A recent article from the BBC showed a few shocking pictures of monkeys in a calorie restriction study (in other words one group of monkeys just ate less food)
The study is simple, one group of monkeys just ate about 30% less calories than the other group. The results speak for themselves. Just have a look at these pictures. The monkey on the right was eating less total calories than the monkey on the left.
As far as I can tell the one on the right looks like he’s got a lot more life left in him than the one on the left.
This is the latest study in a growing pile of research that shows that eating slightly less food is not only good for things like cardiovascular health, blood sugar regulation, obesity prevention and just about any other western disease you can think of, but it also might help you live longer, and more importantly live HEALTHY a lot longer too.
I never want to grow up, at least I don’t want my body to. The longer I can stay looking and feeling like I am twenty something or thirty something, the better. And this research is providing some pretty good evidence that eating less food, but good nutritious foods might just be the way to do it.
In today’s grocery store there is probably more foods that work against you than with you. And that’s where I think our meal plans can really help you avoid the junk and help you choose the best foods and guide you to eat slightly less and still love the process.
I don’t know about you, but I would definitely rather be the monkey on the right than the left! I think we all want to live as long and healthy as possible, and a simple well thought out nutrition plan is a good way to do it.
P.S. If eating less calories is really this powerful, how could you justify not doing it?
P.P.S. If staying on a meal plan proves challenging you should see what Brad Pilon has to say about that with his Eat STOP Eat theory. In fact its impressive.