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Twinkie Diet Helps Nutrition Professor Lose 27 Pounds 35 35

Professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University Mark Haub has managed to lose 27 pounds in 10 weeks eating only junk food available at a convenience store. Haub wanted to prove that when it came to dieting calorie counting mattered much more than the nutritional value of food. From the article: "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."

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Twinkie Diet Helps Nutrition Professor Lose 27 Pounds

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  • Well of course (Score:3, Insightful)

    by wisnoskij (1206448) on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @02:03PM (#34176170) Homepage

    Nutrition is for heath, and having more or less should not significantly effect weight (but is very important for overall heath).
    So eating a small amount of twinkles a day will cause you to lose weight, but that does not mean you would not die of malnutrition if you continued to only eat junk food for a long time (no matter how much of it you were eating).

  • by sznupi (719324) on Tuesday November 09, 2010 @11:09PM (#34182498) Homepage

    He just has genetics, gut bacteria, etc. suitable for losing weight.

    But we must not forget many people around us, in which those factors(*) cause them to be a thermodynamic perpetuum mobile. Major concentrations of them in just few places around the world certainly suggest genetic factors.

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