GROSS. Imagine instead of eating lean meat, fresh fruit, and vegetables to lose weight you had to eat a cream filled sponge! Well, as much as I DO NOT recommend this approach to losing weight, it worked for this guy (not that the “diet” would have held up for very long).
For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, ate one of those sugar sponges tasty treats every three hours, instead of meals and lost 27 pounds in 2 months!
The premise of his “convenience store” diet is that pure calorie counting is what matters most, as opposed to nutritional value. A man of the professor’s pre-diet size usually consumes about 2,600 calories, but he limited himself to less then 1,800 and luckily for his body, his theory has appeared to hold up. However, for all you junk food junkies out there waiting for an excuse to start popping nothing but Pringles, Haub took a multi-vitamin, protein shakes, and ate a can of vegetables a day on top of his junk food diet.
As far as endorsing his diet, we won’t be seeing the professor of human nutrition on any late night infomercials any time soon, as he says:
“I’m not geared to say this is a good thing to do. I’m stuck in the middle. I guess that’s the frustrating part. I can’t give a concrete answer. There’s not enough information to do that.”
The good news is that counting calories COUNTS! Otherwise …ew, just …ew. Find another food item to count calories with.