'My friends say I'll end up like the Incredible Hulk!': British powerlifting champion, 16, reveals her six meal a day diet plan
Teenager eats 2,300 calories every day to fuel grueling training regime
'I have never scrimped on food,' says mother Florence
She's Britain's strongest schoolgirl, with three British powerlifting titles under her belt.
And now Bronwyn Taylor, 16, from Inverness in Scotland, has revealed the gut-busting diet she follows to in a bid to become a world class champion.
The teenager consumes 2,300 calories per day, making her way through 14 eggs, two dozen bowls of porridge, 14 tins
of tuna, and mountains of muesli and cheese every week.
Healthy diet: Bronwyn with some of the food that makes up her daily six meals a day
She had initially planned on becoming a
hairdresser, but after taking up powerlifting a year ago her athletic
potential went from strength to strength.
Just 12 months after taking up the
sport, Bronwyn – who is 5
feet 10 ins and weighs 11 stone 4lb – has stunned her friends and family by breaking three
British records at the Commonwealth Powerlifting Federation
Championships, lifting twice her own body weight.
The fifth year student is now gearing up for the World Bench Press
Championships which take place next month, three days after her final English exam.
She said: 'I do eat a lot of food but I’m not a calorie counter because it is all very healthy.
Packing some punch: Bronwyn Taylor, Britain's strongest schoolgirl, only took up powerlifting a year ago
'My friends at school thought it was a
little strange at first but now they are used to it. They think they will end up looking like the Incredible Hulk.'
Bronwyn was inspired to take up powerlifting – which uses a different
technique to weightlifting – while training in boxing and karate in
She began to hit the gym with her dad
Andrew, 43, who runs a removals firm, and with his help quickly
discovered her talent for the sport.
BRONWYN'S DAILY MEAL PLAN
Meal 1 – 7am – Bowl of porridge and 2 hard boiled egg whites
Meal 2 – mid morning school snack – Tin of tuna and brown rice from the school canteen
Meal 3 – lunch – chicken breast, broccoli, green beans and some fruit
Meal 4 – mid afternoon – tin of tuna and oatcakes, sugar free jelly
Meal 5 – dinner – white fish with salad and a baked potato
Meal 6 – just before bed – diet hot chocolate and sugar free muesli
She broke the Scottish record in
October by lifting a combined weight of 260 kilograms (40 st 13lbs) at
the Scottish Open championships in Glasgow.
The record did not count as a British record because it was not completed at the British competition.
Both her British and Scottish
record-breaking weights are compiled from three lifts, the bench press,
the deadlift and the squat, standard practice for measuring record
attempts in the sport.
As well as taking on her first
international contest she also plans to turn her hand to the Olympic
sport of weightlifting to compete in the 2016 games.
Bronwyn’s mother Florence added: 'The whole aim is to improve. I stock the fridge up once a week and she eats what she wants to eat.
'She needs the energy because in the
international competition she will be up against girls who are almost
two years older than her but I am optimistic she can do it.
“I have never scrimped on food and as a
family we eat quite a lot because Bronwyn’s dad is very active at the
gym and her younger brother Cosmo, who is 12, is starting to get into it
The World Bench Press Championships will take place between May 21 and May 26 in the Czech Republic.
Bronwyn during the British Bench Press championships in Northampton this February
On the pull: Bronwyn demonstrates her power hauling a transit van