Miracle Twinkie diet!

I’m often linking to stories that point out that many things thought of as being bad for you — alcohol and caffeine in particular — often turn out to be good for you (in specific amounts.) On a related note, I have to chuckle at this story about a nutrition professor who lost 27 pounds on a on a diet which included a copious amounts of Twinkies. The secret was that even though he was eating garbage, he was eating a low calorie count of garbage, and his body burned more calories than it took in. Not only did he lose weight but…

Haub’s “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, dropped 20 percent and his “good” cholesterol, or HDL, increased by 20 percent. He reduced the level of triglycerides, which are a form of fat, by 39 percent.

There is one disturbing thing about the story. There’s a picture at the link of the professor post diet, and he still looks about 20 pounds over his ideal weight. At 47 pounds overweight, he must’ve been a real fatty. And yet he was a nutrition professor? I would think kids were were walking into his class and wondering — from the looks of him — how much the guy could know about his topic .

1 Response to “Miracle Twinkie diet!”


  1. John Saleeby

    The other night I was wondering how long it will be until they decide that orange juice is bad for you. Five years? Ten years? It’s bound to happen.