Chris Jericho Cracks Eggs, Not Heads on ‘Quick Foodies’

Chris Jericho is undoubtably one of many best professional wrestlers of all time. Whether or not you name him “Y2J,” “The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla,” or just, “Le Champion,” it’s honest to say that man who additionally fronts a rock band, runs a preferred podcast, appeared on Dancing with the Stars and now cracks heads weekly in All Elite Wrestling, is one among leisure’s busiest stars. As if all that wasn’t sufficient, the grappler additionally not too long ago swapped fistfights for Quick Foodies, as he makes a visitor look on the favored truTV present. M&F caught up with the grappling G.O.A.T. to study extra in regards to the future WWE Corridor of Famer’s relationship with diet, and the way he’s managed to drop 20 kilos in three weeks.

For a lot of aspiring bodybuilders, boxers, and professional wrestlers, an intimate relationship with the common-or-garden egg takes the form of a shared expertise that requires the chugging down of a number of uncooked egg whites for protein. “After I was a child, I used to learn Muscle & Health, truly,” shares Jericho. “I grew up within the ‘80s, so I used to be very a lot influenced by bodybuilders. You’re speaking about Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Platz, Dorian Yates, Cory Everson, Rachel McLish. All the ladies have been super-hot and super-fit too.”

The previous WWE and AEW champion recollects among the weight loss program plans that he adopted in these days, on his quest to achieve muscle. “It was liver, and the uncooked eggs, making an attempt to get as a lot protein as you might, after which realizing that it simply tastes horrible, however uncooked eggs for certain, I undoubtedly gulped down tons of these.”

Laying the smackdown on snacks

Visitor showing on TruTV’s Quick Foodies (airing Feb 3), the professional wrestling icon headed to the kitchen and had a number of enjoyable, selecting up the power to crack and disperse an egg with only one hand. The present’s format sees three proficient cooks compete to cook dinner the tastiest various model of their favourite fast-food snack for some celeb visitors. “Quick Foodies,” now in its second season, reached greater than 20 million viewers in its first season, and with Prime Chef winners Kristen Kish and Jeremy Ford, together with Iron Chef winner Justin Sutherland skillfully reimagining a celebrity-guests’ fast-food responsible pleasure, it’s straightforward to grasp the present’s success.

“It’s a cool present,” says Jericho. “On the [time of filming Fast Foodies] we have been in Jacksonville, FL, for AEW each week as a result of we have been wrestling in entrance of no followers [due to the pandemic]. I sort of made it my custom that I’d go to Cracker Barrel earlier than the AEW present as a result of I used to be sick of consuming the catering on the constructing, which was the identical each week, so I’d get a Cracker Barrel ‘Mommas Pancake’ breakfast with the turkey sausage patties and the eggs, and the fried apple, in order that was my activity for them, to see if they may replicate it.”

As a legendary professional wrestler who’s paid his dues on the street, Jericho was typically compelled to make-do with fast-food as he hurtled from present to indicate. “In case you return 10 or 15 years, touring 4 and 5 days per week, typically you’re driving 200 to 300 miles per evening, fast-food simply turns into a lifestyle.,” he says. “Particularly if you happen to have been driving after the present and it was previous 11 o’clock.” As Jericho grew to become extra skilled on the street, he discovered to search for fuel stations with comfort shops inside, in order that he might superb more healthy alternate options equivalent to hard-boiled eggs. “It’s tough to eat on the street however you are able to do it,” he says.

Chris Jericho is preventing match at age 51

Having slimmed down from 240-pounds to 220-pounds in a matter of weeks, “The Painmaker” is effectively conscious that consuming is a giant a part of honing his physique. “From 35 years of weight coaching and bodybuilding, I do know that it’s not simply all about how a lot weight you may push,” says Jericho. “Abs are made within the kitchen, that’s such a real story, and I do know that even for me, over the past three weeks, I’ve misplaced 20 kilos, as a result of I went to a dietitan and now, I’ve obtained premade meals which can be principally excessive protein snacks all through the day. Then you’ve one free protein crammed meal, whether or not it’s eggs, rooster or salmon.”

Throughout his storied professional wrestling profession, Jericho has all the time tried to preserve a robust and lean body, however at age 51, he’s recalibrating how he can obtain this. “I’ve by no means been a ‘physique man’ in wrestling,” says Le Champion. “Clearly, you need to have a physique and have muscle, however it was by no means about counting carbs however now it’s, you recognize at 51, however at 21 I didn’t have to essentially fear about that.”

Culinary powerhouse

A somebody who has traveled the world and sampled delicacies from far-flung locations, Jericho is appreciative of the abilities required by the “Quick Foodie” cooks, to create tasty meals from scratch. “Professional wrestling is artwork,” he says. “Any time you create one thing out of nothing, that’s artwork, so whether or not you’re a painter or whether or not you’re a musician writing a tune, a wrestler placing collectively match, or in case you are a chef and you’re cooking this stuff, and what I actually loved [on Fast Foodies] was how they took their interpretations of the flavors within the Momma’s Pancake breakfast, like there’s a component of apple whenever you put a hint of cider in there.”

Chris Jericho, who as soon as famously beat each “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin and “The Rock” in a single evening to change into the Undisputed WWE Champion, has now dropkicked junk meals to the curb, and is counting energy, as he seems ahead to as soon as once more dominating in AEW. “Talking to you within the midst of a weight loss program, you see me sucking again my espresso as a result of it fills my abdomen, you need to be very motivated whenever you weight loss program,” says the G.O.A.T. “I carry round just a little scale and I’m allowed 8 ounces of a protein supply for my free meal so I’m weighing the rooster and weighing the salmon. So, you study extra about that whenever you get into it.”

The Fozzy frontman says that if you’re going to eat quick meals you shouldn’t get too hung up with tweaks like eradicating the burger bun as a result of, on the finish of the day, the entire meal might be terribly excessive in energy anyhow, so you might as effectively simply benefit from the deal with. However, if like Jericho, you need to be one of the best model of your self, dropping fats is much from sophisticated. “In case you actually need to focus on weight-reduction plan … you simply must be very cognizant of what you’re placing into your physique,” says the professional wrestling icon. “Up your protein consumption and eat it all through the day, and lower down your carbs and sugars.” Nice recommendation from one of many greats.

Catch Chris Jericho on the season 2 premier of Quick Foodies, Feb 3 on TruTV.

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