Man Plans To Only Eat Taco Bell For 30 Days To See If He Gets ‘Healthier’

A Lexington, Virginia, man announced his intent to eat nothing but Taco Bell for 30 days straight as part of a health experiment, and he plans to document his journey.

Sam Reid posted a video in which he referenced an article published by Insider in 2016 that said Taco Bell is one of the healthiest fast food chains.

When the article was published, it stated was a reduction in the amount of sodium in all the food items on the Taco Bell menu and there was the option to order from the low-calorie “Fresco” menu, the high-protein “Cantina menu and a vegetarian menu.”

A man announced his intent to eat nothing but Taco Bell for 30 days and plans to document his journey in a short documentary. Above, the exterior of a Taco Bell location in New York City.
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This is not the first time someone decided to eat strictly from a fast food restaurant.

In 2004, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock conducted a similar experiment to see what would happen to his body if he only ate McDonald’s three meals each day for 30 days, CBS reported. Spurlock also cut back on the amount of exercise he did each day.

He shared his experience in the documentary “Super Size Me.”

Unlike “Super Size Me,” Reid said he plans to engage in regular cardio and weight training while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

“I plan on consulting with experts, exploring the relationship we have with food and documenting every step of the way,” he said on his Kickstarter page, which has raised more than $1,000 to fund the experiment.

Taco Bell Experience

Reid said in his video that after reading the article stating that Taco Bell is one of the healthiest fast food restaurants, he wanted to put that claim to the test.

“I’m setting out to eat nothing but Taco Bell for 30 days straight to see if it’s possible to actually become healthier while doing it,” he said.

Reid told CBS affiliate station WDBJ that his hypothesis is that healthy fast food may help someone become healthier.

“I don’t think it’s so much about the type of food or the brand of food, but it’s about making healthy and informed choices when we eat,” he told the outlet.

The journey will be filmed and released in a 20-minute long documentary on his YouTube channel.

Reid shared the video on his Kickstarter page and explained that the amount of money needed to go toward the meals is estimated to outweigh what he typically spends on his grocery bill.

“I’m not just talking about the cheapest thing on the menu, I actually want to get enough food to fuel my body,” he said.

Any additional money that is raised past the goal is slated to go toward equipment to help develop the documentary.

Newsweek reached out to Sam Reid and Taco Bell for further comment.

Fast Food News

Fast food and fast food establishments have held the interest of the public for some time.

A Burger King hidden behind a wall that went untouched for more than a decade was rediscovered and was compared to a “time capsule.”

One employee for Domino’s shared a now-viral video showing how a customer ordered a pizza that came out to more than $275, while a customer shared why he orders his fries in a cup rather than the container it typically comes in.

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