There are a plethora of reasons including overeating, lack of exercise, fast food, processed food, dieting, and sedentary lifestyles. Morgan Spurlock of New York City decided to tackle one aspect of this problem with his idea of studying the McDonald’s way by limiting his intake of food for one month to only McDonald’s and filming this adventure. The result is the movie Super Size Me. Spurlock finds that the McDonald’s way is a super highway to fat city. Mr. Spurlock followed three rules as during this journey; he could only eat what was available over the counter, including water, no super sizing unless it was offered, and he had to eat and try every item at least once.
Is it really advantageous to feed American kids McDonalds’ food to save money? Are Americans really in that much of a hurry? Is the saying, “We are what we eat” really true? So it unfortunately seems. We all recall the study performed by Morgan Spurlock in, Super Size Me (2004) who ate McDonald’s food for 30 days straight who proved that fast food is extremely fattening as well as unhealthy.
Much like the first scene, the doctors appointments, trips to McDonalds, and interviews are all taped though a "hand-held camera [with] live synchronized sound" (Cornell, Lecture #12). Before Spurlock begins his month long McDonalds only diet the viewers are presented with the reason behind the experiment. His "position in regards to the subject" of fast food takes into consideration world statistics on obesity (Cornell, Lecture #12). Various facts and figures are read off to viewers through voice over narration as they watch multiple shots of obese men, women, and children. The audience learns that 100 million people in the United States are either overweight or obese, every one out of four America... ... middle of paper ... ...use of visual and narrative techniques.
In the documentary film "Supersize Me" Morgan Spurlock eats every meal at a McDonalds for a month. He eats what an average person would eat and gets almost no physical activity – only walking as many steps as an average person. Spurlock performed this experiment under close supervision of doctors and registered dietitians. He suffered several repercussions to his health as a result of this experiment. Spurlock gained 24.5 pounds, his cholesterol went up 65 points, and his body fat increased from 11% to 18%.
By including visual and textual techniques, rhetorical appeals, and argumentative evidences, Morgan Spurlock was able to help viewers know the risks of fast food and how it has caused America to be the world's “fattest country”. The first step that Spurlock utilizes is documenting his daily life through this modified “McDiet. He include visual aspects in his documentary, like personal footage, to help support his claim. Throughout this documentary, Spurlock includes records of him eating out of only McDonald's every day for a month. He documents his every meal and the experiences he has after eating.
In contradiction if a person eats foods rich in vitamin B such as beans, lean poultry, and fish can put a person in a “good mood.” Fast food can also take a toll on a person’s mental health. In the documentary, Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock eats McDonald’s three times a day for thirty days. He consumes nothing unless it is from McDonald’s, even water. Another aspect of this challenge is when the employees of McDonald’s asks if he would like to super size his meal he must say yes. He reported weight gain, obviously, but also suffered from headaches, depression, and his level of energy was extremely low.
McDonald’s, one of America’s fastest growing fast food restaurants, has made more than its share of money within the last twenty years serving more than 46 million people daily. They have twice as many restaurants as Burger King and more restaurants than KFC, Wendy’s, and Taco Bell Combined. Often children have the dream of eating fast food for every meal of every day. Well, Morgan Spurlock took the challenge to see how dangerous it would be to eat McDonalds for every meal. He also took the challenge in response to a lawsuit against McDonalds by a family whose children became obese by the contents of its meals.
Their current claim to fame is the dollar menu which is available for breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. You could easily feed a family of four for under $20.00 if each person purchases food and drink from the dollar menu. Currently the population of Flagler county is close to 100,000 with an unemployment rate of 8.3%. The supply and demand of fast foods restaurants in this county seem to be on the disproportionate side. With Mcdonalds owning four franchises in this county alone, all within a 15 mile radius of the town center of Bunnell and two of the McDonalds locations within 2 miles of each other.
Throughout video documentary “supersize me” Morgan Spurlock developed fast food cravings after 3 days of eating McDonalds. Within 20 days his essential vitamins were very low. Spurlock also acquired a condition called a fatty liver which is harmful to the body and causes fatigue and abdominal
In the film Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock gained 11kg from eating at Mcdonalds three times a day for 30 days straight. Obesity is a major health problem. Obesity due to frequent fast food consumption has very powerful biological effects. Children with fast food consumption are likely to be unhappy because of the risk of obesity. Fast food and soft drink consumption are positively associated with chi... ... middle of paper ... ...help you in the long run.