Woman on McDonalds diet during marathon preparation

Emily Strunk-Helm is a 36-year-old woman from Arizona, who had decided to take the challenge of both running a marathon and going to a McDonald’s diet during her workout period. The plan began on September 8 and the specific signs of fast food feeding have begun to show, Shine informs.

After “Supersize Me” a movie which struck when showing what happens when you willingly choose to go on an exclusive McDonald’s diet, Emily Strunk-Helm from Arizona decides to try her luck in a similar challenge. The woman admits she has made a passion for the McD’s foods, especially for Cheeseburgers, Chicken Nuggets and French Fries. They are “my favorites” she writes on her blog, named McRunnerette.

Her plan is to eat only at McDonald’s for a month, while training for a Long Beach marathon which will take place on October 9th. So why take up that challenge? She wants to raise 10,000 dollars for the Ronald McDonald house.  Her daily menu includes, among other foods, one Hot and Spicy McChicken Sandwich, one Small French Fries bag, one Crispy Chicken Ranch Wrap, one Chocolate Chip Cookie and two Diet Cokes. She has a strict menu and says that the signs have already started to appear. While the number of calorie ingested is high enough for a person making that much effort, the nutrients are lacking.

“My stomach was growling a few times during the day”, McRunnerette writes on her blog and mentions that it is very difficult to go to McDonalds every time she has a meal planned, as they are too many.  She also says that after one day of training she got a cold. “How does one get a cold in the middle of summer?” That made her cancel her training for a couple of days. And just two weeks after the beginning of the challenge, she added more food in the menu: two small and two big French Fries.


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  1. One of the most popular type of diet plans is the Jenny Craig plan. Most people on this type of weight loss plan are trying to lose only a small amount of weight. People who are trying to lose a large amount of weigh and try the plan are usually disappointed, because even over time, the plan is simply not successful.

  2. The smart dieter does not wolf down his or her meal and then look for a second or third helping. On the other hand, a dieter does not skip a meal in order to obtain more time for completion of other tasks.Does this sound familiar? This is the typical thing I hear throughout the day. However, the above statements are goals and not really plans on how to accomplish those goals. The plan to accomplish these goals are the typical sticking points in everyone’s diets. I see this with women and their diets more often than men because they want to lose the weight but not gain any muscle.

  3. Obesity is at an all time high. If left untreated it can lead to heart problems, diabetes, and high blood pressure to name a few. Obesity can strike at any age. The amount of money that is spent each year for products assuring weight loss is a billion dollar industry but regrettably few of the products work. The combination of a weight loss meal program and the importance of protein cannot be easily dismissed.

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