You probably already know about the science teacher who lost 37 pounds and dramatically reduced his cholesterol in 90 days exclusively eating McDonald's and walking 45 minutes every day. The case Lloyd Brombach is even more dramatic. He wrote to Sploid to explain it:
Loving Sploid, thanks for the daily awesomeness! I read of the teacher who lost 37 pounds on McDonald's... thought you might be interested in this short documentary someone asked to make about me after learning that I lost 100 pounds and became a multi-sport athlete, completing an Ironman Triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile Bike ride, 26.2 mile marathon) while eating McDonald's every day.
My issue with most people that lose weight on fast food is that they just lose size and become less big, but are still fat—skinny fat, but fat, like Jared, Fat Head guy, or the science teacher guy.
This is not just a test for me, it's my lifestyle. I'm a busy single dad and learned how to use fast food as a tool to save time and still get the nutrition I need to support my sports, which went from world class ass-farming on my couch to triathlon, rock climbing, crossfitting, snowboarding, and any other damn thing I want my body to do.
Anyone can cut back calories until they lose weight—I contend that McDonald's can be helpful part of an athlete's diet. No, I have no business relationship with McDonald's or any other fast food company. I wish, though. Have them shoot me an email! Also, I challenge that Jared guy to a dual at anything!
Many of you will scream in the comments that this is all obvious, McDonald's or not. And it is true. In fact, Lloyd's case may be categorized as extreme—not everyone wants to be a triathlete.
But for anyone who is obese out there, he's another proof that, with some determination, information, and a bit of exercise, it's possible to go back to a healthy weight and lifestyle even if you have a tight schedule (working and being a single dad) and you are on a tight budget. Not to become an athlete, mind you—just to reduce health risks and improve your life's quality. All these examples are important to give hope, because often the barrier is just psychological, of the "I can't never get out of this body" type.
Here's the video telling his story: