Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Twinkies good for you?

A nutrition professor lost 27 pounds by eating Twinkies for 60 days.

Kansas State University nutrition professor Mark Haub has been making headlines lately for his two-month Twinkie stunt. For 60 days straight, Haub ate a snack cake for every meal, with Doritos, Oreos and sugar-soaked cereals for snacks between meals.
The crazy part? He lost 27 pounds, and his cholesterol dropped.
Those results are so dang counterintuitive, the questions flood to your head—like a sugar rush.
In short, Haub's theory about caloric intake held up. He burned more calories than he ate, and that caused him to shed pounds. As for the other health improvements, like lowering his "bad" cholesterol and upping his "good" cholesterol? "When you lose weight, regardless of how you're doing it—even if it's with packaged foods, generally you will see these markers improve when weight loss has improved," explained Dawn Jackson Blatner, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.

I think this explains why I am still skinny from eating so many Oreos.

13 comments:

  1. I'm still skeptical about this... losing weight eating those heaven's flavored cakes? I'm sure going to get myself a box of these at the grocery next week haha!

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  2. Worst thing you can do is eating what you like thinking about you are doing something wrong. I love those cakes, and I like some other Mexican cakes, lol. But I burn all the calories at night, lol

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  3. those things are concentrated diabetes but so good

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  4. there are no twinkies here in brazil :(

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  5. Not the strangest thing I've heard. I've heard of people eating chocolate and losing weight.

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  6. Sweet, now I won't feel like a fatty fatty if I eat some lol

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  7. wait, what? seriously? they lost weight? how....?

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  8. Good post! Looking forward to reading you next one

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  9. I totally should be doing this.

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