Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Diet Update

For a couple of weeks I hovered between 178 and 180 pounds, and now I seem to be hovering between 177 and 179 pounds. Not bad, but not much movement, either. Still, I'm not going to minimize a 20 lb loss, especially now that I can fit into pants that I haven't worn in a couple of years (and that last 10 lb I want to lose should get me down one more size!).

I'm considering switching to this diet :-)

Twinkies. Nutty bars. Powdered donuts.

For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, ate one of these sugary cakelets every three hours, instead of meals. To add variety in his steady stream of Hostess and Little Debbie snacks, Haub munched on Doritos chips, sugary cereals and Oreos, too.

His premise: That in weight loss, pure calorie counting is what matters most -- not the nutritional value of the food.

The premise held up: On his "convenience store diet," he shed 27 pounds in two months.


Steve USMA '85 said...

Darren, keep up the good work. The struggle is not gauged by temporary plateaus, only by the finish.

My personal lose of 50 pounds wouldn't mean much if I don't find a way to keep it off. That is my advice to you. After hitting my goal, I slowly put some of the weight back before finding the balance between what to eat, how much to exercise, and finally, how much to let myself enjoy certain aspects of life. Losing 50 pounds isn't a wonderful thing if I never have a drink of scotch again. If I never taste cheesecake, life just won't have it's little reward anymore.

Finding the balance once you meet your goal is actually more important than the weight loss itself in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

well, that depends... how tall are you?