– I thought I was going to die

– I thought I was going to die

Most of us love a good hamburger, some would even say they do.

But perhaps you will have to search for a long time for someone who is as fond of them as American Don Gorsky. For more than half a century, the 70-year-old has stuffed several McDonald's Big Mac hamburgers every day.

His love affair with McKern has earned him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, and there may be little chance of anyone taking the record away from him any time soon.

Gorski has eaten up to 34,000 Big Macs, and says he has no plans to stop.

– A massive climate crisis

– Eat nine a day

Hamburgers aren't particularly known for being a healthy food, and many would think that someone who lives almost exclusively on a Big Mac would need to put a few extra holes in their belt.

But Gorski is surprisingly slim around the waist. He says he walks about ten kilometers a day to maintain his fitness.

He also cut down on his favorite dishes, and now only eats two of them every day. He would eat up to nine burgers, every day.

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He says many of his friends and acquaintances never thought he would live to be 70.

– Many people thought I would die by now. But instead, she became one of the tallest Guinness World Record holders, Gorski says in an interview with Guinness.

Gorski held the world record in 1999. In 2011, he ate 25,000 Big Macs.

In 2023, Gorski ate 728 Big Macs, or just under a burger, per day.

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– Keep receipts

Gorski recounts how his love affair with the Big Mac began as soon as he had his first meal on May 17, 1972.

– At that moment I said to myself: “Maybe I will eat it for the rest of my life.” I threw the cartons in the back seat and started counting them from day one, he tells Guinness.

Gorski says he kept receipts for every Big Mac he'd ever eaten. He kept every box the burger came in.

– The mother is worried

Gorski says his mother became concerned when she saw his growing fascination with Big Macs, and tried to limit his eating by making him promise to eat one non-McDonald's meal a day.

But she surrendered in 1981.

“If he doesn’t kill you now, keep driving,” she told him, according to Gorski.

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