dimecres, 8 d’abril de 2009

Super Size Me


"Super size me" is an American documentary written in 2004 by Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmaker. The thing is he limits himself to only eating McDonald's food. The film documents this lifestyle's effects on his physical and psychological condition. He is supervised by four doctors and a personal trainer: a cardiologist, a gastroenterologist, a nutritionist and a general practitioner. All the health professionals predict the "Mcdiet" will have unwelcome effects on his body, but none expect anything too drastic, because they consider that the human body is "extremely adaptable". In fact, he has some challenges:
  • He must consume three McDonald's meals per day.
  • If Mc Donald's employees offer him, the supersize menu, he must accept it.
  • He will attempt to walk about as much as a typical American, but he can't walk more. If he has to walk more, he must get a taxi.
In conclusion, he consumes 5000 calories per day. As a result, the 32-year-old Spurlock gained 11 kg, a 13 % body mass increases and experienced mood swings, sexual dysfunction and a big liver damage. It took fourteen months to lose the weight he gained.

I think it's a really interesting documentary because it talks about the increasing obesity in the United States that I consider a big health problem. However, it's fun and well done so, you could enjoy it so much.

And the biggest contradiction: his girlfriend (now, his wife) is a vegan chef!!



5 comentaris:

Virginia ha dit...

nice as a reminder! Thanks!
But... Can you go over your text and find two very annoying mistakes? I'm sure you can!

Virginia ha dit...

I certainly enjoy your posts!!

Here are the mistakes I mentioned...

-The thing is he limits himself to only eatING McDonald's food
-It took fourteen months to lose THE weight he gained.
-the increasing obesity in THE United States
-a big health(0) problem.

Sand in my shoes ha dit...

I'm sorry. I don't understand the first mistake...

marie ha dit...

You are invited to "Writer's Day" -- May 1 -- each writer writes about writing. Hope to read you soon...

gentleman ha dit...

What a documentary!

Since I saw this film I could not visit a McDonald’s restaurant. It shocked me.

See you at bog’s party.