Despite Spending $50,000 a Year on His Diet, Jay Cutler Once Made a Startling Confession About His Relationship With Food

Published 12/28/2023, 7:03 AM EST

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The bodybuilding beast, Jay Cutler, stands out not just for his impressive physique but also for his unique perspective on food. Despite being part of an industry that emphasizes consuming five to six meals a day to achieve maximum muscle growth, Cutler revealed that he only eats to “fuel his body.”

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In a throwback video shared by Muscle Mind Media on Instagram, he reasoned why he had a different perspective on this. During his conversation on this matter, Cutler shared his unconventional attitude toward food and stated that he has never found joy in eating meals.

Eating several times a day ruined his joy of eating: Jay Cutler

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Two years ago, at the age of 48, Cutler had revealed how he was not a big fan of certain food items, like steak, which is generally considered essential in a bodybuilder’s diet. In the video, he further stated that his food choices at the time leaned towards sushi, although in a limited amount owing to the sugar content in the rice.

He further went on to explain his feelings about food and said, “I’ll tell you the most disappointing part about what I did for a living. I don’t enjoy food to this day.” Cutler’s disciplined approach to nutrition during his competitive years was commendable. Sadly, he confessed that “The idea of eating seven times a day would rob you of the joy of eating.”

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He disclosed that he consumed a staggering 1000 grams of carbs and three to four thousand grams of protein daily while training for competitions. For many people, this routine may sound a bit baffling and undoable, but for Cutler, it was the way to gain muscles. And he did it pretty well. The world has seen his behemoth physique, and even in his 50s, he continues to maintain this.

Previously, the bodybuilding beast had also talked about a weird combination that he used to reach his protein goals.

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According to the bodybuilding legend, he used to mix protein powder with Diet Mountain Dew just to reach his protein goals. He admitted that taste was never his priority while consuming food.

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Even during his cheat day meal, he preferred to have burnt egg whites and even pizza. “Anything for calories,” Cutler believed. His extreme protein intake, coupled with unconventional dietary choices, played a crucial role in sculpting the physique that earned him four Mr. Olympia titles.
Would you go this extreme to be on the top where filling your stomach with food while not caring about the taste? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpita Shrivastava

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Hi, I'm Arpita Shrivastava, a fitness and bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. When I started college, my fascination shifted to combat sports and I began training for Judo. I did it for two years until an injury compelled me to step away from the mat.
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