To play Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in American Sniper, Bradley Cooper had to gain over 40lbs of body weight. How is it possible without damaging your health if you have not that much time? The actor has chosen to do it naturally, without any steroids and hormones or junk food.
Learn more about Bradley Coopers American Sniper healthy bulk-up strategy. To gain the required weight, the 40 years old actor had to eat a massive 8000 calories of food every day. Thats 4 recommended daily calorie intakes for an average man. He was not only forced to eat such a huge amount of food, but also do exercises for up to 4 hours a day to gain muscle! Sounds impossible, right?
But not for Bradley! He had his personal trainer, who was always with him. The actor used his own special system that helped him to achieve unbelievable results. He was working out a few hours a day for several months before the filming started.
8000 calories per day sounds impressive… and disturbing. What does it look like? Most people start pretending tons of junk food, high-fat foods and desserts. It is surely much easier and faster to gain weight eating these, but is it healthy enough? Bradleys daily intake plan looked more like healthy diet, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and 2 snacks per day that contain healthy ingredients.
Lets start with breakfast. This one offers almost 2000 calories. Granola is an energy boosting ingredient that contains 259 calories per 100 g. Take a cup of granola and add full fat milk and it will give you about 700 calories. Great energy booster!
Make a smoothie adding 1 cup full fat coconut milk, about 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 medium avocado, 1 scoop protein. Youll get almost 1300 calories per serving.
So the total calorie intake of Meal One will contain over 2000 calories.