...looks like this guy has almost the same diet as Jessie (junk food + protein drink, but he has some veggies: I think Jessie doesn't like veggies) without the intense MAFing, and lost 27 pounds in two months!
Edit: I take that back. In this article, it says that he was working out intensely to the tune of 800 calories burnt a day. That makes a little more sense, but still, the result is a bit mind-boggling.
Edit: I found a listing of what he actually ate. Although 2/3 of his calories came from junk food, they had to be mini portions due to their high caloric density. Also, with 800 calories burnt, his net daily calories was in crash diet territory (way under his BMR-required calories), so I think the whole junk-food diet is a bit sensationalistic. What was crucial, was his lower overall caloric intake + his daily exercise. Small portions of junk food in this context still allowed him to lose weight.
On September 10, his diet consisted of:
- a double espresso
- two servings of Hostess Twinkies Golden Sponge Cake
- one Centrum Advance Formula "From A To Zinc" pill
- one serving of Little Debbie Star Crunch cookies
- a Diet Mr Dew drink
- half a serving of Doritos Cool Ranch corn chips
- two servings of Kellogg's Corn Pops cereal
- a serving of whole milk
- half a serving of raw baby carrots
- one and a half servings of Duncan Hines Family Style Chewy Fudge brownie
- half a serving of Little Debbie Zebra Cake
- one serving of Muscle Milk Protein Shake drink
- Total: 1589 calories
Age:42, MAF:138, 168cm/5'6", 62.2kg/137lb (from 73kg/161lb), BF: 14.9%
Goals: MAF10k@56:50, 59kg/130lb (32 days to go)
Stage: Trying to get back to MAF Base Building after muscle strain injury
My Training Log
According to this interview, he actually wasn't exercising that much.
5. Are you exercising at all during this experiment?
I try to get 60-120 min/week (walking mostly, cycling, lifting). I wanted the focus to be diet, so I have tried not to do too much with exercise.
My take from this is that losing weight in itself isn't necessarily healthy, and that numbers aren't everything.
I wouldn't want to go on this diet personally - I feel sick just thinking of it.
But definitely interesting and a little surprising.