Muscle Food: Joe Manganiello

This month,  Muscle and Fitness magazine features Joe Manganiello, the shape-shifting werewolf from HBO’s hit show True Blood, on its cover. Actors are required to alter their physiques for demanding roles all the time, but I think that Joe’s taken things to a new level. I mean, just look at the cover – does that look like an actor, or an athlete? But while his character can change form at will, it took a little more than a full moon to get the actor into this kind of shape. I interviewed Joe for Men’s Fitness to find out exactly what he eats to maintain his prime-time physique…

 

 

MONDAY
10 a.m.
— 2 packets of oatmeal with hot water— Protein shake

12:30 p.m.
— 2 roasted chicken breasts
— 1/2 cup of corn
— 1 sweet potato

2 p.m.
—Protein shake mixed with a banana and creatine

4:30 p.m.
— 4-6 oz steak
— 1/2 cup of carrots or asparagus
— Large salad with vinaigrette dressing

9 p.m.
—1 chicken breast
— 1/2 cup of green beans

TUESDAY
9 a.m.
— Pure Protein Bar
— Muscle Milk Light

12 p.m.
— Detour Bar

2:30 p.m.
— Tri Tip
— Tilapia Fillet
— Baked Cauliflower
— Green Beans
— Salad with (Balsamic dressing)

4 p.m.
— Almonds

7 p.m.
— KOO KOO ROO
— 2 original (roasted) boneless chicken breasts
— side of corn
— side of mushrooms

10 p.m.
— Isopure 40g protein drink

WEDNESDAY
9 a.m.
— 2 packs of plain oatmeal with water
— 50g whey protein with water

10:30 a.m.
— almonds

12 p.m.
— egg white omelette
— peppers, ham, turkey, bacon, feta cheese

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
— SNACKS on set
— apple, buffalo jerky, sugar free chocolate almonds

7 p.m.
— 2 pork chops
— broccoli
— squash
— mushrooms

10 p.m.
— 50g whey protein with water

THURSDAY
9 a.m.
— 50g whey protein with water
— 1 pure protein bar

11 a.m.
— KOO KOO ROO
— 2 original (roasted) boneless chicken breasts
— side of corn
— side of broccoli

1 p.m.
— 2 plates of chipped ham
— 4 sausages with marinara sauce

2:30 p.m.
— tri tip beef

5 p.m.
— SNACKS on set
— 3 apples
— 50g whey protein with water

10 p.m.
— Mahi Mahi fillet
— spinach
— house salad (balsamic dressing)

FRIDAY
8am
— 50g whey protein with water
— almonds

9 a.m.
— egg whites
— bacon
— papaya

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
— SNACKS on set
— bacon, apple, pineapple

2 p.m.
— 2 chicken breasts
— 2 slices of tri tip beef
— cauliflower
— broccoli

5 p.m.
— salad
— chicken, bacon, corn, carrots, feta (balsamic dressing)

5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
— SNACKS on set
— handful of sugar free chocolate almonds, asian pear, peanuts, jerky, corn nuts

11:30 p.m.
— Salmon steak
— salad with mango, walnuts, (balsamic dressing)
— green beans

SATURDAY
8am
— 50g whey protein

8:30 a.m.
— 4 eggs and bacon
— an apple

2 p.m.
— WEEKLY CHEAT MEAL: UMAMI BURGER
— 2 “Truffle Burgers” with cheese and buns
— half order of “cheese tots”
— half order of onion rings

4:30 p.m.
— package of “Sour Patch Kids” at the movie theatre

8 p.m.
— SUSHI ROKU
— mackerel sashimi, toro sashimi, clam sashimi
— green salad with ginger dressing

10 p.m.
— 2 apples

SUNDAY
9 a.m.
— 50g whey protein with water

9:30 a.m.
— 4 eggs and bacon

12 p.m.
— 2 chicken breasts
— salad with balsamic dressing
— almonds

2:15 p.m.
— 2 Atkins bars + 1 think thin bar (on set)

4:30 p.m.
— 2 buffalo burgers (no bun)
— salad

9 p.m.
— Mahi Mahi
— spinach

This story originally appeared on mensfitness.com

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2 Responses to Muscle Food: Joe Manganiello

  1. M. says:

    Amazing piece. Detailed and literally going to print this out and plaster it. I will get that big!

  2. statts says:

    Thanks M. Good luck with your progress!

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