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What Does The Twinkie Diet, KFC Double Down and a McDonald’s Happy Meal All Have In Common?

by Susan · 19 comments

Good day, it’s time now for another stirring rendition of killer content you should have read this week around the web.

Important Goings Ons

Martin Berkhan over at LeanGains.com wrote a killer, killer article with the top 10 fitness myths debunked. This is a must read.

Brad Pilon talks about how to burn body fat and maintains that exercise is NOT the only way to lose fat. I wish I had Brad’s brain.

And finally, and perhaps most important, Tom Venuto, the godfather of fat loss, talks about the nutrition professor who went on a twinkie diet and lost 27 pounds! This is another post you will not be sorry you read. In fact, it is so important that I don’t want you to miss Tom’s take home message:

“Food QUANTITY for weight management…food QUALITY for health and vitality… You’d better get BOTH of them right if you want to be lean AND healthy for life.” ~ Tom Venuto

News

Is this a good thing? Kelloggs shows poor cereal sales. Have we finally figured out that anything processed, even food advertised as wholesome because it contains whole gran, is not good for us?

The most disgusting sammich I have ever seen come out of a fast food chain, the KFC Double Down, healthier for you then an egg yolk?

And in more good news, San Francisco becomes the first major American city to ban toys in happy meals at McDonald’s. My personal opinion: it’s a good first step. Maybe they should ban the happy meal altogether?

Food

We are told that our bodies do not need grains to survive so why is black rice the next superfood?

Mark Sisson over at MarksDailyApple.com goes primal and gives us a great breadless cauliflower and mushroom stuffing recipe. MMMMM.

And a topic that never gets old: is milk the secret ingredient for weight loss?

Fitness

We are quickly approaching holiday time here in the US. And you know what that means….you’re gonna get fat! Not if you take part in my fitness challenge of the week.

Your Coach,

Susan Campbell, MS, CSCS

P.S. In the comments section below, tell me which story above you were most surprised by.

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1 Patricia@lavenderuses November 20, 2010 at 10:40 am

Hi Susan

Some great reads there. I have visited and read some of the posts you mention. Will check out the others. I like the Happy Meals one. Like Barbara I think it is parents responsibility to ensure their children don’t eat junk food! I’m just glad it wasn’t around when I was growing up. My body would react if I put junk food in it now! Used to healthy food and plan on keeping it that way. Thanks for sharing the list with us Susan. Thanks also for visiting and taking the time to comment on my blog too. Much appreciated.

Patricia Perth Australia

2 Tristan November 18, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Whoah. I did not see some of these coming. The Twinkie diet?! That one intrigued me enough to click on over to it, and I read the whole thing and forwarded it to a couple friends.

I read the one about banning of toys in Happy Meals, too. Wow, just imagine how pissed the folks at McDonald’s must be :)

Thanks for the links, Susan. These are articles I definitely wouldn’t have come across otherwise!

3 susan November 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I’m sayin’! It was a big wee in the health and fitness world. I had lots to share! I found you on twitter today, I’ll probably be buggin’ you :-) And thank you, as always for taking the time to comment!

4 Evelyn @ Become a Healthier You November 17, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Ooops, I’m back! I failed to answer your question. :)

The top 10 Fitness Myths debunked.

Take care,

Evelyn

5 Evelyn @ Become a Healthier You November 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Hi Susan,

You have shared some great reads and I can’t wait to visit those sites.

I will definitely pass this information along.

Take care,

Evelyn

6 susan November 18, 2010 at 7:34 am

Hey Eveyln, thanks for taking the time to comment. Some of the links I have on there this week are spectacular and can change your life. I know that sounds hypey but some truly amazing stuff was written this week.

7 Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach November 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm

I don’t think toys should be banned in Happy Meals – I think parents should take responsibility for what their kids eat instead.

It’s ‘way too easy to blame the fast food restaurants when the responsibility really should be placed on the parents.

8 susan November 16, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Awesome point, Barbara. Parent responsibility is crucial!

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