Usually when you hear about someone gorging on fast food it is not a weight loss story. But for one science teacher in Iowa, his 90-day McDonald’s binge led to unexpected results including weight loss and lower cholesterol.
The Los Angeles Times reports about John Cisna’s experiment inspired by the Morgan Spurlock documentary “Super Size Me”, but unlike the film Cisna saw very different results. The science teacher involved his class in helping him formulate a 2,000 calorie a day all-McDonald’s diet (including breakfast, lunch and dinner) while following recommended nutrition guidelines to include healthy amounts of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Cisna explains how he didn’t have to limit himself to just salads during his daily dining at the fast food giant. He says, “I had the Big Macs, I had the Quarter Pounders with cheese, I had sundaes, I had ice cream cones.” Cisna also began walking for about 45 minutes each day. After all was said and done, Cisna lost a total of 37 pounds and saw his cholesterol drop from 249 to 170.
The science teacher, who turned his experiences into a mini-documentary, says he conducted the experiment simply to show people that we all have choices, and these choices are what lead to poor health consequences. He explains, “The point behind this documentary is that, hey, it's a choice. We all have choices. It's our choices that make us fat, not McDonald's.”
What do you think of this man’s McDonald’s diet and the subsequent weight loss he experienced?