Weight loss by McDonald's. It may sound like a joke, but one woman swears by the golden arches. Merab Morgan, a 35-year-old woman from North Carolina, decided to put Mickey D's to the weight loss test. In less than three months, she lost 33 pounds.
Vowing to eat at the fast food giant three times a day, Morgan limited herself to 1,400 calories a day. The first meal of her diet was a sausage burrito and medium diet coke. For the most part, Morgan eats burgers and salads. She only gave into the call of French fries twice over the 90-day period.
Another woman from New Hampshire also made every meal a happy one at McDonald’s, limiting herself to 2,000 calories a day. She lost 36 pounds.
But the McDonald's Diet is hardly a novel idea. Don Gorske holds the Guinness World Record title for eating the most Big Macs, having gobbled down more than 19,800. Since 1972, he's eaten as many as nine of the burgers a day. But it hasn't affected his waistline. He's six-feet-tall and weighs 180 pounds. His cholesterol is also good.
However, that's not the case for everyone who follows the golden arches to lose weight. Super Size Me author Morgan Spurlock devoured McDonald's three times a day for 30 days. By the end of his fast food stint, he had packed on 25 pounds and found his health had seriously deteriorated.