From Rush Limbaugh’s transcript:
RUSH: I told you I was gonna have fun with this story: “Twinkie Diet Helps Nutrition Professor Lose 27 Pounds.” I love stirring the conventional wisdom pot, as you know. And I love being right. Folks, it’s a thrill. I have to tell you, you don’t know what it’s like to be right as often as I am, particularly when you’re simply following instincts, when being right really doesn’t have that much to do with formal education, just being street-wise smart, just having common sense, having the guts to say what you know to be true regardless what the reaction to it is gonna be and when it eventually is all proven like “I hope he fails,” all this stuff.
What have I told you about diet and exercise? Exercise is irrelevant. What matters in losing weight is what you eat, pure and simple, and how much, nothing more than that. And everybody tries to tell me I’m wrong, that I don’t know what I’m talking about. And every time a story comes out on this I am validated, and nobody has ever said, “Rush, you know, you were right about this.” This is CNN, their Web page: “For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, ate one of these sugary cakelets every three hours, instead of meals. To add variety in his steady stream of Hostess and Little Debbie snacks, Haub munched on Doritos chips, sugary cereals and Oreos, too.” This is a nutrition professor. “His premise: That in weight loss, pure calorie counting is what matters most — not the nutritional value of the food. The premise held up: On his ‘convenience store diet’ –” now, remember, this is what Michelle (My Butt) — uh, that’s the second time I’ve done that and I apologize.
You know, I have sworn, folks, that I’m not gonna pass on stories to you that have to do with her fashion sense, ’cause I, frankly, don’t care. I really don’t care. But some of it’s getting too hard to stomach now. The fact that she’s a fashion icon, I’m sorry. When she gets off the plane wearing something that looks like it’s got grease splotches on the dress, looks like she ran up against the hydraulic machine on the airplane and they’re calling it a fashion statement, I’m sorry, it doesn’t cut it with me. And I don’t care. But when you go that far overboard to claim she’s making fashion statements, like, they call it vintage. (interruption) No, I haven’t forgotten the diet story. Look, it works here. They’re calling it vintage. Go back and wear old-fashioned stuff that you shoulda thrown away from the eighties that you still have and then you mix it with what somebody bought you today and call it a fashion statement called vintage, when basically you wear what fits. You and I know a lot about that. You and I, we wear what fits, to hell with fashion. We don’t have time for that.
Anyway, Michelle Obama’s on this big obesity kick, right? Gotta eat healthy stuff, gotta eat the garbage that she grows in the garden, nothing but fruits and vegetables. You can’t go out and grab a burger like her husband does every chance he gets. I mean here comes some foreign leader, the last one was Dmitry Medvedev, and where does he take him? To a burger joint in Virginia. That’s because he doesn’t get to eat that stuff at home, and he is the president of the United States. So he’s having to eat all this so-called healthy stuff and Michelle Obama wants to spend $400 million to combat food deserts. She’s all upset that the only food available to poor urban people are convenience stores, the 7-Elevens. What did Biden say, you can’t go in one without finding an Indian? Yeah, that’s what Joe Bite Me said. So she’s complaining about food deserts, and Michelle Obama wants to punish Big Food and Big Retail for not putting quality food stores in poor neighborhoods, right? And that’s why there’s an obesity epidemic, right?
Okay, along comes Mark Haub, professor, human nutrition, Kansas State University, who ate a Twinkie every three hours, and when he got tired of Twinkies, he ate Doritos, sugar cereals, and Oreos. And he was out there to prove that pure calorie counting is what matters most, not the nutritional value of the food. And the premise held up on his convenience store diet available in what Michelle calls food deserts. He lost 27 pounds in two months eating Twinkies, Doritos, Oreos, and sugar cereals. “For a class project, Haub limited himself to less than 1,800 calories a day.” He didn’t care where they came from. It was 1,800 calories. “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. His body mass index went from 28.8, considered overweight, to 24.9, which is normal. He now weighs 174 pounds.” He weighed 201.