What Vegan Strongman Patrik Baboumian Eats in a Day

Watch Patrik Baboumian eat over 5,000 calories of vegan food.

Strongman Patrik Baboumian’s diet looks completely different than that of your typical strongman. When most of the world’s strongest men are consuming copious amounts of meat and eggs, Baboumian could not be more different.

Baboumian is a vegan strongman, and has found success across many platforms in strength sports for several years. He was named Germany’s Strongest Man in 2011, the same year he decided to go from a vegetarian diet to completely plant-based. Since going vegan he has also racked up victories in powerlifting, like winning the European Powerlifting Championships in 2012, and also set four world records along the way.

Last week Baboumian’s diet, and accomplishments were brought up on Joe Rogan’s podcast. Rogan guested strongman Robert Oberst on his show and the two talked about Baboumian and debated his feats of strength. Baboumian had no problem clapping back at the two, and created a response YouTube video where he hit back at Rogan and Oberst.

[See how Baboumian hits back at Rogan and Oberst]

It feels only right that a week after Baboumian was questioned for his legitimacy, that he shows off what a full day of eating looks like. Baboumian put together a video on his YouTube channel and showed himself eating over 5,000 calories of vegan food. This number is much lower than other strongmen’s diets that we’ve seen, like for example Oberst eats 8,000 calories a day.

Baboumian’s Full Day of Eating

Morning: Meal 1

Macros: 80 grams of protein, 0 carbs, 0 grams of fat 

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 Post-Workout: Meal 2

  • Smoothie – Black currants, frozen mixed fruit, 80 grams of protein, Glutamine, Beta-Alaninea, 5 grams of Creatine, dried greens, turmeric, cinnamon, 5-10 grams BCAA’s, orange and mango juice, and water.

Macros: 80 grams of protein, 100 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fat 

Lunch: Meal 3

  • Vegan sausages
  • Falafel
  • Low-fat oven fries
  • Peppers
  • Other grilled veggies

Macros: 60 grams of protein, 250 grams of carbs, 90 grams of fat

Afternoon snack: Meal 4

  • Protein shake – 50 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat

Dinner: Meal 5

  • Veggies
  • Tofu
  • Cooked potatoes

Macros: 40 grams of protein, 100 grams of carbs, 15 grams of fat (from curry paste mainly on the zucchini)

Nighttime Snack: Meal 6

  • Peanuts – 60 grams of protein, 20 grams of carbs, and 90 grams of fat
  • Protein smoothie – 50 grams of protein

Macros: 170 grams of protein, 20 grams of carbs, 90 grams of fat

After a full day of eating, Baboumian’s macros look like this:

K Cals: 5,320

Protein: 410 grams

Carbs: 470 grams

Fat: 200 grams

Featured image from @patrikbaboumian Instagram page.

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.

12 thoughts on “What Vegan Strongman Patrik Baboumian Eats in a Day”

  1. Yep in terms of elite strongmen or even powerlifters he’s no where near them, but for sure he is a very strong dude, but like all everyone else is sports these days he takes steroids and if you don’t think he does then you’re a very silly person.

  2. This dude doesn’t have one world record worth shit. The dudes nowhere near the top level of strongmen athletes. And his time record is nonsense, 550kg? The yoke at the Arnold in like 2017 was 710KG lol.

  3. To say he got strong because he didn’t eat meat is a logical fallacy. If you applied the argument inversely then the omnivores that are also world record holders could say they are world record holders because they DO eat meat. As vast majority of them do. Again, a logical fallacy.
    They got that strong by eating plenty of food (no matter the source), using creatine and training really, really hard. And lastly, chose the right parents. ;>)

  4. He is stronger than most men for sure but when compared to the strongest men in the world, he stacks up poorly. There will never in my lifetime be a vegan Worlds Strongest Man Winner or podium finisher. It simply isn’t possible to compete at a high level, international strength competition without meat. Big German loser.

  5. Who?

    He says he was vegetarian the year he won, and then has done nothing since 2012?…

    How do you even get a vegan protein powder with 0 carbs in it?

    • Wrong

      “Since going vegan he has also racked up victories in powerlifting, like winning the European Powerlifting Championships in 2012, and also set four world records along the way.”

      • Jeff please help me out.
        I am going through the different power lifting federations and I can’t find Patrik in any of them. Can’t find his records or that he even competed in any of them.

        Could you please let me know what federation he is part of? What championships did he break these world records at?

        I searched the European Power lifting Championship and he is not listed at all.

        I checked both WUAP and IPF championships and he didn’t compete. Please advise. Thank you

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