Elon Musk is involved in at least four companies: Tesla (TSLA) electric car maker, space and rocket company SpaceX, Neuralink, which is developing a machine in which we can transfer our memories and personalities, and The Boring Company, which is digging transport tunnels to relieve traffic jams and make it easier to travel to big cities.
For many people, running two companies is next to impossible, especially since all four of Musk’s companies play or aspire to play leading roles in their industries.
But all these responsibilities do not seem to daunt the serial entrepreneur, who moves from one company to another without much difficulty. In addition to his role as a charismatic leader and visionary (he is usually the one who develops the strategy and vision of these companies), he is also the face and voice of these firms, whose merits and achievements he praises on his Twitter account, which has 104.3 million followers, which makes Musk one of the most powerful personalities in the world.
Like other influencers, Musk has also become a celebrity. His fame extends far beyond business and technical circles. Musk also awakens passions. His admirers and admirers seem to be devoted to him as a kind of cult. They consider him an icon.
“I fasted occasionally”
His detractors think he is megalomaniac, selfish, and believes he is a reflection of everything that is wrong in society. Some even refer to him as the CEO of memes because he is the biggest supporter of meme 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 in terms of market value ($8.44 billion).
Musk is aware of the impact he now has on the millions of people who follow all his performances. He just shared on Twitter the secrets of his weight loss diet.
“At the advice of a good friend, I fast periodically and feel healthier,” Musk tweeted on August 28, referring to strict fasting, which consists of not eating for a certain number of days, content with water, broths and herbal teas.
He added that: “The Zero fasting app is pretty good.”
The revelation sparked a lot of comments online.
“How many pounds have you lost? Less than 800 calories a day does wonders and cravings go away after a few days too,” asked billionaire financier Sven Henrich, founder of NorthmanTrader.com.
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“More than 20 pounds short of my (unhealthy) peak weight,” he replied.
Musk’s revelations come weeks after photos of him shirtless on a boat in Greece were often circulated on social media 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 set number of hours (or days, depending on the protocols) to give your body a chance to rest.
For example, you can eat nothing for 16 hours (the 16/8 method), skipping dinner or breakfast. Some also decide not to eat all day, such as on Monday. Other people choose the 5/2 method: they limit themselves to 500-600 calories for 2 days a week and eat normally the rest of the time. There is also an alternative fast where you fast every other day.
During the entire fasting period, if food intake is prohibited, nutritionists advise continuing to drink water, tea and herbal decoctions.
Intermittent fasting is seen as a quick way to lose weight in the short term, especially for fat reduction. There are, however, some side effects: dehydration, drowsiness, difficulty falling asleep and slight irritability, nutritionists warn.
Before it became fashionable, fasting was practiced for religious reasons, such as during Ramadan.
The discovery of 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 will share some things that seem to work for me, in case you find it useful,” the tech mogul promised.
“Please share in this thread some of the things that work for you in life that might be helpful to others!” he added.
At the time of writing, thousands of likes and comments have already been left.