James Haskell eats five meals a day and keeps track of everything he consumes
Haskell came off the bench in both their Six Nations games so far
England star James Haskell reveals the diet that beefed him up from academy grad to England powerhouse.
“I’ve got about 3,750 calories to eat per day to maintain (my weight),” explained Haskell to Kicca via Rugby Lives..
“‘Breakfast would be, say, four boiled eggs, two pieces of toast, some porridge oats with protein, maybe some protein pancakes as well, or a protein shake with oats, greens, some egg whites – so you’re looking to get 1,000 calories.
“I try to get 1,000 calories in the morning before I go and train, another 1,000 calories at lunch and then split the other two between an afternoon meal and the evening.”
The 31-year-old rugby star added: “Eggs are massively important.
JAMES HASKELL’S 1,000-CALORIE BREAKFAST
Four boiled eggs
Two pieces of toast
Porridge oats with protein powder
Protein shake of oats, egg whites and greens
“I eat them every single day. They’ve a great source of protein and I have them in many different ways.
“Chloe’s an unbelievable cook so she finds creative ways – like I had Mexican eggs the other day.
“She does some weird and wonderful things in the kitchen for me. Huevos rancheros – or whatever they’re called – fajita, eggs, jalapenos, chorizo.
“Or she does scrambled eggs with toast, bit of cheese, bit of jalapenos, that sort of thing. Quite cool.”
Haskell has impressed as a second-half replacement in both of England’s Six Nations wins over France and Wales this campaign.
England’s look to maintain their push for a second consecutive Grandlam against Italy at Twickenham on Sunday.