Known for being an incredibly bodybuilder in his own right, Reg Park was the go to bodybuilder of the 1950s. Possessing an incredible look of power and strength, Park was the envy of many a gym goer. How did Park build his monstrous physique?
Well the answer, quite simply, was that he ate like a King. A King preparing for his last meal!
According to his followers, Park’s daily diet went something along the following lines:
- A glass of fresh orange juiceFruit: paw-paw (papaya) & banana,
- Cooked Oatmeal (large soup plate full) with full cream/whole milk & fresh cream
- A plate of bacon, eggs, tomato and toast
- A couple of cups of tea
- Large bowl of soup (tomato, pea, minestrone etc.) with rye bread
- Cooked vegetables
- Beef steak
- A couple of cups of tea with some chocolate
Also wine or milk stout(like Guiness)
- Same as lunch.
This it should be stressed was a moderate day’s consumption. Writing for Rader’s Iron Man Magazine, Earle Liedeman recounted his amazement at Park’s appetite
Reg Park of England wins a good second to Mac Batchelor with his speed. Once, when dining with Reg, he gargled three large plates of vegetable soup, then gulped chucks from his extra large and thick steak without his teeth sinking into the meat once, apparently, next stuffed many side dishes of vegetables into his ever open mouth and these include an extra large pair of baked potatoes, a huge bowl of salad, three glasses of milk and the last, the piece de resistance, a big dish of ice cream with cake.
And all this, mind you, in about ten minutes. Gee! I’ve seen hungry bloodhounds gobble down food, but Reg Park wins a can of fried grasshoppers as second place for amount, and first place for speed.
Eat big, get big and all that!
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