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Teacher loses 37 pounds eating McDonald's diet

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Teacher John Cisna ate a strict diet of McDonald's food for 90 days and made a documentary about it with his students. Teacher John Cisna ate a strict diet of McDonald's food for 90 days and made a documentary about it with his students.
A teacher in Colo, Iowa decided to eat only at McDonald's to see what it would do to his health. The result turned out to be a good lesson for him and his students, who made a documentary about his McDonald's diet.

Theory science teacher John Cisna ate a strict diet of McDonald's food for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 90 days. He limited his calories to 2,000 each day and tried to stay close to the recommended dietary allowances for nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fat calories and cholesterol.

His local McDonald's provided the food for him at no charge.

Cisna's students used McDonald's online nutritional information to recreate daily meals for their teacher.

"A typical breakfast would be two egg whites, a bowl of their maple oatmeal and one percent milk," said Cisna.

A salad at lunch would be followed by a more traditional Value Meal dinner.

"I had the Big Macs, the Quarter Pounders with cheese. I had sundaes. I had ice cream cones," he said.

Cisna also started walking 45 minutes a day. By the 90th day, Cisna says he lost 37 pounds.

"The point behind this documentary is we all have choices. It's not McDonald's that makes us fat it's our choices," said Cisna.

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