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Health Focused Startup CEOs are a Health Trend Worth Adopting

When you hear that a guy is techy, a computer geek, or the like, you probably picture some frumpy Mountain Dew-chugging, finger-stained Cheetos eater. It’s an unfortunate stereotype, and like those tend to be, it can be true. It can also be terribly untrue. And that’s the case for some of the biggest names in tech.

The start-up and tech community is bustling; it’s a multi-billion dollar industry that is generating the biggest ideas, products, and innovations of our time. The best part? Its leaders aren’t weighed down. Not only is it ultra cool for these start-up companies to have offices that resemble something closer to playtime at a kid’s after-school program than a Fortune 500 boardroom (which is a mark of pride, mind you), but they try to out-kitchen each other. From Google’s globally infamous healthified free-to-employees cafeteria to the fresh apples and KIND bars that are staples in Greatist’s kitchenette, health is a mark of pride.

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And what these brilliant CEOs are eating is as interesting as what hip hop moguls have parked in their garages – we want to know! From what we can tell, taking care of yourself isn’t just for the ladies. In an industry dominated by dudes, it’s nice to know they’re choosing fit over frump.

So how do these titans of tech, these moguls of mobile “diet,” per se? Better than most of their consumers, that’s for sure.

MARK ZUCKERBERG — Facebook

He’s an on-again off-again meat eater. He spent 2011 “basically” as a vegetarian, after committing to only eat meat he killed himself. He says the experience was good, and that it lead him to healthier foods, even learning more about sustainable farming and raising of animals. Fast forward to last summer and he was posting pictures of steaks, thanks to his iGrill app, he certainly didn’t kill himself.
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Mark Zuckerberg’s Three Simplistic Principles for Success

Most of us are familiar with Facebook. With 800 million users, 70 percent of which are outside of the United States, Facebook is not just a sweeping fad that has dominated cyber space, it is a significant tool to share, market and connect with people all over the world.

I felt very inspired hearing Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook, and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s CEO, fire off answers to some very poignant questions about Zuckerberg’s conversations with Steve Jobs, his views on privacy in social media, and whether or not he was ever going to sell his billion dollar company. However, what stood out the most for me was Zuckerberg’s simplistic approach and philosophy on success.

The following are Zuckerberg’s simplistic principles for success. Whether you’re trying to be an Internet mogul, or simply trying to meet a weight loss goal, use them as a guideline to attain any goal you set out to accomplish.
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Mark Zuckerberg to Only Eat Animals He Kills

Mark Zuckerberg Headshot Black BackgroundEach year, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg sets himself a challenge. Last year, it was to learn Chinese. This year, Zuckerberg says he will only eat meat that comes from animals he’s personally killed, in an endeavor to understand the morality of eating meat.

“I’m eating a lot healthier foods. And I’ve learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals,” he told Fortune in an email. “It’s easy to take the food we eat for granted when we can eat good things every day.” Reducing one’s meat consumption is also a way to reduce one’s impact on the environment, as is eating locally raised animals.

Zuckerberg made the announcement via his private Facebook page, saying he’d just killed a pig and a goat. He is getting help in his endeavor from Palo Alto restaurateur Jesse Cool, who has introduced Zuckerberg to farmers. After Zuckerberg kills each animal, it is then sent to a professional butcher, who cuts the animal apart. Zuckerberg and his girlfriend, who is also helping him with the project, are also making an effort to eat all of the animals’ parts, including the organs.


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