As an avowed Vegan, I am loathe to share this story with you, but share it, I shall.  A married couple we know and love — yet, they resolutely demanded not to be identified for this story — lost an incredible amount of weight over three months of “dieting” by eating two meals a day at Dunkin’ Donuts.

Their Dunkin’ Donuts Weight Loss Diet story started innocently enough — and it wasn’t as scientifically planned or as inherently silly as the Twinkie Diet — it began with bagel and ended with a muffin — with some cheese and egg whites thrown in between.

They wanted to curb their want for sugary donut carbs, and came up with this solution: Each morning, they would walk to their corner Dunkin’ Donuts, and order a no-sugar Large Iced Tea, a Multigrain Bagel with Egg Whites and Cheese and a Reduced Fat Blueberry Muffin.

They’d drink the tea and eat the bagel, cheese and egg whites for breakfast.

For lunch, they’d eat only the muffin.

For dinner, they would eat a sensible meal with small portions.

Over the course of three months, the husband lost 23 pounds and wife lost 11.  You can see the weight reduction in their thinner faces and in their tinier bodies.  That happenstance diet worked for them — and is that crazy or what? — and they were never hungry.

I guess the Dunkin’ Donuts Diet proves the notion that it doesn’t matter what you eat — it only matters how much of what you eat that determines your weight loss or gain over the course of a quarter of a year.

I can’t say I recommend that wacky Dunkin’ Donuts Weight Loss Diet for anyone else, but for my friends, their plan worked: They are happier, donut-free, and every single day they still eat their invented “diet” at Dunkin’ Donuts to help continue the weight loss.

Sometimes they’ll substitute a Wheat Bagel for the Multigrain and other times they’ll order a Honey Bran Raisin Muffin instead of the Reduced Fat Blueberry — just to keep things fresh and interesting.

Weight Loss Runs on Dunkin’ Donuts!

I wonder how soon we’ll have someone lose 50 pounds in 90 days eating only donuts on a “Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Diet?”


  1. I argue that they are still not eating healthfully, regardless of losing weight. The twinkie diet people would have health problems down the road that are a result of eating such over-processed food.

    1. Oh, I agree, Gordon. I don’t condone the diet at all. It might work in the short-term, but in the long view it is untenable. Dunkin’ Donuts food tends to have a lot of saturated fat — so you’re starting with a losing mouthful right from the start.

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