The secret to longevity? Alain’s champion breakfast – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay


The secret to longevity? We should ask Alain Peyrot, 78 years old and with the body of a twenty-year-old in gym: six-pack abs, X-Men-style biceps, an energy and a smile that just looking at him makes you envious. And he makes you look at him. In fact, he seems to have made it a mission since he has become a social phenomenon with almost 200 thousand followers on Instagram and TikTok where, with the name Alain Gustaveposts videos of his super workouts and his busy, busy days.

The Secret of Longevity by Alain Gustave

After a life as an entrepreneur in the real estate sector, He now lives retired in his house in the mountains outside Lucerne, and leads a life extremely marked by physical activity, and in reality not only by that. He wakes up at six in the summer and a little later in the winter, then he shaves and always takes a cold shower. regardless of the season (he says it helps to have “discipline” and to stock up on energy for the day), then at 8 – and never later – the first training session begins: push-ups and sit-ups.

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Alain Gustave’s Breakfast of Champions

Between showering and training, Alain Gustave eats a very large breakfast. In a recent video entirely dedicated to the story of his typical day, he explained that he eats salty food for breakfast: usually two hard boiled or fried eggs, combined with a piece of cheese, a coffee with a little honey (but only exceptionally), dried fruit (usually almonds) and a protein shake. In short, a rich breakfast, but if you look closely, well thought out: dried fruit slows down the absorption of fats such as those contained in fried eggs or cheese (as well as sugars), and provides the body with good fats that are good for the heart and mineral salts such as calcium that are particularly needed during old age. The surplus of proteins that Alain Gustave allows himself with the smoothie is then justified by the amount of physical activity he does during the day: Proteins, in fact, are essential to provide the energy needed for such intense activity but also to promote post-workout muscle repair. If Alain added a slice of bread to this mix, his breakfast would be fully balanced: the carbohydrates would provide him with energy and the fibers they contain would also promote intestinal well-being.

The light dinner of longevity

But it is very likely that this over-seventy-year-old with the body of a twenty-year-old does it without specifying it, since he appears to be very careful about his health. This is also confirmed by the fact that he makes a textbook dinner: in the same video he says that in the evening always eat light, generally lots of vegetables, few fats and few carbohydrates, also to sleep better.

The perfect day



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