October 6, 2010

Oh, The Irony

Junk Food: The New Weight Loss Diet? - US News and World Report

As I close on Day 3 of my detox I find this article incredibly ironic. I haven't had any sugar, refined grain or processed food since Monday and even gave up coffee for a couple days. All with a goal of changing my eating habits for the better. The professor featured in this article did exactly the opposite: he went on a junk food diet to prove weight loss is simply calories in, calories out. And it worked! He lost 15 pounds eating Twinkies and other sugary snacks.

While he's not advocating we exist on Hostess products, he is making a valuable point. There is no magic to weight loss. It takes discipline, whether it's the choices we make about the foods we eat or being more aware of the amount we eat. I, for one, think it would be ideal to accomplish both.


  1. Im going on the liquid beer diet then!

  2. 0 out of 5 dentists recommend the sugary diet. haha. While he may have lost weight, I find it hard to believe that he is actually "healthier". I see his point though.

    Good luck with your detox!

  3. Haha, that is frustrating! And yeah, he's probably right, however I did a detox a while back and it felt GREAT. Good luck!

  4. That's pretty sweet! I'm not good at moderation though, so I have to basically eliminate some stuff to keep myself in check. I do feel better when I eat well, and feel gross when I don't. I wonder now though (after this article) if any of that "feeling" is mental? Hmm



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