When Mark Wahlberg shared his daily routine in 2018, it made headlines for its intensity, including waking up at 2:30 a.m., two workouts, and cryotherapy.
Four years on, the actor has somewhat relaxed his lifestyle, allowing himself to sleep until 3:30 a.m. or even 4 a.m., he said.
Wahlberg, 51, told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published on Monday that he works out less than he used to and does intermittent fasting, by eating all of his food for the day in the space of six hours.
Wahlberg posted his daily schedule in 2018 on his Instagram Stories, saying his days went as follows:
Some people were shocked by his unconventional schedule, and timings that didn’t seem to stack up, as Insider’s Alison Millington previously reported.
Wahlberg allows himself slightly more sleep than he used to, and said his current daily schedule includes:
Wahlberg said he swims in a lake for self-care and to relax, and plays golf when he’s not working.
The actor also said he is “all about intermittent fasting.” After waking up, he said he doesn’t eat, “I just go work out.” He aims to fast for 18 hours a day at least five days a week, he said.
Commenting on what he has found to be the effects of intermittent fasting, Wahlberg said: “I don’t have to do as much cardio, I don’t have to spend as much time in the gym, and I feel like I’m getting better results.
“I’m trying to share that information with everybody because I’m really, really seeing the benefits and pretty quickly.”
Intermittent fasting has been linked to benefits including weight loss, improved heart health, and lower blood pressure, however personal trainers and nutritionists say weight loss only occurs due to being in a calorie deficit.
As well as espresso, Wahlberg drinks a protein shake before working out, he said.
According to Sue Ryskamp, senior dietitian at Michigan Medicine’s Frankel Cardiovascular Center, the only drinks you can consume and still be considered fasting are black tea, black coffee, and calorie-free drinks.