DailyDirt: You Are What You Eat
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The 2004 documentary Super Size Me set out with a goal of showing everyone how unhealthy it is to eat nothing but fast food every day for a month. The movie wasn’t done in any particularly controlled way, but it still seemed to provide some convincing anecdotal evidence for the common sense knowledge that fast food is usually junk food. But the counterexample for fast food is Jared Fogle who lost an incredible amount of weight eating only at Subway (and has gone on to become Subway’s most famous spokesperson). Does it really matter what you eat? Of course it does, but exercise and watching how much you eat is important, too. Here are just a few other weird diets that are trying to prove some point (with varying success).
- John Cisna, a high school science teacher, ate only McDonald’s food for 90 days… and lost weight and improved his cholesterol levels. Cisna exercised more than he did prior to his all McD diet, and he strictly limited his daily intake to 2,000 calories. [url]
- Sylvester Graham was one of America’s first radical diet promoters in the 1800s. The Graham Diet consisted of a lot of bland foods including graham crackers (which would not be easily confused with those made by Nabisco today). [url]
- Almost anyone could probably eat nothing but pizza for a week without even really trying. The teenage mutant ninja turtles are probably not great diet role models, but there are a lot of varieties of pizza to keep things interesting. [url]
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