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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 2 of 25:  In 2015, Buffett told Fortune that he's "one-quarter Coca Cola." Buffett said he favors either Diet Coke or Cherry Coke and has 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 plain Coke taste. 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, which is 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 262 grams, or 0.56 pounds, of sugar from the Cherry Coke alone per day. That's right, I got 84% of my recommended daily carbohydrate intake from just the sugar in the Coke. I didn't do the math on the sugar content of the Coke, believing it was better to go into the week with a bit of blissful ignorance. While I 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.

The cornerstone of the Buffett diet: Cherry Coke.

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.

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