09 November 2010

Now HERE is some amazing food for thought!

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!


  1. My husband sent me the story today from work.

    Interesting..but personally, I think it's stupid. All the chemicals and crap in that junk. Ick!

    I understand his point of the "experiment" though.

    Always something huh? Junkfood diet, cookies diet, taco bell diet, Subway diet. lol

  2. I heard about it today too, but gotta wonder how it can possibly be good for the bod.

    Vee at http://veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

  3. Oh, I have to believe that there would be long term consequences to all that junk food, but the fact that he wasn't eating more than he what he was hungry for was what most intrigued me. I think if most people would stop eating when they aren't hungry, then the calorie decrease would result naturally and the counting wouldn't be necessary.

  4. People everywhere will start the twinkie diet immediately. Twinkie sales will rise, and so will the numbers on their scales. If you see anyone eating a twinkie, knock it out of their hands and hand them a piece of fruit.

  5. Statistics are alot like a bikini,
    I've heard it said. They reveal ALOT.
    But keep very important parts covered up!
    There's almost always another side to every story!

  6. I saw that yesterday. I would throw up eating a twinkie every 3 hours.

  7. I personally couldn't survive on such dreck, but hey, it's just his way of eating mindfully. If it works, more power to him.

  8. Something tells me there is more to this story than we are being given access to. I might be wrong, but I smell something.


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