Strange diet: lose weight with fast food
Doctors and health experts recommend a healthy and varied diet. Those who eat little fast food and instead eat a lot of fruit and vegetables automatically lose weight. But it is also supposed to work the other way round, as an American recently showed. With an absurd fast food diet, the man has actually reduced his weight.
Health risks from being overweight
"Being fat is not healthy": This has already been proven in numerous studies. Particularly if you are very overweight (obesity), there are serious consequences such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) or disorders of the fat metabolism. It also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as a heart attack or stroke. In the search for healthy weight, many people try out very different methods. The most absurd diet in the world was now practiced by an American. He only ate at McDonald's for six months and lost weight.
Do not exceed 2,000 calorie limit
According to a report by ABC 7 News, the students of overweight teacher John Cisna wanted to know if you could only eat McDonald's meals if you could become a healthier person. The American from the state of Iowa accepted the challenge and initially only ate from the range of the fast food chain for 90 days. He consumed about 2,000 kilocalories a day and walked about three-quarters of an hour four to five times a week. In order not to exceed the 2,000 calorie limit, the high school teacher had to fall back on the relatively healthy offers of the group.
"Eat fries almost every day"
As a rule, there were therefore two “McMuffins” for breakfast, a kind of sandwich with egg and ham. In the USA there is the option to order only the protein in the omelet. There was also a small bowl of porridge and low-fat milk. The lunch included a salad and packaged apple wedges or a yogurt with fruit.
For dinner, Cisna usually indulged in a typical McDonald's menu. He told ABC 7 News: "I ate fries almost every day." Within the quarter, the teacher had lost almost 17 kilos and his cholesterol levels also dropped. This spurred him on to extend the special diet. In the following three months, he added occasional workouts to his sports program. At the end of the 180 days, he had lost a total of almost 28 kilos. (sb)