Elizabeth Entenman
March 04, 2016 12:45 pm
Flickr/Jason Lam

Have you ever eaten something so delicious that you thought to yourself, I wish I could eat this every day? That’s exactly what Dustin Wang, a 20-year-old student at the University of California, Irvine thought to himself about In-N-Out, the beloved West Coast burger chain. So he put himself to the test.

Wang set out to see if after eating In-N-Out every day for 30 days straight, his love for the burger chain would still be burning strongly. He set three rules for himself: He had to eat at least one meal from In-N-Out per day, he had to order a burger with at least two pattys and fries, and he had to do it for 30 days in a row without stopping.

“I really love In-N-Out, so why not eat it for 30 days?” Wang told local site OC Native at the start of his journey. “I don’t think it’ll be too much of a challenge.”

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He kept a food diary of his progress, which was published along with an interview on OC Native. He even recorded Vines to document the experiment.

On day one, Wang started off with a bang: a 4×4 cheeseburger (that’s four pattys) and Animal Style fries. But by day five, he reported “feeling a little sluggish” and noted that he had stopped looking forward to his daily In-N-Out run. As time went on, he stopped craving the food all together. The hardest part? Not what you would expect.

“As a survivor, I can tell you that fries are the hardest part of this challenge,” he said. In-N-Out fries are definitely delicious, but we don’t think we could eat them every day. Not even every other day.

Surely Wang must have gained at least 10 pounds over the 30 days. Right? That’s a lot of meat, cheese and Special Sauce to stomach every day for a month. Well, guess again—he only gained two pounds during the experiment. Two pounds. But don’t get any ideas, because he definitely doesn’t recommend it as a lifestyle choice.

“I will say, although In-N-Out is delicious every once in a while and it’s a high quality product, I would not eat it for a month straight again,” he continued. “Please don’t try this at home, kids.”

Fair enough. Still hungry? Watch Wang’s video diary of the whole experiment!

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