Don’t get me wrong, I love cheesesteak, but I could not possibly eat at I Went to Philly every day, three times a day. For one thing, I’d probably gain about 85 pounds. But on the other hand, a law librarian in Virginia has lost that much weight eating only at Starbucks every day for two years. I guess that makes her a muffinatarian?
As CTV News reports, Christine Hall “was able to do it by skipping over the coffee chain’s treats and sticking with the pre-wrapped sandwiches and food boxes,” becoming her local Starbucks’ favourite customer in the process. For Hall, a typical day of meals consists of “oatmeal and coffee for breakfast, then a ‘bistro box’ with fruit and cheese for lunch, and a panini for dinner.” I’m sure that tastes about as bland as it sounds, especially for 730 days straight. If variety is the spice of life, Hall’s last two years are the life-experience equivalent of astronaut food.
And nutritionists don’t think it’s such a good idea, either. ”When you follow something that restricts certain food groups or that limits you to one particular restaurant, it’s very difficult to be healthy and meet your nutrition needs,” D.C. dietician Rebecca Scritchfield told NBC. And yet, Hall, who used to weigh 200 pounds, claims to have cured her sleep apnea and a whole host of aches and pains thanks to the ubiquitous coffee chain. “I have no medical issues whatsoever. I just feel like a kid again,” she says.
Quick, somebody get her Subway Jared’s agent on the phone…