Nov 9, 2010

The 1800-Calorie Junk Food Diet

by Terri Wagner

Weight is a burden I've struggled since I guess I figured out I wasn't growing past 5 foot and one-half inch. If the Buddhist are right and you come back, I want to be an NFL player next time. But that's an aside ha.

I've tried or mulled trying every diet known to man including the WOW diet. I have been moderately successful with most of them. Trouble is none of them seem to work beyond a certain point. At some point this body (and others' bodies) just decide it's not going to lose any more weight.

So I was intrigued by the latest. Seems a nutritionist professor decided to try an experiment about whether one calorie is that much different from another. He went on an 1800-calorie-a-day diet with a vitamin supplement and tried to eat some type of vege a day. That was it. All other calories came from junk food. He lost 27 pounds in 2 months and his blood work indicated changes for the better, admittedly more from the loss in weight than the food.

I wanna try this. Can you imagine?! You actually get to eat the stuff you like and lose weight?! And it's an intriguing thought. Is a calorie just a calorie? Wouldn't it be worth two months of junk food to lose significant poundage?

Keep a diary, write a national bestseller, go on Oprah, book tours, speaking engagements, buy new clothes for your new all sounds too good to be true...but I don't follow the philisophy that if it's too good to be true it probably isn't. I've seen some pretty remarkable things in my life.

So yes after careful thought, I'd like to give this a try. Hmmmm you know 1800 calories aren't a lot in the junk food kingdom. This is about control. I'll keep you posted on my success or failure.


  1. Interesting. I want to hear how it goes. 1800 calories is about 2 bowls of ice cream--hmm, maybe I could do that :).

  2. Mmmm. Then I could eat a big mac every day.

  3. I would rock at this diet. I can eat my weight in kettle chips in an hour - if I have enough water. That would take care of my calorie count for the day.

  4. My only worry would be that the calories from junk food add up faster, so you're not really eating a lot. I'd get hungry very quickly, but maybe that's just me. Although it does sound promising if you really want a burger, and don't have to guilt yourself out of it by saying you don't eat junk food, period. I was doing that for a while. It didn't work.


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