Fascinating article...

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Fascinating article...
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Mon, 11-08-2010 - 8:58am

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Community Leader
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Mon, 11-08-2010 - 11:45am

What I find interesting is that, as a professor of human nutrition, this surprised the guy.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 11-08-2010 - 3:27pm
My understanding is that he's not planning to keep up the diet. He did it as an experiment.

I found it interesting that his body fat went down so much.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 11-09-2010 - 7:25am
Yeah, but he did keep his same workout so as long as you cut calories, you'll lose body fat. I wonder how malnourished his body is for vitamins. I guess I'm jaded because I know people who've lose extreme amounts of weight on odd diets like that, one guy ate a piece of cheese a day and lost 70+ pounds, a woman ate a burger a day and lost 35. But, they both got ill eventually and fell off the diets and gained back the weight and then some.





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Registered: 05-01-2003
Tue, 11-09-2010 - 10:53am

He was on it a few months.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 11-09-2010 - 1:04pm

I too am wondering about his energy levels, skin condition, etc. I ate nothing but cookies and ice cream yesterday (I know-very bad me) and today I feel exhausted. Way too much sugar!

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 11-09-2010 - 2:22pm
That's a good question. Although, you could feel better having lost all that weight and eating poorly than being that much heavier?

So, why is Rush an obese drug addict since he has all the answers? It seems people with silver platters who have serious problems shouldn't be judging those w/out.





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Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 11-09-2010 - 6:39pm

And... here's more:

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 11-09-2010 - 9:47pm
I like the responses. His cholesterol levels might have dropped but they're still not optimal. Overall, as a professor of nutrition, what was he trying to prove, that a calorie is a calorie? Or, that you could lose weight short term on a diet of Twinkies? This whole thing seems like a meaningless exercise with nothing solid to take away. As this new article said, maintenance is the key. Or, as he put it "Weight loss maintenance is the longest phase." Really? You mean the short 10 weeks doesn't compare to the rest of your life? Our taxpayer dollars at work supporting this guy.





Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 8:51am

Cutting calories = weight loss.

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Registered: 11-09-2001
Tue, 11-16-2010 - 4:24pm
It's funny because I was just thinking today about having a " cookie" diet, what with the holidays coming and sly. I'm trying to get a handle on my after work and after dinner eating, because one seems to be motivated by stress, the other just by the desire to eat something sweet. The I thought about the time of year ... Which led me to the cookie diet idea. I thought, well, if i stay within my calorie limit and just eat cookies, it wouldn't be so bad! And although I'm just joking about it ... I really am just joking, it's interesting to see that this actually could work.

And it really goes back to that old argument of whether a calorie really is just a calorie. So he proves that it is, all health issues aside. But if you're diabetic and try to lose weight on his "diet", you'll find yourself in a lot of trouble.

Anyway, I'm going to go get my cookie recipes out and ready! Lol

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