A champion strongman has revealed the incredible diet that helped claim a national strength title – including guzzling an amazing 18 PINTS of milk a day.
Tom Price, 23, stuffs himself with 10,000 calories a day – four times the recommended amount for a man – to fuel his gruelling training regime.
Weighing in at a whopping 20st, the 6ft 3ins man mountain scoffs an incredible 12 Weetabix for breakfast washed down with up to ten litres of high-calorie gold-top milk.
After his Weetabix, Tom also demolishes four bowls of porridge mixed with protein powder and blended ice cream – a nutritionally-balanced way to feed his massive body.
Tom, from the Kingswood area of Bristol, said: “I don’t set out to drink ten litres of milk a day – I just really like milk, and that’s a good estimate of the amount I could get through on a busy day.
“I don’t count calories because I burn off so much energy.
“I can eat quite quickly, so eating breakfast doesn’t take much time at all.
“But I would struggle to eat 10,000 calories worth of solid food a day, so that’s why I drink all the milk.
“I get a lot of my calories from milk – it gives me the energy I need to compete.”
Tom, who only began competing in strongman competitions last year, has already been crowned England’s Strongest Man under 23.
He is well on his way to following in the footsteps of his heroes – five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski and legendary English strongman Geoff Capes.
After his big breakfast, Tom eats another two giant meals every day during training, including a typical lunch of family-sized portions of chicken fajitas.
At night, Tom tucks into giant portions of high-protein and carbohydrate-loaded meals, including 12oz steak and chips.
Tom also manages to fit in snacks of pasta and protein between meals, just to boost his energy levels.
He manages to fit in five three-hour training sessions a week alongside his job as a computer engineer for mobile phone firm EE.
Tom said: “I’m quite lean and have low body fat, so I need to keep myself fuelled up, because I don’t have a big bellyful of fat in reserve.
“I have always liked milk – even when I was a kid.
“It’s my favourite drink by far. I used to drink full fat milk, but I switched to gold top for the extra calories.
“I buy food in bulk, so I only spend about £40-50 a week.”
Tom’s next competition is the under-23 UK and Ireland’s Strongest Man, which will be held in Belfast in August.
The mild-mannered giant said: “I have always been pretty big and enjoyed working out in the gym so I thought I would give it a go.
“It is very tough but I enjoy it because there is always a goal to aim for at the end and I love competing.
“My first competition was Bristol’s Strongest last year, when I came second.
“Then I won Trojan’s Strongest Man, which covered the whole South West, at The Robins pub in Ashton last month.”
Tom, who gave up playing football because he was too big, is confident he’ll be able to bag a top-three finish, thanks to his high level of cardiovascular fitness.
Impressive Tom can already deadlift an incredible 320kg – the equivalent to four people or a B61 tactical nuclear warhead.
He can also bench press 225kg, and can squat 280kg – the weight of a fully-grown male Siberian tiger.
Tom’s typical diet for a day is as follows:
12 Weetabix – 804cal
100g porridge – 368cal
Two scoops of ice cream – 216cal
Chicken Fajitas – approx. 700cal
12oz steak – 277cal
Chips – 312cal
Nuts – around 400cal
Four bananas – 356cal
Up to 7l Gold top milk – up to 5670cal
3l Chocolate milk – 2340cal
Total – up to 11,440cal