I just read an article that kind of blew my mind.
A nutrition expert has gone on a 3 week junk food diet. He’s lost 10 lbs, lowered his bad cholesterol levels, raised his good cholesterol levels and is still meeting his daily allowance of nutrients through vitamins and plain veggies.
He wants to challenge the idea that you need to eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains to lose weight. He wants to reinforce the theory that cutting calories will make you lose weight – period.
Now, he doesn’t necessarily recommend following the “Little Debbie Pecan Spin Wheel for breakfast, Twinkies for lunch, cake for dinner and Doritos for dessert” diet he followed but he does think people should be more open-minded and creative when it comes to weight loss. If you can’t afford fresh, organic produce, maybe junk food isn’t a horrible alternative… as long as you stick to your calorie limits.
What is your take on the junk food diet?
Personally, I know I would feel awful. When I used to eat sugary foods, I would get migraines, feel run-down and generally just feel blah. Fresh fruits and vegetable, lean proteins, brown rice and green tea make me feel good. And though I sometimes do think about sugary junk foods, I don’t ever really want to eat them because I know how they make me feel afterwards. There’s no way I’d eat them as my 3 main meals a day!
And even if he’s lost weight and his cholesterol levels have improved (probably because he’s reduced his intake of dairy and meats). I can’t help but wonder what that diet is doing to his blood glucose, insulin and hormone levels…
Would you ever try a junk food diet? Do you subscribe to the idea that ANY diet can be good for you as long as you’re sticking within your calorie limit?