Hafór Jlus Björnsson, best known as The Mountain on Game of Thrones, retired from strongman competitions last November after ten years as Iceland’s Strongest Man. “I was happy with everything I did in strongman,” he explained, adding, “I won everything there is to win in the strength world, at least all the big titles. And I was just happy. That’s the thing guys, I was happy. I was happy that I was able to win all these shows but still be healthy, and I wanted to stay healthy.”
Björnsson, on the other hand, isn’t done with being ridiculously, preposterously powerful.
The Mountain is now a boxer, and he has lost over 100 pounds as a result of his fitness. “I’m extremely happy with my shape right now,” he said in a recent video on his YouTube channel. “When I started this journey, I weighed 205 kgs (451 pounds). And now I’m down to 155 kgs (341 pounds). Feeling good, feeling healthy.” Björnsson eats four meals a day, beginning with a breakfast that consists of “three eggs and 200 grams chicken, as well as a smoothie made with 150 grams yogurt, 100 grams of berries, and 40 grams of oats,” according to Men’s Health. His least favorite meal is meal three: “220 grams of chicken, 250 grams of potatoes, and 100 grams of greens.”
“I’m not a huge fan of chicken. But I have different goals now than I did when I was in strongman, so the diet is slightly different. It’s as clean as it gets. I’m never really hungry and I’m never really full throughout the day.”
Not a huge fan of chicken? No wonder he and his brother didn’t get along.