They add goat whey protein to their diets
Ferriss admits that the phrase "goat whey" isn't whetting anyone's appetites. "Goat whey protein, which sounds horrifically gross, is actually very innocuous," he says. "It was recommended to me by Charles Poliquin, a famed strength coach, who's worked with Olympic medalists in 20+ sports."
Ferris is a fan of goat whey over all other types of whey for one big reason. "Whey has some incredible properties, whether it's for body composition or immune function," he explained. "But people's trouble with lactose has been a consistent problem with whey. You can dodge that in large part by trying a goat whey protein instead of a normal dairy whey protein."
They bake cookies
Ferriss refers to BJ Miller as "an expert in death," in the book because he's an advisor to the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco and has "guided ~1,000 deaths." You might be wondering what the heck this has to do with cookies.
Miller says that for his patients who are about to die, it's not always helpful to talk about the meaning of life. Baking cookies with them, however? "Just the basic joy of smelling a cookie. You're rewarded for being alive and in the moment. Smelling a cookie is not on behalf of some future state. It's great in the moment, by itself, on behalf of nothing," he says in the book. No matter where we are in our lives, certainly anyone can appreciate an experience like that. And most importantly, you get to eat cookies when you're done!
They eat the same damn thing for breakfast every day
Ferriss also interviewed Seth Godin, a best-selling author of 15+ books and uber-popular blogger, for the Tools of Titans. In addition to his intense book writing schedule, Godin has also somehow carved out the time to start two companies as well. Because he is so busy, Godin reveals in the book that he eats the same thing for breakfast every day, because it's "one more decision I don't [have to] make." His morning meal of choice? Frozen bananas, hemp powder, almond milk, dried plum, and walnuts thrown in a blender.
They drink Titanium tea to wake up in the morning
Titanium tea is Tim Ferriss' special tea blend. It's what you get when you combine the combination of Pu'er (an aged black tea), dragonwell green tea, coconut oil, MCT oil, and a turmeric-ginger blend. He prepares it most mornings, though he notes that it smells like a wet horse's ass. And while he says in the book that it has a corny name, the peaty-smelling tea gives him a shit-ton of energy. "The fat loss and energetic benefits of [the titanium tea] consistently blows me away,” Ferris noted, calling it “rocket fuel for the brain.”