If you’ve ever scrolled Instagram and happened upon one of The Rock’s cheat meals, you’ve undoubtedly gotten major food FOMO. The big man’s cheat meals are decedent, massive and a carb-lover’s heaven. He works hard for those Sunday cheat meals, but we couldn’t help but get a little jealous looking at photos of The Rock’s cheat meals.
Truthfully, we got a bit trigged by Dwayne’s cheats. We wondered how one human, even a big one who is incredibly fit, could take down so much food. And in all honesty, we got a tad resentful that he got to eat all that he does. We try to have a good relationship with food, but The Rock’s food confidence had us a bit jealous and resentful all at once.
As much as we try to watch what we eat, we found ourselves a bit fixated on what he ate. It was as though The Rock’s cheat meals were beckoning us to let go of our food rules and say to ourselves, “WWDE?” What would Dwayne eat? We found ourselves wanting to know what it felt like to give yourself permission to eat whatever the hell you wanted with no guilt, no shame and no rules.
So we tasked two editors to try Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s cheat meals over four weeks time. They documented their findings, like the food-scientists they are.
Here’s what we learned.