Dieting, Fasting, Eating, Starving, Meals

Why are Silicon Valley billionaires starving themselves?

BATTLE FOR WORLD / THE WEEK | April 24, 2019: The article highlights that Twitter founder and CEO, billionaire Jack Dorsey, has more money than he could ever need, and if people were unaware of who he was they wouldn’t know it. Unlike some self-made wealthy folk of years gone by, Dorsey and a growing number of top-earning tech entrepreneurs aren’t wasting their wealth on vintage champagne and banqueting in their free time. Instead, they’re practicing, what appears to be a trend, an extreme form of body maintenance, eating one meal per day – some called starving.

Dorsey appeared on the Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast to explain his monkish lifestyle: He says he eats only one meal a day in the week and doesn’t let any foodstuff pass his lips on the weekend. He starts every day with an ice bath. And said “Nothing has given me more mental confidence than being able to go straight from room temperature into the cold.” That whether rain or shine, he walks the five miles from his home to the Twitter office. He says it’s all part of his ever-evolving quest to keep his brain functioning at optimal levels. This trend, some believe will add extra years to life outliving anyone who thinks eating regular, balanced meals is sensible. This form of eating, calorie restriction or a fasting diet, some also say can promote longevity.