J Morris Hicks

J Morris Hicks

Posted November 8, 2011

Published in Health, Lifestyle

  • digg
  • Delicious
  • Furl
  • reddit
  • blinklist
  • Technorati
  • stumbleupon

Holiday Eating. Gaining weight or losing? It's your choice.

Read More: effortless permanent weight-loss

Get VegSource Alerts Get VegSource Alerts

First Name


Email This Story to a Friend


Today (11-8-11) -- the ideal time to begin your quest for vibrant health.

Once again, Dr. Greger has provided us with a close look at a scientific report on the topic of BMI scores that are associated with various diet-styles. He carefully analyzes an April 2009 report published by the American Diabetes Association. He took a look at four different diet-styles:

Leveraging the simple, yet powerful concept of maximizing the percent of your calories from whole plant foods -- still in nature's package
  1. Meat eaters (meat and/or dairy at almost every meal)
  2. Flexitarian (mostly vegetarian but eats meat a few times a month)
  3. Vegetarian (mostly plant-based but still eats dairy and eggs)
  4. Vegan (consumes only plant-based foods)

But the report didn't have any data on a 4-Leaf diet-style, where one is getting over 80% of their daily calories from whole plant-based foods; still in nature's package.

We know that many vegans still eat a very unhealthy diet consisting of lots of high-fat, processed foods like oil, pasta, bread, chips, tofu, etc. Take a look at what the study showed and then let's guess how "4-Leaf eating" would have fared against the other three. Continue reading this article that includes a helpful video from Dr. Greger....

—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at



Leave a comment