How to Live to (Almost) 100 Do like Jack LaLanne did: Wake up early, skip lunch, and sweat By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Jan 30, 2011 9:35 AM CST 27 comments Comments Forget roast beef sandwiches: No lunch, no meat. (Flickr) (Newser) – Jack LaLanne made it to the ripe old age of 96—and those of us with centenarian dreams could take a pointer ... or 10 ... from the fitness guru. The Daily Beast rounds up 10 of LaLanne's health habits worth imitating. Wake up before the cock crows: LaLanne started his day at 4am and promptly hit the gym. In his later years, he gave himself a break ... and slept until 5am. Cardio counts: Though he was known as a dedicated weight lifter, he didn't skip out on cardio, following his iron-pumping sessions with a 30-minute run and 30-minute swim. Say "so long" to lunch: LaLanne only ate two meals a day—breakfast and dinner—with zero snacks in between. Egg whites featured heavily into both meals. And forget about burgers: LaLanne says he never touched meat, though he did eat fish. And sweets: The last time LaLanne ate a dessert was ... 1929. Click for five more habits.