Brian Shaw’s insane $620 weekly shopping list includes 14 kilograms of meat just for him

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Written by: Matthew Dunn

A MULTIPLE time World’s Strongest Man champion has taken his fans on his weekly shop to show how much food he needs to consume for his 12,000 calorie daily diet.

IF YOU think you spend a fortune doing your weekly grocery shop, spare a thought for strongman Brian Shaw who spends $622 for five days worth of food.

The winner of multiple World’s Strongest Man competitions has previously been outspoken about his 12,000+ calorie diet, which begins with his cereal of choice and eight eggs.

In the 2017 documentary Born Strong, Shaw described his heavy diet as “a necessary evil” and likened to it to “reverse anorexia”.

To give his fans an insight into the life of a strongman, Shaw recently filmed one of his weekly shopping expeditions and uploaded it to his social media channels.

The shopping trip, which would last the 192kg strongman around five days and includes food for his family, is done at Cosco because the chain focuses on wholesale and bulk goods.

“I normally take this trip at least once a week, sometimes I go twice a week because I like to have fresh meat,” he said.

In addition to a plethora of fruit and vegetables, the 36-year-old buys 14 kilograms of meat just for himself — four kilograms of sirloin and 10 kilograms of bison.

“It’s a lot of fuel really, but it’s what it takes, it’s what I have to do. With all of the training and hard work I put in, I have to fuel my body up,” he said.

“It’s definitely a lot of eating, but I go through it all the time. it’s part of the job, really.”

At the end of the shop, Shaw films the bill which comes to $622.

“It will cover about five days or so for me, not quite a full week. So obviously not real cheap for me to eat the way I do, to consume the amount of food I do, but it’s the cost of doing business, part of being a strong man,” he said.

“It’s something I don’t worry about too much, I don’t think about it too much, it’s something certainly thinking about how much it costs everyday would be a little bit not fun.”

While Shaw didn’t break down the exact meals he would be eating, he has previously spoken of his 12,000 calorie diet which included the following:

Meal 1 — 1,200 calories

• Bowl of cereal

• Eight eggs

• Spoonful of peanut butter

Meal 2 — 1,100 calories

• 80-gram protein shake

• Granola bars

• Peanut butter

Meal 3 — 2,220 calories

• Ground beef

• Angel hair pasta

• Red sauce

Meal 4 — 1,000 calories

• Almond milk, blueberry, and peanut butter protein shake

Meal 5 — 1,400 calories

• 93 per cent lean ground turkey

• Jasmine rice

Meal 6 — 3,400 calories

• Bread sticks

• Pasta

• Meat

Meal 7

• Four slices of cheesecake

• 80-gram protein shake

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