Super Slim Me! McDonald’s diet leads to weight LOSS for man

John Cisna, a science teacher at Colo Nesco school in Colo Iowa who did a Supersize Me diet for 90 days and actually lost 37 pounds.

KCCI

An after and Before picture of John Cisna, a science teacher at Colo Nesco school in Colo Iowa who did a McDonald’s diet for 90 days and actually lost 37 pounds.

An Iowa science teacher actually supersized his weight loss by eating McDonald’s.

That’s right, weight loss.

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John Cisna went on an all-McDonald’s diet for 90 days and actually lost 37 pounds.

KCCI

John Cisna went on an all-McDonald’s diet for 90 days and actually lost 37 pounds.

In an update to to the 2004 documentary “Super Size Me,” in which filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald’s for 30 days with appalling consequences to his health, an Iowa teacher found the trick to losing 37 pounds and drastically lowering his cholesterol by only eating McDonald’s for three months.

The supersized difference was that Joe Cisna exercised for 45 minutes a day and plotted a sensible calorie intake through planning Meals at McDonald’s.

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John Cisna combined exercise with a 2,000 calorie McDonald’s diet and lost 37 pounds.

KCCI

John Cisna combined exercise with a 2,000 calorie McDonald’s diet and lost 37 pounds.

Cisna, a science teacher at Colo-Nesco High School, told TV Station KCCI he and three students who also did the experiment planned a strict diet using McDonald’s food to plan meals that would result in a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet. Their meal plan also would not exceed recommended dietary allowances for nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fat calories, cholesterol.

A typical meal for Cisna included egg white delights and oatmeal with 1 percent milk in the morning, a salad at lunch and a traditional value meal for dinner, the station reported.

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John Cisna said that it is possible to make sensible choices on the menu and keep daily calories to about 2,000.

KCCI

John Cisna said that it is possible to make sensible choices on the menu and keep daily calories to about 2,000.

“I had the Big Macs, the quarter pounders with cheese. I had sundaes, I had ice cream cones,” he told the station. “”I can eat any food at McDonald’s (that) I want as long as I’m smart for the rest of the day with what I balance it out with.”

The Ankeny resident, who could not be reached for comment Saturday, told the station he had never tried to use diet and exercise before.

John Cisna, a science teacher at Colo Nesco school in Colo Iowa who did a Supersize Me diet for 90 days and actually lost 37 pounds.

KCCI

John Cisna, a science teacher at Colo Nesco school in Colo Iowa who did a Supersize Me diet for 90 days and actually lost 37 pounds.

His before and after picture show a marked difference. He reported that not only did he lose the 37 pounds, but his cholesterol level dropped from 249 to 170.

“Hey, it’s (a) choice. We all have choices,” he  said. “It’s our choices that make us fat not McDonald’s.”

In the 2004 film Spurlock famously ate everything on the menu at least once and would Super Size his order when asked. But Spurlock, who ate about 5,000 calories a day, was making a point that people were not making good choices about their nutrition and that McDonald’s did not offer healthy choices such as salads or a side that wasn’t fries.

The fast food company did make more healthy options available after the film was shot and eliminated its super size options in 2004. At the time the company said the move was “menu simplifications” and had nothing to do with the film in which Spurlock acted irresponsibly by consuming so many calories.

With News Wire Services

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