Strongman Hafthor Bjornsson And Team Try To Eat 200 Burgers In One Sitting

How many burgers can Hafthor Bjornsson eat in one sitting?

Professional strongmen love eating challenges. We’ve seen Brian Shaw take on a seven pound burrito eating challenge, ultimate cheat days, and everything in-between. Hafthor Bjornsson, the 2018 World’s Strongest Man, recently shared on his YouTube channel a 200-burger eating challenge.

You read that right, 200 burgers. Although Bjornsson eats around 8,000 calories a day, and can probably stomach a fair amount of burgers, he called on some of his buddies to take part in the challenge with him. The challenge consisted of seven guys, 200 burgers, and 30 minutes to eat as many as possible. 

In the video, Bjornsson and crew all sat around a table and pounded burgers from start to finish. By 9:04 in the video, the challenge was over and there was a lot of groaning, stomach holding, and silence. 

“I did okay, but my stomach is like a rock,” Bjornsson at the end. 

Bjornsson ended up eating 13 burgers. Typically, one burger roughly can be around 300 calories, so that means Bjornsson just consumed about 3,900 calories in one sitting. We have no doubt his stomach was feeling like a rock. 

We’ve studied and covered Bjornsson’s diet pretty in-depth in the past, and what we’ve learned is that his calories range from 8,000 to 10,000 calories a day and his macro breakdown are as follows:

  • Protein: ~1 gram per pound of bodyweight
  • Fat: ~0.4 grams per pound of bodyweight
  • Carbohydrates: The rest of the calories

In general, a burger doesn’t really fit into a typical day of eating for Bjornsson, especially with the full bun situation included in this challenge. Red meat, however, is a staple to his diet.

Bjornsson, despite eating all those burgers in one sitting, never seems to stray too far off track with his eating. He’s impressively lean, and perhaps the most ironic part of the whole video is that he wasn’t even the one at the table to stomach the most burgers. One of his friends managed to consume an insane 18 burgers.

Bjornsson took the leftover burgers that weren’t eaten to the local shelter and donated them. 

Featured image from Hafthor Bjornsson’s YouTube channel.

Celia Balf

Celia Balf

Celia is a Staff News Writer at BarBend. At the BarBend office, you can find Celia writing news stories covering the largest strength sport competitions in the world, in-depth features with world record-holders, big lifts, and everything in-between. Celia also orchestrates and helps create content for the BarBend social media pages. She is a former Division 1 soccer player turned content producer and sports journalist.

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