A Twinkie a day keeps the doctor away?


“For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, ate one of these sugary cakelets (Twinkies. Nutty bars. Powdered donuts) 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.” (According to article by  Madison Park of CNN)

AND HE LOST WEIGHT! 27 lbs in 2 months!

What was he trying to prove? That it isn’t the nutritional value of the food that matters in weight loss, it is PURE calorie counting.

He went from eating about 2,600 calories a day to 1,800 calories a day…consuming fewer calories than he burned and resulting in weight loss.

Surprisingly, this “poor” diet did not have a negative impact on his health. According to Park, “Haub’s “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, dropped 20 percent and his “good” cholesterol, or HDL, increased by 20 percent. He reduced the level of triglycerides, which are a form of fat, by 39 percent.”

Here is a Sample Diet for the day if you would like to try! (But he doesn’t recommend it)

-Espresso, Double: 6 calories; 0 grams of fat

-Hostess Twinkies Golden Sponge Cake: 150 calories; 5 grams of fat

-Centrum Advanced Formula From A To Zinc: 0 calories; 0 grams of fat

-Little Debbie Star Crunch: 150 calories; 6 grams of fat

-Hostess Twinkies Golden Sponge Cake: 150 calories; 5 grams of fat

-Diet Mountain Dew: 0 calories; 0 grams of fat

-Doritos Cool Ranch: 75 calories; 4 grams of fat

-Kellogg’s Corn Pops: 220 calories; 0 grams of fat

-whole milk: 150 calories; 8 grams of fat

-baby carrots: 18 calories; 0 grams of fat

-Duncan Hines Family Style Brownie Chewy Fudge: 270 calories; 14 grams of fat

-Little Debbie Zebra Cake: 160 calories; 8 grams of fat

-Muscle Milk Protein Shake: 240 calories; 9 grams of fat

Totals: 1,589 calories and 59 grams of fat

Bottom line: its about calorie counting and portion control for weight loss. But what an interesting study! For full article click here: http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08/twinkie.diet.professor/index.html

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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GRI GREEN

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors

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