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Could You Eat an All McDonald's Diet?

Could You Eat an All McDonald's Diet?

In what could be the strangest morsel of food news this week, a Virginia man named Chris Coleson has lost 86 pounds since December by eating nothing but McDonald's. Aspiring to be the Mickey D's equivalent of Subway's Jared, Coleson ate a "diet" consisting of McDonald's "salads, wraps, apple-walnut salads, and the occasional cheeseburger."

McDonald's isn't planning to sign Coleson as a spokeperson (oddly, the company has Heidi Klum endorsing its wraps in Germany). If McDonald's paid you, would you go on Coleson's diet?

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itsme3683 itsme3683 7 years
why are people so against mcdonalds?? i get it, it's not super healthy but a cheeseburger every so often won't kill you... loosen up! if you're watching what you eat, salads aren't the ONLY option. get a grilled chicken sandwich without the mayo, and please don't complain that the bun isn't whole wheat...i'm proud of him, wherever he is...
itsme3683 itsme3683 7 years
why are people so against mcdonalds?? i get it, it's not super healthy but a cheeseburger every so often won't kill you... loosen up! if you're watching what you eat, salads aren't the ONLY option. get a grilled chicken sandwich without the mayo, and please don't complain that the bun isn't whole wheat... i'm proud of him, wherever he is...
darlene darlene 7 years
I wouldn't use McDonalds as a diet plan
luxington luxington 7 years
I can only imagine what that guy smells like now.
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 7 years
absolutely not! i haven't had mcdonalds in years, and i plan to keep it that way!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 7 years
No. No. No.
SugarFreak SugarFreak 7 years
No. No. No.
cmill38 cmill38 7 years
ugh gross.....I'd rather starve than eat that garbage.
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
For those who are not reading the article, this is important:<b>He said he's healthier by the numbers, too. Dietitians have warned him that he's likely lost muscle mass and needs more variety in his diet. But Mr. Coleson's cholesterol, which has not been below 250 since 1993, is down to 239 today from 277 in December.</b>Which means that his cholesterol is <i>not</i> through the roof!Also, I am sure that eating two meals at subway every day for a year was waaaaaaay more expensive than doing the same at McDonalds.
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
For those who are not reading the article, this is important: He said he's healthier by the numbers, too. Dietitians have warned him that he's likely lost muscle mass and needs more variety in his diet. But Mr. Coleson's cholesterol, which has not been below 250 since 1993, is down to 239 today from 277 in December. Which means that his cholesterol is not through the roof! Also, I am sure that eating two meals at subway every day for a year was waaaaaaay more expensive than doing the same at McDonalds.
Lawrah Lawrah 7 years
Mcdonald's is gross. When I think of it the image of Morgan Spurlock finding a hair in his fruit and yogurt parfait. Yuck with a side of yuck!
colormesticky colormesticky 7 years
Never, for three reasons.1. I'd feel like I was lying to people by telling them McDonald's was healthy and a great way to lose weight.2. How expensive must that have been?3. I bet his cholesterol is through the roof eating their deep fried chicken with ranch dressing on a flour tortilla every day. There's no way that starving yourself and only eating processed everything is good for you.
colormesticky colormesticky 7 years
Never, for three reasons. 1. I'd feel like I was lying to people by telling them McDonald's was healthy and a great way to lose weight. 2. How expensive must that have been? 3. I bet his cholesterol is through the roof eating their deep fried chicken with ranch dressing on a flour tortilla every day. There's no way that starving yourself and only eating processed everything is good for you.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 7 years
If it was proven I'd lose weight then heck yea I'd try it but since that is probably not the case it ain't gonna happen.
yellowshoe yellowshoe 7 years
He was consuming some crazy amount of calories (I think I read in one article close to 5,000 calories a day?). He went on what nutritionists call a Starvation Diet and cut back to 1,200-1,400 calories a day... not recommended for a man of his size even now that he is down 86 pounds. But, if you look at his healthy choices, they aren't that different from what my friends who diet eat: salads, wraps, occasionally a cheeseburger? Would you go on that diet at any other restaurant- even a healthy-labeled restaurant? Probably, so what's the difference that he did it at McDonald's?
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
The smell of fast food restaurants makes me sick so I'm saying no.
karlorene karlorene 7 years
really not into fast food. except the occasional late night run at taco bell. :)
MsMO MsMO 7 years
Look up the 4 year old cheeseburger from McD's. Their food is just wrong! I am not anti-fastfood but to McD's I say No thanks.
sls1825 sls1825 7 years
Ewwwww.
sls1825 sls1825 7 years
Ewwwww.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
No, I don't like McDonald's light (or regular) menu. My own cooking is tastier, healthier, and more nutritious.
chhavi chhavi 7 years
wrong, and may I add, unhealthy!
texgirl texgirl 7 years
there is just no way that this would work for people. and i love mcdonalds french fries btw! but a whole entire full fledged "diet" of mcdonalds. no thanks.
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years
bleh Burger Kings fries kick Mc Donalds fries arse!
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