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Man loses weight on McDonald's-only diet

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In the 2004 documentary “Supersize Me,” which featured a man who only ate at McDonald’s for a month, the filmmaker claimed his health declined during the 30-day experiment.

But science teacher John Cisna of Ankeny, Iowa, took a different approach and even expanded the experiment to 90 days... and lost weight.

“I can eat any food at McDonald’s (that) I want as long as I’m smart for the rest of the day with what I balance it out with,” Cisna told KCCI in Des Moines, Iowa.

With help from three students, Cisna eat only McDonald’s food… but with a strict limit of 2,000 calories a day.

He also tried to stay close to the recommended dietary allowances for nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fat calories, and cholesterol.

Cisna told the owner of the local McDonald’s franchise about his experiment, and he agreed to provide the food for free.

Cisna’s students got involved by taking McDonald’s online nutritional information to plan daily meals for their teacher, KCCI added.

Cisna said a typical breakfast would be two egg white delights, a bowl of maple oatmeal and a 1 percent milk. A salad for lunch would be followed by more traditional value meal at dinner.

“So this isn’t something where you say ‘well he went to McDonalds and he only had the salads. No, I had the Big Macs, the quarter pounders with cheese. I had sundaes, I had ice cream cones,” he said.

He also started exercising by walking 45 minutes a day. By the 90th day, Cisna reports he lost 37 pounds and his cholesterol dropped from 249 to 170.

“The point behind this documentary is, ‘Hey, it’s (a) choice. We all have choices. It’s our choices that make us fat not McDonald’s,” he said.


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