Mark Haub, I want to shake your hand.
Or perhaps you’d prefer a snack cake.
Thanks to the research you conducted at Kansas State University — Go Wildcats — there is now empirical evidence that weight loss depends on the calories going in…and not the nutritional value of the food.
Haub, a human nutrition professor, put himself on the ‘convenience store diet’ as part of a class project, restricting himself to 1800 calories a day comprised of Twinkies, Nutty Bars, Oreos, and even Doritos.
Haub shed 27 pounds in two months, and his other health factors improved as well. Lower triglycerides. Lower bad cholesterol. Higher good cholesterol.
He did take a multivitamin and drink a protein shake each day, and tried to eat a vegetable serving as well — usually something green. But at least two-thirds of his daily diet came from snack foods.
In the CNN article, Haub sounds a little conflicted by his success. Personally, I feel vindicated. Although my diet is not as junkie as his study, I have never eaten as healthy as experts recommend, and have gotten my share of flack about it over the years.
Now, when I reach for Froot Loops as a snack, I’ve got scientific proof –
It’s diet food, people.
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Unlike most of my friends, I didn’t have many food rules growing up.
My mother was a tremendous cook who always kept the kitchen fully stocked, and as long as we ate at mealtimes, she didn’t really fuss about snacks. Heck, she liked to snack as much as we did.
She even let us eat Pop-Tarts for breakfast on school days. So I did. Every day. She did put a multivitamin on the kitchen table in an attempt to inject some vitamins and minerals into the meal.
I can get behind that.
So, my mom was the first person I thought of when I heard that Kellogg had opened a Pop-Tarts store in Times Square. I walked by yesterday on the way to an appointment; just seeing the store made me smile.
I plan to go this weekend and try the new Pop-Tarts sushi. Create my own custom box of Pop-Tarts, which will definitely contain Brown Sugar Cinnamon and definitely not contain any frosted Pop-Tarts, thank you very much. And taste test the more than 30 flavors on display. (I know my sister is very jealous right now.)
Of course, they are also rumored to have t-shirts and the like. I mean, it is a store in Times Square.
But I doubt very much if they sell vitamins.
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