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June 4, 2021

Personal trainer reveals how he ‘lost weight’ eating McDonald’s every day: ‘People feel afraid of certain foods’

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An Irish personal trainer has done the unthinkable, after eating McDonald‘s every day for two weeks straight — and losing weight.

His point, put simply, was when it comes to shedding the kilos it’s not necessarily what you eat, but how much you consume.

The unconventional fitness instructor Oisin Mulligan, documented his fast food fitness journey on TikTok, recounting his “meal prep” at McDonald’s for 14-days.

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Personal trainer reveals how he 'lost weight' eating McDonald's every day
Oisin Mulligan wanted to de-stigmatise ‘bad food’ in diet culture. (TikTok)

While he’s racked up hundreds of thousands of views for his efforts, Mulligan explained his methodology in a radio segment for Lunchtime Live.

Maintaining he is strictly not encouraging anyone to opt for the diet, he said “even if you did, it is not necessarily going to affect your weight in a negative way.”

“I am eating McDonalds – well one item from the menu – every single day for two weeks and losing weight at the same time,” he explained.

In his series, ‘Eating McDonald’s and losing fat’, Mulligan posted regular videos of his trip to the fast food chain, revealing what he was eating and how he managed to maintain a health(ish) lifestyle.

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“I’m doing it by staying in a calorie deficit. Essentially, our body burns so many calories per day or utilises so much energy every day and if you just eat a little bit less than that, no matter what you eat, within that you will lose weight.”

Mulligan said he was trying to show everyone “you don’t have to cut out the foods you enjoy,” during your health journey.

The personal trainer explained while typically he exercises five to six times a week, he cut back on his regime for the sake of the challenge.

“People feel afraid of certain foods or feel like they can’t consume the foods they enjoy and lose weight at the same time,” he shared.

“If someone calls your food bad or says McDonalds is inherently bad or your chocolate bar is bad, when you consume that food, it makes you feel bad.”

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The mentality around “good” or “bad” foods in diet culture is a stigma Mulligan says he was hoping to “remove” with the challenge.

The results have been positive – not necessarily in his weight loss, but in changing hearts and minds when it comes to what a “healthy” diet entails.

“A lot of people have been interacting with me saying jesus, you opened my eyes to the fact that food isn’t going to inherently make me put on weight,” Mulligan recalled.

“It is the amount of food or how many calories I intake – not necessarily the type of food.”

Mulligan noted he kept doing 10,000 steps a day, and other than a daily McDonald’s meal, he stuck to eating healthy foods.


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