It's no secret that Mark Wahlberg has spent the last few years turning his rig into one of the most enviable bodies in Hollywood. And now, the Transformers star has given a bit of insight into the type of dedication it requires, including the mega feed he devours at 4:30am in the morning following a 3:45am workout.
Taking to Instagram, the actor alongside his his personal chef, shared his nutrition plan for the day. While i'm busy sticking to my peanut butter on toast for breakfast, Wahlberg has already smashed three turkey burgers and five pieces of sweet potato by 4:30am.
While turkey is the obvious source of protein, sweet potato is an extremely underrated ingredient. It not only contains a great amount of carbs for bulking up but is also packed with vitamin C. Research conducted by the Loughborough University found that cortisol levels can spike if you have a carb-restrictive diet. So sweet potato will help keep Wahlberg healthy, especially with early morning workouts.
At 8:00am, Wahlberg continues to focus on repairing his muscles with a protein-heavy plate of meatballs.
For his third breakfast at 10:00am, he's prepared a mix of grilled chicken, Kalamata olives, peppercinis (baby peppers), cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers and hard boiled eggs.
Chicken and eggs are the obvious source of protein but previous research has found that peppers can actually help burn calories and improve metabolism - that explains the sculpted rig.
In between his heavier meals, Wahlberg aids his recovery with a protein shake.
For lunch Wahlberg smashes a steak before ripping into chicken with bok choy and white fish before his 6:30 pm bedtime.
With six meals under his belt and a whole lot of nutrient-rich carbs and protein, it's no wonder Marky Mark looks the way he does. Guess it's time to start having three breakfasts!