Thanks Chuck

 
 
The Twinkie Diet. Have you heard about it? Most of you have I bet. It is actually called the Snack Cake Diet or something like that.
 
If you haven' seen it, this nutrition professor lost 27 pounds eating almost exclusively stuff you would find in a vending machine. He reduced his calories from 2600 to 1800 to go on this diet.
 
He was setting out to prove that you can eat whatever you want if you just reduce the calories.He lost weight, reduced his bad cholesterol, increased his good cholesterol, and reduced his triglycerides. Along with the junk food he added in some vegetables (to be a good example to his kids), took a multivitamin, and drank a protein shake every day.
 
My problem with this whole thing for me was they didn't measure body fat. They also, did not measure his blood glucose. Sounds like a recipe for skinnyfatitis and diabetes. Being skinny fat is not better than regular fat.
 
Usually that means you have no muscle at all and you are a flabby stick figure. Now don't get me wrong, reducing calories is really important but just say it out loud. I'm eating Little Debbies to lose weight. Does it sound too good to be true? Probably is.
 
Weight is not the most important measure of a program's success. I'm going to keep hammering that point home every chance I get. Here is a crazy diet you should try. Get out your pen and paper, then get ready to copy this baby down.
 
Eat lean proteins, plenty of fruits and vegetables, lay off liquid calories, drink plenty of water, control your portions, exercise hard, and get plenty of rest.
 
Boom, bang, blam works even better than eating Twinkies all day.