A 25-year-old Texas A&M student who had tried since childhood to lose weight found an unconventional way to get in shape.
Alton Ward's doctors suggested he go on a diet even at an early age, but nothing seemed to work. He tried programs like Jenny Craig and even went to a fat camp, but last year, he went on a very unique and unexpected diet that finally worked. Mixed with cardio, he ate Chick-fil-A for 11 months and lost 160 pounds.
The Texas A&M campus has a Chick-fil-A, so Ward ate there almost every single day. Now, Brown is not consuming fried chicken strips and fries -- he chose healthier options. The local Chick-fi-A even knew his first and last name.
Ward said in an interview with The Tab that he made a conscious decision to alter his eating habits about a year ago. "That's when I started eating Chick-fil-A and switched from the fried chicken strips and fries to some of the healthy options," he explains. "For over a year, I would go and eat something like the grilled chicken salad and then do 45 minutes of cardio and lift some weights in the evening."
In under a year, Ward lost about 140 pounds pound. He credits a large part of his weight loss to the restaurant he frequented in that time.
"Chick-fil-A is a great brand who they should stand behind for their healthy eating options," Ward told Business Insider. "I encourage those who eat at the restaurant to find food options that they like, to stick to a workout plan that works for them, and to enjoy life."