Supersize Me

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LaPorsche Pennie


Super-Size Me is a perfect movie to watch to understand the benefits and harms of certain eating habits. It teaches us about the dangers of fast food and it also explains what foods to eat, how much of those foods, and ways to maintain a healthy weight. When I first heard of the movie I thought what could go wrong he’s eating 3 meals a day he has no health problems how bad could it be but I was totally wrong.

Morgan Spurlock challenged his self to eat Mc Donald’s for breakfast lunch and dinner for thirty days and see how the fast food would affect his health. Over time Morgan's weight dramatically increases, his health weakened and he begins to show signs of depression. Morgan at 6 foot 2 inches, 185lbs, and 11% body fat was fit and lean at the start the month. After 30 days Morgan has gained 24.5lbs and increased his body fat by 7%, concluding that such an extreme diet really can be hazardous to your health.

Back in the 1950s, the founder of McDonald’s said, “Look after the customer, and the business will take care of itself.” This means that if the customer is convinced to buy the food then the business will be fine because it will be making money, but there idea of making money is the same thing as serving unhealthy food to eat that is harmful to our bodies. This movie clearly show you that eating fast food everyday could lead to liver problems, risks for heart attacks, and serious weight problems so why do we continue to harm our bodies. Are the schools to blame?

In some school you really didn’t have a choice on what you ate until you reached middle school unless you carried a sack lunch. There they had snack bar lines, pizza lines, vending machines, and also free lunch. A typical meal for me during my first year of middle school was a chicken tender basket (served with fries and a soda) with chili and cheese over it or on short day I would eat something out of the vending machines. I...
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