Mediterranean? Keto? Paleo? Atkins? Vegan? An extensive study stretching over 50 years found that a diet practiced decades ago beat them all. Following the ‘old’ diet proved 100% successful in losing every gram of excess weight up to the exact weight one should be, with dramatically improved health as one would expect. There were no exceptions. So successful were the results, that you'll likely never find a doctor not endorsing it now. (Send this article to your doctor, and they'll tell you they too agree.)
Using artificial intelligence and computer modeling, the habits of several millions of people that participated in research stretching over decades were studied by a team of scientists at Oxford, Harvard, Cambridge, and nineteen other universities and research institutes. What every child was taught by loving parents up till the pandemic of obesity struck in the early 1980s, turned out to be 95% of the ultimate success recipe for optimum health and weight.
In 1985, no US state had an obesity rate higher than 15 percent. In 2016, five states had rates over 35 percent. By the year 2000, the average American ate 20% more with each meal than in 1983.
Data was analyzed by using machine learning that measured millions of data points. The results of hundreds of previous studies that passed peer-review were analyzed again. The ‘secret’ of having and maintaining the ideal weight and optimum health was then laid down in a few core principles. This was since dubbed the ELEHEM-lifestyle, and is surprisingly simple to abide by.
While the famous Weight Watchers program has a failure rate of 97%, ELEHEM was found to have a 100% success rate to bring down weight to one's ideal weight, and to keep it there permanently, with all the added health benefits included.
As part of the practical component of the study, 23 400 people ranging in ages from 18 to 65 were enrolled, divided into three control groups, and monitored daily for 6 months. Each had to download an app to their phones, and record everything they ate every day, and the amount of exercise they got. 8 000 committed to follow the three ELEHEM-principles (Control Group A) while a further 8000 in Control Group B could go on with their lifestyles and eating habits as before, but while using the app daily.
Control Group C (7 400 people) did exactly the same as Group A and followed the ELEHEM-diet, except that they were provided with approved supplements to speed up their metabolism. Each participant in all three groups received daily reminders via text message, push notifications, and occasional phone calls to keep them on track and motivated.
In the first 4 months, the average weight-loss in Control Group A of obese participants were 8%. It then reached a short plateau for twee weeks, before going down rapidly again. In Group C participants dropped an average of 15% after 3 months already, with a similar plateau then setting in, before a further fast drop in weight thereafter till it reached the ideal BMI weight.
When the study completed after 6 months, 100% of participants in Control Groups A and C were right on target with their body mass index (BMI) exactly as dieticians established the ideal weight for those people should be. Group C participants reached the goal on average after 4 months already, including former severely obese participants.
All participants reported increased levels of energy and observed significant health improvements. Almost all diabetics and heart patients had their medication adjusted and in some cases waived by their doctors. Especially people that led a sedentary lifestyle before benefitted markedly within the first week after adopting the ELEHEM principles.
In Control Group B, despite participants not following the ELEHEM steps or using any enhancements, an average drop in weight of 2% were measured. Researchers believe this is because participants had to keep an eye on what they ate each day, and being motivated by the reminders they got from their ‘support staff’, leading to many subconsciously deciding to eat less and healthier.
In 2011, 34% of adults and 15–20% of children and adolescents in the U.S. were obese. That number went up to a whopping 42.4% for adults in 2017. It is assumed that the pandemic that struck late 2019 and people stress-eating at home worsened those alarming numbers further.
According to the CDC: “Obesity is serious because it is associated with poorer mental health outcomes and reduced quality of life. Obesity is also associated with the leading causes of death in the United States and worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer.”
Another huge risk factor today is people leading sedentary lifestyles. Sedentary was nicknamed the ‘sitting disease’ and is as dangerous — if not more — than smoking. It doubles the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, and increase the risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure, and overall poor health. ELEHEM was found to be 100% effective against this.
The study concluded that, to cement the effectiveness of ELEHEM:
• having a firm daily routine with fixed eating times,
• and fixed hours for proper sleep of at least 7 hours,
• and 12 hours of fasting to give organs like the pancreas time to recuperate
• and support from family and friends initially till a few habits are formed
proved to guarantee fairly-fast, steady weight-loss up to the exact ideal mass one should weigh, and improved health, and to then maintain the ideal weight for life.
While the ELEHEM can be called a diet, it is more of a permanent lifestyle change. The term ELEHEM is an abbreviation for:
• Eat Less — use an app to record what you eat, and keep your calories 500 below what your body needs when you're obese.
• Eat Healthy — cut out all processed foods and all sugar, and scale down on meat consumption
• Exercise More — 10 000 steps every day walking should do it.
*This article is a parody! :) But certainly the truest parody you'll ever come across. What you put in is what you get out. You cannot get fat, or remain obese, when you put in only enough — and only healthy, unprocessed — food in your body to meet its daily requirements, and no extra that will be stored as fat. Remember the term ELEHEM, and stick to the principles here, and share this article to someone you want to prank. :D
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