Originally Posted by katy trail
i wasn't able to read the whole article, but i have a hard time believing it. while calories is very important, healthy food is important for the many health benefits. in the short term, eating healthy produce (and other very filling healthy foods) instead of junk food helps keep us satisfied on a diet. i can't eat pop tarts for breakfast. they might only be 200 cals, but 5 min later i'm asking myself, did i eat breakfast? there's no staying power! plus the lack of energy anyone would have. we just can't do our best w/o if we are tired before we even start.
My thoughts exactly! This guy must have been dragging through his day. I know I would from eating all that sugar. And I totally agree that one twinkie every couple hours is not going to hold me for more than a few minutes. And as much as I love sweets, I'd probably start hating them after a week of eating like this.
Now, I know that 20 years ago I would have been all over this diet. But I'm older and wiser and know what fuels my body and what to eat to lose weight. I'd like to see a women try this diet and see what the outcome would be. Honestly, if I even took those calories down to 1500 a day, I don't think I'd lose more than 3-4 pounds a months eating all that junk.
But it was interesting how his cholesterol improved. I wonder had it done it longer if the numbers would eventually change.
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