Twinkie Diet

This might be the worst diet program to ever surface, but according to Mark Haub, it causes weightloos. Mark Haub is a Human Nutrition professor at Kansas State and as you might think, he ate very healthy. Whole wheat bread, fruits, nuts, etc. However, after noticing that he was stuck at 200lbs he  wondered if perhaps the reason for his weight problem wasn’t what he was eating but rather the quantity. So, he hypothesized that perhaps one could eat just about anything in a controlled quantity and lose weight. Here comes the Twinkie Diet. While I can’t recommend eating Twinkies for you overall health, the study is a fascinating read.

Read more about the Twinkie Diet at CalorieLab

Happy Meals Banned in San Francisco

Recently, San Francisco legislators launched a ban on 600+ calorie meals that come with free toys. Essentially, they banned McDonald’s Happy Meals. Normally I would be more on the side of people becoming educated & making their own decisions instead of relying on government bans to make their choices. However, in this case, I think people who are under 18 need special protections in place to keep companies from marketing terribly unhealthy products to them when they are incapable of making an informed decision themselves. In a perfect world parents should be responsible for protecting their kids, however, most parents are the product of this marketing cycle themselves. They grew up on Happy Meals & when your  kid starts begging for them it’s easy to give in. Banning the marketing of these meals to children, or making it harder to market to them, could stop the cycle from repeating.

Read more about the ban at SF Weekly

14 Nutrient Packed Super Foods

  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Oats
  • Oranges
  • Pumpkin
  • Salmon
  • Soy
  • Spinach
  • Tea (green or black)
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey
  • Walnuts
  • Yogurt

Read more  at WebMd

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