At age 113, Montana resident Walter Breuning is the world’s oldest man. The two-meal diet regime he has practiced for the past 35 years may possibly be a factor in his longevity.
He lives in Great Falls, MT at Rainbow Retirement Center, at an assisted living facility. As seen in the videos below, he takes a morning walk, with a walker, rides around town in his motor scooter and is sharp and witty in interviews, recollecting his childhood which dates back to the late 19th century and early 20th century.
So naturally, when interviewed, the common questions arise about diet. We are all curious to know, what kind of regime, what kinds of foods keep a person living at age 113? Walter Breuning tells a reporter from the Great Falls Tribune that he eats two meals a day, breakfast and lunch. He is 5-foot-8 and weighs a trim 125 pounds.
“I think you should push back from the table when you’re still hungry…”I have weighed the same for about 35 years…Well, that’s the way it should be.
“You get in the habit of not eating at night, and you realize how good you feel. If you could just tell people not to eat so darn much.”
In the interview he revealed he started the two-meal a day regime in 1978 when he moved to Great Falls. After being a luncheon patron of the Albon Club, the owners asked him in 1980 to be the manager, a job he held for fifteen years. Thereafter, he revealed, he “never started eating supper again.”
He discussed his current daily schedule with the reporter, revealing he gets up at 6:15 a.m. and has a big breakfast, usually consisting of eggs, toast or pancakes at 7:30 a.m. He eats fruit every day. His sole medication is one baby aspirin a day. He additionally reveals he drinks lots of water and a cup of coffee and a half of coffee with breakfast and one cup with lunch. Noting he has been healthy all of his life, he said:
“If people could cut back on their normal weight, it wouldn’t be quite so bad. They just eat too much!”
A photo accompanies the above-cited article. Here is another picture of Walter Breuning.
That’s the latest buzz on longevity as it pertains to one who should know, Walter Breuning, the 113-year-old world’s oldest man and the two-meal diet by which he swears to maintain his health.