Chick-fil-A is changing lives—and midsections.
A 25-year-old Denver man, Alton Ward, is saying he successfully lost 140 pounds in one year by eating the majority of his meals at Chic-fil-A.
After struggling all his life to lose weight, Ward weighed 355 pounds at 17. “All my life I knew I was big, and I always wanted to lose weight,” he told Business Insider. “I tried all the diets. Jenny Craig, Atkins, no carbs…juice diets, the lose-10-pounds-in-5-days, all the different things, and none of it worked for me.”
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“When I got to college, I said, ‘okay. I love Chick-fil-A, I already like Chick-fil-A, let’s see if they have healthy options,” he said.
Ward’s plan: For starters, he started to exercise via strength and cardio, then he put in place a strict eating plan.
According to Business Insider, Ward would have two boiled eggs with oatmeal for breakfast. For lunch, he had a grilled chicken wrap from Chick-fil-A and, during the colder days, he would order soup. He also often got salads with a little bit of ranch dressing on the side. Some days, he would eat Chick-fil-A for lunch and dinner.
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That was four years ago, but Ward says he still goes to the chain from time to time; typically, he orders salad but if he wants to splurge he gets the kids’ nuggets.
“I’m just a loyal fan,” Ward said. “I think Chick-fil-A is a great brand. It’s literally help me change my life because I was on my way to a heart attack or just having a stroke or diabetes in every way. So, I was able to find food that tasted good where I could have a variety of options.”
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