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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Need to lose some weight - eat a Twinkie

Sugar, sugar and more sugar. 

My alma mater is making headlines, no not for the unbelievable game against Texas this past weekend, but for the Twinkie Diet

According to CNN.com Mark Haub, a professor of nutrition at Kansas State University, decided to prove it isn't about what you eat, it all about the number or calories. 
For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, ate one of these sugary cakelets every three hours, instead of meals. To add variety in his steady stream of Hostess and Little Debbie snacks, Haub munched on Doritos chips, sugary cereals and Oreos, too.
For a class project, Haub limited himself to less than 1,800 calories a day. A man of Haub's pre-dieting size usually consumes about 2,600 calories daily. So he followed a basic principle of weight loss: He consumed significantly fewer calories than he burned. 
The result - Haub lost 27 lbs., his bad cholestrol, or LDL, dropped 20 percent and his good cholesterol, or HDL, increased by 20 percent.

After reading this article, I thought back to the "Please stop eating anything with a face," article. Everyone has a different opinion about what we should and shouldn't be eating, which things are healthy and which are not. I believe that a healthy diet is about balance and moderation, and foruantely that means I am going to keep on making such protein, specifically beef is a part of my diet.

3 comments:

  1. hhhhmmmm...a sugar diet??? I think I like that idea;-)

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  2. Oh I was SO going to blog on this today and you beat me to it! :)Pretty crazy, huh!?!

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  3. Could you please explain to your Australian friends what the hell a Twinkie is?!?!?!

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