Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Diet

  • 2 slices of whole-wheat bread
  • 1 cooked chicken breast with no skin
  • 1 apple
  • 1-cup low-fat milk

When he was in his prime, Arnold would eat five to six small meals a day. He would supplement with protein shakes.

He would consume around 3825 calories per day.

A lot of it would get burned at the gym. Back in his early days, he would eat a lot of animal-based protein, but now he is 99% vegan.


  • 3 Scrambled eggs
  • 1-cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1-cup orange juice
  • 1-cup low-fat milk


  • 1 banana
  • 3 slices cheese
  • Water

Arnold would work out between his snack and the next meal

Post-workout drink

  • 25g milk protein
  • 25g egg protein
  • 8–12 oz. low-fat milk blended together. He would drink this after his workout


  • 8 oz. lean-cut grilled beef
  • 1 large baked potato
  • 1 large salad with mixed greens and vegetables with 1 tablespoon salad dressing
  • 1 cup mixed cooked vegetables
  • Water


  • 1-cup low-fat milk