The good news for Maccas addicts?A US man claims to have lost 16.7kg by eating nothing but McDonald's for 90 days. The bad news for Maccas addicts? He did it the same way you would with any other kind of food -- by choosing carefully, focusing on lower-calorie options and exercising regularly. No silver bullet here.
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Science teacher John Cisna ate an all-McDonald's diet for three months, but ensured that his total calorie intake was just 2000 calories a day (roughly 8300 kilojoules, which is not a massively restricted intake). That typically equated to egg white omelettes and porridge with low-fat milk for breakfast, a salad for lunch and a value meal for dinner. He also exercised for 45 minutes a day.
You could do the same thing with any form of takeaway food, presuming you can find enough low-salt options and vegetables on the menu. (Some of the options Cisna chose aren't served in Australia, but we do have other alternatives.) Let this serve as a reminder that takeaway food isn't inherently and inescapably unhealthy: it's how you approach it that matters.
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