Friday, November 12, 2010

Calories do count: Teacher loses with the (insert donut here) Ding Dong diet.

Being the faithful morning fan of the Metro that I am I always appreciate their interesting bits on food, health,  and health food. Now, I will be the first to admit, that although the donut is one of the best creations ever to pop head first out of the frying pan; all good creations in excess can be a detriment to ones health.

Fortunately Brayden Simms, Metro US, brings good news to all the donut lovers and sweet treat consumers who have felt the scorn of society's watchful eye and been relished to late night dozen binges in the comfort of their walk-in closets...something I have NEVER done.

     "A nutrition professor at Kansas State University has bucked common dieting sense by losing 27 pounds in two months on a steady regimen of Hostess snack cakes and other assorted junk foods.
    Limiting his intake to under 1,800 calories daily, Mark Haub set out to prove the foundation of portion control as a means to weight loss — regardless of the source of said calories.
“It may be an issue of portion size and moderation rather than total removal,” Haub said of junk foods. “I just think it’s unrealistic to expect people to totally drop these foods for vegetables and fruits.”

Indeed, the packaged food diet may not be the healthiest way to shed pounds, but the results still show in such markers as cholesterol levels, blood pressure and diabetes.
“Generally, you will see these markers improve when weight loss has improved,” said dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner."