Elon Musk reveals his weight loss secret
Elon Musk is involved in at least four companies: Tesla (TSLA) the manufacturer of electric vehicles, the space exploration and rocket company SpaceX, Neuralink which is developing a machine in which we can transfer our memories and our personalities, and The Boring Company which is digging transport tunnels to relieve traffic jams and facilitate trips to large cities.
For many people, CEOs running two companies are almost unreal, especially since all four of Musk’s companies play or aspire to play leading roles in their respective industries.
But all these responsibilities do not seem to scare the serial entrepreneur who moves from one company to another without great difficulty. In addition to his role as a charismatic and visionary leader – he is generally the one who develops the strategy and the vision behind these companies – he is also the face and the voice of these firms whose merits and exploits he praises on his Twitter account, which has 104.3 million followers at last check, making Musk one of the most influential people in the world.
Like other influencers, Musk has also become a celebrity. His notoriety goes well beyond business and tech circles. Musk also arouses passions. His fans and admirers seem devoted to him like a sort of cult. They see him as an icon.
“I fasted periodically”
His detractors think he is megalomaniac, selfish and think he is a reflection of all that is wrong with society. Some even call him CEO because he is the biggest supporter of coins, including Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency created as a joke to poke fun at speculation in the crypto industry. His support for Dogecoin has rallied many retail investors around the token, which is the tenth largest digital currency by market value ($8.44 billion).
Musk is aware of the influence he now has on the millions of people watching all of his statements. He just shared on Twitter the secrets of his diet to lose weight.
“On the advice of a good friend, I’ve been fasting periodically and feeling healthier,” Musk tweeted Aug. 28, referring to strict fasting which involves not eating for a set number of days, being content water, broths and herbal teas.
He added that: “The Zero Fasting app is pretty good.”
The revelation sparked many comments on the networks.
“How many pounds have you lost? Less than 800 calories a day works wonders and the cravings also go away after a few days,” said financier Sven Henrich, founder of Northman Trader.com, asked the billionaire.
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“Over 20 pounds off my (unhealthy) max weight,” he replied.
Musk’s revelations come weeks after photos of him shirtless on a boat in Greece circulated on social media often with unflattering comments.
“I will share some things that seem to work for me”
Intermittent fasting, or fasting, is a diet that consists of alternating periods of fasting (food deprivation) and periods of normal eating. You fast for a certain number of hours (or days depending on the protocols) in order to put your body to rest.
For example, you can eat nothing for 16 hours (16/8 method) by skipping dinner or breakfast. Some also decide not to eat for a whole day, Monday for example. Others choose the 5/2 method: they limit themselves to 500-600 calories on 2 days of the week and the rest of the week they eat normally. There is also alternate fasting where you fast every other day.
During the entire fasting period, if food is not allowed, nutritionists advise continuing to hydrate with water, tea and herbal teas.
Intermittent fasting is considered a quick way to lose weight in the short term, especially by cutting fat. However, there are some undesirable effects: dehydration, drowsiness, difficulty falling asleep and a little irritability, warn nutritionists.
Before it became fashionable, fasting was practiced for religious reasons like Ramadan.
His diet is one of the first things Musk decided to talk about as part of a new trend he just launched: he promised to share his secrets and inspire others to do the same.
“From time to time, I’ll share some things that seem to work for me, in case you find it useful,” the tech mogul promised.
“Please share some things in this thread that work for you in life that others might find useful!” he added.
Thousands of likes and comments had already been posted at the time of writing.