The anti-aging fanatic who spends $2 million per year on a controversial regimen to fight back the ravages of time said he would drink alcohol for breakfast every morning.
Bryan Johnson — the 45-year-old tech guru whose desire to restore his organs to that of an 18-year-old includes tracking his nighttime erections — would start each day with three ounces of wine, he said during an interview on “The Diary of a CEO” podcast last week.
Johnson, who also used his teenage son as a “blood boy” for transfusions in his bid to find the Fountain of Youth, said he cut out the morning drinking because he couldn’t spare the calories.
“I got rid of it because it was too expensive from a calorie perspective,” Johnson told podcast host Steven Bartlett.
He added that he couldn’t fit the 71 calories into his “calorie budget” for the day, instead waking up and starting his morning with a cold-pressed juice he calls the “green giant” and 60 pills.
“Every calorie has to fight for its life,” Johnson said. “There’s not a single calorie in my entire life protocol that exists for any reason other than serving an objective in the body.”
In total, Johnson takes 111 supplements a day in his bid to eventually have all of his major organs — including his brain, liver, kidneys, teeth, skin, hair, penis and rectum — functioning as they were in his late teens.
The routine also involves Johnson — — who made his fortune in his 30s when he sold his payment processing company Braintree Payment Solutions to EBay for $800 million — having his last meal at 11 a.m.
Johnson said his daily caloric intake is currently 2,250 — up from the 1,977 calories he previously said.
After his morning drink, he works out for one hour, then sits down to a “super veggie” vegan meal of broccoli, cauliflower, ginger, hemp seeds, dark chocolate and one tablespoon of his allotted three daily tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
Johnson pointed out that chocolate is good for you, but that doesn’t mean people should be led to eat a Snickers bar.
Instead, “the precise way to think about it is you want dark chocolate, un-Dutch, tested for heavy metals and has a high polyphenol count,” he said.
“If you don’t do all five layers to qualify the value of the chocolate, you have an inferior chocolate and nutritional value for your body.”
An hour after his chocolate-infused morning meal, he indulges in dessert, which he refers to as “nutty pudding:” a mix of macadamia nuts, walnuts, flax seed, pomegranate juice and berries.
And one hour after that, he has his third and final meal of the day.
Johnson said he eats around 70 pounds of vegetables per month.
He claims the strict regimen — part of his anti-aging Project Blueprint — has given him an “atypical relationship with time.”
Before becoming a health nut, the tech mogul recalled having a “not terribly healthy” childhood where he was entrenched in “the United States’ cultural environment in the 1980s.”
“As a kid, my mother did the best she could under the circumstances. We were pretty poor. She ground wheat, she made bread for us. We also ate sugar cereal. We put sugar on our sugar cereal. We were in the sun constantly with no sunscreen so we had excessive sun exposure. We ate processed foods,” he explained.
It wasn’t until after 20 years of entrepreneurship, depression, a divorce and trying to leave Mormonism that Johnson decided to embark on this health journey.
In one of his latest efforts to reverse his biological age, he used his teenage son as his personal “blood boy,” swapping plasma with his then-17-year-old son Talmage in May.
Johnson had enlisted Talmage, now 18, for a tri-generational blood-swapping treatment that also included his 70-year-old father Richard.
During the plasma swap, Johnson, his son and his dad had one liter of blood drained. Talmage’s plasma was fed into Johnson’s veins and Jonson’s plasma was fed into Richard’s veins.
However, Johnson said he stopped the “blood boy” experiment after seeing no benefit from the treatment.
“Does not in my case stack benefit on top of my existing interventions,” he shared via Twitter last month.
“Alternative methods of plasma exchange or young plasma fractions hold promise,” he added. “My father’s results are still pending.”