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In the 1978 issue of Muscle, while training for the upcoming Mr. Olympia, Ken Waller explained his diet:

"I stay hungry. For me that's eating only four times a day. I eat four eggs and a piece of meat almost every meal. If I eat chicken, it will be four big breasts, that sort of quantity. That's not a lot of food when you are training like I am several hours a day. I'll eat a muffin in the morning. I get my usual cravings at midnight. Then I am stuffing myself in some restaurant when the rest of the world is asleep. Why, just the other night I ate two pints of ice cream and a bag of cookies, and a half a cream pie. I thought my stomach would burst. I'm notorious for excesses, but I manage to control them. Funny though, the next morning my stomach was shrunk more than ever. Maybe I needed it. You can get away with that now and then, but don't try it every day.

Last night my craving was back on course, and at midnight I was eating a half-pound cube steak and three eggs. I go right to sleep. People say that's not good for you eating late, but no way am I ordinary people. Not physically. The way I train I utilize everything. However, four weeks before the contest I won't do that sort of thing."

Ken Waller double biceps pose

Ken Waller performing cable cross over fly's

Ed Corney, Arnold, Ken Waller, Robby Robinson and Denny Gable

Ken, Lou, Joe Weider and Arnold





1978 issue of Muscle