Florida Man Claims He Lost 20 Pounds Eating Nothing But Chipotle

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Interested in going on the ‘Chipotle Diet”? Well, maybe Tyler Marinelli’s story will encourage you to do so.

According to the NY Post, the 26-year-old took it to Reddit to reveal that he actually lost 20 pounds eating nothing but Chipotle every damn day for three months. And it all kicked off when Marinelli realized that it was time to make a change in his life. And that would begin by stuffing his face with Chipotle. Here’s what Marinelli had to say about this diet:

“My love for Chipotle inspired the diet. It has been and always will be one of my favorite places to eat…I told myself if I could eat something I truly enjoy every single day, that it wouldn’t be a diet as much as it was a lifestyle, and that’s exactly what I was looking for. Eating 250g of egg whites followed by 350g of non-fat Greek yogurt is way more bearable when you know that Chipotle chicken and white rice are in your future.”

And well, these are the before and after results:

Photo: Instagram/Tyler Marinelli

NY Post

Going to the same Chipotle once a day, Marinelli says he knows all the staffers, and they now know his order by heart. Combining an order of triple chicken or triple chicken with triple white rice, he adds black beans at home to “complete the holy-trifecta.”

“What I get is a delicious, healthy bowl that complies with my diet and satisfies all my cravings,” he said. “I have not ever gotten sick of eating Chipotle and truthfully don’t think I ever will. If I need a flavor change, I simply add some tabasco to it or maybe some other spice. But in three months, I’ve never not looked forward to eating it,” he added.

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But if you’re thinking of following in Marinelli’s steps, you may want to listen to what nutritionist Susan Berkman has to say:

“This diet is extremely high in protein, with no mention of any fruits or vegetables. While eating this way is technically calorie-controlled for weight loss, it is not a balanced eating plan and could lead to long-term complications and nutrient deficiencies.”

But even though Marinelli may not be the healthiest person long-term, he still doesn’t give a damn:

“All I want people to know is if I could do this, so can you. It takes control and dedication, but the results speak for themselves. Every change and streak starts with one day. Make today that day.”

Sounds like this can go under ‘Inspire,’ too.

So what do you think? Would you ever try this diet? Is there a restaurant you would eat at everyday for three months?