There’s obviously something special about Chipotle burritos.
Devin Cunningham, a fitness buff from Washington, is the latest man to embark on an eating streak at the Mexican chain. Before him, Andrew Hawryluk of California dedicated his taste buds (and $1,884.42) to Chipotle’s burrito bowl for 186 days. Before that, Mark Ranthal of Colorado also ate the bowl for over 100 days.
Unlike his predecessors, Cunningham orders different meals at the counter depending on his mood and fitness needs. From the barbacoa bowl to tacos for Cinco de Mayo, mixing it up is how he keeps the challenge interesting. “They have enough variety that I am able to switch up my meals enough to not get sick of it,” he wrote in a Facebook note.
Completing day 318 on Sunday, Cunningham has eaten his way beyond both records. He began consuming one Chipotle meal per day on July 24, 2015 and plans to power through to the same date this year. In the midst of Chipotle restaurants shutting down due to the E.Coli breakouts, he even traveled to Canada to get his meals.
“Many people said I was going to get fat and sick, so I wanted to prove them wrong. Plus, who wouldn’t want to eat Chipotle everyday for a year?” he shared. “I started this because I want to inspire people to be fit and not give up on their fitness goals.”
Insta-results don’t lie: This is Cunningham as of yesterday.
“I want to show people that they can be fit while still enjoying the food they love. When you enjoy what you eat on your ‘diet’, and you do it in moderation, it is that much easier to achieve your fitness goals.”
Point taken, Cunningham, point taken.
—Marquaysa Battle, @MarquaysaBattle