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This one is going to kill you--Twinkie diet!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Goll darn this university researcher! Of course it's a man who took off 27 lbs. in 10 weeks! Why can't I just buckle down and do it? Then again, let's see him in a year.


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ALIBROM 11/20/2010 12:54AM

    I saw this on a TV news broadcast!! That was so weird....and I sure would grow to hate Twinkies and Little Debbies.

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 11/12/2010 10:01PM

    I have to agree with him that it's the number of calories you eat that matter as far as losing weight. We need the nutrition, but I've tried going healthy and only gained weight because cutting out all the sweets made me overeat other "healthy" foods to compensate. Now I am finally losing weight, and I'm doing it while still consuming about 32 oz a day of Mountain Dew or Dr. Pepper. I fully intend to cut out the pop soon, but at least I'm losing weight finally...

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OOLALA53 11/12/2010 6:22PM

    Actually, his intention was good, in that there are people who have a harder time getting fresh fruits and vegetables, and who are convinced that they cannot lose weight unless the completely give up junk food. Even he says he doesn't recommend it. But creating a calorie deficit will result in weight loss! Then we have to figure out what foods will satisfy us enough to be willing to eat enough to burn our fat stores. I am more determined than ever now. If he can do it on junk food, I can do it on non-junk food! emoticon

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SQUASH@34 11/12/2010 1:39PM

    This sounds like the diet that got me to this point. I am sure my calorie count was higher because these types of foods tend to make me crave more. NOT FOR ME ... now I concentrate on protein, good carbs, with a little mix of healthy fats. I am working so hard to leave the refine carbs behind.

I am, however, glad it worked for him.

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PURPOSEPOWER95 11/12/2010 10:55AM

    I saw that first I thought it was a joke. But it was real. Not for me.

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OOLALA53 11/12/2010 12:37AM

    I'm not advocating it a bit. I'm just thinking what's taking me so long? emoticon

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JIBBIE49 11/11/2010 11:54PM

    With a man being able to lose weight on 1800 calories this isn't so bad, but as a woman, I have to do about 800 so I must make SURE I use those for nutritious foods. The SUGAR in Little Debbie's would send my INSULIN level off the chart and cause me night cravings, so this wouldn't work for me at all.

I did like that his number went DOWN because he lost the pounds. That is great.

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40PLUSANDFIT 11/9/2010 10:47AM

    hmmm, interesting. I'm on a plateau, I'm poor, Little Debbie cakes are 10/$10 at Safeway/Tom Thumb. I'm healthy now.

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HILDABRAND 11/9/2010 10:41AM

    I suspect if he ate healthy and only consumed the same number of calories and fat he would have lost just as much weight and lowered all the "health markers."

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TONISSA76 11/9/2010 9:22AM

    Of course I hate to be sexist here, but would this same thing happen if a woman did this experiment...probably not. We would gain the 27! LOL

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SOBERSUGARHED 11/8/2010 10:47PM

    I saw this too.....whatever! No thank you!

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OOLALA53 11/8/2010 10:28PM

    yeah, me too. emoticon

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MEADSBAY 11/8/2010 8:40PM

    eeeuuwww.. gross!
Can you imagine?
I'd be interested to see what happens to him in the next few months or a year.

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NTSOHLTHNT 11/8/2010 8:13PM

    LOL--thanks for sharing.

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ERNOINACTION 11/8/2010 3:13PM

    I love this part the best: That in weight loss, pure calorie counting is what matters most -- not the nutritional value of the food. Really? You need nutrients and I don't think Doritos or Little Debby have too many of those. I'll stick with what I'm doing. Thanks for sharing--unbelievable!

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