There was definitely more to this guy than meets the eye!
A new biography of Steve Jobs reveals some inneresting details about the former Apple CEO's eating habits that often included purges, fasts, or sometimes only eating one type of fruit (like apples) for weeks!
Diet for a Small Planet, a 1971 best-selling book that slammed the meat industry as a contributor to global food scarcity, inspired Jobs to swear of meat for good. Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs, continues to explain in the biography:
"The book also reinforced his tendency to embrace extreme diets, which included purges, fasts, or eating only one or two food, such as carrots or apples, for weeks on end.”
The co-founder of Apple was also quite proud of his dietary regimen's that would often end just as quickly as they began. The biography adds:
“He would spend weeks eating the same thing—carrot salad with lemon, or just apples—and then suddenly spurn that food and declare that he had stopped eating it. He would go on fasts, just as he did as a teenager, and he became sanctimonious as he lectured others at the table on the virtues of whatever regimen he was following.”
Whatever diet he was on at the time affected his entire lifestyle too. In 1977, Jobs decided he no longer needed deodorant and only needed to bathe once a week as long as he was eating a fruitarian diet.
We'd love to know how his closest friends felt about being near him that year! Ha!
For more fascinating insight into the life of Steve Jobs, pick up his biography today!