Friday, April 6, 2012

Day 122

Movie: Super Size Me
Starring: Morgan Spurlock, Lisa Young
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2004
Format: Shaw Video On Demand

Plot: A man decides to film himself eating nothing but food from McDonalds for one month and discuss the effects it has on his body.

One of the best documentaries to ever be made.
There is no arguing with the fact that the sort of diet most people have is bad for them.
Even though, this experiment was to the extreme, it's right on the money.
I loved the one rule he has in this, that he can only "super size" his meals if he's asked, he himself can not ask to have it upgraded.  There is a scene in this where the average sizes of drinks/fries/ etc are compared not just to other fast food places, but to what they used to be over 40 years ago when the fast food companies started.  Society has upgraded by almost three times the size in that time frame.  What used to be a normal serving size is now a small or child's size in most fast food places.

What do I think I learned from this film?
You need to have everything in moderation.  We as a society have got to get back to basics when it comes to our eating habits.

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