Guess what the single most effective weight loss study in the history of medicine was?!?!?
Scientists didn’t give anyone any food
Scientists didn’t take any food away from anyone
Scientists didn’t mandate exercise
In fact… scientists didn’t mandate anything
For 3 months the test group met twice a week where scientists presented evidence based information on a plant-based diet. The group was presented with information regarding prevention and reversal of lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes mellitus, stroke, obesity, etc. The group was given information on the power of plants as food in our bodies. Anti-inflammatory benefits, the lack of cholesterol, anti-cancer polyphenols and bioavailable nutrients were all taught during this study.
At the end of 3 months the group that was receiving the information on a plant-based diet lost an average of 19 lbs! AMAZING!
Remember, these people were not being told or instructed to do anything different or make any different choices during this time. They went home and lived their lives as they chose to. …and their choices were reflected in their waistline!
It gets better…
Out of curiosity the scientists followed up with the group 6 months later to see if they had gained any or all of the weight back since the information nights had stopped. Remarkably they had not gained it back as most diet study groups do. As a group, they had now lost an average of 27 lbs! This is unheard of. For the group to have continued to have lost weight after the study closed shows that these people weren’t on a diet. They made choices that made them feel great and when you feel great you WANT to make every choice that you are making!
The Information Diet!
So my point is read this blog, maybe read another one, check out that 2 or 3 minute video even if you have no intention of changing anything in this moment. Your life is full of so many moments and so many choices and the information that you have will define the choices that you make in those moments.