Man loses 37 pounds in three months eating only at McDonald's
Global fast food giant McDonald’s is absolutely ‘lovin’ the story of a man from Iowa who lost 37 pounds in three months eating exclusively at one of their restaurants.
John Cisna — a science teacher in the Colo-Nesco School District in Ankeny, Iowa decided to conduct an experiment to see what eating only fast food would do to his health.
Inspired by Morgan Spurlock’s 2004 documentary Supersize Me- Cisna put a twist on his experiment restricting his diet to 2,000 calories per day.
The teacher approached the owner of the local McDonalds franchise and the owner was so interested to see what the results would be that he agreed to provide the all the meals free of charge.
Cisna ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at McDonalds, and everything on the menu from Big Macs to salads to sundaes to shakes to quarter pounders.
The other difference was that Cisna based his diet on the recommended dietary table for nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fat calories and cholesterol, and his students helped him using McDonald’s online nutritional information to construct his daily meals.
Cisna also started walking 45 minutes a day, something he hadn’t done before.
By the end of the 90 days, the science teacher’s weight dropped from 280 pounds to 243 pounds, losing four inches on his hips and seven inches from his stomach, and his overall cholesterol level went from 249 to 170 while his bad cholesterol dropped from 173 to 113.
“I can eat any food at McDonald’s I want as long as I’m smart for the rest of the day with what I balance it out with,” said Cisna.
Describing his meals Cisna, said he would have had two Egg White Delight McMuffins, a bowl of McDonald's Fruit & Maple Oatmeal and 1% milk for breakfast, a salad for lunch and for dinner, he'd often have a more traditional Value Meal.
"The moral of this lesson isn’t to eat more at McDonald’s," Cisna said, "but to pay attention to your daily nutrition and what you eat."
“The point behind this documentary is we all have choices. It’s not McDonald’s that makes us fat it’s our choices,” he added.