Dick Gregory’s Bahamian Diet has been around for quite some time.
Due to the fact that we have many weight loss interest and experts on this website, I have decided to give a review of the diet as well as the history behind it.
First thing is: who is Dick Gregory?
About Dick Gregory
Dick Gregory is over 80 years old now. He was born in St Louis, Missouri in the 1930’s and lived in poor conditions. Trying to escape poverty, Dick ran. He was a star in track and field in college, but was drafted into the Army in 1954.
In the Army, Dick had a gift of making soldiers laugh. His Commander talked him into entering some talent shows where he excelled.
After leaving the Army, Dick made his way to Chicago where he opened a nightclub but it failed driving Dick back into financial dire. But he didn’t stop and was soon noticed by Hugh Hefner and Dick performed his humor to mostly white audiences at the Playboy Club.
Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant and this white waitress came up to me and said, “We don’t serve colored people here.” I said, “That’s all right. I don’t eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.” Dick Gregory
Besides comedy, Dick Gregory was a huge voice in political activism. During the 1960’s, you would see Dick in the midst of protests with people like Martin Luther King Jr and others. He was often going on hunger strikes to show his loyalty to change.
Dick even ran for President in 1968 as a write-in candidate and received a lot of votes.
In all of this, Dick’s health began to deteriorate. He knew he needed to change his style of life and in the 1980’s, Dick became a leading figure in the health food industry. He had become a semi-strict vegetarian and knew it was a benefit.
Dick first developed a drink called the Bahamian Diet Nutritional Drink which became popular.
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Health Enterprises Inc.
In 1984, Dick founded Health Enterprises Inc. The goal was to help African Americans live a healthier lifestyle. In 1985, he introduced the Slim Safe Bahamian Diet which was a powdered diet mix. This mix drank 3 times per day was meant to cause rapid weight loss.
Dick updated that formula in 2014 and it is still selling well.
So What Is The Bahamian Diet?
The Bahamian Diet developed by Mr Gregory is actually a vegetarian food diet along with the supplement Dick now calls the Caribbean Diet for Optimal Health.
The supplement is full of a variety of vegan nutritional items to help you lose weight. There is rice and flaxseed powder, coffee bean, bitter melon and milk thistle extract, mango and lime fruit powder and much more…
Does it work?
I have not tried it but there are many testimonials from people on the amazing power of this diet plan.
There was one study performed on rats that showed no weight loss but super improvements on blood glucose levels.
Another study on New Orleans police officers showed great weight loss results along with healthier tests from checkups.
My take on Dick Gregory’s Bahamian Diet
I have always had respect for the man and I do believe his diet plan will work if used properly.
What are your thoughts? Have you ever tried this diet? Leave your comments or questions below. Thank you.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Dick Gregory or Wellness In Nature. This information is given for educational benefit.
About The Author
Greg Boudonck is a freelance writer and the author of over 50 books. He writes on many different topics, but business subjects are one of his primary areas of writing expertise. See Greg’s biography here.