By the end of the week, 300 of the 378 Harpo staffers who signed up successfully completed the challenge. Collectively, they lost 444 pounds and gained 84 pounds...and used a record amount of toilet paper. While most staffers who took on the challenge aren't switching over to vegan diets entirely, it did change the way a lot of them thought about food.
Watch the results of the Harpo challenge!
"I don't know that I'm going to run out and eat a pizza or run out and have a big steak or anything like that, but I will, for the rest of my life, think about what I'm eating," says Senior Associate Producer Ray.
On top of raising consciousness about what they're eating, Harpo is also taking action—the company now has "Meatless Mondays" each week in the Harpo café. Although, if people want to eat meat, they are certainly welcome to do so.
"You have to decide what's right for you and for your family," says Oprah. "Half the battle is just being aware of where your food comes from and how it makes you feel. As Kathy says, just leaning into better eating can make a major difference in all areas of your life."
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