All of us know someone who has raved about their diet. Whether trying no-carb or low-carb, vegetarian or gluten-free, they talk about how the biggest change has been to their personality. Let's take a look at these celebrities and see if history has proved if what we eat makes us who we are!
It should come as no surprise that the iconic entrepreneur and CEO of Apple rooted his diet on a largely fruit-based structure. In fact it is how he came up with the name for the company itself! Jobs was vegan for most of his life, but would often fast or eat only carrots and apples for weeks on end.
It seems that this Hollywood bad boy even rebelled against his own bodily drives. Brando was known to struggle with an over-eating disorder, consuming breakfasts of cereals, sausages, and stacks of pancakes in one sitting. He had been known to break the locks off of refrigerators that his family installed, too.
Hunter S. Thompson
Known for his peculiar journalism tactics and avid drug-use, Hunter S. Thompson listed his perfect breakfast in his autobiography as “a personal ritual that can only be properly observed alone, and in a spirit of genuine excess. The food factor should always be massive: four bloody marys, two grapefruits, a pot of coffee, Rangoon crepes, a half-pound of either sausage, bacon or corned beef hash with diced chillies, a Spanish omelette or eggs benedict, a quart of milk, a chopped lemon for random seasoning, and something like a slice of key lime pie, two margaritas, and six lines of the best cocaine for dessert."
For many individuals, what they eat can be surprising based on their temperament, but here are the very weird diets of historical figures that make you say, "Oh, that makes sense". Prepare yourself!
We've been told by our parents to always finish what is on our plates, but if we were raised by these famous individuals, could we really bring ourselves to do it?
The richest man in the world may be able to buy 5-star restaurants like we buy dinner, but it turns out his tastes are a lot less refined. The billionaire revealed that he loves cheap cheeseburgers paired with Diet Coke. For a snack he reaches for spray cheese and scoops of Tang powder! Who knew?
Honore de Balzac
This novelist from the 1800's was a renowned writer having produced 91 pieces of fiction in just 16 years, but claimed he was only able to complete such a task because of his other amazing ability. Balzac would reportedly drink up to 50 cups of coffee per day, sometimes eating the coffee grounds raw in order to have "ideas quick-march into motion like battalions" towards him.
Henry David Thoreau
Another author who veered towards the strange is noted essayist on nature and solitude Henry David Thoreau. Whereas other celebrities ate weird meals, Thoreau apparently didn't like food too much at all. Some indulgences he steered clear from included meat, alcohol, coffee, tea, cranberries, salt, and even water - if he could avoid it. “The wonder is how … you and I can live this slimy, beastly life, eating and drinking.”