Tech mogul Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that he eats a whopping 4,000 calories a day to “make up for all the activity” from his grueling exercise regimen.
The 39-year-old is undergoing a public image makeover and has transformed from computer nerd to martial arts enthusiast, training with professional MMA fighters and accepting a cage match with rival Elon Musk.
During an exchange on Threads, his newest platform to compete with Musk, the Meta boss responded to a post about people ordering McDonald’s.
It revealed that it has a hefty order that is more than most people’s total daily calorie allowance and is loaded with sugar and fat.
He wrote: “20 nuggets, quarter pounder, large fries, Oreo McFlurry, apple pie, and maybe some cheeseburgers for later.”
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‘I’m not losing weight, so I need about 4,000 calories a day to make up for all the activity. And it’s so delicious…’
Mark Zuckerberg’s massive order at McDonald’s includes 20 nuggets, a quarter pounder with cheese, large fries, Oreo McFlurry and a baked apple pie.
Zuckerberg has been praised for his intense exercise routines.
In June, he completed the grueling “Murph Challenge” workout, which involved completing 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and a mile run. Not only did he finish, but he made it into the top 200 out of the tens of thousands who participated.
The challenge is named after Michael P Murphy, a US Navy SEAL who was killed on a tour of Afghanistan in 2005 and regularly went through the brutal training.
Zuckerberg shared a photo of himself on Facebook wearing a camo weighted vest and another of his two daughters, August, 7, and Max, 5, taking on a mini version of the challenge.
“I try to do the Murph challenge with the girls every Memorial Day as a tradition to honor those who stood up for us,” she wrote.
He also won gold and silver medals at his first Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament in May.
Last month, he became a blue belt in the sport.
Although Zuckerberg needs the extra calories to offset his workouts, McDonald’s may not be the healthiest option.
An order of 20 pieces of nuggets, for example, has 830 calories, 49 grams of fat, and 51 grams of carbs. They also have 46 grams of protein, nearly the full recommended daily value.
A quarter pounder with cheese adds 520 calories, 10 grams of sugar, 26 grams of fat, 42 grams of carbohydrates, and 30 grams of protein.
Mark Zuckerberg (right) has become a jiu-jitsu blue belt and regularly trains in MMA
To make up for his exercise routine, Zuckerberg eats about 4,000 calories a day.
A large order of French fries has 480 calories, 23 grams of fat, 65 grams of carbohydrates, and 400 milligrams of sodium.
Then there is the dessert.
An Oreo McFlurry has 510 calories. It also contains 60 grams of sugar, far more than the American Heart Association’s (AHA) recommended daily limit of 24 grams for women and 36 grams for men.
It also has 16 grams of fat and 80 grams of carbohydrates.
Finally, an apple pie has 230 calories, 14 grams of sugar, 11 grams of fat, and 33 grams of carbohydrates.
Not including any of those burgers on the side Zuckerberg mentioned, this monster meal adds up to 2,570 calories, 84 grams of sugar, 125 grams of fat, 271 grams of carbs, 97 grams of protein, and 3,570 milligrams of sodium.
In an area like San Francisco, where Zuckerberg is based, food costs about $29 before taxes.
This is more than the total daily calorie allowance for many Americans.
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americansadult women consume between 1,600 and 2,400 calories per day depending on age, and men should consume between 2,000 and 3,000 calories per day depending on age.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said that a 2,000-calorie diet should be standard for most Americans.
Zuckerberg’s food is also loaded with ingredients that can cause a host of long-lasting health problems.
At 3,570 milligrams, it has nearly a quarter more sodium than the AHA’s recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams.
Nearly 500,000 American deaths each year are attributed to high blood pressure, which has long been linked to excessive salt intake.
Too much sodium can lead to heart disease and stroke.
Also, consuming too much fat, including saturated fat, can increase LDL (bad) cholesterol, a major risk factor for heart disease. It can also lead to conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, lupus and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), according to the cleveland clinic.
And high amounts of sugar have consistently been linked to detrimental health problems. In fact, a review published in the BMJ magazine in April linked high consumption of added sugars, the type of sugar in all these drinks, with 45 negative health outcomes.
These include diabetes, gout, obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, cancer, asthma, tooth decay, depression, and premature death.
This isn’t the first time Zuckerberg has revealed strange eating habits.
In 2011, he decided to only eat meat if it was from an animal he slaughtered.
“I think a lot of people forget that a living thing has to die for you to eat meat, so my goal revolves around not letting me forget that and being grateful for what I have,” he said. Fortune At the time.
“This year I have basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I eat is from animals I have killed myself. So far this has been a good experience.
“I am eating much healthier food and have learned a lot about sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry.”
However, given his post on Threads, it’s safe to assume he doesn’t follow that rule anymore.