This man ate Chipotle every day for 3 months while trying 'intermittent fasting' and lost 22 pounds — here's what he looks like now (CMG)

  • A man ate at Chipotle every day for three months — and lost 22 pounds.

  • The constant Chipotle was part of Tyler Marinelli's intermittent fasting diet, currently one of the trendiest nutrition trends in Silicon Valley.

  • Marinelli would eat Chipotle chicken and rice during the eight-hour window he allowed himself to consume food, while fasting the other 16 hours of the day.

A Chipotle-based diet helped one man lose 22 pounds in three months.

Tyler Marinelli posted on Reddit this week that, after starting a Chipotle-centric diet of intermittent fasting on New Years Day, he has lost more than 20 pounds and cut his body fat by 8% in three months.

"I dislike cooking and the time constraints of it, so my meals involve no cooking whatsoever," Marinelli wrote in the Reddit post spelling out his diet plan. "Plus, I get to eat Chipotle every single day and still comply with my diet."

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There was more to Marinelli's diet plan than simply eating burritos all day, every day. The 26-year-old would only eat in an eight-hour window, fasting for the rest of the day (a diet trend called intermittent fasting). He additionally worked out three days a week.

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"I am still going strong in the diet," Marinelli told Business Insider. "The intermittent fasting part is actually perfect for my lifestyle because I never liked eating breakfast and I can easily hold off until 1:00, when I have my first meal."

Marinelli's Chipotle order is pretty pared-down: chicken and rice, or just plain chicken from the fast-casual chain. He didn't eat much beyond Chipotle — just low-calorie options like egg whites, cottage cheese, and almonds.

Marinelli isn't the first person to go on a Chipotle-heavy diet. In 2015, Andrew Hawryluk made headlines after eating Chipotle for 153 days straight — all while maintaining a bodybuilder physique. And, in 2017, Bruce Wayne dined at the same Chipotle for 374 straight days in an effort to set the record for consecutive days on the Chipotle diet.

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