So I apologies for my long absence. I had quite a hecktic summer and something had to give. I hope that things are settling down, and I can recommit to blogging regularly, because honestly I miss it. Anyway enough about me.
This article is all about the Twinkie. This blog only has 14 posts so far, and 5 of them (6 now) are directly related to eating less. Thats over 1/3rd of the posts on this site all devoted to one simple idea. I’d feel guilty about this, but Brad Pilon wrote a whole book devoted to the subject. So here it is: If you want to lose weight consume less calories than you burn. Thats all there is to it. When people start saying it is more complicated than that they are likely trying to sell you something.
So why did I resurect this seemingly dead (or dying) blog to repeat the same thing one more time? Because I found this great example of the priciple in action. Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, spent 10 weeks eating Twinkies, Little Debbie, Doritoes, Oreos etc etc. At the end of the 10 weeks was he dead? Nope not even close, He was actually 27lbs lighter. In addition his bmi went from 28.8 to 24.9. Is LDL (bad colesteral) dropped 20% and his HDL (good colesteral) rose 20%.
So how did Mark do it? Where these special lab modified Twinkies? Nope all he did was count calories and make sure he consumed less than he burned. He limited his diet to 1800 calories per day, when he was burning roughly 2600. Now before you go filling your pantry with Hostess products, Mark didn’t only eat snacks, he also ate the proper servings of vegies, as well as a proein shake each day.