December 19, 2018

Jason Momoa Aquaman Diet

Jason Momoa's Diet and Workouts for Aquaman

If you’ve seen any movie trailers lately, you’ve surely seen the promos for the new Aquaman movie featuring Jason Momoa as the title character. They’re really heavy on the marketing for this comic film, and if you haven’t seen it, you’ve probably been living under a rock or something.

The first thing you notice is that Momoa is absolutely ripped! He’s in even better shape than in his Game of Thrones days, which is no easy feat. Those days he was just big and muscular, but he really got himself cut for this movie. So how did he get such an extremely ripped physique?

Of course, the answer is diet and exercise. Continue reading below to see how he got shredded for this film.

Jason Momoa’s Diet

While he used to be in great shape for his former famous role (understatement), he became absolutely shredded for this new film. So how did he do it?

I found an interview with his personal trainer where he spills all the details on how he got the action star in such great shape for Aquaman.

What He Ate


The first revelation was that no food was off-limits. That doesn’t sound right, but it’s true. Momoa could still drink plenty of his beverage of choice, which is a pint of Guinness beer. While you wouldn’t think beer is healthy, this particular beer is actually low in calories (125 per serving) and carbs (10 grams).

So why did he get to drink beer? His trainer believes in three principles to dieting: nutrition, balance, and enjoyment. It’s OK to have cheat meals or snacks. Just don’t go overboard with it. Rather than micromanaging everything the actor ate, his trainer made sure that he was getting the right macronutrient intake while utilizing foods that Jason loves.

what was Jason Momoa's diet to get in shape for Aquaman?

Managing your macros is all about getting a particular ratio of carbs, proteins, and fats to get to a certain goal. For a little extra kick, he also had a strong coffee (coffee can burn fat and improve athletic performance). When done properly, it is a great way to build muscle without packing on any extra fat.

Before his workouts, if it was early in the day, Momoa would load up on carbs from fruit sources to provide him energy for his activity. If his workout was later in the day, he would have a quinoa or rice bowl for his carbs. He also had a strong coffee for a little extra kick.

As for his proteins and fats, he ate a lot of sashimi (barramundi and salmon mostly). He added avocado and olive oil for their fat content.

When He Ate


The only strict part of his eating schedule was to make sure to have pre-workout and post-workout nutrition. Other than that, there was a lot of flexibility as to when he ate. Most of it was dictated by his filming schedule. It did not matter so much what time he ate, the focus was more on getting the right macronutrient balance.

It’s safe to say that all of the calculation that his trainer did paid off!

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T.J. LaPanta is a Florida based aspiring comedian and health nut.
When he's not trying to hack his way through a post-graduate degree, he's slaving away in the kitchen, working out, or trying to score a date.

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