Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I'm Affected for Life!
Recently, Kirk (my foster son) Captain and i watched "Super Size Me" Yes i know I'm late. the documentary is old and many of you have already seen it. I can't believe i have never seen it before. I have heard many speak about it, but never seen it. I was AFFECTED FOR LIFE!
For those of you who do not know what Super Size me is...it is a documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. The documentary takes place over thirty days. Morgan eats only McDonald's food during this time period, and documents all the results. Step by step. His three meals a day consisted of eating every item on the McDonald's menu during the thirty day period, and each time he was offered to "super size" the meal, he said YES. That was apart of the deal he made himself.
The documentary takes you through the extreme changes that Spurlock underwent due to his food choices. takes a look at the subject of obesity in the United States, specifically zeroing in on the business and culture surrounding the nation's fast-food industry in this 2004 documentary. Before starting the experiment he was thoroughly checked by three doctors and healthy specialists who all confirmed he was in outstanding health. The doctors all continued to monitor him closely during the thirty day time period. Morgan also consulted with an exercise physiologist and a dietitian. They also concluded that his health and fitness levels were above average. He limited himself to walking under two and a half miles each day, and did not do any other forms of exercise.
Losing the weight took him over fourteen months.
Super Size Me was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Feature1
The facts that i learned from this documentary blew my mind.
•McDonald's feeds more than 46 million people a day - more than the entire population of Spain
•60 percent of all Americans are either overweight or obese
•Only seven items on McDonald's entire menu contain no sugar
•McDonald's represents 43% of total U.S. fast food market
•In 1972, the US spent 3 billion a year on fast food - today the US spend more than $110 billion2
Not to mention, after 10 days he gained 10 pounds. He had an instant pop belly after days. He consumed 30 POUNDS of sugar which was shown in the end in huge bowls. That equalled to 12 pounds of fat (they also showed the fat in a big tube)
The documentary showed us how McNuggets are made. That was sick!!! If i were to ask almost all parents their children favourite meal from Mc'd's they were almost certainly say McNuggets. Put it this way, it is the LEFT OVERS of the chicken. The chickens they use are the ones that are "somewhat old and sick" Ahhh just thinking about it makes me want to puke.
Do yourself a HUGE favour and watch this video PLEASE!