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What filth is in McDonalds food?
Super Size Me (DVD)
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Super Size Me (DVD)
Advantages: Interesting, informative and down right scary to watch.
Disadvantages: Lack of global information
This fast food & obesity documentary is one of the best and most informative i have ever seen. You see stuff on ITV and the BBC but nothing compares to this. Why? Because this involves a real life experiment, whereby the presenter eats everything off the mcdonalds menu. 3 times a day. For a whole month. And supersizes when asked. And does no walking. And records his results of changes to his body.
The documentary does have some very interesting facts and rather than just eating food it does provide a helpful insight into what nutritionists, politicians, directors, doctors, nurses and members of the public think about fast food. There are regular interviews with these people and there are several helpful facts scattered throughout the film like the fattest states of America, what % of Americans are obese, and how many calories you should eat per day.
The documentary really got me thinking about my diet, it made me think about the food that i eat, particularly at McDonalds. It highlighted the fact that McDonalds does not do enough to help people eat healthily. Even the salad's are fattening just as much as big macs!
There are a few things i didn't like about this though and that was the fact that he didn't talk about fast food on a more global scale. All the facts and figures were for America. Rather than just do it for America or even any countries specifically there should be more global facts about obesity, McDonalds in other countries etc.
There are plenty of hard hitting examples and experiments in this that i found disturbing, but also as a form of a wake up call. For example over the course of the month the presenter eats 10 1kg bags of sugar. these are then displayed out on a table and shown along with the amount of fat and salt he was eating.
There was also a lot of research into this rather than just testing the calorie count on a day to day basis. There were tests to see where you could find out calorie facts at McDonalds by asking for the calorie fact sheet, and most didn't have one.
Overall a very informative documentary that i really enjoyed watching. Even if it doesn't change your attitude towards food and you still eat at McDonalds (like me) it will at least make you think about what disgusting filth you are putting in your mouth.
Summary: Highly informative, recommended
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