Dorsey, 42, recently opened up on Ben Greenfield’s “Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance” podcast about his daily routine which he believes improve his overall mental and physical health.
Speaking to Greenfield, Dorsey claimed his daily practice of intermittent fasting, walking to work and hydrotherapy ensure he effectively runs both tech companies and performs at a high level each and every day.
The first step in achieving extreme efficiency is, according to Dorsey, to lose the food.
The businessman said he eats just one meal per day at dinnertime between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. as opposed the usual three to six small meals recommended by health experts. His dishes typically consist of a protein (chicken, steak or fish) with vegetables (salad, spinach, asparagus, or brussels sprouts.)
Dorsey does treat himself to dessert but limits the intake of sugar to only mixed berries, dark chocolate, or a glass of red wine.
“During the day, I feel so much more focused… You have this very focused point of mind in terms of this drive,” Dorsey told Greenfield, adding that his sleep also improved with the meal changes. “The time back from breakfast and lunch allowed me to focus more on what my day is.”
This practice of condensing all meals into a short period and fasting for the rest of the day is referred to as intermittent fasting. Though it can be beneficial to lose weight and improve health, experts have said it’s no more effective than the average diet.
When it comes to the weekends, Dorsey said he cuts out food completely, fasting from Friday through Sunday evening, and only drinks water for those three days.
“The first time I did it, like day three, I felt like I was hallucinating. It was a weird state to be in,” he recalled to Greenfield. “But as I did it the next two times, it just