Here's What Jaime Lannister Eats To Maintain The Fittest Body In Westeros
At the moment, the whole world is going nuts in anticipation of the return of "Game of Thrones" next month.
The release of the latest trailer only ratcheted up that excitement, as has the recent revelation of what Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, perhaps better known as Jaime Lannister, eats in order to maintain the most ripped body in all of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
From season one to season six of the hit HBO show, we've all seen Jaime Lannister's transformation from the pompous yet handsome "Kingslayer" to the rugged, chiseled miscreant of every woman's dreams.
The 45-year-old Coster-Waldau hails from Denmark, the famous birthplace of another notorious prince, but over the last few years, he's made his home in the hearts and minds of "GoT" fans everywhere.
In a recent interview with Men's Health, Coster-Waldau discussed his diet for the role of Jaime Lannister.
You read about how much protein certain people eat and hear people talk about it in the gym. But it's not until you experience the results that you really understand. I've always exercised hard and thought I ate healthily, so I assumed muscle would come. But if you want to bulk up, trust me, you do really need to eat a sh*tload of protein.
But, what exactly is a "sh*tload of protein" for Jaime Lannister? Here's the insane diet Coster-Waldau follows in order to stay chiseled and ready for the long winter still to come.
For breakfast, Coster-Waldau will eat five eggs, salmon and some veggies.
Just a few hours later, he's onto a protein shake, which is followed a little later by another protein shake, two skinless chicken breasts and vegetables.
It's not all protein, though. For dinner, Coster-Waldau throws in a few carbs right alongside, you guessed it, more protein.
Speaking on his diet, Coster-Waldau told Men's Health,
It's the constant eating which I find exhausting. But I know actors who go on even more full-on diets, like Jason [Momoa, who plays Khal Drogo], for example. He's very advanced in that whole bulking-up thing and will almost always carry a chicken breast on his body. You can always find it in a pocket there. Somewhere, there is chicken.
Damn, imagine having to walk around with chicken cutlets falling out of your pockets.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau appears to be in the best shape of his life, which will undoubtedly be necessary for every twist and turn that's sure to come his way this season on "Game of Thrones."
I've never been big on loading up on protein, but if I can look half as good at the age of 45 as Coster-Waldau does, it's definitely worth walking around with a few chicken breasts in my work bag.