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A professional nutritionist lost 27 pounds in ten weeks. His secret? Twinkies.
Well, not only Twinkies. Throw in some Little Debbie Star Crunches and Zebra Cakes, and Duncan Hines chewy fudge brownies to boot.
If the Atkins diet seemed counterintuitive (eat meat; lose weight), then Mark Haub's so-called Twinkie diet seems downright Bizarre-O with a capital "B." Haub, who works as a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University no less, set out to prove in August that when it comes to dieting, counting calories is more important than what you eat.
As CNN reports, Haub upended any notion of a balanced, healthy diet, replacing his usual meals with sugary snack cakes instead. The key, he argues, was that he dropped his daily calorie intake to 1,800 calories, as opposed to the roughly 2,600 calories that a man of his size typically consumes.