When I read recently that Warren Buffett drinks at least 5 12-oz servings of Coca Cola a day, I thought, “Wow, if he can do it, maybe I can too.”… not drink Coke necessarily (I don’t drink sodas), but consume empty calories every day and live to be 84 years old. His breakfast consists of a Coke and canned Potato Stix or sometimes it’s a bowl of chocolate chip ice cream. Remember one Coke contains 140 calories and 39 grams of sugar.
How does a seemingly smart person do something so stupid and get away with it? It kinda pisses me off. Not only can I NOT do what he does but I have to consume a minimum of 3 liters of water a day just to avoid getting kidney stones again. He nearly brags about eating like this.
In a recent interview with Fortune magazine Buffett said, “I checked the actuarial tables, and the lowest death rate is among six-year-olds. So I decided to eat like a six-year-old.” The octogenarian adds, “It’s the safest course I can take.”
This statement coupled with the fact that he owns something like $16-billion of the Coca-Cola company made me wonder if this whole conversation with the magazine was just a marketing ploy. I couldn’t verify whether his Coke diet is for real or not, but in researching the question I certainly found a lot of pictures of him at meetings with a Coke sitting in front of him.
I also looked at the comments made in response to this article and there were several like the following:
now 70 , been drinking at least 4 to 6 a day
for the last 60 years guess one day they will
kill me but think the government telling
what is good and not good for me will do
and eat a bowl of Bryers’s Chocolate Ice
Cream every day. Smoke a 1/2 pack of
cigarettes a day and am in reasonably good
health. Eat what I like and the Doctors be