Carl's Jr.'s New Pitchman: 482-Pound Man

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Michael Moore pictured with President Obama, who, incidentally also likes meat
Contrary to what Supervisor Eric Mar might tell you, fast food needn't be awful for you. Bay Area man Michael Moore swears by his Carl's Jr.-only diet, which he says is largely responsible for helping him to shed almost 100 pounds in less than a year.

After hitting 576 pounds in 2010, the Antioch resident told SF Weekly that for the last year, he has eaten almost nothing but plain meat patties which he ordered from -- of all places -- the Carl's Jr. by his house. The next obvious question is why Carl's Jr. and not Subway, which gained attention after 34-year-old Jared Fogle lost 245 pounds in one year by eating Subway sandwiches.

"Subway is not close enough," Moore tells us. laughing. "Carl's Jr. is right by my house -- and it's fantastic."

See, dieting is convenient.

His ambitious quest to lose weight spurred after he decided a meat-only diet would be the quickest and healthiest way to get him to a more manageable weight. But because he commutes to Oakland for his job, leaving home by 5 a.m., cooking just wasn't an option.

Hence, the phrase "fast food."

So Moore, who would get around by scooter, would roll up to the Carl's Jr. drive-thorough and order multiple meat patties everyday -- sometimes as many as 30 a week.

"My goal is to lose 330 pounds by November 2013," Moore told us. "I'm pretty sure I can lose 100 pounds a year." He's already lost the scooter.

Of course, the only entity possibly more thrilled about his weight loss than Moore himself is Carl's Jr. -- which is using this as an opportunity to tout its healthier meals.

Perhaps Moore, who says he is not receiving compensation from the eatery, might become the Jared Fogle of Carl's Jr.

"I would love that -- I would love to do that for other people who think there is no hope," Moore said.

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14 comments
UrbanUndead
UrbanUndead

Oh man. Happy for him in regard to the weight loss, but sure hope he works some veggies into the rotation, STAT.

Jamesethomas2
Jamesethomas2

Carl's Jr. has Turkey burgers? Go figure. We live in a very fast paced society. Its awesome to see this young man take control and responsibility for his life. His success will blaze a path for others to follow. Good luck Michael!!!

Traci BYOG
Traci BYOG

Michael Moore is the sweetest man you will ever meet and im SOOO proud of him!! Good Job Michael!! :)

Q_lovesani
Q_lovesani

Wow!!!!!!! This is just amazing! Who would have thought Carl’s Jr. had turkey burgers! I need to loose 5 pounds in a week. I could definitely eat a Carl’s Jr. patty to shed this baby fat LOL!!! Thanks…. I think I’ll start now J

Godschild
Godschild

Congrats to you Michael. I will try Carl's Jr. Turkey Burgers as I need to lose 40+lbs myself! You inspired me!  =)

BIG MEAT
BIG MEAT

Its called being a Meatetarian. its the manly opposite of being a vegetarian. its as old school  cave man Neanderthal as it can get.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir like.author.displayName 1 Like

This just proves having the name "Michael Moore" will make you fat.

SQ INMATE
SQ INMATE

 Or having the name Sir or Eric in your name makes one gay as it can get also. kinda like Sir Elton John.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir like.author.displayName 1 Like

Nice! That's a really good insult for a 4th grader!  If you keep at it, eventually you'll grow your insult skills to the point where they're actually insulting.

Keep up the good work!

SQ INMATE
SQ INMATE

 I will keep up the good work cause after all all I got is TIME!

SQ INMATE
SQ INMATE

 im a SQ convict so what did you expect? we are all 4th grade dropouts over here.

SQ INMATE
SQ INMATE like.author.displayName 1 Like

im good huh? seems i hit a gay nerve with you or something. if you wanna meet me or beat me up or try to stop by SQ SAN QUENTIN PRISON BOY! I need a visitor.

Nedra D
Nedra D

Did I miss the context of why he's pictured with President Obama?  Good for him for losing weight and especially for being able to get rid of the scooter... but this is not the healthiest of "diets" imaginable.  

SQ INMATE
SQ INMATE

 its cause a person always looks  thinner standing next to a skinny thin nigger.

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