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Iowa teacher loses 70 pounds on McDonald's diet

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 WAUSAU (WKOW) -- A teacher from Iowa stops in Wausau on Tuesday to share his unique diet plan, that was designed by his students.

Rather than dieting with fruits and veggies, John Cisna lost weight from eating fast food from McDonald's.

He challenged his students to design a plan that required him to eat only 2,000 calories a day, using a mix of McDonalds' menu items, including Big Mac's and milkshakes.

After one year on the diet, combined with regular exercise, Cisna lost 62 pounds and lowered his cholesterol level by 79 points.

Cisna says, "The point of this experiment is showing that, it's not the fast food industry that's getting us in the shape we are today; it's our choices of those foods that get us in the position we are today."

Cisna ate 540 McDonald's meals during the experiment.

A production company in California is in the works of making a documentary on his journey, that's scheduled to premiere in September.

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