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Analysis Of Super Size Me

Super-size me is a documentary film starring Morgan Spurlock. In this movie Spurlock decides to take on the challenge of eating McDonald’s every day for one month. Throughout this film his lifestyle is documented and shows how eating fast food’s effect Superblock’s health. He attempts to bring awareness and sheds light on the obesity problem in the United States by subjecting himself and his health to an unscientific experience in which all of his nourishment will come from McDonalds. In this film Spurlock says that America is the fattest nation in the world and 100 million people are either overweight or obese. According to Spurlock 1 in 4 Americans visits fast food restaurants. He used and independent research approach in which he led the experiment and he was the only participant.
Spurlock wanted to see if his health would be at risk if he ate McDonald’s every day for one month. He started a thirty day experiment in which he ate McDonalds for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. One of the restrictions in this experiment was that he could only walk so many miles a day (5,000 steps per day) to replicate the exercise that an average American gets on a daily basis. In addition, another restriction was that he could only super-size his meal when asked. He also had to eat everything on the menu at least once. His objective was to see what happened to his health after thirty days of eating McDonalds. He made the claim that by only changing his eating habits (the variable) he could validate his hypothesis that eating McDonalds was unhealthy. However he also changed his exercise habits. His eating habits and exercise would be the two variables in this study. The independent variable would be eating habits (eating McDonald’s everyday) and the ...

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...s good. After thirty days of eating McDonalds and limited walking his health declined tremendously. He gained 24 pounds, his liver turned into fat, his cholesterol went up, and his body fat increased. Spurlock doubled his risk for heart disease. He displayed mood swings and was often exhausted and at times depressed.
In conclusion, one thing that I think should have been done different is the sampling method. I would have liked to see this experiment performed on a group of people. It would have been interesting so see how eating McDonalds every day effected each individual. There’s a possibility that the results could be different for other people. No one responds in the same way. The only thing that I would have done different for this experiment is I would have had two groups in this study. An experimental group and a control group to get more accurate results.

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