Science Teacher Loses 37 Lbs. on McDonald's Diet

A high school science teacher in Iowa lost 37 pounds and lowered his cholesterol by eating nothing but McDonald's for three months. 

John Cisna told KCCI that his body did not deteriorate like the star from the Super Size Me documentary. 

Cisna's "bad cholesterol" actually dropped from 249 to 170, and he said he "embarked on the diet to show how we can eat anything as long as we stick to 2,000 calories per day and stay close to the recommended dietary allowances for nutrients."

Another big factor in his weight loss was that Cisna "began walking for 45 minutes a day, a factor which no doubt contributed to the results."

"The point behind this documentary is, ‘Hey, it's (a) choice. We all have choices. It's our choices that make us fat not McDonald's," he said.

According to Cisna, "a typical breakfast would be two egg white delights, a bowl of their maple oatmeal and a 1 percent milk.  A salad for lunch would be followed by more traditional value meal at dinner."

"So this isn't something where you say 'well he went to McDonald's and he only had the salads. No, I had the Big Macs, the quarter pounders with cheese.  I had sundaes, I had ice cream cones," he said.


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