Elon Musk is following a strict weight loss regime, as he claims to have shed about 30 pounds, or roughly 13.6 kg, so far. While interacting with his Twitter followers, the corporate leader divulged the secret behind his weight loss, claiming that he combines intermittent fasting with avoiding all kinds of tempting food. To be healthy and athletic, he takes the diabetes medication of Ozempic/Wegovy brand.
A Twitter user Chicago Glenn wrote to Musk, “You’ve dropped a ton of weight, Elon! Keep up the wonderful job!” To this Musk replied, “Down 30 pounds.” The richest man in the world cited fasting + Ozempic/Wegovy and a lack of delicious food nearby as the factors that had the biggest impact on his weight. Another user asked Elon if IF gave him those terrible burps too, the ones that “taste like rotten eggs”. The Twitter CEO said, ‘yes’ agreeing to this question.
Musk stated that he “feels much healthier” after losing 9 kg through intermittent fasting on a friend’s recommendation. The co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, had previously stated that his dinner consists of fish, chicken or steak, and “a lot of greens”.
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What is intermittent fasting?
Intermittent fasting is a popular way to restrict yourself to eating within a certain window of time each day. This fasting strategy is linked to a number of potential health benefits, including transient rises in human growth hormone (HGH) and changes in gene expression. This can lower the risk of getting sick.
Intermittent fasting is effective as it can create a metabolic switch that increases fat burning and helps to regulate blood sugar levels. According to research, following such a diet can lower LDL cholesterol and inflammatory indicators.
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Is intermittent fasting an effective weight-loss strategy?
Study author Kyle T. Ganson, explained to a leading medical website, “IF or intermittent fasting was highly common among the sample, including 48% of women, 38% of men, and 52% of transgender or gender non-conforming participants, and participants who were fasting for, on average, 100 days in the past 12 months.”
It can be challenging to adhere to intermittent fasting for an extended period of time because it might negatively impact your social life, and there is a possibility of it causing health problems. It can lead to metabolic alterations if not adopted as a long-term lifestyle modification. Therefore, adopting IF should be a long-term objective for the person under the guidance of a doctor or licensed nutritionist.