Nutrition professor loses weight with junk food diet

November 9, 2010 12:09:06 PM PST
A nutrition professor, frustrated by his own weight loss plateau, shook things up with junk food -- and it worked.

Mark Haub of Kansas State University intended to do the junk food diet for just a month for a class. But when he started dropping weight he continued it. Haub ended up losing 27 pounds in two months by eating less than 1,800 calories a day.

Those calories came from snacks including Twinkies, Little Debbie Zebra Cakes and Corn Pops cereal.

Despite his weight loss, Haub says he's not recommending the diet. He says there could be negative health effects if he continued the diet long-term.