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This Is Chris Hemsworth's Exact Meal and Exercise Plan To Get Into 'Thor' Shape

The star's diet to get in superhero shape is nearly as grueling as his workout routine.

Being a superhero is hard work, and performing like one is no easy task. Chris Hemsworth, the man behind Thor, has been training through strict eating and intense workouts in order to remain in shape for his action-packed movie roles. Now, with his latest Marvel hit, Thor: Love and Thunder, coming into theaters, he continues to enthrall his fans.

According to his trainer, Hemsworth goes through an intense series of eating habits and routines in order to get superhero ready. And let's just say, thank goodness he plays Thor because this routine seems like one only the Gods can handle. Read on to find out how Hemsworth gets into character, and for more on your, check out The #1 Food Chris Evans Swears by To Look Amazing in His 40s

He eats eight meals a day.

chris hemsworth at the thor the dark world premiere
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It's not just breakfast, lunch, and dinner that factor into the Chris Hemsworth diet when he's getting ready to play Thor. In an interview with Page Six, Hemsworth's trainer, Luke Zocchi, says that the star eats significantly more than he normally would in order to bulk up for the role.

"When we go into prep for movies like Thor, it's a massive increase in food," explained Zocchi. "He eats, like, six to eight meals a day."

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He eats every two hours.

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To ensure that he's eating enough to build muscle, but not so much that he's too sluggish to train, Hemsworth eats his eight meals spaced out every two hours throughout the day.

"He found if he eats a really big meal he, like, feels too heavy, so they're 450-calorie meals broken up into the eight," Zocchi explained to Page Six. "We try to eat every two hours and getting 450 calories in [each time]."

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He starts the day with a green shake.

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To start off his day on the right foot, Hemsworth kicks off his meal plan with a daily smoothie.

"Chris' day always starts with a large green shake made up of 5-6 different types of leafy greens and vegetables, low-glycemic fruits, nuts, seeds, fats and small amounts of sea salt to aid in electrolyte balance, nerve transmission and glucose metabolism," Sergio Perera, a chef who works with Hemsworth, told Men's Health.

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He fuels up with red meat.

chris hemsworth holding thor's hammer
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To ensure he's eating enough protein to fuel his muscle gains, Hemsworth typically bulks up his meat intake.

"Chris eats a bit more red meat than usual, but limits it to daytime as it requires more energy to digest. This is unless he trains later in the evening, in which case he may have a lamb chop after his workout," Perera told Men's Health.

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He does heavy lifting throughout the day.

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We know this isn't an eating habit, but we're convinced his eating habits and training go hand in hand. It's not dietary changes alone that get Hemsworth into amazing shape to play Thor.

"It's just heavy weight lifting, training at least once a day, sometimes twice a day," Zocchi told Page Six of Hemsworth's workout routine, noting that the star also integrates boxing and HIIT into his exercise plan.

Sarah Crow
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