DO you want to lose weight but don’t want to give up fast food?
A 22-year-old woman from Michigan has claimed she lost 40lb in just four months and still had McDonald’s for breakfast almost every day.
Drea Vazquez uploaded a video making the confession and saying it is her “fun fact.”
The content creator, who started her weight loss journey five years ago in 2018, weighing 246lbs, explained: “Calorie deficit is the way.
“And no it’s not the only meal I have that day lol.”
Her video prompted a huge response, so Drea shared more of her story of how she dropped seven stone and now weighs 140lbs.
She said on her @dreavazquez account: “A lot of people are agreeing and a lot of people disagreeing.
“I actually did [have McDonald’s] because I was a senior in high school and that was my go-to breakfast because I always slept in late and I wanted to get something real quick.
“Was it the healthiest option? No.
“Did I choose something eat every morning that was super greasy? Also no.
“That is the thing about fast food places, you can always customise your food and add on and take off stuff.
“I lost over 100lb in a year because of doing that.
“People are quick to jump to conclusions and say I’m not a healthy person.
“I don’t think it’s anyone else’s place but mine to judge that.
“You don’t have the right to judge anyone else’s food choices and if that’s the way they want to go about things, they can do that.
“I’m not saying it is the healthiest or unhealthiest thing, I’m just saying you can have balance because you don’t know what else I’m eating that day.
“The thing about weight loss is that it doesn’t have to be miserable, you can still eat fast food here and there.
“Unless you are looking at someone’s blood test, you don’t really know what their state of health is.
“I actually have very low cholesterol.
“Everyone else’s health is different. Some people could do this, some people might not want to do this.”
Drea said that you will want to be exercising to feel good, as well as having a calorie deficit.
She explained: “A calorie deficit is just eating less calories than your maintenance level of calories.
“You can still achieve a whole bunch of things while having fast food.
“I’m about to run a half marathon in a couple of weeks and I had McDonald’s this morning and it’s not going to do anything to my body.”
Her wake-up call came when doctors told her she was pre-diabetic and if she didn’t lose weight her health would suffer, leaving her “terrified”.
Drea said: “It was terrifying being just a teenager and finding out how much my weight would eventually affect my life.
“I’ve been overweight for most of my life and I thought I was always going to be overweight.
“Losing the weight has been a really hard and scary process. But life is short and I knew that if I didn’t try I would be doing myself a disservice.”
Although she is now feeling “better than ever”, she hadn’t expected the shocking side effects that would follow.
While she has not been diagnosed with a medical condition, she claims her weight loss has left her extremely susceptible to the cold.