Any of you ever seen the documentary "Super Size Me!" by Morgan Spurlock? I avoided it for a long time, I guess I always thought that it would be stupid, and was a stupid concept. Plus, part of me was jealous, that some dude could "make it big", just from eating McD's for 30 days (I wish I would of thought of that). If I had thought of the idea though, I doubt I would have gotten around to doing it, probably just file it under "procrastinate tomorrow".
I have to say, I was impressed. As a movie it was put together well and kept me entertained. It was full of info, like these "nuggets"; According to the CDC, there are 400,000 deaths per year due to obesity related problems...400,000! This is a plague upon our nation. Speaking of nuggets, I don't think my son will EVER order them again! Ewwww.
Anyway, the movie of course centers around McDonald's, only so because of the proliferation of places that they have available to eat, the same things would probably hold true for any other fast food place. In the 30 days that he eats only McDonald's food, his liver turns to fat, he gains 60 points in cholesterol, gains 25 pounds of fat and has a a litany of other bad things happen to him. All in only 30 days.
The movie has some interesting interviews and makes good observations of junk food and poor lunch menus in many of our schools, which really pisses me off. Serving locally fresh veggies, fruits and nutritious meals can be just as inexpensive as fries and Coke, but local food providers don't spend millions in lobby fees and make contributions to local schools. Just another example of government "for the people"... as long as they are stock holders.
While at the end of the documentary experiment Houston drops from the fattest city in America to the second (Detroit takes the number 1 spot), Texas moves a few more into the top ten, currently having 5.
Super Size me is very good, entertaining and informative, worth a watch. Be careful though, it just might change how you look and partake of fast food restaurants!