Super Size Me

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Obesity in America is becoming more and more common, and some are beginning to wonder if there is a specific reason for this. Recently there have been many lawsuits against McDonalds for knowingly selling unhealthy foods and it has given some the impression that they have something to do with this problem. But is McDonalds the problem, or is it the choices Americans are now making? Documentarian, Morgan Spurlock, explored the effects of the fast food industry by using himself as a guinea pig for an experiment in which he eats McDonald’s food for 30 days. Even though Spurlock makes many valid points in his documentary, I still believe that the eating habits of Americans today are based on their own choices and they should be responsible for those choices. According to the documentary Super-Size Me by Morgan Spurlock, 60% of adults in America are either overweight or obese. Spurlock decided to make the film when he heard about two teenage girls who filed lawsuits blaming McDonalds for them being overweight. His experiment involved him eating only McDonalds for 30 days to see what would happen to his body. Spurlock decided to follow four main rules during this experiment. First, he had no other options, he could only eat what was available on McDonald’s menu and this was including water. Second he was only to super-size his meal when offered, and when asked to super-size he had to accept. Third, he had to eat every item on the menu at least once within the 20days, with no excuses. Finally, he had to eat three meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner without giving up. Spurlock started out the experiment in great shape, according to many physical examinations. Three different doctors, a general practitioner, a cardiologist, and a gastroenterologist all monitored him over the thirty day experiment to make sure he doesn’t do any major damage to his body. In
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