USA Today has released Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s seven-meals-a-day diet plan, which combined with an intensive workout regime, he followed for sixteen weeks to prepare for the role in Pain & Gain, as well as to maintain his sizable look through the filming process.
Meal one: ten-ounce beef fillet, two cups of oatmeal, two-egg omelet.
Meal two: eight ounces of cod, twelve ounces of sweet potatoes, one cup of steamed vegetables (onions, peppers, mushrooms).
Meal three: eight ounces of chicken, two cups of white rice, one cup of vegetables.
Meal four: eight more ounces of cod, two cups of rice, one cup of vegetables.
Meal five: eight ounces of steak, twelve ounces of baked potato fries, a salad.
Meal six: ten ounces of cod, two more cups of rice, another salad.
Meal seven: thirty grams of casein protein powder, ten-egg-white omelet, one cup of vegetables, one tablespoon of Omega-3 fish oil.
Regarding the diet, Johnson noted, “There’s a right way and a wrong way to bulk up for a film. The wrong way is to eat as much garbage as you can for weeks on end, which actors have the tendency of doing. It’s unhealthy and puts an incredible amount of stress on your body, joints, tendons and digestive system. The right way is to bulk up with good complex carbs and protein/fat sources.”