Everyone likes to dig into the traits and habits of the rich and famous, and I especially like to dig into the traits of the uber wealthy. When it comes to Steve Jobs, well, he checked all those boxes and was a very interesting person who built a small little fruit company that goes by the name of Apple. In all seriousness, the iconic figure is someone that many people revere for his habits, mannerisms, and the way he carried himself. In this update, I’ll share with you some of the bizarre diet habits of one of the most iconic figures in American business history.
The Steve Jobs Diet
Some see the late Apple Co-Founder as aloof. He had a compulsion to consume only vegetables and fruits for a long period of time. His intensity and desire to carry out his conquests were what made him such an interesting person. According to his biography, he found out that he could induce euphoria by electing not to eat for a long period of time. As a vegetarian for the larger part of his life time, which at points had him going fully vegan, he always consumed small and simple plates. As a picky eater, if he didn’t like food, he was said to be very rude and brash with people associated with the restaurants, from the chef, to the server, to even the management staff!
As Business Insider reported, they dug through his biography, and this was what was found out about his eating habits:
- At times he would eat one or two foods for 1-2 weeks. Mostly carrots or apples.
- He once lived off simply “Roman Meal Cereal.”
- He often juiced carrots and made carrot salad.
- After reading a book, he gave up meat, protein, grains, bread, and milk.
- He often fasted, sometimes doing so for up to two weeks.
- When he broke his fast, he would eat leafy greens and water.
Other facts and stories shared were that his ex-wife was vegan, and their wedding cake had no milk or butter in it, and many guests found it inedible.
As an adult, he would eat the same foods over and over for weeks, and then totally switch to a new food, or break that habit by starting to fast.
By 2011, with his pancreatic cancer spreading, he almost ate a diet consisting of zero solid foods.
Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011. Gone, but certainly, never forgotten.