Elon Musk Weight Loss: Tesla Boss Credits Intermittent Fasting Use

Elon Musk says he feels “healthier” after losing 20 pounds in recent months.

The 50-year-old told his followers in Twitter he’s “over 20 pounds under my maximum (unhealthy) weight,” and he credits a friend for pointing him in the direction of intermittent fasting.

“On the advice of a good friend, I have been fasting periodically and feel healthier,” Musk tweeted, adding that he had used the “Zero Fasting” app.

When asked by a follower if he was lifting weights, Musk replied, “a little.”

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Tesla founder Elon Musk speaks at the ONS (Offshore Northern Seas) fair on sustainable energy in Stavanger, Norway, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. (Carina Johansen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
Elon Musk says he has lost nine kilograms thanks to intermittent fasting. (AP)

Shirtless photos of the Tesla boss lounging on a luxury yacht in Mykonos went viral on social media in July after they were posted by page six.

The images began to appear in memes, but the billionaire made fun of himself in Twitterwriting, “Haha damn, maybe I should take my shirt off more often… Release the pinch! (Already back at the factory, BTW).”

He also later said, “To tell you the truth, it’s a good motivation to exercise, eat healthier, and maybe take my shirt off more than once a year.”

After receiving criticism from his father, the South African engineer Errol Musk, Elon Musk admitted that he wanted to start exercising more.

“I have to exercise and get in better shape. In fact, I don’t really like to exercise, but I have to,” he said.

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Elon Musk attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 2, 2022 in New York.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Musk’s photos went viral in July and many trolled the Tesla boss. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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Intermittent fasting is an old weight loss trend also known as “fasting” that has recently become more popular.

There are many forms of intermittent fasting (also known as time-restricted eating), all characterized by periods of eating a lot, followed by periods of eating very little or not at all.

Popular methods include the 5:2 diet, alternate day fasting, and the 16:8 diet.

Regularly having a longer period without eating could also be very good for your brainlike Dr. Rahul Jandial, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist, recently told 9Honey

“The brain is a hybrid vehicle and the concept of intermittent fasting has been shown to have a psychologically clarifying effect,” the author of Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon said.

“What the body naturally does is when glucose runs out after 16 hours, the liver says ‘the body is out of glucose’, then the brain says ‘I’m not happy,’ and then the liver releases ketones.

“If you look at the cognitive neuroscience literature, people do better with emotion, focus, alertness, when they drive a hybrid vehicle, sometimes electric, sometimes gas, sometimes ketones, sometimes ketones.” glucose,” adds Dr. Jandial.

But it won’t happen overnight.

“That’s the raw science of why intermittent fasting works, that kind of switch back and forth, but it’s not going to do it in a day, it’s going to do it in months.”

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