Kansas State University health and nutrition professor Mark Haub lost 27 pounds in two months thanks to a strict Little Debbie diet. His goal was to stress "that in weight loss, pure calorie counting is what matters most -- not the nutritional value of the food." Hence the being able to eat shit for two months and still lose weight.
For a class project, Haub limited himself to less than 1,800 calories a day. A man of Haub's pre-dieting size usually consumes about 2,600 calories daily. So he followed a basic principle of weight loss: He consumed significantly fewer calories than he burned.
Two-thirds of his total intake came from junk food. 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.
His body mass index went from 28.8, considered overweight, to 24.9, which is normal. He now weighs 174 pounds.
I mean, it's not really surprising. If you're body doesn't get the calories it burns in a day, you're going to start losing weight. It doesn't matter if the calories come from Flamin' Hot Cheetos and Mountain Dew or not. Now, I'm not encouraging you all to go on Cheeto and Dew diets, but -- actually, yes, yes I am. Also, you should buy my new book, "The Road To A Healthier You: Now Paved With Cheeto Dust and a Sticky Keyboard". Free blank work-out DVD included!
Hit the link for a much more in-depth article explaining the diet.
Thanks to Super Tom (with the power of 2 Toms), Me and mtn due, who have all tried pudding diets with drastic (read: diarrheaic) results.