Sly Stalone’s Diet

While training for his movies Sly would limit his diet selections down to a high energy, vegetarian diet. He was able to lose 7 lbs in just two weeks. His body fat was measured at 4%.

He would choose meals based on a limited number of menu selections.

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For example for his breakfast he would consume 200 calories based on 1 of 3 selections:

Fresh Fruit Salad: 1 chopped banana, 1 apple, 2 kiwi fruit, 1 large melon, 1 orange and top with 2 tbs of natural yogurt.

Muelsi: 1-1/2 oz unsweetened muesli with milk from allowance, 1 apple or pear.

Wholemeal Toast: 2 slices wholemeal toast topped with grilled tomatoes and 1/2 oz grated low-fat cheese.

His lunches consisted of 300 calories from a two selections.

Rocky Pasta Specials: 4oz any wholemeal pasta, topped with one of the’ following sauces: 4 oz mushrooms poached in 1 can low-cal mushroom soup, with l/2oz grated low-fat cheese; 1 large can tomatoes, herbs, garlic, topped with 2 tbs sour cream and chopped chives; 1 small (5oz) can baked beans, pinch of curry powder, chopped tomatoes, 1 tbs yogurt. ADD large, mixed salad with lemon juice dressing.

Rambo Sandwiches: Make triple-decker sarnies using 3 small slices wholemeal bread with a choice of fillings from this list: chopped tomato, onion and parsley, l oz grated low fat-cheese mixed with 1 tsp tomato sauce; sweetcorn and 1 tsp sweet pickle; 1 tbs baked beans with cucumber and lettuce; 2 tsps peanut butter. There is a lot of energy in peanut butter, so go easy.

Dinner was 400 calories and 5 selections.

Stallone Macaroni: small can (7oz) macaroni cheese, grilled tomatoes, 1 slice wholemeal toast, large mixed salad, 1 banana.

Sly’s Tofu Treat: stir-fry chopped carrot, parsnip, swede, and onion in a little oil with 1/2 tsp ground ginger until tender. Add 4oz tofu, cut into small squares, squeeze of orange juice and 2 tbs drained kidney beans. Heat through for 5 minutes and serve with a large mixed salad and crusty roll.

Italian Aubergine Bake: slice one large or two small aubergines thickly. Place in an oven proof dish, in layers, with tinned tomatoes, herbs, 1oz grated low-fat cheese. Top with a layer of wholemeal breadcrumbs and bake in a moderate oven for about 30 minutes. Serve hot or cold with 1 tbs plain boiled rice, a large green salad and low-calorie fruit yogurt to follow.

Hollywood Veggie Feast: Chilled low-calorie tomato soup, wholemeal roll with a grilled vegetable/bean burger, broccoli, carrots, 1 tbs plain boiled rice, fruit salad with grapes, melon, and raspberries.

Potato Special: 10 oz jacket potato, baked in microwave or oven, served with a large portion of vegetables and salad, and ONE of these toppings: small can (5oz) baked beans, 1 oz grated low-fat cheese; small carton Eden Vale Reduced Calorie coleslaw, 1 tbsp mixed nuts; 2 tbs sweetcorn mixed with 1 egg, scrambled in a little milk from allowance. ADD: 1 carton Fromage Frais.

His daily allowances consisted of:
1/2 pt skimmed milk for tea and coffee
unlimited water/mineral water
2 glasses of wine
1 beer

Daily treats up to 100 calories were allowed but not suggested, especially consecutively and consistently.