Jason Momoa is developing a reputation for being a medieval tough guy. Although he started out on “Stargate: Atlantis,” Momoa played an undefeated warrior on “Game of Thrones” and yet another warrior, Conan the Barbarian in the movie, well, “Conan the Barbarian.” Jason Momoa’s diet and exercise regime to transform from a brawny surfer dude into a totally ripped, revenge-seeking warrior was also fairly barbaric. Like all bodybuilders, Jason Momoa relied on a high-protein diet to feed his muscles. The biggest sacrifice for him; however, was giving up his beloved Guinness for the sake of heading off a beer belly. The Hawaiian-born actor refused to deprive himself entirely; however, he simply switched to scotch.
According to Jason, all he ate for a couple of months to prep for the “Conan” role was peanut butter and chicken. “I had to eat boiled chicken breast every two hours. It’s like wet cardboard.”* Presumably, Jason’s trainer didn’t allow him to add any sauces or seasonings to the chicken. Assuming that Jason isn’t exaggerating about his highly restrictive diet, he would have eaten boiled chicken for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with peanut butter for snacks throughout the day.
This extreme no-carb, high-protein diet would have forced Jason’s body to go into ketosis, a state in which the body burns fat for fuel. Sounds great for weight loss, but it’s actually pretty dangerous. It can cause kidney stones, gout, depression, constipation, and fatigue. Given that Jason’s goal was to bulk up for the movie, we’d have to assume that his physical trainer did allow him to eat some veggies and whole grains. Fatigue doesn’t really lend itself to weightlifting.
It’s doubtful that Jason would have been allowed to eat a whole lot of carbs; however, when the filming wrapped up, he flew to Italy and gorged himself on pasta and pizza. A cast member also remarked about how Jason was always talking about the food he was going to eat when the movie was finished.
When he isn’t training for a movie role, Jason Momoa has previously stated that he always keeps cottage cheese, fresh veggies, and roast beef in his fridge. His favorite meals include Japanese and Hawaiian dishes. We’d recommend that Momoa also start stocking his pantry with healthy whole grains like quinoa, a very high-protein grain.
An intense workout routine wasn’t too much of a stretch for Jason Momoa; he was already a pretty fit guy. He loves a wide variety of outdoor sports, including surfing, skateboarding, soccer, mountain climbing, and snowboarding. He was even offered a soccer scholarship before he became an actor.
Jason Momoa Sample Daily Diet Plan
- Breakfast: Boiled chicken
- Snack: Peanut butter
- Lunch: Boiled chicken
- Snack: Peanut butter
- Dinner: Boiled chicken