Monday, November 8, 2010

Twinkie diet?

I came across an article today about a guy that ate nothing but snack foods and lost a decent amount of weight. Now, I'm not condoning this as a healthy lifestyle choice but it has to make you wonder the validity of conventional wisdom. You know, the same wisdom suggesting that whole grains are good for you? Following a paleo lifestyle doesn't always mean losing weight as my buddy CP reminds me. But when you follow it, you sure do feel great and healthy when doing so. Paleo does have the nice effect of making me less hungry and satisfied, so you can loose weight by eating less pretty easily.

Many equate good health to low weight, but is that really what we should all be striving for?


DJ

2 comments:

Chuck said...

interesting experiment. this guy has a blog of sorts where he tracks what he eats. http://www.livestrong.com/profile/haub/ his diet required him to count calories and restrict them. it's not surprising that he has seen improvements during restriction but i wonder what will happen when if he continues to eat this stuff but ramps up his calories to a point where he stops counting. where he just eats the twinkies and little debbies until he doesn't want to eat anymore.

rajganpath said...

here is my take on the diet.

http://hbfser.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/the-prof-mark-haub-nonsense/