Seacrone, thanks. I will have to watch your link later this week.
I've watched FatHead free twice on-line over the past year. Fascinating. I've learned more things each time. (I have also read the two Gary Taubes books, too.) I'm very convinced, and considering everything, these plans are working out for me. AND my level of LDL (which wasn't too bad to begin with, perhaps since I never was a serious sweet-tooth) has shot downwards, now that I've ditched carbohydrates even further.
Yep, there I am, swimming through the desert sands. Might just be a mirage, after all. But this is life, and we learn best about it if we explore it, and take our chances. A life unexplored, after all, is one of the saddest things out there.
Yes, I've watched "Fat Head" 3 or 4 times. It's a good antidote for some of the dumb articles here on SP. Another great one by Tom Naughton is on You Tube - half as long as Fat Head, but just as funny.
I loved that movie, I may have to watch it again to re-enforce my resolve. Tom Naughton has a blog that is worth reading as well. It's dedicated to low carb living. It's humorous and full of good informtion.
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.
Marti ~~~~~~~ If the early bird catches the worm, I'd rather be late & eat cheesecake!
Feeling bad that I haven't played this link. So, I'll start it, and get back in the kitchen. My posting is all over the place, since just dropping in after some time away. I enjoyed this movie, I remember - it's right up my alley.
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