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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wacky Wednesday

Finally a nutritionist developed a diet we can all relate to: days filled with eating Hostess Twinkies and Cupcakes, Little Debbie Snack Cakes, Doritos and Oreos.  The idea was to see whether dieting strictly by calorie counting and not by nutrition would yield weight loss and poor health.

 Here's a sample day:
Espresso, Double: 6 calories; 0 grams of fat
Hostess Twinkies Golden Sponge Cake: 150 calories; 5 grams of fat
Centrum Advanced Formula From A To Zinc: 0 calories; 0 grams of fat
Little Debbie Star Crunch: 150 calories; 6 grams of fat
Hostess Twinkies Golden Sponge Cake: 150 calories; 5 grams of fat
Diet Mountain Dew: 0 calories; 0 grams of fat
Doritos Cool Ranch: 75 calories; 4 grams of fat
Kellogg's Corn Pops: 220 calories; 0 grams of fat
whole milk: 150 calories; 8 grams of fat
baby carrots: 18 calories; 0 grams of fat
Duncan Hines Family Style Brownie Chewy Fudge: 270 calories; 14 grams of fat
Little Debbie Zebra Cake: 160 calories; 8 grams of fat
Muscle Milk Protein Shake: 240 calories; 9 grams of fat
Totals: 1,589 calories and 59 grams of fat

In two months of eating this stuff, he lost 27 pounds and his body mass and other health indicators changed for the good, not for the worse as the nutritionist had hoped.
"I wish I could say the outcomes are unhealthy. I wish I could say it's healthy. I'm not confident enough in doing that. That frustrates a lot of people. One side says it's irresponsible. It is unhealthy, but the data doesn't say that."
I'm a person who believes in numbers and numbers don't lie. So now you have scientific data to back up your junk food diet. Bon appetit!


Crockhead said...

But he cheated. He had milk which is high in protein and a Muscle Milk Protein Shake, which presumably is high in protein. What would have happened if he had really just eaten junk food, as advertised? Nevertheless, I'm ready to try it.

white rabbit said...

And there was I trying (and succeeding) to lose weight eating chicken, fish, salad and fruit mostly. On this logic an alcohol only diet ought to be a good thing...


Catch Her in the Wry said...

crock: I can't explain the protein shake, but a glass of milk is necessary whe consuming a Hostess cupcake.

rabbit: It doesn't appear that you were eating enough vegetables, so I think it would be proper to add some corn-likker to your diet.

Holly said...

@white rabbit: Alchorexia. It works but I don't think it's sustainable.