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I ate like Warren Buffett for a week — and it was miserable

Business Insider Logo By Bob Bryan of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 25: Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history. He also has a really weird diet.  Buffett's diet of sugary soda, junk food, and limited vegetables has reached legendary status. The Berkshire Hathaway CEO drinks around  five cans of Coca Cola products a day, munches constantly on See's Candies, and uses so much salt  former Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf said it was like a "snowstorm." Business Insider has tried various people's diets - from  Elon Musk to  Tom Brady - so I decided to take on Buffett's strange food tastes for a work week and see what it was like. There were some basic ground rules - three meals a day, no alcohol, and avoiding vegetables. Overall, I just tried to maintain the general attitude that the man himself defines his diet. "I checked the actuarial tables, and the lowest death rate is among six-year-olds. So I decided to eat like a six-year-old," Buffett told Fortune. "It's the safest course I can take."

Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history.

He also has a really weird diet.

Buffett's diet of sugary soda, junk food, and limited vegetables has reached legendary status.

The Berkshire Hathaway CEO drinks about five cans of Coca-Cola products a day, constantly munches on See's Candies, and uses so much salt that former Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf said it was like a "snowstorm."

Business Insider has tried various people's diets - from Elon Musk's to Tom Brady's - so I decided to take on Buffett's strange food tastes for a work week to see what it was like.

There were some basic ground rules - eat three meals a day, don't drink alcohol, and avoid vegetables.

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."

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