You've been fed a load of bologna.
A 2009 documentary created as a reply to Super Size Me
. Since eating five thousand calories a day of anything would make anybody fat, comedian and former health writer Tom Naughton began wondering if it was possible to lose
weight on a fast food diet. To this end he crafted a diet with three main points:
- He has a functioning brain.
- He may only eat fast food for thirty days (cut short to 28 due to his doctor's schedule).
- He would consume two thousand calories a day or less and avoid going over a hundred grams of carbs a day as much as possible.
While it parodies Super Size Me
in a few places, the film largely goes in its own direction, choosing to look at the science behind what makes a healthy diet and largely ignores the diet itself.The movie is available on YouTube
, as are Naughton's talks Big Fat Fiasco
, which delves deeper into how obesity became so rampant and Science for Smart People
, which goes into detail about good science versus junk science.
Fat head provides examples of:
Tom: When I think of all the times I had low-fat cereal when I really wanted bacon and eggs or a skinless chicken breast when I really wanted a juicy steak, well, it kinda pisses me off.
- Stylistic Suck: "The Guy from CSPI".
- Viewers Are Morons: The movie points out this is a driving factor in a lot of reform movements targeted at the fast food industry, so at one point Naughton interviews several people to reveal that the ability to recognize that fries and a cheeseburger is a high calorie meal is pretty much universal.