When Denver, Colorado, resident Alton Ward was at Texas A&M University four years ago, he said he weighed 355 pounds despite trying diets such as Jenny Craig, Atkins, juice diets and every other thing, Valdosta Today reported.
"All my life I knew I was big and I always wanted to lose weight," Ward told Business Insider.
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Ward had been eating at Chick-fil-A since he was child. He knew it had healthy portions, so it was a good place to start. Texas A&M had one on campus and Ward would have several meals a week there.
Here's what Ward's meal plan looked like:
He ate two boiled eggs with oatmeal for breakfast. If he went to Chick-fil-A for lunch, he would have a grilled chicken wrap. If it was colder, he would get soup. He would frequently get salads with a little bit of ranch dressing. There were days he ate at the chicken restaurant twice a day, Business Insider said.
He also added an exercise program. He came up with a strength and cardio plan and he said he lost 140 pounds in 11-and-a-half months.
"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," Ward told Business Insider. "Chick-fil-A just helped me to take a step back and understand that I have to make a long-term change and find food that works for me and exercise that works for me and make it fun."