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This article is about a woman who lost 30 pounds eating only at McDonalds for 90 days.

I'm glad someone did it. I never saw Supersize Me but I knew the premise and it was kind of annoying that the point of the movie was to blame McDonalds and other fast food chains for making people fat.

I eat at Burger King almost every day for lunch because it's close and it's fast, and the reason why I'm not gaining weight and getting sick is because I make good choices while I'm there. I get a salad with fat free dressing. Just because I'm eating fast food doesn't mean I'm going to get fat. People are adults. It's just too bad they tend to try to blame everybody else for making it easy to make bad choices.

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bellajellybean
Aug. 16th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
I agree. The reason that Morgan Spurlock was so sick to begin with was that he was taking in so much grease. There are lots of things on fast food menus that are healthy, and just because they serve a huge burger with mayonaise doesn't mean you have to order it!
rivulet
Aug. 16th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
If you want to go so far as to say fast food joints make you fat, why can't you say ALL restaurants do? Or for that matter, all grocery stores do too? You can make bad choices anywhere, even if you make all your meals at home.
solteronita
Aug. 16th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
You really should watch that movie. That's actually not the premise of it at all. At least I didn't see it that way.
rivulet
Aug. 16th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
What was the premise then? (I only heard the premise from some random person.)
solteronita
Aug. 16th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
It's been awhile since I've seen it, so I don't remember what the premise was really meant to be, but I saw it as just looking at the things we will eat and what they do to us. I feel like the point of him taking it to the extreme that he did was to show what happens over time. It's obviously unrealistic that someone would eat McDonald's for every single meal, etc. And humans are intelligent enough to make good decisions. But it is an interesting and amusing look at "you are what you eat".

I think I also went into it with the perspectives I found through reading Fast Food Nation. It's not just what it does to our bodies that's so bad, but what it does to the land, human rights, etc. (I don't believe they get into that in this movie, though.)
rivulet
Aug. 16th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, I see. And I know humans are intelligent enough to make good decisions, I just think that often the enjoyment of the taste of junk, and the feeling of being really full, override the good choices. I know it does for me, and I'm glad I've been able to curb my sweet tooth enough that I'm not obese by now!
solteronita
Aug. 16th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I just read that article. I read something similar to it recently. Of course you're going to lose weight if you suddenly start monitoring your calories. But that's not what people typically do. They buy a meal and eat it 'cause they don't have time. In Supersize Me, he goes about it by eating three "meals" there a day. That is, buying what McDonald's has made into a meal combo or whatever. And he makes himself eat the entire meal. Which is gross. And funny.
rivulet
Aug. 16th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
I think it would make me want to puke to see him eat that stuff for two hours. :D
solteronita
Aug. 16th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
:) You get to see him puke!
rivulet
Aug. 16th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
I was about to say "dude, how come you're answering so quickly? You must not have much work to do!" and then I remembered you're "sick." :)
solteronita
Aug. 16th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
Being "sick" is fun. I slept 'til noon and now I'm doing my laundry and learning about how to cook some squash I have.

And I could say the same for you! :)
rivulet
Aug. 16th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
Haha

My excuse is that my boss is at lunch! And I have to stay late anyway. And I was just gone for 2 and a half hours for the funeral and don't have much to do even after being gone for so long.
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