Dieters: Let them eat cake?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

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Dieters: Let them eat cake?

Related tags: Body mass index, Nutrition

Six weeks ago a Kansas State University nutrition professor started a calorie-controlled diet based on high-fat snacks. FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Mark Haub and found that he is doing remarkably well.

Haub had expected to lose weight on the diet – and he has, 19 pounds so far – but what he has found surprising is that his overall health has improved too. That’s why he has decided to continue with the diet despite initially intending to quit after one month. Now he says that he will stop when he reaches 175 pounds, taking his body mass index (BMI) to under 25, within the recognized healthy range.

Haub says although he is eating (small) portions of junk foods, the diet was not intended to endorse any particular diet, rather to highlight that there is no strong definition of healthy weight loss, and to challenge preconceptions about obesity and diet-friendly foods.

Related topics: The obesity problem, R&D

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let them eat cake

Posted by Kathy,

sounds like the Weight Watchers approach. You can anything as long as watch the overall calorie count.

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Let Them eat cake?

Posted by Marion Hula,

I would like to hear more about this. I am trying the South Beach Diet now.

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