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Man Loses 40 Pounds On McDonald’s Diet
WREG Memphis ^ | January 6, 2014 | George Brown

Posted on 01/06/2014 4:10:04 PM PST by upbeat5

(Colo, IA) A teacher in Colo, Iowa, decided to eat only at McDonald’s for 90 days to see what it would do to his health.

The result turned out to be a good lesson for him and his students.

“I can eat any food at McDonald’s I want as long as I’m smart for the rest of the day with what I balance it out with,” said science teacher John Cisna said

That was the theory Cisna laid out for three of his students at Colo-Nesco high school this past fall.

Ninety days of Mickey D’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner but with strict daily nutritional limitations of 2,000 calories and trying to stay close to the recommended dietary allowances for nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fat calories and cholesterol.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: diet; fastfood; iowa; mcdonalds; nutrition; teacher
Great article about taking personal responsibility for yourself.
1 posted on 01/06/2014 4:10:04 PM PST by upbeat5
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To: upbeat5

Nah, I’d rather sue mcdonalds for making me fat.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 4:12:07 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: upbeat5

But did he lose weight in a good way, or is it more similar to when deer get chronic wasting disease?


3 posted on 01/06/2014 4:13:14 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: upbeat5

Olympic swimmer Micheal Phelps lived by eating McDonalds and he ate about 12000 calories a day.

Of course he swam about 20 miles a day.


4 posted on 01/06/2014 4:19:38 PM PST by staytrue
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To: lowbridge
Nah, I’d rather sue mcdonalds for making me fat.

Or make a movie about it...and shill for more statism.

5 posted on 01/06/2014 4:22:37 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: upbeat5

i would lose weight if i tried to eat at McD’s, too....

since i now barf up their chow within about 2 minutes of paying for it

(I used to love McD’s, it has a taste I really like, but maybe the olde stomache is just getting fussier, or maybe they have some new chemicals or ingredients I just don’t know, but anyway ... and despite my liking the taste ... i now belch it right up....alas! this does not happen with Burger King for some reason?)


6 posted on 01/06/2014 4:26:20 PM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
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To: upbeat5

He could have eaten 2,000 calories worth of fudge every day and still would have lost weight. If you reduce your caloric intake and increase your physical activity, you will lose weight.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 4:28:00 PM PST by fivecatsandadog
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To: upbeat5
During the experiment, he also started walking 45 minutes a day.

I stopped reading right there.

As one who lost over 100 pounds with a walking regimen, I can tell you that walking works. However, it takes more discipline to find the time to walk 1-2 hours a day than to go on any particular diet.

When I was walking 20,000+ steps a day on my pedometer (about 10 miles), I could literally eat whatever I wanted. Ice cream, steaks, cheeseburgers, egg and bacon sandwiches, whatever. And the pounds just kept rolling off.

8 posted on 01/06/2014 4:28:00 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: upbeat5
the owner was so interested to see what the results would be that he agreed to provide those 90 days of meals to Cisna at no charge.

Now that's the kind of personal responsibility my wallet could get used to!

9 posted on 01/06/2014 4:31:57 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: upbeat5

McDonald’s is actually fairly healthy food. I believe if you could give everybody in the Third World a Big Mac every day, it would drastically cut deaths from infectious disease.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 4:36:02 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (If you liked the website, you'll LOVE the healthcare!)
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To: upbeat5
Is this the guy?

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11 posted on 01/06/2014 4:38:53 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: upbeat5

he was on Cavuto and looks great.

He was teaching students real hands on science with easily available resources. he is a great teacher


12 posted on 01/06/2014 4:40:46 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: upbeat5

Be interesting to know everything he stopped eating.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 4:41:16 PM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

If one eschews the fries, sugared beverages, condiments (unless there’s dill pickles), and removes the extra bun layers, fast food burgers (the meat kind, not the bocas) will fall most of the way under Atkins. IOW, such an approach will work as long as carbs are cut and protein enhanced at all other meals as well. Thanks upbeat5.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 4:51:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: upbeat5

would be interested in his vitals...bp, ldl, hdl, etc, before and after the diet.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 5:45:01 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: upbeat5

That jackass from “Supersize Me” damned near killed himself eating there for a month....

Lose weight at McDonalds....it is possible, as the calorie count on everything is immediately available so you know what you’re getting.


16 posted on 01/06/2014 6:02:40 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: upbeat5

he upped his exercise. no big surprises here at all. has nothing to do with the food, it’s calorie intake and calorie expenditure.


17 posted on 01/06/2014 6:49:10 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The best Atkins fast food is Subway. Twelve inch Italian cold cut sub with the maximum of everything. Dump it all out of the bread onto a plate and you have a hearty antipasto salad.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 8:45:17 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: faithhopecharity

“(I used to love McD’s, it has a taste I really like, but maybe the olde stomache is just getting fussier, or maybe they have some new chemicals or ingredients I just don’t know, but anyway ... and despite my liking the taste ... i now belch it right up....alas! this does not happen with Burger King for some reason?)”

McD’s serves undigestable garbage now, unlike 40 years ago when what it used to serve was actual food. It makes me sick too now, when decades ago it was fine.


19 posted on 01/06/2014 9:30:20 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

Very interesting Thanks for the info. Maybe the olde stomach is trying to tell me something ?


20 posted on 01/06/2014 9:40:15 PM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
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To: upbeat5
See the movie Fat Head

Same topic, same conclusion (basically). Free Streaming on Amazon Prime.

21 posted on 01/31/2014 9:02:16 PM PST by logi_cal869
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