Sunday, March 9, 2014

56 Pound Weight Loss After Eating Only McDonald's for 6 Months

Weight loss is elusive to so many of us.  It's incredibly easy to be lured into the latest diets, trends and programs.  High carb/low fat, high protein/low carb, Atkins, Paleo/caveman, Zone, Ornish, South Beach, and Suzanne Summers?  The list is endless.

But here is an irrefutable fact: eating less and moving more, no matter how "badly" you are eating, works.  Below are the results from an Iowa teacher's "McDonald's-Only" diet.
  • A 6-foot-tall teacher weighed 280 pounds, amounting to a body mass index (BMI) of 38, which is considered obese. 
  • Beginning on September 15, 2013, he followed a 2,000 calorie diet, using the daily recommended allowances for carbohydrates, proteins, sugar and fat.  
  • For exercise he walked 45 minutes a day.
  • After 6 months he is at 224 pounds and his BMI is down to 30.
  • Total cholesterol dropped from 249 to 190, 
    • including a 25 percent decrease in his LDL or “bad cholesterol.”
    • Sodium levels and blood pressure are normal. 
  • He also lost a total of 21 inches off his chest, waist and hips. 
    • Of which, 9 inches were from his waist & 
    • more than 7 inches from his hips.
The full story can be read here from A. Pawlowski at Today Health.