The secret diet of the fittest senior citizen on the planet


Charles Eugster holds world records at a number of sprint distances… and he’s 96 years old! He may be the “fittest senior citizen on the planet”.

When he’s not sprinting he’s also a “body-builder, a public speaker, a writer, a rower, a wakeboarder, an entrepreneur, and a budding fashion designer, planning his own line in elderly couture.”

Pretty incredible! So what does he eat to stay in shape?

I avoid sugar and eat lots of meat, especially fat. I’ve been on a fat trip lately. Fat! Piles of fat. Yet, I was in a supermarket the other day and was perplexed to find yogurt with zero fat. What on earth is that? The idea of the nutrition pyramid where, at the top, is a little fat and meat, and at the bottom a lot of carbohydrates, is, excuse me, bullshit. Humans are so unbelievably stupid that we have begun to tinker with food. Our theories of nutrition have resulted in a pandemic of obesity. Can you imagine a hunter-gatherer enjoying a low-fat yogurt? Let me tell you this, too: I read a report recently which said that a fatty diet also increases your libido.

He’s clearly not just in good shape, he’s smart too. The whole article about him is an amazing read:

Vice: The Healthiest Old Person on the Planet Explains How to Stay in Shape


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  1. 1 comment removed
  2. Anne Marie
    Pearl Cantrell, a grandmother who lived to be 105, ate bacon every day! She has since passed in 2014, but it is an interesting anecdote. Here's the news article on her.

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  4. Valerie
    I think he died last year. But inspiring man nevertheless.
  5. Cher
    If someone ate bacon daily and other fats, but lived to 100, it is very unlikely they avoided most carbs... they would have eaten a diet typical for their age, which would have included potatoes, pastas, breads, sweets. So it’s hard for me to buy into the elderly people living longer due to fatty foods.
  6. Ka
    Really need help with an easy to follow and prepare Senior Keto daily menu. Any coojbooks or sites dedicated to that? I have only found a few articles with the good or bad of Keto for Seniors.
  7. Roy Walker
    Cher, I ate lots of carbs as a child and right up until about my 50,s, then found it hard to maintain a good weight and waist size, without a lot of exercise etc, I am 70 years old now and the only way I can stay a reasonable size is to go high fat low carb. I have always had a highish cholesterol, but don't take medication for it. I have a good trig reading and good HBA1c. I have really good health, go to the gym and lift weights, and hit the tennis ball around the court most days. I weigh 79 kg and have a 95 Cm 38 Inch waist (should be 85cm 34 inch) So am hard into the high fat low carb way of eating now. I like to get 100-120 grams of protein, older people need more protein, due to less ability to process it (so they say). I don't eat potatoes or grains now as they make me put on a badang around my middle. I eat butter, fatty meat. coconut fat, and olive oil. some cheese. the rest is animal flesh, with leafy greens and salads with tomato and a little carrot. sometimes avocado, and if I feel like it sime ground flax meal.
  8. glendaglayzer
    I'm 73, in excellent health on one elective medication (HRT) and have been eating LC since 1972. I exercise walk 60 minutes every morning before the sun comes up, and do 2x a week Yoga classes which last 1.5 hours each. Even though my fingers are bent from osteoarthritis, I have no pain. I can even run. This isn't luck.
  9. ern
    WOW glendaglayzer you have reinspired me!! I was on low carb for a long time, everyone complimented my skin, my hair etc., did very well but gradually slipped away when I remarried and hubby liked all kinds of carbs. I am going back to my meat and veggies diet. I swim three times a week but am going to put 60 minutes walking on days I do not swim. Then I will be "lucky" again!

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