No worries about missing it. It's hard to carve out an hour and a half or so from busy schedules I know. But do try to catch it when you can. It is entertaining, and it is especially so if you've seen Super Size Me because this video makes specific jokes and references to that video which will fly over your head if you haven't seen that film.
Spoiler alert.... if you haven't or don't want to watch Super Size Me,, I'll give a quickie review. If you want to see it for yourself, skip the rest of this post...
A real quick summary of Super Size Me is that this very fit guy sets out to attack McDonald's specifically, and to prove his point he puts himself on a diet of just McDonald's food which he eats exclusively morning, noon, and night for 30 days in a row. He vows that he will eat everything on their menu at least once and that he won't super size his meals unless an employee suggests it. He gets a complete physical before this starts and he is monitored throughout the experiment by his doctor. Of course he starts out perfectly healthy and well nourished by his vegan chef girlfriend's cooking, and then as the days go on he falls into poor health. In one of the most ridiculous scenes he gets up in the middle of the night and films himself having difficulty with breathing or chest pains or some such (instead of seeking medical help as you would if it were a real emergency)
Near the end his doctor BEGS him to stop immediately as he is seriously endangering his health (oh please) but he soldiers on and does the full 30 days. Of course at the end his health statistics are terrible and he has gained either 25 or 30 pounds - I can't remember which, but it is a ridiculous amount of weight gain. It takes several months of getting back to vegan clean living for him to lose the weight and recover from the terrible damage he has done to himself.
Fat Head isn't only a debunk of Super Size Me, but also of a lot of the other bologna that we have been fed - even by esteemed government funded health agencies.
I liked it a lot because it does it without a lot of scientific jargon and puts things in simple language - even entertaining animations.
Hope yall enjoy it when you get around to it.
If the early bird catches the worm, I'd rather be late & eat cheesecake!
| Pounds lost: 75.5