This dude Mark Haub is a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University. He was overweight and as a class experiment, he decided that he would severely limit his caloric intake but eat mainly junk food such as Twinkies, Little Debbies, and HoHos. He had significantly fewer calories but food which was considerably not "healthy". He would eat a cake-let every 3 hours or so WHEN HE WAS HUNGRY and only EAT TO SATISFY THE NEED for food. And he counted calories while doing it. He lost 27 lbs and discontinued the diet when he reached his healthy BMI.
Best quote from the article right here:
On August 25, Haub, 41, started his cake diet focusing on portion control.
"I'm eating to the point of need and pushing the plate or wrapper away," he said.
What's freaky? His cholesterol levels and triglycerides IMPROVED.
Now, he's not promoting this "snack-centric" diet. And he's not sure what the long term effects are going to be. He does admit to starting the day with a protein shake and also eating a vegetable or two a day (sissy) but I won't hold it against him (much). Especially since he ate the veggies at the dinner table with his family to avoid setting a bad example for the kids.
Adding meat back into his diet after the experiment, increased his cholesterol levels.
Oh, did you want to read the article yourself? Here it is, straight from those crazy fellas at CNN!