The Starvation Experiment

The Minnesota Starvation Experiment is a study I have referenced with clients over the years. Nutritionist Ancel Keys took 36 healthy men to study the effects of semi-starvation, (ie low 1600 calorie diet), in 1944 in order to understand the effects of starvation from war. The results were not great for the lives of these men. They alternated between loss of personal motivation, irrational agitation…