Warren Buffett Diet: What A Billionaire Eats Everyday.

Okay, so what exactly is the Warren Buffett diet?

The man doesn’t actually have an official diet book or anything, but I’ve recently stumbled upon an older article online that gives us a bit of insight on the brilliant man’s eating habits.

A brief history of Warren Buffett:

For those of you who have been living under a rock, Warren Buffett is considered as one of the world’s most successful investors.

He is currently the Chairman and CEO of BerkShire Hathaway which is a huge conglomerate that currently owns a multitude of companies and assets ranging from Geico Insurance to See’s Candy.

Oh and BTW, the man is currently the third richest man in the world with a net worth of $50 billion dollar. Not bad for some life accomplishments.

Warren Buffett diet = 2500 calories a day. That’s it.

When I think about rich people, the first 3 things that come to mind are:

1) 5 star meals prepared by a private fancy schmancy chef.

2) Tailor-made clothing made from penguin silk.

3) A butler that you can piggy-back on to anywhere in your house.

But apparently, Warren Buffett isn’t like most rich people. This man doesn’t like caviar and $100 slices of sashimi.

Instead, he enjoys junk food more and eats everything from Cheetos and Coke to big juicy steaks from his hometown in Omaha,Nebraska. Even at his age, he doesn’t really view food as unhealthy or healthy, he just views it as energy. Warren Buffet was quoted saying:

If I eat more than 2500 calories a day, I’m going to gain weight. If I eat less than 2500 a day I’m going to lose weight. I’d like to choose the 2500 calories that I eat, and if, you know, if I–it’s just a question of how many calories you stuff in your mouth, basically, and there’s a lot of ways to do it. And if somebody told me that I live a year longer by eating nothing but broccoli and asparagus from now on, I would just say, it would just feel like I’m–every day will seem like as long. I’ll stick with–I’ll stick with the Cheetos and the Coke. [1]

The man is right. Why would want to eat foods like broccoli and asparagus if you don’t enjoy it. Life is too short to eat foods you don’t like, so go out and eat a bacon-wrapped doughnut right now (like seriously, go now, I’ll wait).

As you can see, its not about what you eat, but how much you eat. Take that as a lesson from one of the most successful men in the entire world.

Warren Buffett Diet
Secret to success = count your calories

Applying it to you

That’s the Warren Buffett diet in a nutshell. So when you’re dieting, watch your calories first and foremost . Its as simple as that, and luckily,  it doesn’t get any harder.

P.S. And if you were wondering, the man has absolutely ZERO health problems.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

[1] http://www.futureofcapitalism.com/2010/03/warren-buffett-on-cnbc

12 thoughts on “Warren Buffett Diet: What A Billionaire Eats Everyday.”

    • Thanks glad you like it. Yeah… if some one of the world’s most successful men says to just watch our calories and nothing else, I say listening to him isn’t such a bad idea.

  1. Great article! Oren had a birthday yesterday 86 years old. He looks great on TV! I only have one suggestion is that I still think it’s better to count carbs rather than calories but even so calories can count it just it’s order to count calories then net carbs. On the other hand some of the snacks he eats probably total up the carb count real quick so in his case I guess calorie count and serving amount does make a difference. In my case I lost weight very quickly and easily on low-carb diet and so far, years later, after taking in a lot of my clothes, I don’t have to take them out again.

  2. PS. Just want to add that Mr. Buffett must have wonderful genes that he inherited! inclusive of and maybe despite what one eats and does, genes have something to do with how healthy we are and our longevity.

  3. Buffet is from the Midwest, so he is probably descended from hardy Midwestern farm folk, people who survived as pioneers when there were no antibiotics. He has obviously inherited some hardy genes from his ancestors. Genetics plays a decisive role in overall health and longevity. My father smoked three packs of cigarettes a day for over 50 years, lived to be 81, and never got cancer. My aunt Ora ate the Southern diet of fried foods, butter and lard, and lived to be 95. Say what you will about environment, genetic programming is the decisive factor.


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