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Old 11-08-2010, 09:57 PM   #1
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Weight loss: pure calorie counting is what matters most -- not the nutritional value

A nutrition professor set out to prove this notion through a diet of Twinkies. The results:

27 pound weight loss

Body fat % down 33.4 to 24.9

Bad cholesterol down 20%

Good cholesterol up 20%.

Oh lord. You guys are going to have a field day with this one. :stir:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08...sor/index.html

http://www.geekosystem.com/twinkie-diet/
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:08 PM   #2
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What stuck out to me is that this so-called nutrition expert was 34+ percent body fat.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:38 PM   #3
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What stuck out to me is that this so-called nutrition expert was 34+ percent body fat.
That's almost as crazy as a so called "fitness guru" being overweight and walking with a limp...
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:33 AM   #4
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33.4 to 24.9 percent.
It would be interesting to see how much he could eat and get to <15% in this manner. I think going from 33.4 to 24.9 is the lowest of the hanging fruit.
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:40 AM   #5
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Re: Weight loss: pure calorie counting is what matters most -- not the nutritional va

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"I just think it's unrealistic to expect people to totally drop these foods for vegetables and fruits. It may be healthy, but not realistic."

Straight from your "health expert". .....Moron.

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What stuck out to me is that this so-called nutrition expert was 34+ percent body fat.
Great point.
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:57 AM   #6
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I would like to see him keep this up for a couple of years and then report on what things look like. Plus N=1 is not a good sample size.
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:06 PM   #7
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"I just think it's unrealistic to expect people to totally drop these foods for vegetables and fruits. It may be healthy, but not realistic."

Straight from your "health expert". .....Moron.



Great point.
The thing is, that's not food. So yes, I think it's realistic to expect people to drop engineered, artificial non-foods for actual food like vegetables and fruits.
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:37 PM   #8
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The thing is, that's not food. So yes, I think it's realistic to expect people to drop engineered, artificial non-foods for actual food like vegetables and fruits.
Uh yeah... I did. And I'm a lazy bastard. It's only as hard as you make it.
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:39 PM   #9
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The thing is, that's not food. So yes, I think it's realistic to expect people to drop engineered, artificial non-foods for actual food like vegetables and fruits.
Well, it is food... it's just food that is not very efficient at providing optimal ratios of nutrients. Even so, this professor seems to miss the point that there's a difference between weight loss (calories in < calories out) and overall health and fitness.
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:57 PM   #10
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Well, it is food... it's just food that is not very efficient at providing optimal ratios of nutrients.
Just because people eat it, does not make it food. I'm sure there are calories in dirt, but you wouldn't consider it food would you?
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