A Review of the Documentary “Super Size Me” (VZ 38)

Super Size Me: 6 1/2 Year Anniversary Special Edition

Did you know that when “Super Size Me” was filmed back in 2004 only seven McDonald’s menu items (hash browns, sausage, chicken McNuggets, coffee, tea and diet coke) did not contain sugar?  How about the fact that a today’s ten-piece order of chicken McNuggets contains 470 calories, 30 grams of fat and 900 milligrams of sodium?  And that’s just the nuggets…nevermind the fries and soda that usually accompany the order.  YIKES!

 

 

In “Super Size Me“, the documentary filmmaker goes on a reckless and terrifying diet: three McDonald’s meals per day for 30 days. No other food or drinks.  If he couldn’t get it at Mickey D’s, he didn’t eat it.  The results were horrifying.

Super Size Me: Special Edition

In "Super Size Me," filmmaker Morgan Spurlock unravels the American obesity epidemic by interviewing experts nationwide and by subjecting himself to a "McDonald's only" diet for thirty days straight. His Sundance award-winning feature is as entertaining as it is horrifying as it dives into corporate responsibility, nutritional education, school lunch programs, and how we as a nation are eating ourselves to death.

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In this episode, we present facts from the movie and discuss our thoughts. The fact that Spurlock released his shocking film in 2004 and McDonald’s continues to reign supreme in 2014 is a sad testimonial to the skewed way our society values (or does not value!) health and healthy eating.

 

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Here’s what we mention in this episode:

 

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Quote of the Week

It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

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Peace and Veggies,
Vickie and Larissa