McDonald’s No More

Saw Super Size Me last night.

For those who don’t know what the Documentary is, it was Directed by Morgan Spurlock, a guy who decided to eat nothing but McDonald’s for 30 days straight to see what the effects on his body would be.

Stunningly enough, the guy went from 185 lbs. to 210 lbs. in the 30 days, and raised his perfect cholesterol levels and liver healthness to dangerously high levels. The three physicians he involved in the process were both stunned and surprised that a diet based on strictly fat (and not alcohol) could have such an effect on one’s liver and system. Although the movie was humorous, the reality of it all was very very sobering and really hit me at my core.

Then on the way home, I was really hungry, so I got the two Cheeseburger meal at McDonald’s. And, of course, thanks to Morgan Spurlock and his movie (although McDonald’s denies the fact that the movie had anything to do with this change…) there is nore more Super Size’ing at Mickey-D’s.

Damn movies changing the world. What are you gonna do?

If only movies like Van Helsing could change corporate culture like Super Size Me. Then, and maybe only then, would the people I’ve seen on Sunset Boulevard who look like Frankenstein and Dracula actually be hunted down and killed by a guy in a fedora and a trenchcoat.

6 comments on “McDonald’s No More

  1. Jen - May 30, 2004 at 5:20 pm -

    Yeah, no super sizing, but they do have those nifty new adult happy meals. Complete with little toy pedometer. Mickey D’s as a health food joint. Go figure.

  2. Pauly D - May 30, 2004 at 5:26 pm -

    Yeah, but get this — the new salads/happy meals have more calories in them than a double Quarter Pounder with cheese.

    Health joint, smealth joint.

  3. Jared - June 3, 2004 at 8:41 am -

    Ahh… nothing like a 2 Cheese burger Value meal to get the blood flowing. Morgan Spurlock should do what “Jared” did at Subway and counter-act his movie by going back to McDonalds and eating the new “healthy” adult happy meals; losing weight and broadcasting his face across America… ohh the money. 😉

  4. Nick Hodges - June 3, 2004 at 8:47 am -

    Well, duh, if you go to /any/ restaurant and eat like a pig, it will have a deleterious effect on your health.

    What would happen if you ate nothing but McDonalds for a month, but ate, reasonable, normal amounts? You’d probably be fine.

  5. Austin - June 3, 2004 at 8:18 pm -

    Nick –

    What would happen if you ate nothing but McDonalds for a month, but ate, reasonable, normal amounts? You’d probably be fine.

    Probably? It’s a sure thing.

  6. Robert Griffith - November 19, 2004 at 2:35 pm -

    It doesn’t have anything to do with the movie. The movie was great, but a lawsuit caused there to be no more supersizing!

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