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The Twinkie Diet

Updated on May 9, 2011

I heard Rush Limbaugh talking about a nutritionist the other day. This particular Nutritionist went on a diet of Hostess Twinkies and Little Debbies. For snacks he ate Doritos and other junk foods. This man lost weight on his diet, due to reduced calorie intake. He just made sure not to eat more junk food in calories than he burned in a day. The scientific principle is solid, but the type of food he consumed over time, I'm sure would have a cumulative adverse affect on his health. The nutritionist lost weight, but consumed empty calories, that were lacking in vitamins and minerals.

It reminds me of the law of conservation of energy. We cannot create or destroy energy. If your body burns 2,200 calories a day, and you eat only 1,900 calories in a day, then the stored energy in your body (fat and muscle) will be consumed at the rate of 300 calories a day. The trick is to burn fat and not muscle. Here are 3 tips to help you accomplish this:

1.) Strength Training:

Strength Training or Weight Lifting will increase all of your other physical skills like endurance, speed, etc, because these skills depend on strength. You  will keep yourself healthy by keeping your muscle’s strong. You are telling your body to “Keep that muscle, because we need it to do heavy lifting!   You will burn the fat instead of muscle, because your body is not getting enough calories to maintain your current weight.  Weight lifting tells your body to shed the fat and gain the muscle.

2. High Intensity Training:

Question: what do most people do for fat burning activities?

Answer: Run on the treadmill every day.

After a year of running on the treadmill you will look about the same, but the high intensity trainer will look muscular and fit.

Long distance running is not the most effective way to lose weight. High intensity training is what you should do on the treadmill, or bike, or jump rope, or with body weight exercises. It’s more productive, more fun, and takes less of your time, for quick muscle gain and fat loss.

3. Restrict Calorie Intake:

Cut back on your calories, especially Starches and Sugars. Don't cut back on Proteins and Fats. Low carb diets have taken a lot of hits lately, but the fact is they work. It’s important for men to keep your fat intake up because it helps maintain testosterone levels, it’s good for your joints, brain function and energy levels.  Always remember it is a lot easier to not eat that 350 calorie snack, than it is to work it off.

It's important to remember, weight loss is not really important. You want to lose fat and keep the muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat, so weight loss is not the best motivation. Looking and feeling good should be the final result of any diet plan.

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