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Friday, May 13, 2011

Supersize me, Fathead..

So today I watched Super Size Me and Fat Head.( both are free to watch on Hulu)  I will first admit to you that I beckoned my husband to bring me home a Mc Double & a small fry. I also had a bowl of ice cream with chocolate syrup on it. 

I watched Super Size Me first. I found alot of stuff  I either didn't agree with or that didn't make sense. I think this guy tried overly hard to make his point. Not to mention I felt really insulted by his assumptions. For one we are considered quite poor and even my 5 year old knows that McDonalds is not as healthy as the food we make at home. I always get agitated when "poor" is associated with ignorance. There are more than enough wealthy morons. 

Fat head was  much better and more informative. I really enjoyed the take on it. He addressed the parts of the SSM that I felt was offensive. It was more of a common sense documentary rather than just a realty type show that way hyped for ratings. 

I am a large proponent of personal responsibility. This is the take FH took on the issue. I like to be aware of the information, proper information and be allowed to make a decision. 

I actually learned alot today and I reccomend that you watch Fat Head. And Super Size Me too if you want the "opposing side". My conclusion after watching both, is still the same as it was before I watched either. I do not blame the fast food industry for obesity. And I do not think we are getting the proper information from our government on nutrition guidelines. 

What are your thoughts? 

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you Nicole. All the nutritional information about the food they serve is available to consumers.No one is being fooled and should be just better educated. When someone decides to give their kids french fries, either from McDonalds or another place, they know it perfectly well that it's unhealthy. Can you eat french fries or other fast food, sure, is it healthy? No. If you eat it in correct amounts as in sparingly, you will not get obese. In face you can become perfectly obese from everyday food. I feel and have said it thousands of times, that the government needs to have better education in schools and on tv as in commercials about healthy food. My daughter's school has an afterschool club that teaches kids healthy cooking and eating habits.

    so to sum up, don't blame fast food, blame yourself if you get fat from eating it every day or every week in large potions.