A comedian loses weight while on a fast food diet to prove that popular opinions on obesity and healthy eating are wrong.
Have you seen the news stories about the obesity epidemic? Did you see Super Size Me? Then guess what? You've been fed a load of bologna.
Comedian and health writer Tom Naughton replies to the Super Size Me crowd by losing weight on a fat-laden fast-food diet while demonstrating that nearly everything we've been told about obesity and healthy eating is wrong.
Along with some delicious parody of Super Size Me, Naughton serves up plenty of no-bologna facts that will stun most viewers. Saturated fat doesn't cause heart disease. Sugars, refined grains and processed vegetable oils do. Having low cholesterol is unhealthy and is linked to cancer and stroke. Low-fat diets can lead to depression and type II diabetes. The diet recommended by the USDA will make you fat. Losing weight isn’t about counting calories. It’s about controlling the hormones that make you fat.
This film features humorous animations as well as informative interviews with doctors and researchers.
"Not only one of the most entertaining in its genre, but also absolutely one of the best depictions on how so much of we’ve been told regarding obesity and healthy eating is false."