“Finding out about fasting when I was 50 was a bit frustrating”: 205 lbs Mark Wahlberg Does 18 Hour Fasts Every Day to Maintain Rock Hard Abs

"Finding out about fasting when I was 50 was a bit frustrating": 205 lbs Mark Wahlberg Does 18 Hour Fasts Every Day to Maintain Rock Hard Abs

When it comes to big-budget Hollywood movies, Mark Wahlberg is someone who likes to impress his audience with his onscreen physical transformation. Tasked to present either a dramatically slim body or a highly bulked-up physique, Wahlberg renders the transformation with immense patience, dedication, and sacrifice. It’s these roles that allow him to enjoy the incredible fame that he has.

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Mark Wahlberg

Devoted to the task of getting into shape as per movie requirements, Mark Wahlberg brings intensity to his daily workout sessions. Thus, while discussing the durability of his career with GQ, Wahlberg opens up about his eating habits, cheat meals, and fasting schedule that helps him bring constant improvement to his body. 

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Mark Wahlberg’s Fasting Schedule 

Tapping right into his movie role, not just emotionally, but even physically is something that Mark Wahlberg has done passionately throughout his career. Taking on the impressive transformation that embodies a particular onscreen character, the 51-year-old actor simply enjoys the process. 

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Mark Wahlberg discusses his fitness secret

Dedicating himself to a fit shape, strict diet, and workout plan, Wahlberg maintains consistency regardless of filming schedules. Sitting for an interview with GQ, the actor opened up about his dedication to hard work and his smoking-hot Hollywood physique. While discussing diet philosophy, and cheat meals, Wahlberg revealed his intermittent fasting. 

I mean, it depends. I’ll kinda splurge here and there, but it’s frustrating because later on in life I figure I found the secret to being able to eat more—or indulge more often—if I was intermittent fasting.” Wahlberg mentioned. 

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Wahlberg flexes his uber fit body

Speaking about the benefits of intermittent fasting, Mark Wahlberg discussed the frustration he felt to approach late to the whole concept. “So finding out about fasting when I was 50 years old was a little bit frustrating!” the actor mentioned. He further added, “I would eat a lot of small meals—buying into different philosophies at different times. But I feel like the fasting thing works the best.”

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Mark Wahlberg’s Diet And Cheat Meals

Previously making headlines for his militant diet and exercise programs, Mark Wahlberg broke down his concept of intermittent fasting. Stepping down from his former fitness regime, the actor mentioned waking up somewhere between 3 am and 4 am and beginning his day by suppressing his appetite. 

Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg discusses intermittent fasting

The Transformers actor, whose net worth is estimated to be $400M provided his fans with his personal version of diet and fasting. “Normally with intermittent fasting, I eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’ll eat at noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. for an eighteen-hour fast and a six-hour eating window.” the actor revealed. Further breaking down the food he intakes for his breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Mark Wahlberg discussed his strict diet. 

Usually eggs, protein pancakes, smoked salmon, a couple pork chops, a couple sausage links, and protein with some almond butter for breakfast. I usually have chicken and bok choy for lunch, and then steak and fish for dinner with some sort of vegetable.” the 51-year-old mentioned.

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Mark Wahlberg revealed his strict diet

Living an elite lifestyle, Wahlberg discussed spending a long time in the gym to get his physique into shape. Apart from his strict diet plan, the actor also discussed giving his body a break or rather a “cheat day”. Discussing his cheat meal, the actor stated, “You know I have pasta—it really just depends. I like cookies and chocolate”. Giving out the secret of his uber-fit body, Mark Wahlberg evidently expressed his passion for his fitness drill. 

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Source: GQ

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