Elon Musk explains his fit, ripped and healthy look at Tesla launch in 1 word

Elon Musk revealed the secret to his good looks after presenting the launch of Tesla's AI robot.

The tech genius showcased his much-touted humanoid robot "Optimus" at the electric vehicle maker’s "AI Day" event on Friday – but his fans were distracted by how "fit and ripped" he looked.

After the event, one fan took to Twitter to ask the SpaceX CEO what his secret was.

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Eva McMillan shared an image of him in a tight-fitting black t-shirt, as she wrote: "Hey, @elonmusk what’s your secret? You look awesome, fit, ripped & healthy. Lifting weights? Eating healthy?"

He replied with a simple, one-word answer, as he said: "Fasting."

Back in August, Elon revealed that he had embraced the diet trend of intermittent fasting after being trolled when topless photos of him looking doughy emerged online.

He also received criticism about his weight from his own father, South African engineer Errol Musk, who said his son was “eating badly” and suggested he should take diet pills to address his weight.

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Musk said he was "over 20lbs [9kg] down from his (unhealthy) peak weight" thanks to the weight-loss method, as he Tweeted: "On advice of a good friend, I’ve been fasting periodically & feel healthier."

He also admitted that he lifts weights "a little" to help tone up his physique although he said: "I actually don’t really like working out, but I gotta do it."

According to Bupa UK, intermittent fasting involves going for extended periods of time without eating, or eating very little, followed by a period of eating normally.

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Apparently, the method can help you lose weight, improve your health and potentially protect you from developing certain diseases.

However, there’s still not enough studies to show how safe intermittent fasting is if you do it for a long time. But in general, most research highlights that it’s safe in otherwise healthy adults.

Elon hopes that his robot business will make him more money than his electric Tesla cars.

He said Optimus would be an "extremely capable robot", to be made in very high volume – ultimately millions of units – and it was expected to cost much less than a car, at under $20,000.


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