- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said he only eats one meal per day in a video for Wired.
- Dorsey said he only eats dinner, meaning he only eats seven meals per week.
- Previously Dorsey has talked about experimenting with fasting all weekend, which he said in a podcast interview last year made him feel like he was hallucinating.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey answered questions from Twitter users during a video for Wired. Among the many tech support questions he answered, like how to check if an account is a bot or how to get a blue verified tick, Dorsey answered a question about his famously spartan eating and lifestyle habits.
Linking to a CNBC article about Dorsey’s “wellness” habits, the user questioned three details about Dorsey’s weekly routine: that he meditates for two hours every day, that he spends 52 minutes each day hopping in and out of a sauna and ice bath, and that only eats five meals a week.
“Some of it’s real, I try to meditate two hours every single day. I definitely do not do a sauna and ice bath every day, and I eat seven meals every week — just dinner,” Dorsey replied.
This appears to represent a change in Dorsey’s diet since he last spoke publicly about it. In April last year Dorsey discussed his intermittent fasting on a podcast with Ben Greenfield, a fitness influencer who had previously tweeted inaccurate comments about vaccines causing autism.
Dorsey told Greenfield he just eats one meal a day during the work week then fasts from Friday to Sunday evening.
“The first time I did it, like day three, I felt like I was hallucinating… It was a weird state to be in. But as I did it the next two times, it just became so apparent to me how much of our days are centered around meals and how — the experience I had was when I was fasting for much longer, how time really slowed down,” Dorsey said at the time. The CNBC article was quoting this interview.
Dorsey’s comments prompted criticism that Silicon Valley eating fads, which sometimes fall under the umbrella of “biohacking,” closely resemble eating disorders.