Skip to content

The Twinkie Diet?

November 10, 2010

Image Credit: AnnArbor.com

I came across an interesting article today discussing if the quality or quantity of food is more important for weight loss. A professor in the Department of Human Nutrition has lost 27 lbs over a 10 weeks junk food marathon. He is living on a diet of high-calorie, high-fat foods, such as snack cakes, powdered doughnuts and sticky buns, to show that foods commonly regarded as junk can actually help people lose weight. He’s been keeping a restrictive 1,800 calorie a day diet, including multivitamins, protein shakes and minimal vegetables.

As much as I could handle an Old Dutch BBQ Chip diet, I could imagine that this guy was starving for the whole 10 weeks of calorie-dense foods. As a sporadic follower of the restrictive calorie weight loss plan (~1500/day) I have learned to make better food choices. Do I want this huge 100 calorie orange or this very small chocolate bar? And sometimes the chocolate wins, but not as the main course!

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: