Can You Smell What The Rock Is Cooking? Dwayne Johnson Eats About 800 Pounds Of Cod Per Year (Apparently)

For years, wrestling fans listened to Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, ask: "Can you smell what The Rock is cooking."

Now, we finally have a literal answer to that question: he's cooking one helluva lot of fish.

In an interview with Muscle & Fitness, the wrestler-turned-actor shared his meal plan.

To maintain his bodybuilder physique The Rock eats seven meals per day, adding up to approximately 10 pounds of food in total.

Four of those meals include cod, with two meals per day including 280g of cod and another two including 226g of cod.

According to the team at FiveThirtyEight, that means Johnson is eating around 1,000 calories of cod per day and around 820 pounds of cod a year.


Chicken, steak, sweet potato, rice and vegetables make up the rest of his plan.

According to the NHS, a man needs 2,500 calories per day to maintain his weight.

In the Muscle & Fitness feature, Johnson says he usually does around two and a half hours of exercise per day.

Although that means he will be burning some of these calories off, Caroline Moss from Business Insider has still raised health concerns around Johnson's diet.

"At 10 servings of cod a week, Johnson is above the safe level of mercury intake," she writes. "And he's consuming more than twice that amount."

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