Unified heavy weight champion, Anthony Joshua’s daily diet can feed a family-of-four. Can you beat that?
Since the announcement of his title fight against mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin, Joshua took his training to a whole new level, with an unbelievable ‘regular’ diet plan that will shock you.
Joshua’s pre-fight diet consists of 4,000 to 5,000 calories daily, perfectly designed to help the champ recover swiftly from all the rigorous trainings and weight draining exercises he’s been on for the past months leading to his fight.
Joshua’s eating routine includes five eggs in the morning, among other food; two chicken breasts — the size of four regular ones — at lunch; two fillet steaks at dinner. Joshua also has a morning and bedtime snack. A very healthy mix of the very best sources of protein, carbohydrates and fats.
Speaking on his diet, the champ told Coach:
“In the past, I didn’t eat enough. I’d have breakfast, snack during the day and then not eat until dinner.”
His performance nutritionist, Mark Ellison, says regardless of how large his meals are, Joshua only eats the very best. His meals are carefully selected.
“We can’t fuel him on junk.”
The Champ’s Diet
Breakfast: Fresh fruit, oats, yoghurt, milk, five eggs, vegetables, smoked salmon on a bagel
Morning snack: Electrolyte drink, recovery shake, a sandwich, salad box or pasta pot
Lunch: Chicken breast x2, sweet potatoes, vegetables, yoghurt and honey
Dinner: Fillet steak, pasta, wholegrain rice, or quinoa, vegetables
After dinner snack: Slow-release protein shake, protein bars
Joshua will face Povetkin at Wembley on Saturday, 22nd September.