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McDonald’s CEO loses weight eating company fast food everyday

By Mason White 1:33 PM June 3, 2013
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(Scroll down for video) Some people have called for McDonald’s to sell healthier food items in order to help combat obesity.

However, the CEO of McDonald’s Corporation Don Thompson, has shown the world that one can lose weight even when eating McDonald’s fast food everyday.

In a conference call with analysts, Thompson revealed that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year while eating at McDonald’s every single day. Thompson, who has been on the job for less than a year, was responding to a question about how the company is adapting amid growing concern about obesity.

Thompson said he lost the weight by “being active”. He noted that Europeans walk a lot and it is rare to see Europeans who are “very, very heavy.” For its part, McDonald’s in recent years has increased its marketing campaign to highlight their healthier menu options, such as their healthy salads, wraps, and sandwiches.

At the beginning of the conference call, Thompson also said that salads are only 2 percent to 3 percent of sales. He said there were other ways the company could incorporate fruits and vegetables into their menu, pointing to recently introduced chicken wraps. But in the future, he said: “I do not see salads as a major growth driver.”

“People have to grow up and take responsibility for what they eat or feed their children. They need to stop blaming fast food chains for their weight problem. Nobody forces anyone to eat out, everyone has the choice to walk into a supermarket to buy healthy foods,” Kathrine Wilson, 45, of Los Angeles, California told when asked her opinion on the issue.