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Dave MacLeod Is Eating Only McDonald’s Burger Patties For a Month

He's eating just the beef patties - no buns, sauce, cheese or veggies. Think you could do it?

Scottish climber Dave MacLeod is embarking on an unusual food experiment. For a whole month, he’s consuming only beef patties from McDonald’s. He’s eating around 12 to 16 beef patties a day to keep himself full, and the only other food he’s ingesting is water and tea with milk.

Why in the world is MacLeod doing this? Here is what he had to say via Instagram: “Firstly, it’s just a personal experiment. It’s not science. I just want to see if eating Mcdonald’s beef has any divergent effects from my previous animal based diet experiments of mostly steak. I want to see if I feel and perform better or worse or if there are changes in weight, waist circumference and a few other measures.”

This endeavour brings to mind the 2004 film, Super Size Me, in which Morgan Spurlock only ate McDonald’s for 30 days. Unlike Spurlock, MacLeod is only eating burger patties, no buns, cheese, veggies, sauce, fries, or sodas. He’s also only eating enough to keep himself full.

MacLeod has tried different food experiments in the past. He’s long had an interest in food and how it affects athletic performance, even obtaining a Master of Science in Human Nutrition degree. You can follow his McDonald’s food experiment via his Instagram. His YouTube channel also features interesting videos on training and nutrition as well as his many impressive sends.