Originally Posted by RunnerChemist
I was saddened because of all the nutritional points to make, this is what he chose. If I had the self discipline to limit myself to 1800 calories of junk, I wouldn't be in this situation in the first place.
I don't know the man but I am guessing he was as surprised as anyone by the study. I think his intention may have been the opposite of his result....
Granted there is no real proof in a study with one person, but I think it is interesting that his cholesterol went down (and we see similar results with Atkins followers who are eating pounds of bacon a day) - indicating that weight loss itself is important to improving health. But there are plenty of studies out there that show what you eat is important too so if he had done the same diet but ate only broccoli, how much more would his numbers have improved?