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Mark Wahlberg Consumed 11,000 Calories A Day For ‘Father Stu’




Mark Wahlberg reveals he consumed up to 11,000 calories a day in order to gain weight for his role in the upcoming film, Father Stu.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 50-year-old gave details on the intensive diet plan he had to follow in order to resemble the real-life boxer and priest, Father Stuart Long.

“I had six weeks to put on about 30 pounds,” he said. “I started with 7,000 calories for the first two weeks and then 11,000 calories for the final four weeks.”

Though he said that the first meal as part of the routine was pleasant as he hadn’t eaten anything, Wahlberg added that the process quickly became unenjoyable, despite his best efforts to eat in a healthy way.


“None of it was fun, except for the first meal was amazing, because I hadn’t eaten anything up until that point.”

He continued, “But after that when you’re already full and you have to eat again, and at my age, it’s just not a healthy thing to do, to try to put on that kind of weight in that amount of time.”

“I wasn’t eating anything that you would think, ‘Oh my God, I get to sit on the couch and eat ice cream and pizzas’,” he explained. “…I tried to do it in a healthy way. It was a dozen eggs and a dozen pieces of bacon, two baked potatoes, a Porterhouse steak, two bowls of white rice, and a glass of olive oil.”

“The first two weeks were high in proteins. The second two weeks were a lot of carbs. The last two weeks were starches, and then sodium, just to kind of get as bloated as possible.” Wahlberg reiterated, “It wasn’t fun.”


Father Stu debuts in cinemas on April 13.

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