McDonalds CEO Claims Weight Loss on Fast Food Diet

Famed fast food chain fights back against critics who demand more health options on the menu.
3:01 | 09/28/13

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fast food wars. McDONALD'S, RESPONDING TO Critics by offering more healthy options. Betly liu spoke to the ceo of McDONALD'S WHO SAID HE WENT ON A DIET AND ate McDonald's foods and lost weight. Reporter: The next time you WALK into McDonald's, you may hear, do you want a salad with that? ♪ Two all-beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun ♪ Reporter: At the clinton global initiative earlier this WEEK, THE BIG CHEESE at McD's announced in 20 of the biggest markets, customers can pick fruit over fries. Thompson nose a thing or two about losing weight. He says he shed 20 pounds eating at his restaurants every day. Some days I have a southwest salad. Some days, a big mac. Some days I have fries. I can't give up fries. I'll go extra on the treadmill, extra on the elliptical. It's calories in, calories out. You have to watch what you're putting in. Reporter: Moms and healthy food advocates say he's the exception, not the rule. MOST SAY A daily McDiet means a supersized you. All the marketing to children is having a big impact. It's conditioning children to want soda and fries. Marketing creates expectations. ♪ Supersize supersize the american way ♪ Reporter: Morgan spurlock soup sized hz way to health issues in 30 days. Fast food can be part of a healthy diet, just not every day. Not every single day. You need fiber, vitamins, minera minerals. Reporter: Don is not bothered by the criticism. He says he's now giving how more choices. If you keep exercising an making the right lifestyle changes, you can enjoy his food just like he does. Oh, boy. WELL, IT'S NOT just McDonald's feeling the heat. Burger king, pepsi, coke, they're all feeling it. Years ago, president clinton helped get soft drinks out of schools. The question is, are customers going to buy this, apples, over the piping hot fries? That is the question. You go into those places, you're not looking for apples. By the way, can I have those apples. No french fries. Sit a smart marketing ploy to lose weight and participate as well. And they have been this beacon for the attacks against obesity here. Next time, bring fries, please. Absolutely. For breakfast, for sure. Well, it's a sight you don't expect to see every day.

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