Kansas State professor drops 27 pounds on snack cake diet

MANHATTAN, Kansas - A Kansas State University professor dropped 27 pounds in a two-month diet, but it’s probably not like any weight-loss diet you’ve ever heard of.

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Mark Haub is a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University. On Aug. 25, he embarked on a ‘snack cake’ diet, which includes eating mostly items like peanut butter-chocolate bars, chocolate cake rolls, breakfast pizza, donuts and sugared cereal.

He also took a multivitamin pill and drank a protein shake daily. And he ate vegetables, typically a can of green beans or three to four celery stalks.

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In the first four days of the diet, Haub dropped seven pounds, and after two months, he had lost 27.

Haub looked to prove that in weight-loss, the most important thing was calorie counting, not necessarily the overall nutritional value of the food involved. He limited himself to 1,800 calories a day.

"It's very inexpensive and I get all of my calories for about five bucks a day," he said.

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"I am not promoting this or recommending it; it's just an exercise in nutrition."

For more on Haub’s experimental diet, including if he thinks it was a healthy way to live, click here .

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