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Mar 14, 2014 03:02 PM

Weight Loss Eating At McDonalds

A man claims to have lost 37 pounds and many inches eating exclusively at McDonalds for 90 consecutive days. Apparently his cholesterol level dropped dramatically as well. He claims he ate everything including Big Macs, Double Cheeseburgers, Sundaes, and salads etc.!
Your comments, please.

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    1. If my diet was that monotonous, I'd lose weight, too.

      1. You hear of food addicts who literally put away 6,000 + calories a day. If he was one of those guys, and even reduced his intake to "only" 3,500 calories a day on the McDiet, he would lose weight and might improve his blood chemistry.

        Any way you slice it, however, it's not a healthful diet.

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        1. re: EarlyBird

          It may not be the world's healthiest diet, but apparently it was an improvement. It's all relative. It's really the end that counts rather than the means of achieving it. Calories DO count. Perhaps the secret of his success was portion control?

          1. re: Doctormhl1

            Definitely it's relative. God only knows what/how much he was eating beforehand, if by going on a 90 day McDonald's diet helped him lose 37 pounds and improve his cholesterol.

            Like you mentioned, it may very well be a matter of portion control. He was probably eating considerably less calories than before, and maybe got more exercise in.

          1. re: sandylc

            Could be the reverse; hard to believe you could get enough fiber in your diet from McD salads and sesame seeds.

          2. I dont't know about that claim, but this one made the news eating at McD's for 6 mos., losing 56 lbs. "Experts aren't impressed...", mostly because he took in An enormous amount of sodium, the diet is unrealistic and unreasonable in the long term, etc. BTW, daily exercise was also involved.