Eating like a 6-year-old might sound like fun — think cakes, chips, soft drinks — but could it really be good for your health?
Eighty-four-year-old billionaire and philanthropist, Warren E. Buffett, says there’s one thing that keeps him young despite the years creeping up on him.
The investor says eating like a 6-year-old is the answer and the reason behind his method sounds like madness.
“I checked the actuarial tables, and the lowest death rate is among 6-year-olds. So I decided to eat like a six-year-old,” Buffett told Fortune magazine. “It’s the safest course I can take.”
So, what does eating like a 6-year-old entail? Pretty much what you’re likely to guess: sugar and salt and lots of it.
“If I eat 2,700 calories a day, a quarter of that is Coca-Cola. I drink at least five 12-ounce servings. I do it every day,” Buffett said, who, unsurprisingly, owns Coca-Cola stocks. “This morning, I had a bowl of chocolate chip ice cream,” Buffett said.
Of course, the 6-year-old diet isn’t going to be healthy, but it might be a bit of fun. Here’s why:
No-one judges you for getting more food on your face than in your belly:
Happy 21st Birthday to my lovely sister, @LennaShoplik
P.S. It's a good thing you aren't such a messy eater anymore pic.twitter.com/7t0lAgrFOx
— Anthony Shoplik (@AnthonyShoplik) January 6, 2015
Ice cream is always on the menu. Although it might not always end up in your mouth:
@catherinejwills found one of your baby pictures.. I guess you have been a messy eater since day 1 😂😏🍦 pic.twitter.com/yrSGYnLGz8
— Andrew Maley (@avmaley) June 29, 2014
Chocolate is supposed to get smeared all over your face:
It's as much about wearing the choc as eating it! A snap of @deborah_knight's kids getting messy! #Today9 pic.twitter.com/2oPagGTHSo
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) April 19, 2014
Eating like a 6-year-old might not make you live longer. But you will feel young at heart:
Watch this @KJ_Online video of kids in a pie eating contest. You'll be glad you did. http://t.co/uCNByKL2E7 pic.twitter.com/atQCrHQDkc
— Scott Monroe (@ScottDMonroe) September 28, 2014
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