Life is a classroom where we must all observe, learn, and become better people. There is no better way to learn than to learn from the practical experience of others.
Elvis Presley is a legend. A great singer who opened many paths. However, the cause of his death is not yet conclusively known. Was it the drugs he was taking? Or his massive food intake that ultimately killed him? The situation is further complicated by the fact that it is believed that he was taking some of the drugs to try to control his weight.
Did Elvis Presley’s diet kill him?
We all need a minimum of 1,500 to 1,800 calories a day to stay alive. People who do heavy work and therefore burn a lot of calories need even more calories, up to about 10,000 per day.
Elvis consumed more than 85,000 calories a day and did nothing more exhausting than reaching out to change channels on his television. 85,000 calories is more than enough to keep an elephant alive. Presley’s favorite daily diet was a 12-inch long muffin filled with bacon, peanut butter, and strawberry jelly. Each had about 42,000 calories. Elvis ate two every day along with other sandwiches like hamburgers and fried white bread.
The answer to our question is, yes, Elvis, who conquered the fiercely competitive and fickle music industry, could not compete with the attractive aroma and taste of food. He just ate himself to death.
Why do most celebrities have weight problems?
The Elvis era ushered in a new era of super rich celebrities. The new medium of television helped create a new generation of super rich artists. Elvis, with his good looks and suggestive dancing, was especially suited to her. Since then, two problems have been consistently and regularly associated with super rich celebrities. Drugs and weight problems. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on weight issues.
It’s helpful to note that many of these big stars were literally starving and looking for cash just before their big leap to celebrity status. Like Elvis.
Suddenly, they find themselves in a situation where they don’t have to worry about money. Situations where you don’t have to hold a nine-to-five job to put food on the table. That is where the whole problem seems to start.
Most of us seem to end up in a similar situation when we get comfortable jobs that we enjoy. A mildly successful executive or junior entrepreneur will surely have an obesity problem – no wonder it’s a national crisis.
What we can learn from Elvis
It is clear that if Elvis had exercised, even a little, he would have lived much longer. Had you lived in this information age, you would also have had many other “less painful” ways to control your weight.
But the real danger zone, if we want to learn something from Elvis, is in the mind. Presley had reached a situation where there was nothing left to accomplish. There was no new challenge, not even on the horizon, that interested him. That was the really dangerous point and that is the really deadly place for anyone. Many celebrities go through these days with devastating consequences.
The lesson is that no matter how successful you are, you need a constant supply of new challenges and formidable startups and tasks to take on all the time. It seems to be true that when the mind falls asleep, the body follows with devastating consequences.