J.J. Watt is a massive and powerful man, which is one of the reasons he is such a force as a defensive end. But to maintain all that size and strength requires the Texans star to eat a lot of food.
J.J. Watt is a massive and powerful man, which is one of the reasons he is such a force as a defensive end, but to maintain all that size and strength requires the Texans star to eat a lot of food.
Watt and his trainer, Brad Arnett, recently explained to ESPN why adding a little bit of junk food to his diet of 6,000–9,000 calories a day has him feeling better than ever.
Arnett had the reigning Defensive Player of the Year add healthy fats from avocados and coconut oil into his diet and encouraged Watt to take one cheat meal a week, which the Texan usually uses on brunch.
"I love brunch," Watt said. "Brunch is my favorite meal. I went there, had brunch, had a massive potato pancake omelet, which is an omelet inside a potato pancake. Then I had stuffed French toast with berries and stuff. My cheat meals aren't even that exciting. That was my cheat meal. The omelet is still pretty darn healthy. The stuffed French toast was the cheat meal, but that was delicious."
Without the benefit of a cheat meal though, Watt says hitting those high calorie totals can be a bit of a slog.
"It's literally, if I'm not working out, I eat the whole time I'm not working out," Watt said. "It's exhausting. You have to force feed. You have to force yourself to eat food."
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