Mark Haub’s Twinkie Weight Loss Diet Works

I just read an follow up article about Mark Haub’s (the nutrition professor from Kansas State University) who is eating mostly junk food on his weight loss diet.

Mark Haub lost 27lbs and his health markers improved.

In summary he’s lost 27lbs in 10 weeks eating some form of junk food (mostly snack cakes you can find at convenience stores).

He is now in a normal body weight category AND his blood markers of health are improving.

This is just more proof that total calories are what matter for weight loss…and that being in a normal/healthy bodyweight range has more to do with ‘health’ than the specific foods you eat to be in that range.

This type of experiment is shows that the type of food really just doesn’t matter when it comes to weight loss. If you want to lose weight, eat foods that you can control and eat less of.

An interesting point he makes is that when he was eating so called ‘healthy foods’ he tended to overeat them.

This is something I’ve noticed that many people do. They somehow think that if a food is categorized or believed to be ‘healthy’ then they can eat as much of that food as they like without gaining weight.

I’m glad Haub’s did this little experiment because the obsessive compulsive health food marketing is getting out of hand and the population need a reality check…

My new weight loss program is going to be built around the principle that the calories are what matter and its up to you to decide what foods you want to eat while you lose weight. This sort of story just further helps with the acceptance of my way of doing it.

You can read his full article here: Twinkie Diet

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John