In the heydays of professional wrestling, Bill Goldberg was arguably the biggest star in the business. The former professional football player emerged out of nowhere and took the world of pro-wrestling by the storm, going on an unprecedented 173-0 unbeaten streak in WCW, which was the WWE’s biggest rival.
Such was his popularity that WCW riding on the back of his momentum had become the biggest professional wrestling company in the world, beating out WWE in the ratings every single week.
Goldberg then joined the WWE and had a less successful run there, leaving soon. But to show his son and wife what a physical specimen he was during his heydays, Goldberg returned to the ring for one final hurrah even winning the prestigious Universal Championship.
Goldberg was credited for being in magnificent shape during his run, for which he had to work very had for and had to maintain a very strict diet.
Speaking to GQ magazine, Goldberg said on his diet, “The first breakfast I had today, I had six servings of oatmeal, 20 blueberries, and a couple tablespoons of honey on it. Then I trained. Afterwards, I had twelve eggs with two yolks, six pieces of bacon, four pieces of gluten-free toast with avocado. Then a shake. After that I had two gluten-free pizzas with loads and loads of hamburger meat for protein on top of it. Then another shake.”
He further added, “Tonight I’ll probably do some beef tips and sweet potato fries and an avocado and probably another shake. Then I’ll go workout again, and I’ll have another shake after that, and I’ll do my cheat, which is popcorn.”
Finally, Goldberg concluded that he has some very strict but basic rules in place when it comes to his diet. “There are simple rules that I have always lived by that are constants. Number one, I try to drink as much water as humanly possible each and every day. A gallon to a gallon-and-a-half of water. Two, I try not to eat past dark. Except for the fact that I now have to squeeze another workout in at midnight, so that’s not exactly possible for me right now.
Three, I don’t drink soft drinks. Period. End of story. Diet, any of that crap, none of it. Period. I don’t drink any of it. Four, just understand that 75 percent of what you look like is predicated by what you put in your mouth. At the end of the day, do it for yourself, do it for the people you love, and you’ll feel a hell of a lot better each morning when you wake up if you eat better and you train.”
Goldberg’s determination to perfect his craft and live a healthy lifestyle is particularly commendable and an inspiration to one and all.