HowTo: Lose 27 Pounds Eating Twinkies

Lose 27 Pounds Eating Twinkies

What's more important in maintaining a healthy body weight? Eating healthy food or simply reducing your calorie intake?

You may think a human nutrition professor would encourage the former, but instead Kansas State University's Mark Haub proved the latter. CNN reports that Professor Haub dropped 27 pounds in just two and a half months eating junk food. For ten weeks Haub ate a Twinkie every three hours, reducing his normal calorie intake of 2,600 to 1,800.

HowTo: Lose 27 Pounds Eating Twinkies

(*Notably, the CNN article reveals halfway through that "two-thirds of Haub's total intake came from junk food. He also took a multivitamin pill and drank a protein shake daily. And he ate vegetables, typically a can of green beans or three to four celery stalks.")

So does the professor recommend this "convenient store diet"?

"I'm not geared to say this is a good thing to do. I'm stuck in the middle. I guess that's the frustrating part. I can't give a concrete answer. There's not enough information to do that."

Haub's Sample Day

  • 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

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3 Comments

LOL this must be the guy from zombielands favorite diet xD

I have more health issues than my wife, and im far skinnier. I hope people realize being thinner doesnt mean being healthier.

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