Team Noom Coach Shares Their Food Logs: ”Alex Skarsgard eats twice as much as everyone else. He’s a monster!”
It’s been a week of bad weather in Antarctica as Team Noom Coach waits to start the race to the South Pole against teams from the UK and Australia and Canada.
On the plus side, the team has had plenty of time in Antarctica to acclimate. Early this week team guide Inge Solheim led members Mark Wise and Alexander Skarsgard on a 24km skiing outing. The guys ended up at an Indian research center where they were treated to a big traditional Indian meal. (Sounds a lot like Thursday’s festivities here in the U.S., huh?)
We also received the first of the team’s meal logs this week, which topped out at over 4,000 calories in a day. Because of the cold weather and extreme activity levels, the team needs to eat huge amounts to stay energized.
In order to hit high calorie goals, Mark relies heavily on red foods, like macadamia nuts, which provide 450 calories in just 1/2 cup. These make up many of his snacks, along with beef jerky, full-fat cheese, and chocolate.
Breakfast is also a hugely important part of the team’s calorie intake. Their 1400-calorie meals include cheese, deli meats, oatmeal, butter, toast (whole-grain!), and jam.
And how are the celebs keeping up? Mark says, “Alex Skarsgard eats twice as much as everyone else. He’s a monster!”
(Source: Noom.com, Photos: Walking With the Wounded via Just Jared/TMZ)
Cap set: Hammarby fanboy ASkars arriving in Antarctica with his Walking With the Wounded South Pole challenge team members. Always a sweetheart, Alex is seen helping a teammate up the stairs.
(Source: WorldSkyNews, My Caps)
Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard checks into the Antarctic flight to get to the race.
Skarsgard and Prince Harry have finally embarked on their Antarctic challenge after a 48-hour delay.
The group was forced to stay over in Cape Town this week as a storm in the south pole meant flights had to be cancelled.
This morning, Harry, a cluster of celebrities and 12 injured servicemen were given the all-clear and boarded a plane headed for Russia’s Novolazarevskaya Station, which is situated at the edge of the Antarctic continent.
Due to land later today, they will meet the US and Commonwealth teams to start the period of ‘acclimatisation’ before they set off on a 200-mile trek through treacherous conditions.
On Friday 30 November, once they are used to the altitude and freezing temperatures, the teams will start the race.