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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 9 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 9 years
I wouldn't use McDonalds as a diet plan
luxington luxington 9 years
I can only imagine what that guy smells like now.
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 9 years
absolutely not! i haven't had mcdonalds in years, and i plan to keep it that way!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
No. No. No.
cmill38 cmill38 9 years
ugh gross.....I'd rather starve than eat that garbage.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years
The smell of fast food restaurants makes me sick so I'm saying no.
karlorene karlorene 9 years
really not into fast food. except the occasional late night run at taco bell. :)
MsMO MsMO 9 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 9 years
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
No, I don't like McDonald's light (or regular) menu. My own cooking is tastier, healthier, and more nutritious.
chhavi chhavi 9 years
wrong, and may I add, unhealthy!
texgirl texgirl 9 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 9 years
bleh Burger Kings fries kick Mc Donalds fries arse!
BeamerCG BeamerCG 9 years
Yeah, I'd take one look at their awesome fries and be like like "see ya salad!"
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
This would not work for me. I can never order the healthier options at McD's after I've smelled the fries.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
Surprisingly enough, McDonalds has really cleaned up their menu and modified it as to make it healthier (in a sense that its healthier than other fast food, not particularly healthy FOR you). Their portions of food are also pretty accurate so its easier to order a menu item and not over eat. I believe that this person lost weight by eating well portioned and semi-balanced meals at McDonalds because in all reality if you do that with ANY meals whether its at mcdonalds or at home you would get the same results. I think this just goes to show that if you eat the RIGHT way you can eat anything you want.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I meant "Super Size Me" not Fast Food Nation (although that movie also brings awareness.)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Also, did this guy even bother to watch the documentary "Fast Food Nation"? That alone should have scared the s*** out of him (I already knew that fast food was fatty however that film still brought even more awareness.)
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