So this guy eats 59 grams of fat a day, eats Twinkies and Little Debbies and his cholesterol gets BETTER and he loses 27 lbs.. WTF?

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    Nov 09, 2010 10:31 PM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08/twinkie.diet.professor/index.html

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  • DCEric

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    Nov 10, 2010 12:51 AM GMT
    I don't know, but I'm not trying it.
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Nov 10, 2010 12:59 AM GMT
    Yeah? And you'll end up looking like him if you try it. No thanks.icon_confused.gif
  • neosyllogy

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    Nov 10, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    Very nice demonstration.
    Just to be clear to anyone who's not reading the article:
    The professor isn't recommending this diet. His point is that dieting is first and foremost about calories in and calories out (not the specifics of foods chosen).

    Regarding the cholesterol point, he (according to the article) professed ambivelence. It could be that he did get healthier. It could also be that raw metrics such as cholesterol levels are poor indicators of overall health. (Though it's worth noting as an aside, as it comes up occasionally, that circulating cholesterol levels do not seem to be strongly causally linked to cholesterol intake -- an issue that comes up when people worry about eating egg yolks for example.)

    (EDIT: as noted below, this is really not dissimilar to "juice diets" that people go on. Those are mostly just sugar.)
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    Nov 10, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    Weird.

    I'm with DC. Not going to try this any time soon.

    And for bigsmiles, 59 grams of fat a day isn't much - only 531 calories. That's a Big Mac. icon_cool.gif
  • neosyllogy

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    Nov 10, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidYeah? And you'll end up looking like him if you try it. No thanks.icon_confused.gif


    He lost weight. So one would assume he's looking better now. icon_smile.gif
    And, really, it's not much different (and maybe better) than the "juice diets/fasts" that lots of people like to go on. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 10, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    oh those ppl at cnn would come up with anything
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    Nov 10, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    Just when all the information on the net and everywhere else has gotten BEYOND confusing regarding diet, here comes this nit-wit with more... UGGG!!!!
  • xKorix

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    Nov 10, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    Yes he maybe losing weight because his caloric intake is lower, but how is the quality of the food affecting him? His internal organs(such as liver), mood, energy etc. How is his body responding to this food? Is he causing stress to his body? This is really biased and just follows the old paradigm of eating less. This doesn't go into at all how certain foods affect your body(eggs increase your metabolism, some foods are more satiating than others, etc.). This is just a starvation diet and it sounds like he's trying to reduce nutrition to simple black and white(only about calories) Which is bullshit, if I cut out meats and proteins and lived only on something like pasta. I will become miserable, maybe even depressed. My immune system will be comprised and I will probably become diabetic. Seriously what's next? The coke diet? 15 cans a day? It's less calories than my regular diet so I'll be healthy right?
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    Nov 10, 2010 8:02 PM GMT
    If your thinking 'diet' then you have already lost.

    Sustainable eating would frame a successful strategy better.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 10, 2010 8:22 PM GMT
    Or maybe he has an undetected thyroid problem.
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    Nov 10, 2010 8:27 PM GMT
    I'm sure his dentist is smiling from ear to ear and singing this little diddy here!

    Root-Canal here, full set of dentures there! "E-I-E-I-O"!!!!!
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    Nov 10, 2010 8:42 PM GMT
    Im a vegetarian that survives off zebra cakes and nutty bars and I'm not that fat..
    What Im trying to say is that different people can handle different foods better.