Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) never gets old for Washington state resident Devin Cunningham. He has eaten at Chipotle once a day for 319 days so far, and plans to continue his Chipotle diet until he reaches 366 days.
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Cunningham says he has lost weight on Chipotle.
“Actually I bulked up from 156 to 172 pounds and cut down to 146 pounds at 8%-9% body fat,” Cunningham told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo.
On how he was able to drop the weight while eating at Chipotle, Cunningham said, “It’s all about moderation and flexible dieting.” Cunningham continued, “As long as you’re not going over and above your caloric intake for the day and you work out, you should be fine.”
But Cunningham says he also balances out his Chipotle diet with exercise.
“I work out about six days a week and my workouts last anywhere between an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes,” Cunningham said.
Cunningham does keep track of his caloric intake.
“For a full day, when I am cutting I’m at 1,900 calories, when I’m maintaining I’m at 2,400 calories and when I’m bulking I’m at 3,000 calories,” said Cunningham.
But, according to the CDC, “it takes approximately 3,500 calories below your calorie needs to lose a pound of body fat.” Meaning that if someone wants “to lose about one to two pounds per week, you'll need to reduce your caloric intake by 500-1,000 calories per day.” Yet, according to the NY Times, “The typical order at Chipotle has about 1,070 calories.”
When asked why he chose Chipotle, Cunningham had a simple answer: “I picked Chipotle because I love Chipotle.”
“No, they’re not paying me at all, I’m not endorsed by them whatsoever,” said Cunningham, despite his love of the fast-casual chain.