The declaration of the Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, 42, on the crash diet that would help him stay fit but also more productive from a working point of view has sparked a sea of controversy.
A truly punitive, strictly low-calorie regimen, which Dorsey talked about in a podcast with the encouraging title, “Fat Loss and Performance Enhancement with Diet” with Ben Greenfield.
THE DIET OF THE BILLIONAIRE JACK DORSEY, HEAD OF TWITTER AND SQUARE
This billionaire who created Twitter only eats five times a week. That is from Sunday evening to Thursday evening. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays he doesn’t eat until dinner. But in addition to fasting for two and a half consecutive days, every day he allows himself only one meal, in the evening, based on chicken or turkey breast or fish, salad or spinach or asparagus and blueberries and at most a piece of dark chocolate or a half. glass of wine.
To this strictly low-calorie diet, which provides him no more than 399-500 calories per day (when he indulges in a mini steak instead of chicken breast), Dorsey, currently also CEO of Square, adds a 5-mile walk a day to commute to work, which takes an hour and 15 minutes at a brisk pace, two yoga sessions, one 7-minute high-intensity training session a day. And wait, it’s not over.
Three saunas a day followed by three ice baths and three cold showers.
All to be a sliver at work and have a brighter mind (he says he).
DIET FOR PERFORMANCE OR FOOD DISORDER?
As many have pointed out, more than a diet, Dorsey’s seems to describe an eating disorder, and even a serious one. Something that not only shouldn’t be advertised as a diet to lose fat and improve performance, but which can cause health problems so serious that it requires immediate help. Hence the numerous controversies after the podcast’s release.