Did a guy really go on a Twinkie Diet?

A human nutrition professor, Mark Haub, kept telling his class that it is “calories in, calories out” that matter for weight loss.  However it was difficult to overcome the belief that the types of food we eat (low carb, etc)  have control over our weight loss.

So to prove his point, Professor Haub went on a Twinkie diet for 10 weeks.  He ensured that he only ate 1800 calories a day.  He also snacked on Doritos and Oreos, but never ate over 1800 calories a day.

The result?  Professor Haub lost 27 pounds in 10 weeks.  He does not recommend the diet, but wanted to prove the point that weight loss is a matter of math, and if less calories are consumed then burned, weight loss will result.

Interestingly, Professor Haub’s good cholesterol (HDL) increased on this diet, his bad cholesterol (LDL) decreased, and his triglycerides also decreased as a result of this diet.

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