Saturday, January 15, 2011

Super Size Me

100 Followers! Woohoo! Thanks people! On to the documentary:


Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is on a mission to eat only McDonald’s food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for thirty days. No exceptions. (That includes vitamins and aspirin.) He must eat every item on the menu at least once; and every time he is asked if he wants it “super sized,” he must say yes (although he won’t ask for it.) Further, he will limit his exercise to only the amount of walking per day of the average American.” 


When you think about the plot of this documentary however naive it seems, in the same way it is ugly. This quite shocking film shows exactly how bad McDonald’s and junk food can be on your system. After filming the initial 30 days he had suffered a lot. He started to get heart problems, weight issues and everything that comes along. 





Among all of the food documentaries this one made the most dust rise up. After this, McDonald’s reduced it portion sizes, especially in Texas where they had super super Size. They also introduced salads witch was unheard of before that. Even though he has done harm to himself, the author of the documentary proved a point and he certainly did a good job, considering all the changes that happened. It also shows that some things can be changed with images rather than politics, even though everyone knows the whole junk food industry is a political issue.


I would like to hear from you about junk food and it's impact on people. Do you think the problem can be solved?


P.S. I usually don't do documentaries but I believe this is one that you should certainly watch!


plot citation: <http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/2004/supersizeme.html>

40 comments:

  1. Lol, just noticed what web page I got the citation from haha

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  2. This movie was an eye opener and for a while things changed for people but we always go back to our bad habits.

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  3. great movie, was based on my life story :)

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  4. I live in Belgium, and every time i go a McDonalds, Quick or other of those "restaurants" I truly wonder why people like this stuff. comon, the fries are tastless and shitty, go to a Belgium snackbar( friture like we call it) and there you can enjoy the finest of "frenchy fries". I know, it's still not healthy, but the delicious taste.... (Bicky's)
    I tried one of their latest novelty's: New York Crispy i suppose? It was so bad even a cow would rather eat it owns meat than that burger. Now, what i do like is KFC( once ate it in Poland and I wanted to buy 20 more buckets to take home) and I do want to try Burger King. Because it has Burger in the name, I suppose they deliver quality burgers...( I really hope so :p)

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  5. Congrats man! And yes, I'm convinced the problem can be solved. The issue though is how far we're willing to go to solve it.

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  6. Hello

    wow 101 followers...that´s good....congrats :)))

    Have a great time

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  7. I love revealing and investigative documentaries like this one!

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  8. you heard about the woman who got fired from mcdonald's for letting adrian peterson use the restroom right?

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  9. My local KFC closed down because hippy, nazi, do-gooders declared my town "Heart Friendly".

    If any deranged, schizophrenic pot-heads out there are reading this, please visit my town hall.

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  10. A McDonald's hamburger is less than 9% meat. The rest is cereal filler, mutton fat, cartilage and ligament. My source is CBC radio.

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  11. I worked @ McDonalds when I was a in high school. Not really that bad, and the meat is actually good quality. I know it's really bad for you, but whatever.

    As for that documentary, it is 100% unethical for a journalist to prove a point with himself as a subject. When Spurlock wakes up in the middle of the night saying that his heart hurts, he could be lying about it. I know the film was successful in getting rid of the super size, and very entertaining, but it just isn't an ethical work of journalism.

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  12. @Reilly Thanks for the info

    @watchman yeah read about it yesterday =]

    @fapguy well I can't really agree with you there, it might be unethical but still how to prove something today? you have to be brutal to show people a point. Thats what's happening to us :S Imagine it was just a documentary with him talking how bad it would be?

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  13. Way to get to 100 followers! Following myself.

    Don't forget to check and support often your local information hot-spot lifeformation.blogspot.com!

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  14. People need to stop being lazy asses and learn to cook shit.

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  15. Good job on 100 followers man. Keep the quality content coming!

    I just looked at your blog and I like what I see. Following and supporting now!

    http://cmipigeon.blogspot.com I will hit anyone back that follows me!

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  16. I didn't really like this documentary dude.
    He proves his point by STUFFING himself with MCDONALDS EVERY MEAL.
    People who eat fast food, don't do that...
    Just sayin.

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  17. watched the movie, still love fast food. don't ask me, I could eat that stuff all day, as of now I can even somewhat afford to do so and I just don't seem to get fat. :D
    If I ever started to see me getting fat I'd probably stop though.


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  18. @Misc Bomb, you would be surprised to know how many people do exactly that, even when they make stuff at home it is all greasy and similar :S True fact :/

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  19. gah we had to watch that back in health class lol

    and i say that it's peoples' individual choices on food; government shouldn't regulate it. if i want to eat a greasy hamburger once in awhile, i should be able to!


    anyways, here's my blog if anyone's interested, just random posts on things i find interesting:
    http://lifeofbaron.blogspot.com feedback's appreciated :)

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  20. It's just like anything nice that's also bad for you, you need to have it in moderation, once in a while is ok but some people don't have the common sense to grasp this concept

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  21. this is a good movie. i think im going to watch it again :)

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  22. never seen that movie, i'll check it out. good blog, following.

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  23. The problem lies within society and the way we view junk food though. Allow me to give you a more realistic example of the way I see things, I don't know if everyone agrees with this, this is just my perspective.

    When I come in to work, I make an attempt to eat as healthy as possible. For example, I brought in chicken breast, spinach, and mixed berries. I got many comments on how healthy I eat. Now, on the flip side, imagine someone goes out for subway, or decides to eat out. That isn't viewed so much as unhealthy as it is normal.

    That to me seems what the choices are, it's not healthy or unhealthy. It's healthy or normality. The NORMAL thing to do is to go out and eat fast food, or just eat something non-conducive to your healthy. It's cheaper to buy junk food than it is to eat healthy, i've done the math, and natural, healthy foods, are MUCH more expensive.

    That's just my $0.02

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  24. I haven't seen it, but I always suspected that if you ate nothing but McDonald's for a long period of time, bad things would happen.

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  25. Brilliant Doc, didn't put me of my cheezburger though.

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  26. I remember after watching this it made me physically ill seeing him get fatter

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  27. such a great movie, I had to watch it for a health class. It's truly disgusting to see what people stuff themselves with.

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  28. such a good documentary. I haven't had McDonalds since. funny thing is I occasionally have fast food... SHAME!!!

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  29. great documentary
    this actually changed my mind about fastfood

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  30. it stopeed me from going for about a year

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  31. love that documentary
    really made me think..

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  32. Heard of this doc. , I heard it's very good, will check it out one day

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  33. I watched this documentary and really awesome is

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  34. Congrats on the big 100!

    Didn't he go on to do a TV series following the same concept - picking a lifestyle outside of the norm and immersing himself in it...

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  35. Congrats on the 100 bro, and its a interesting documentary, mcdonalds doesnt even taste that nice imo!

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  36. brillian movie. don't know if i could do that or not. nice one on the 100 followers. hopefully one day i'll reach the peaks you have

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  37. I remember watching this when I was younger and didn't eat fast food for a bit, but then I realised he was doing it every meal of every day. Which is a whole lot different to my maybe once every 2 weeks.
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