Man Slims Down on McDonald's Diet

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Jan 15, 2014

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?


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lbjones89 by lbjones89 | PETERSBURG, VA
Jan 24, 2015

it makes sense because if you watch shows like the biggest loser they all say you can have junk food,just less of it

ToBeHeard by ToBeHeard | Tucson, AZ
Feb 13, 2014

I totally by this. I have eaten McD's for many years, but in moderation. I do watch my daily calorie intake, but just like the teacher, I will grab a Big Mac. There is a give and take in eating a Big Mac, I go light on the fries - if I get any. I also find it helpful to walk and burn the calories, nothing too strenuous.

LalalovesJabe by LalalovesJabe | Worcester, MA
Jan 22, 2014

This Is pretty awesome it just goes to show its all about moderation!

rocknrollprincess22 by rocknrollprincess22 | Lodi, CA
Jan 18, 2014

Im skeptical about this but if its true thats awesome

Kay3131 by Kay3131 | New York, NY
Jan 15, 2014

An exceptional lesson - not only for students, but for all of us

AugustRye by AugustRye | Marcy, NY
Jan 15, 2014

I think it's awesome. It's great that he had three of his students help him with his meal planning and to keep him on track. I think following your recommended nutritional guideline and consuming enough calories for your body for weight loss and some type of exercise will help you achieve weight loss. Oh and he also got it for free.