As you start to plan your weight loss goals for 2014 McDonald's may not be the first place you think of. One science teacher in Iowa proved the fast food giant could actually help you shed a few pounds though.
John Cisna told local news station KCCI, "It's our choices that make us fat, not McDonald's."
He ate only McDonald's for 90 days, but maintained a strict 2,000 calorie diet. His students helped track nutritional values listed on McDonalds' website against the recommended intake.
"This isn't something to say he only went to McDonald's and ate salads, I had the Big Macs, I had Quarter Pounders with Cheese," Cisna said.
The local McDonald's owner was so interested in finding out the results that they offered to provide all the meals for free.
Along the way he also took up daily walking. By the time it was all said and done, he lost more than 37 pounds and his cholesterol dropped from 249 to 170.
Cisna said his study wasn't to tell people to eat more at fast food chains, but rather to pay attention to the amounts and types of food you are eating.