Aldis Hodge ate six eggs a day while training for Black Adam
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Training for a superhero role takes intense discipline. For Aldis Hodge, who appears in the new DC movie black adam, that meant he had to eat every two hours to maintain his weight. With the intense filming schedule taking place in Georgia, he cooked meals and brought his food to the set. But whatever you do, don’t ask him how much macros he ate, he wouldn’t know.
“I don’t know my macro count. I just eat, fam,” Hodge says. Although he doesn’t know the exact number of nutrients he consumes each day, Hodge says a physical transformation requires special attention. “You have to watch everything you eat,” he says.
In a recent men’s health video, Aldis Hodge broke his eating habits while training for black adam, choose the ideal meal that his Hawkman character would eat: unsurprisingly, it’s a mixture of nuts. “Sunflower seeds in there, nuts, almonds. Birds love nuts.”
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When he’s not preparing for a physical role, Hodge says breakfast isn’t really a priority for him. When he trains, however, Hodge eats around six to ten eggs in the morning, along with a bowl of oatmeal and blueberries.
For lunch, Hodge typically eats two chicken breasts and a handful of broccoli, carrots, and steamed white rice. As for dinner, it’s bison time. “Bison is good. It’s lean, it’s a fantastic source of protein.”
In addition to cooked foods, Hodge also takes supplements. Her favorite protein supplement is Isopure. “It does the job. I don’t feel heavy. I don’t feel sluggish, sluggish, none of that.”
Milan Polk is an editorial assistant for Men’s Health, specializing in entertainment and lifestyle reporting, and has worked for New York Magazine’s Vulture and Chicago Tribune.