The 1940s Experiment is a years experiment to see what effect returning to a wartime 1940s diet would have on ones health. Basically rationing the amount of meat and cheese consumed to a fraction of what we consume today (I’m actually vegan now), as well as fats and sugars and almost total eradication of modern processed foods. In addition a return to consuming lots of fresh vegetables, beans, pulses, fruit and wholefoods…
As much as some people pooh pooh the austerity of it all, there is no denying that getting back to a more simple, basic way of eating IS better than our current way of eating as a society.
I loved reading this message just now …
SUE: I’m going to burst if I don’t share this with you. I just came back from the Dr. My blood pressure was 114/68 and my diabetic level is at 6.0, the lowest on the guideline scale. My cholesterols and everything else was at or below normal. The Dr. was very impressed. He turned to me and said, “Explain to me more about this diet your on.” He wasn’t as skeptical as he was before, told me to continue with the diet. I didn’t lose any weight since last time…still at 219 lbs, but I’ll take the health benefits. Also, my BMI is at 38, it was at 42.
I just wish I had known of this before and I’m so glad that I stumbled into your website Carolyn. It was your grassroots experiment that you so courageously shared with the world that encouraged me to try it. Thank you
Sue: THANK YOU for sharing this with me. I am SO HAPPY for you I really, really am! it never ceases top amaze me that our health can be turned around so quickly by taking some responsibility for the food we put in our mouths.. It’s not always easy though so kudos to you for doing this.