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Is Twinkie Diet Effectively to Lose Weight?

Mark Haub, a nutrition professor at Kansas State University wanted to find out what would appear if he cut calories, but loaded up on the junk food, especially Twinkies.

For 10 weeks, Mark Haub ate one of these sugary cakelets every three hours, instead of meals. To add variety in his steady stream of Hostess and Little Debbie snacks, Haub munched on Doritos chips, sugary cereals and Oreos, too.

And what happened?
Really amazing, He lost weight. A lot of weight - 27 pounds in two months. He cut his calorie intake to 1800 per day (800 less than he probably was eating daily before the diet), took vitamins, ate mostly junk food with a daily protein shake and only a serving or two of vegetables. The calorie cut accounts for the weight loss, but what's interesting is that his LDL (bad cholesterol) dropped and HDL (the good kind) increased.



So, does this mean that the Twinkie Diet is a success?

Is he right when he says “if somebody can get their nutrients from a supplement and then they get their fuel from whatever is available, does it matter that they’re not getting fruits and vegetables and whole grains”?

Though he has seen the results on his own body, even Haub isn’t recommending that overweight Americans run out and try his plan.

"I'm not geared to say this is a good thing to do," he told to CNN. "I'm stuck in the middle. I guess that's the frustrating part. I can't give a concrete answer. There's not enough information to do that."

He does, however, offer a warning to dieters who think they are eating healthy foods but have struggled to lose weight.

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