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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: <p>Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history.</p><p> He also has a really weird diet. </p><p> Buffett's diet of sugary soda, junk food, and limited vegetables has reached legendary status.</p><p> The Berkshire Hathaway CEO drinks around <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/warren-buffett-on-coke-annual-meeting-2016-4?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=msn-slideshow&utm_campaign=bodyurl"> five cans of Coca Cola products a day</a>, munches <a href="http://www.sees.com/warren-buffetts-favorites">constantly on See's Candies</a>, and uses so much salt <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/wells-fargo-ceo-warren-eats-a-full-meal-2014-9?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=msn-slideshow&utm_campaign=bodyurl"> former Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf said</a> it was like a "snowstorm."</p><p> Business Insider has tried various people's diets - from <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-challenge-food-budget-2016-2?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=msn-slideshow&utm_campaign=bodyurl"> Elon Musk</a> to <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/i-tried-tom-brady-diet-and-workout-plan-nfl-new-england-patriots-fitness-2017-10?utm_source=msn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=msn-slideshow&utm_campaign=bodyurl"> Tom Brady</a> - so I decided to take on Buffett's strange food tastes for a work week and see what it was like.</p><p> There were some basic ground rules - three meals a day, <a href="https://www.forbes.com/2011/03/11/teetotal-moguls_slide_3.html">no alcohol</a>, <a href="http://fortune.com/2016/04/30/warren-buffett-coke/">and avoiding vegetables.</a></p><p> Overall, I just tried to maintain the general attitude that the man himself defines his diet.</p><p> "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 <a href="http://fortune.com/2015/02/25/warren-buffett-diet-coke/">told Fortune</a>. "It's the safest course I can take."</p>

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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