Posted on | January 6, 2014 | No Comments
The last words in this article are: “It’s our choices that make us fat, not McDonald’s.”
This article is about a man who limited his daily intake of calories to 2,000 per day (after never having ever controlled his diet or exercised previously) and managed to lose weight. He chose to only eat from McDonalds.
I am not promoting McDonalds by posting this story – but I believe in the message – it’s our choices that make us fat… There are ALWAYS healthy / healthier options to choose from first to help control our energy intake. We just need to be aware of what we are putting in our mouths (food and drinks) and how much of that our body needs.
High school biology teacher John Cisna was so determined to prove to his students that it’s not about what we eat, but rather how much – he went on a self-imposed McDonald’s only diet for three months.
Instead of gaining weight from all the junk food, Mr Cisna ended up losing 17 kilos while his cholesterol dropped from 249 to 170.
He also saw his ‘bad-cholesterol’ drop from 173 to 113.
A before and after photograph of teacher John Cisna who lost 17 kilos on a McDonald’s only diet. (Supplied)
Mr Cisna’s experiment aimed to show that we can eat anything as long as we stick to a limit of 2,000 calories per day.
The Iowa-based teacher even got his students to map out his meal plans for him.
During the three-months, Mr Cisna – who never previously exercised or watched his calorie intake – also began walking for 45 minutes a day.
McDonald’s were so impressed with Mr Cisna’s experiment, his local outlet even offered to provide 90 days of meals with no charge.
On a typical day, Mr Cisna would eat a range of ‘healthy’ fast food meals including oatmeal and salad, but he would indulge in a burger with chips and ice cream for dinner.
According to McDonalds, a large Big Mac meal with chips and coke contains 1,170 calories.
Usually, Mr Cisna would balance these heavier meals with lighters options offered at the fast-food restaurant in the US, such as fruit and maple oatmeal which contains only 290 calories.
“The point behind this documentary is – it’s choice. We all have choices,” Mr Cisna told the MailOnline explaining: “It’s our choices that make us fat, not McDonald’s.”
Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/health/2014/01/06/09/43/man-loses-17-kilos-on-mcdonalds-only-diet. Original Source: MailOnline
Author: Natasha Lee, Approving editor: Simon Black