BEIJING, Jan. 6 (Xinhuanet) -- A man ate junk food at McDonald's for three months and ended up losing 17 kilograms while his cholesterol dropped from 249 to 170, according to U.S. media reports Monday.
John Cisna, a high school biology teacher from Iowa, was determined to prove to his students that people can eat anything as long as they stick to a limit of 2,000 calories per day.
Cisna went on a self-imposed McDonald's only diet for three months. Instead of gaining weight from all the junk food, he “miraculously” lost weight and dropped cholesterol.
On a typical day, 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 McDonald’s, a large Big Mac meal with chips and coke contains 1,170 calories. Usually, Cisna would balance these heavier meals with lighters options offered at the fast-food restaurants, such as fruit and maple oatmeal which contains only 290 calories.
Cisna said: “It's our choices that make us fat, not McDonald's.”
McDonald's so impressed with Cisna's experiment that the local outlet even offered to provide 90 days of meals without charge.
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