This diet sounds too good to be true… but it’s not! When I think of any Disney Park my mind jumps to the churros, specialty cupcakes, and all-you-can-eat buffets. It’s definitely not the first place you think of going to visit to lose weight.
Jeff Reitz, 44 of California, did just that though! He manged to lose over 40 pounds, 2 pants sizes, since he started visiting the Disneyland Park everyday in 2012. Reitz is an Annual Passholder and learned his way around the food scene of the park to work it to his advantage. That and of course all the steps you add up when you are walking around your favorite park.
Reitz says his favorite Disney delicacy is the ice cream nachos at the Golden Horseshoe in Disneyland. The ice cream nachos were originally created for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in 2014 are part of a “secret menu.” They consist of a crushed waffle cone, there to four scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, and three cherries. As you can see below, the end result is actually a Hidden Mickey!
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Another tip from Reitz is to forgo the Mickey-shaped pretzels and “Get the Bavarian-style from Sonoma Terrace Beer Garden that’s almost twice the size but only costs 25 cents more.”
At the end of the day, Reitz’s drastic weight loss can be attributed to just walking around the park each day.
“I enjoy the park and walking around every day,” Reitz said. “I’m always meeting new people and characters and cast members.”
This sounds like a diet I can actually stick to! How about you?
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