While the idea of eating anything over 3000 calories becomes a chore for most of us, eating over 6000 calories is the norm for bodybuilder Fouad Abiad.
Six eggs, four slices of bread, a bowl of fries, and a big bowl of oatmeal. That's what Fouad eats almost every single day - and that's just for breakfast.
In this video below, Foaud takes you into his daily routine and shows you exactly what he puts in his body.
To put things into perspective, the average recommended daily caloric intake for most human beings is roughly around 2175. We've even heard our fair share of female bodybuilders dieting at as low as 800 calories a day. Fouad eats 6 times that - granted, he is in off season, meaning he's looking to put on slabs of muscle.
Fouad eats fast-digesting, low fat meals as part of his pre-workout routine. This ensures a quick-burst of energy, enough to allow him to train optimally throughout his weights session. This meal consists of just over 400 calories, which Fouad claims gets digested so quickly that he doesn't even feel like he's eaten an hour and a half later.
His fourth meal, which comes after his post workout meal, consists of:
• 1 whole chicken,
• A serving fries
• Salad (to balance things out).
It's no surprise that this is his most calorie dense meal, coming in at a whopping 1672 calories, comprising of:
• 180 grams of protein
• 67 grams of carbs
• 76 grams of fat.
His second last meal, which he notes is his favourite meal, Fouad downs:
• 6 ounces (170 grams) of ground minced turkey meat
• Two cups of pasta,
• Pasta sauce and a handful of cheese.
This meal adds another 919 calories to his daily intake.
His supper, or as he refers to it, meal six, is a meal replacement shake which is comprised of:
• Half a cup of oatmeal
• Two scoops of whey protein isolate
• One banana
• Water and ice
This shake caps of his daily intake with 790 calories, right before bed.
"A lot of people think you can't eat carbs before bed. I don't agree with this" he says.
So there you have it. You've just seen what an IFBB pro eats on a daily basis during off season. It takes a lot to grow, about 6000 calories worth, but at the end of the day, if you believe in your dream enough, you'd do anything (and eat anything for that matter) to attain it.