BANG Showbiz

Could you eat like Mark Wahlberg?

MARK Wahlberg starts eating at two in the morning.

The 'Deepwater Horizon' star takes a strict approach to his meals even though his children - Ella, 13, Michael, 10, Brendan, eight and Grace, six - think his eating habits are "disgusting".

He told Live! With Kelly: "I start at, like, 2 a.m. Egg whites and Ezekiel bread with some almond butter. Then I have some Greek yogurt and a shake. And turkey burgers with sweet potato. Then I have a chicken.

"The kids are eating pancakes and I'm just roasting a chicken, and the whole house smells like chicken, and they are like, 'Dad, you are disgusting.' I've had all those meals already today, and I just had a tuna salad. And I'm looking forward to some whitefish in about an hour."

And the 45-year-old actor previously admitted he finds it harder to get in shape for his films nowadays.

He shared: "It gets harder the older you get. That's why staying in shape and maintaining it is always easier than going from one extreme to the other, heavy to getting in shape to stop­ping training and getting heavy again."

Meanwhile, Mark recently admitted he is not afraid of taking advice from others.

He added: "People always ask, 'What would you say to the 15- or 16-year-old Mark Wahlberg? I say, 'Why would I bother? He wouldn't lis­ten. He thought he knew it all.' ...

"I'm not afraid to ask questions. I don't pretend to know what I'm talking about. If there's something I don't understand, I'm the first one to say, 'Explain that to me until I do understand it.' Like learning the beverage business, learning the restaurant business."