To Supersize or Not to Supersize?
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This paper describes the experiment conducted in the popular documentary on American obesity, "Supersize Me." The paper analyzes the nature of the experiment and discusses how the experiment was too extreme to be grounded in reality. The paper also discusses the film's lack of portraying the correlation between hereditary and learned obesity. In addition, the paper discusses conflict in social matters related to obesity.
From the Paper:"Within the span of thirty days, Spurlock could only eat what was available to him over the counter at McDonalds. He was required to eat three meals a day and he must have everything on the menu at least once. Anything that was not available in stores was off limits during this experiment. Along with those rules, if Spurlock was asked to supersize it, he was required to take the offer. On top of all the diet constraints, he was restricted from taking more than one thousand steps on a daily basis. Although Spurlock attempts to replicate the lifestyle of a majority of Americans his actions can be refuted as unrealistic. Most people will not consume three meals at a fast food chain for thirty consecutive days. Any drastic change in lifestyle would have a toll on the body."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Childhood Overweight and Obesity." 28 May 2009. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 17 June 2009 <http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/index.html>.
- "Obesity in US Adults: 2007." Obesity Statistics. 2009. The Obesity Society. 16 June 2009 <http://www.obesity.org/statistics/>.
Cite this Film Review:
To Supersize or Not to Supersize? (2009, December 02) Retrieved September 27, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/to-supersize-or-not-to-supersize-117431/
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