Winter’s finally over but we're patiently waiting for it to come around again, with the release of the final season of Game of Thrones next year. To pass the time, actress Sophie Turner has graced us with a new Instagram account, reviewing sausages.
Because it's exactly the thing we didn't know we all need...
The actress, who plays Sansa Stark in the wildly popular series, is proving that she is one with her account’s bio, "Passionate Bout The Saus" with her in-depth, critical reviews of different kinds of sausage she’s tried, including chicken, turkey and - traditional to England - Cumberland sausages.
The account, currently featuring five meaty reviews, critiques each sausage’s flavor, size and texture, and gives them a rating out of ten. With her #nofilter pictures, Turner has already garnered several famous followers, including her fiancé Joe Jonas and his brother Nick.
Take this Cumberland for example. On her account, Sophie captioned the pic,"#nofilter London, England. A classic Cumberland. Juicy on the bite. Skin not too tough. Around the size of my middle finger: perfect. However, I might have liked the skin to be a little crispier. For what it is..... Result: 7/10."
This social media account is reminiscent of Lorde's brief stint at onion ring reviewing last year, with her now-defunct Instagram account @onionringsworldwide (which now has no posts on it... ah man). Let’s hope that Turner’s account sticks around for a little longer though - she has yet to give out that perfect ten.
Another Westerosian star that is big into their food is The Mountain, actually named Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson - pronounced "Haf-thor" but shortened to Thor (because duh). When he's not decapitating horses with a sword on the show, he has a pretty busy life.
The 27-year-old, six-foot-nine actor is a force to be reckoned with and he takes his training very seriously. A recent post revealed how he fuels his boulder body - and it's just as graphic and revolting as some of the more explicit duel scenes on Game of Thrones.
Why does Björnsson do this? Well, he needs an absurd amount of calories and protein to keep up his size, strength and activity level - to levels even Dwayne Johnson would be impressed with - important when you're trying to compete for World's Strongest Man.
He eats more by 9:30 am than most guys do all day. His three-morning feedings include eight eggs, steak oats, sweet potatoes, avocado, fruit, nuts, greens and supplements (specifically BCAAs and Glutamine). What's great about this is that he apparently gets so tired of eating that stuff, he sometimes dumps his meals into a blender and mixes it all up to get it down in one. Talk about a protein shake. His poor blender.
Pre-lunch, a couple of minutes before midday he chugs down some more supplements, then for lunch he eats 800 grams of chicken breast and potatoes, with greens and some fruits.
A mere two hours later, at 2 pm, Thor blends 150 grams of oats or sweet potatoes, on top of eating two bananas, 150 grams of Kellogg's Rice Krispies, frozen berries, a handful of almonds, peanut butter and some more supplements. There's something joyous about the fact that, even with these monstrous amounts of food, there's still a little kid inside The Mountain who wants Rice Krispies in the afternoon.
Lunch and dinner are the same songs with a few substitutions here and there (bananas instead of berries, fish instead of meat and a couple of workout supplements too). Björnsson himself doesn't recommend that you try his plan (nor do I, please for the love of god, do not eat eight eggs in one go - it's too much for anyone). What I will say is that this high-protein diet can be easily adapted to your specific needs.
At its core, it provides the nutrition and energy you'd need to lift heavy and keep your energy up after. Great if you want to lose weight or bulk up. If you do try it, let me know how chicken and potatoes taste blended. Otherwise, there's still Sophie's sausages.