THIS Morning has sparked backlash after a guest encouraged viewers to “skip breakfast to live to 180 years old”.
Dave Asprey insisted that he will be the first person to live to the old age, and shared his tips on how he will achieve it.
This Morning guest Dave Asprey said he will live to 180 years old
In addition to pricey stem cell procedures, cryotherapy – where his body is submerged in freezing temperatures – and deep sleep, Dave said that he swears by fasting.
Encouraging those watching to skip breakfast and have their dinner an hour early to give their body more time with an empty stomach, the 47-year-old entrepreneur said: “Skipping breakfast is really important.
“If you can learn this simple trick of intermittent fasting what you’ll find is you have more energy that day, start to lose weight, and start to feel better.
“It isn’t a suffering thing, it’s a benefit thing.
His tips for a long life include skipping breakfast
“The other thing you can do to live longer is have dinner earlier – even just an hour earlier, that gives you one more hour where your body doesn’t have any food in your stomach and that’s when your body goes in to repair itself.
“If you have food in your stomach, your body is digesting instead of repairing itself.”
However, viewers at home slammed the ITV show for promoting “unhealthy” advice, flocking to Twitter to share their reaction.
One outraged fan wrote: “Can we please stop promoting starving yourself as a positive thing. Eat smaller, healthier etc”.
Viewers slammed the ‘dangerous’ advice
Another added: “Surely this guy’s advice of starving yourself and skipping meals is incredibly dangerous?”
A third agreed: “Why are they having someone on who is promoting not eating breakfast? That’s so unhealthy for so many people, why feature that on #thismorning ??”
One more wrote: “No breakfast. Yet other experts say you must have breakfast…”
Dave also insisted that many people will live to the ripe age of 180 in the future, telling Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: “The things that I’m working to pioneer are now expensive, but some of them are free like fasting.
“But what’s going to happen is that this is going to become something like cell phones. Everyone has cell phones, everyone will have anti-aging.
“You go back 30 years, very few people had cell phones. So change can happen rapidly in society.
“There will be many people who are under 40 right now who are walking around under their own power, perfectly happy, highly functional, will be more than 100 years old. It’s guaranteed, given the speed of progress.”