Devin Cunningham is a unique kind of fitness crusader. He’s the “have your cake and eat it, too” kind of guy. And the workout regimen he follows is pretty much literally eating cake.
Devin is wrapping up a year-long commitment to eat at least one meal from Chipotle every single day, while remaining in peak fitness. And he’s pulled it off. The reverse Morgan Spurlock (the guy who made Supersize Me, the documentary about how eating nothing but McDonald’s makes you fat) has kept a running account of his journey on social media. It’s a high-wire act, but he appears to have made it almost all the way to the other side of the wire without falling.
Cunningham isn’t a fitness professional, just a guy with a passion for bodybuilding who was unimpressed with fad diets. He undertook the Chipotle crusade to prove that you don’t need to radically alter your diet to get the results you want.
He manages to stay fit by carefully measuring his daily “macros,” the amount of each of the major macronutrients (fat, carbs and protein) he intakes every day. By being diligent about what goes into his body, and by following a regular workout routine, he is able to eat Chipotle every day without seeing any (immediate) health consequences.
His experiment hit a roadblock back in February, when all of the Chipotle branches in Bellevue, Washington, where he lives, closed due to the massive E. coli outbreak. Desperate, he drove to Canada and stockpiled enough burritos to last him two weeks.
Devin Cunningham proves that with some consideration and planning, you don’t have to hop on some insane diet or cleanse to get fit. Though while the pounds don’t add up, the expenses probably do. If only there were a way to do this eating nothing but Big Macs.