 eggs during breakfast and then eat more hard boiled eggs throughout the day. Lunch usually consists of two large steaks.
Dinner is pasta – with more meat.
Apart from snacking on eggs, Oberst also sneaks away up to six cups of rice each day.
His main rule is to eat no less than 1.6kg of meat a day.
“Basically, I clean out the meat section,” he laughs when thinking about his grocery shopping – weekly trips that cost him around $450.
“It has to taste good and it has to have high protein content.”
But it’s not all work for Oberst. One day every four weeks he allows himself a day off where he can eat what he wants.