Mark Haub, a human nutrition professor at Kansas State University, recently tried a fun experiment. For 10 weeks, he ate a twinkie every three hours and somehow managed to shed 27 pounds.
How is this possible? Well, he limited himself to 1,800 calories per day, which is much smaller than a typical 2,500 calorie diet for a man of his size.
His premise: that when it comes to weight loss, calorie intake is the most important factor.
Amazingly, Haub’s bad cholesterol, also known as LDL, dropped 20 percent, while his good cholesterol (HDL) increased by 20 percent.
That’s pretty amazing stuff. Although, even though he lost weight and his cholesterol went down, its hard to imagine that this could actually be perceived as healthy. If you’re interested, you can check out the complete article here. He also documented his progress on his Facebook page.