Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history.
Buffett’s diet of sugary soda, junk food, and limited vegetables has reached legendary status.
Overall, I just tried to maintain the general attitude by which the man himself defines his diet.
“I checked the actuarial tables, and the lowest death rate is among 6-year-olds, so I decided to eat like a 6-year-old,” Buffett told Fortune. “It’s the safest course I can take.”
The cornerstone of the Buffett diet: Cherry Coke.
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In 2015, Buffett told Fortune he was “one-quarter Coca-Cola.”
Buffett said he favored either Diet Coke or Cherry Coke and had at least five cans of the soda a day.
I decided to opt for exclusively Cherry Coke throughout the week, as I’m not the biggest fan of the taste of plain Coke. I am, however, a fan of cherry and cherry-adjacent soda products like Dr. Pepper and Cheerwine (it’s a North Carolina thing — Google it).
I also couldn’t purchase cans of the stuff at my local grocery store, but a two-liter works out to 5.6 cans a day, within the ballpark of Buffett’s consumption. Thus, I decided to go with one of these each day.
If you’re wondering, that works out to 252 grams, or 0.56 pounds, of sugar a day from the Cherry Coke alone. That’s right — I got 84% of my recommended daily carbohydrate intake from just the sugar in the Cherry Coke.
I didn’t initially do the math on the sugar content of the Cherry Coke, believing it was better to go into the week with a bit of blissful ignorance. While I had assumed it would be rough consuming all of the syrupy-sweet drink, I couldn’t anticipate the full devastation the Coke would have on my mood.