It’s been a turbulent year for Brian Shaw, especially since he announced that he will be retiring after the 2023 Shaw Classic. The fourth edition of Brian’s competition will take place on August 19-20. So, it is just over two months from now and the time for Brian to prepare is slowly running out. Thus, Shaw is taking all the necessary steps to be the Strongest Man on Earth, including a daily diet of over 10,000 calories.
Brian Shaw shared a video on YouTube on June 12th, revealing exactly what his full day of eating looks like. Standing at 6 feet 8 inches and weighing around 400 pounds, Brian eats six meals a day to maintain his bodyweight.
Brian Shaw’s Full Day of Eating
For meal one of the day, Brian Shaw first made a bundle of pancakes, taking five for himself and leaving the rest for his sons. He then got himself eight ounces of bison meat and mixed it with six eggs. He also added butter, syrup, and ketchup to make the meal a bit more tasty. In addition, Brian drank a glass of orange juice.
- Calories: 2,260
- Protein: 104
- Carbs: 240
- Fat: 95.5
Brian Shaw first prepares his second meal at home and brings it to work, where he also eats it. He uses three scoops of protein, one banana, water, and some peanut butter to make himself a nice shake. Apart from the shake, Brian packed up an apple and some cookies.
- Calories: 1,190
- Protein: 85
- Carbs: 132
- Fat: 36
Brian Shaw calls meal number three the “First Lunch” and it is basically pasta and bison meat. However, unlike the portion size in his meal one, Brian used one pound of bison meat, increasing his meal substantially.
Brian Shaw also revealed that he likes to eat fast and with no distractions like phones, TVs, or similar stuff. He does this due to the fact that he eats six meals a day and cannot afford to drag the meals too much.
“When the food sits down in front of me, I focus and quite literally dig into it.”
- Calories: 1,495
- Protein: 131
- Carbs: 153
- Fat: 43
For the fourth meal of the day Brian Shaw once again prepared a pound of bison meat, but replaced pasta with rice. Shaw also added some green beans and barbecue sauce to his meal. However, Brian states that he will eat even more bison meat in the weeks leading up to the 2023 Shaw Classic.
“It (2023 Shaw Classic) is just about being big and strong… My portion sizes from this point will only get bigger, they will not get smaller… How I am feeling in the gym is also showing me that eating this way is translating to my performance.”
- Calories: 1,532
- Protein: 129
- Carbs: 161.5
- Fat: 40
The second-to-last meal of the day consists of four servings of ravioli, two servings of chicken meatballs, a salad, and eight ounces of bison meat once again. Seeing that he was preparing for a rigorous training session, Brian also drank two cans of Coca-Cola.
- Calories: 2,555
- Protein: 145
- Carbs: 209
- Fat: 135
Despite his size already, Brian Shaw makes ice cream by using milk and five scoops of mass gainer. If that wasn’t enough, Brian also consumed some cheesecake, which is rich in calories.
- Calories: 1,420
- Protein: 97.5
- Carbs: 153
- Fat: 47.25
After the entire day of eating, Brian Shaw ended up consuming 10,432 calories. Those consisted of 690 grams of protein, 1,048 grams of carbs, and 396 grams of fats.
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Brian Shaw hoped to make 2023 one of his greatest years ever, but an unfortunate leg infection ruined everything. His infection got so severe that he almost lost his leg. So, by the time the 2023 World’s Strongest Man competition rolled around, Brian was only capable of finishing in seventh place.
However, Brian Shaw is now going back to what worked the best for him, and that is putting on some mass in order to move heavy weights. In order to make his retirement one of the most important events in Strongman history, he hopes to make a spectacle at the 2023 Shaw Classic.