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  • Has moderation just gone out of style? Does anyone believe in a happy middle? First politics and now we have extended go eating habits?

    The quest for longevity isn’t new but some of the routines cited in this article seem not just extreme but painful. Are you living your best life if you are going

    Has moderation just gone out of style? Does anyone believe in a happy middle? First politics and now we have extended go eating habits?

    The quest for longevity isn’t new but some of the routines cited in this article seem not just extreme but painful. Are you living your best life if you are going thru pain while living in the now?

    Now, who am I to tell Dorsey what to do or how to live his life? First, it’s his life. And second, he is clearly doing many remarkable things. I wish I could emulate his successes in many ways. But his health routine - not for me, not now at least.

    I look forward to the return of moderation.

  • This is just another example of how Silicon Valley is enamored with the tenets of Stoicism. I do find it to be a slippery slope for the media to laud these behaviors as life hacks or wellness practices because people who exalt Dorsey and other members of the Silicon Valley elite will become more inclined

    This is just another example of how Silicon Valley is enamored with the tenets of Stoicism. I do find it to be a slippery slope for the media to laud these behaviors as life hacks or wellness practices because people who exalt Dorsey and other members of the Silicon Valley elite will become more inclined to adopt these potentially dangerous practices. I’m just wondering how he has time to run 2 massive companies when 3+ hours of his day are consumed with meditation and walking to work.....

  • If he were a teenage girl doing the same, there would be cries about anorexia, eating disorders and debates about psychotherapy and forced intravenous feeding. But he is a successful man so he is just setting a trend...

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  • Brilliant move by Dorsey to start a public discussion about this. He didn’t have to. Among the things it is bringing to the surface: How we react to a man restriciting eating (wellness) vs a woman (eating disorder). Also how we take cultural norms for granted- who came up with the 3 meals a day thing

    Brilliant move by Dorsey to start a public discussion about this. He didn’t have to. Among the things it is bringing to the surface: How we react to a man restriciting eating (wellness) vs a woman (eating disorder). Also how we take cultural norms for granted- who came up with the 3 meals a day thing? why 3? why at those times? and why certain foods at certain times. So it is a good thing to question it. Maybe Dorsey will team up with a nutrition specialist and come up with an optimal amount of meals and time. His one meal seems to come at night- I wonder why he chose that time not the start of his day? Also should we just figure out the exact optimal food to eat and then eat that at the same time every day? It also is worth pointing out that there are stakeholders in all this. Not just the diet companies- every single entity that sells food. Restaurants that count on people eating at relatively predictable times each day have a huge stake in promoting the idea of mealtimes. It is also the way that we often congregate and socialize. We bond over having food and drink together. It could wreak havoc to the whole event planning business.. conferences.. and so on. We gift food to each other! If we eliminate some of that- we have to adjust how we live our lives and how we connect as a community.

  • There have been plenty of research reports that indicate human beings rarely need the numbers of calories that we eat in a day. Significant research has also shown that having three meals at prescribed times is not necessarily ideal for health and longevity. Intellectually, this is really interesting

    There have been plenty of research reports that indicate human beings rarely need the numbers of calories that we eat in a day. Significant research has also shown that having three meals at prescribed times is not necessarily ideal for health and longevity. Intellectually, this is really interesting, and does in fact raise that age-old question, quality vs quantity of life, but if it got him to be a billionaire, there must be lots of people willing to try.

  • The "Spartan self-discipline and self-denial" / Hunger Games Diet, one meal per day and on the weekend, only water from Friday to Sunday evening. Avoiding the 'interruptions' of meals for days, so much productive time...

    Also known as a hunger strike in other circumstances. I get loopy after missing

    The "Spartan self-discipline and self-denial" / Hunger Games Diet, one meal per day and on the weekend, only water from Friday to Sunday evening. Avoiding the 'interruptions' of meals for days, so much productive time...

    Also known as a hunger strike in other circumstances. I get loopy after missing breakfast and lunch and find myself thriving on the hunger stress, so yeah I get what he thinks he's striving for, but not sure reaching a state of near hallucinations is a good thing. Our culture has equated good health with low weight, but he's not even close to being overweight, he's going for something else.

  • My mind is running amok at the possible physiological impact that daily ice baths, and drinking only water on weekends have.

  • Since I'm a bit older than most perhaps this comment will be disregarded. I did meet Howard Hughes. This was at a time when most would have simply disregarded him as shall we say eccentric.

    He also had a rather different approach to nutrition. I personally don't think I would have followed his regime

    Since I'm a bit older than most perhaps this comment will be disregarded. I did meet Howard Hughes. This was at a time when most would have simply disregarded him as shall we say eccentric.

    He also had a rather different approach to nutrition. I personally don't think I would have followed his regime, nor would I have recommended it to others.

    My comment is simply be careful what you wish for. Following someone else's routine may not result in a similar outcome, but it may sidetrack what you are on earth to accomplish.

    We all have different goals and different outcomes, keep that in mind.

  • Actually think this is his lifestyle choice but as an influential leader who could possibly be emulated by others this is setting a potentially dangerous precedent for vulnerable teens and people who may not be aware of their being in need of following a consistent food intake or diabetic regimen. Eating

    Actually think this is his lifestyle choice but as an influential leader who could possibly be emulated by others this is setting a potentially dangerous precedent for vulnerable teens and people who may not be aware of their being in need of following a consistent food intake or diabetic regimen. Eating disorders are prevalent in a society which values superficial appearances over good health practices. Slightly irresponsible but life is not about regulation over public figures, its snout freedom of choice snd awareness.

  • Eat a cookie @jack. You’ll be happier.

  • Shouldn’t expect transparency over his eating habits because, although he’s a public figure, feels excessive. Him actively encouraging others to follow suit is something not difficult to ignore. Maybe something we chalk up to working so well for him he’s motivated to share the results.

  • Asceticism is part of a larger philosophy which has little to do with amassing wealth. Buddhist meditation as well is practiced to expand one’s humanity and compassion. Dabbling with these things does not make us better people on the whole, rather impatient and a bit self absorbed.

  • There’s a broader trend here in America’s fascination with self-directed nutrition. For instance 1% of Americans have celiac disease, but 30% reported they have practiced some gluten-free dieting in the past year in a recent Harris Poll. It seems health expertise today is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Master your stomach master your life. I’m not shy of extreme tests. Fasting is actually a wonderful way to maintain health and clarity during times of stress. As long as Dorsey is managing nutrient levels as well, which I’m assuming he is, I don’t know why everyone is losing their minds. 40% of Americans

    Master your stomach master your life. I’m not shy of extreme tests. Fasting is actually a wonderful way to maintain health and clarity during times of stress. As long as Dorsey is managing nutrient levels as well, which I’m assuming he is, I don’t know why everyone is losing their minds. 40% of Americans are obese. Is fasting really that bad of an idea?

  • If you never did anything that worried people, well, you probably wouldn't be CEO of two companies.

    Worrying doesn't make you right, it just makes you worry. Let the guy do his thing.

  • Now let's change the subject for a female and see how the article and the comments go...

  • Fasting and ice baths are known ways to hack your metabolism and have correlation to slower aging and higher cognitive performance (Check out Wim Hoff and Peter Attia for more on the science).

    As the CEO of a public company he has an obligation to disclose to shareholders if he is unable to perform

    Fasting and ice baths are known ways to hack your metabolism and have correlation to slower aging and higher cognitive performance (Check out Wim Hoff and Peter Attia for more on the science).

    As the CEO of a public company he has an obligation to disclose to shareholders if he is unable to perform his functions.... Aside from this, since when is one's dietary habits anyone else's business?

  • People seriously need to chill. Beyond the good point that he shouldn't be doing proselytism because as pointed out, it will be misinterpreted and used for weird justifications, there are plenty of examples in the Buddhist traditions, to state one, that undergo similar life choices. So not sure why it's so shocking.

  • Not eating is only a problem when it becomes a problem. I don’t have time to eat so I don’t.

  • I think Jack is on a great way to stay in shape and healthy

  • This is a natural reaction to fame, fortune or notoriety. When a person leaps beyond the rest of the society, they search for meaning. Often finding it in extremes. For rockstars it can be excess of drugs, for child stars it can be narcissistic tendencies.

    Here we have a great example of someone who

    This is a natural reaction to fame, fortune or notoriety. When a person leaps beyond the rest of the society, they search for meaning. Often finding it in extremes. For rockstars it can be excess of drugs, for child stars it can be narcissistic tendencies.

    Here we have a great example of someone who made it, and now finds meaning in doing the extreme of starvation. It keeps him on the edge and provides meaning to his life. It also separates them from everyone else, which is important too.

  • Taking a purely personal route on this response:

    By far, the most bothersome part of this story is people's reaction to it; I challenge ANYONE to find a sizeable demographic at high-risk for eating disorders that bases their life decisions on what Jack Dorsey does. Attributing his decisions to the plight

    Taking a purely personal route on this response:

    By far, the most bothersome part of this story is people's reaction to it; I challenge ANYONE to find a sizeable demographic at high-risk for eating disorders that bases their life decisions on what Jack Dorsey does. Attributing his decisions to the plight of people with psychological conditions is ludicrous to the point of genuine agitation.. Particularly when coupled with accusations that He is mentally unwell because of them! Such finger pointing at anyone simply offering transparency about their personal life decisions (which have obviously taken root in his lifestyle beyond what can be described as any fad or stunt) is deplorable, and should not be given a public stage. Personally, I see people questioning his intentions in making these decisions and ability to balance his work because of them as showing their ignorance of exactly how much of their days revolve around food, and they reveal that they have far less of an appreciation for adding unique value to their life than this man does. All that to say, I don't know Jack, and to each their own, but these public "critiques" are grosser than Trump tweets.

  • Humans need a lot less food than is commonly understood. One meal a day is fine and more people could stand to follow suit. People have gone 30-40 days without food just fine. Similarly, humans require very little breath to live. Anyone who has meditated knows this to be true.

  • The 3 meal a day routine is relatively modern , and not part of our evolutionary history. We do not need to eat so much!! Early humans feasted when they caught a game and fasted when they couldn't. They did not have access to 24/7 fast food like we have. There are numerous studies which show that extended

    The 3 meal a day routine is relatively modern , and not part of our evolutionary history. We do not need to eat so much!! Early humans feasted when they caught a game and fasted when they couldn't. They did not have access to 24/7 fast food like we have. There are numerous studies which show that extended fasting is good for triggering autophagy ( cellular level repair) and hence increasing longevity . Fasting is NOT an eating disorder!

  • I don’t care.

  • How can you tweet with just having one meal a day!

  • This is a little too much haha

  • Nutritionist have said recently that 6 small meals are better for you. Grazing all day is acceptable also, just as long as you don't overeat. Romantizing Mr. Dorsey's eating habits doesn't help, especially those with body and eating issues.

  • I'm not concerned!

  • From my following of Jason Fung, MD, his dietary regime seems like a great one to practice. The traditional American diet is killing us.

  • I don’t see a problem with this. He’s just trying it out.