Mr. Spurlock followed unhealthy guidelines for his experiment. He ate McDonalds for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. Every Time a McDonalds employee asked if he wanted to supersize his meals, he accepted their offers each time, forcing himself to eat the food and even within the first week, he threw up. Mr.
Analysis of "Super Size Me" Morgan Spurlock decided to make this documentary to investigate the fast food companies, and the effects of certain fast food chains products, particularly McDonalds, on the health of society. This Documentary explores the United States growing epidemic of obesity and diabetes as well. Morgan decides to eat nothing but McDonald's food for thirty days. He must eat one of everything on the menu at least once, and when asked to super size his meal he must do so. Another stipulation of Morgan's experiment is that he can only take 5,000 steps a day to replicate the exercise that most average Americans get on a daily basis. He must also eat three meals a day, no exceptions and if McDonalds doesn't serve it
Contrary to the popular belief of the time, Morgan Spurlock’s amateur documentary “Supersize Me” pushed reform in both fast food culture, and eating habits of citizens, being one of the first catalysts in a new movement in America. This 2004 film, being the first of his works to establish Spurlock as a filmmaker, focuses on Spurlock’s 30 day journey in which he vowed to eat solely McDonalds for three meals a day, and track his overall mental, physical, and social changes over this span of time. Throughout the film, Spurlock consults three doctors (a gastroenterologist, a cardiologist, and a general practitioner) as well as a nutritionist to monitor physical change and gather quantitative data supporting his claim. The film often exhibited
McDonald’s is killing Americans, at least that is what Morgan Spurlock believes. In his documentary Super Size Me he embarks on a quest to not only describe and use himself as an example of the growing obesity trend, but to offer the viewers with base-line nutritional knowledge that will allow them to draw their own informed conclusions. Spurlock's primary intention is to prove through self-experimentation that eating solely McDonald's food is dangerous. His secondary intention is to denounce the rising obesity rate in American by using statistics, his own research, and the opinions of experts. His broader message is for a general audience while he tailors select chapters towards more specific demographics such as parents or McDonald's
Morgan Spurlock’s motivation to create his documentary emerged from a certain court case, in which two teenage girls sued McDonald's for selling them products that resulted in them being obese for their age group (Spurlock). McDonald’s testimony stated that the girls could not fully prove that it was the McDonald’s product that were making them overweight and that eating their products for every meal would be seemingly dangerous (Spurlock). Spurlock to this statement into his owns hands and a decided to conduct a month long experiment, in which he would go on a thirty-day long binge of McDonald’s food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to prove if and how fast food can make a person obese (Spurlock). It is well known within the general public that fast food in not a healthy option for a meal but for many, fast food is the only
Overlook to Be Successful There will always be those who strikes their hardest to learn even though others downgrade them. In the essay “Super Man and Me” Sherman Alexie explains what happen in his personal life while he was still at school. Alexie is an Indian boy who loves to read ever since he was a little child. “A little Indian boy teaches himself to read at an early age and advanced quickly” (497). However the non-Indians expected less from the Indians kids. They expect them to be stupid and uneducated. Nevertheless Alexie refuses to fail, he was a very smart boy who kept on teaching himself. Alex proved the non-Indians wrong by becoming a writer. This is a claim of value because, most of the time people expect less from us based on our nationality and race, but it is our obligation to prove them wrong; our future does not depend on what others think of us, but how hard we strike to have a better future. I too can relate to the essay Super Man and Me because of my teacher in Junior High also expected less from me and also treated me differently base on my nationality.
Supersize Me: The Rhetoric of French Fries The United States of America has long been considered a “big nation”, whether is has the biggest cities, houses, and on a negative note, biggest people. In 2003, Morgan Spurlock, a healthy-bodied film director, set on a quest to show America the detrimental effects of the fast food industry and raise awareness on the controversial issue. He produced the documentary “Supersize Me”, where McDonald’s meals were consumed for every meal of the day for thirty days. His film was released to movie theatres so that people could understand the devastating effects of McDonald’s on his body in a very short time span. At the end of his experiment, Morgan gained twenty-five pounds, developed a thirteen percent
In the film, “Super Size me”, a man takes part in a 30 day journey of only eating McDonald’s. Required to only eat menu items and accept all offers to “Super Size” his meal (making his fries and drink more than double the regular size) , the man made it the entire way. What was the cause of this though? Extreme repercussions. The man contracted type two diabetes nearly two months later and frequently got sick during the experiment. One specific day the man was forced to super size his meal and eat a whopping half pound cheese burger causing him to instantly become sick. The reality of this though, as presented in the film, is that millions of americans eat a meal closely related to this, on a regular
The Morgan super-size me film that investigates that if fast food chain, Mac Donald’s is contributing to the obesity in America because of the food that is serves. The director, Morgan Spurlock conveys that, in America, people are becoming more obese due to the consumption of too much fast food. Throughout the film, Suprlock uses several film techniques such as graphics, interviews and voice over and direct narration to persuade the audience of his point of view that a person can get really sick from having a diet that relays on MacDonald’s food in a variety of substantial ways.
During the documentary Supersize Me, Mr. Morgan Spurlock embarks on a month long experiment, to see how McDonalds would affect somebody’s body if that is all they ate over the course of a month.
Supersize Me is a documentary about a guy named Morgan who went on a 30 day high fat diet. He wanted to see the effects of fast food would have on a person’s health. But little did he or the doctors know the repercussions and the damage of this experiment would do to one’s body. 60% of all US adults are overweight or obsess. America is the fattest nation in the world could fast food be to cause of this, this is what Morgan set out to find out.
The movie Super-Size Me provided a lot of insight on how important it is to be fit, and eat healthy on a regular basis. Sixty percent of Americans are obese, and America has become the largest country in the world. Super-Size Me shows what eating out can do to your body in just one month, and even if it isn’t eaten every day, it will have the same effect but slower occurring.
Fast food is unhealthy and does not provide the necessary nutrients needed for a daily diet, however Mcdonald's, a fast food empire claimed in a 2004 lawsuit against them that fast food can be a part of a healthy diet. The court ruled that the plaintiffs would have a serious claim if they could prove that eating fast food for every meal is dangerous for the person and their health. Morgan Spurlock, writer, director, producer, and star of 2004 documentary Supersize Me set out to prove that fast food is dangerous for a person's health. The documentary follows Morgan on his 30 day challenge of only eating fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Through Morgan's challenge his weight skyrockets, his health declines and feels terrible all the time. Many people believe that fast food companies are to blame for America's obesity but the individual must take responsibility for what they put into their bodies instead of blaming fast food companies for their unhealthy eating habits .The documentary explores the idea that people should avoid eating fast food because Fast food, although more convenient and easier is worse for you than making your own meals. Fast food leads to many health risks and is not a good substitution for traditional meals. People should avoid eating
In 2003 Morgan Spurlock launched on an experiment of sorts to fully understand the effects that fast food, in this case specifically McDonald’s food can have on one’s physiological and mental health by eating nothing but McDonald’s food for thirty days. Before embarking on this quest, Spurlock visited a general practitioner, a cardiologist, a gastroenterologist, a dietician, and an exercise specialist. He began his McDonald’s journey with exceptional health, by the end of the thirty days he had suffered serious health consequences both physically and mentally. From an addiction to McDonald’s food to a major increase in cholesterol levels there is no doubt that Spurlock’s health greatly declined in the month long period. Spurlock documented his journey in a film entitled Supersize Me, which has served as a call to action for the years since its release.
Issues Obesity is probably the most significant issue facing the McDonald’s Company today. The corporation has been severally blamed for the menace due to its wide range of junk foods. As the world’s largest fast food company, it has become a target of most health related films such as Super Size Me. This is because the public blames the company for failing to give nutritional information concerning the items on its menu (Baron, 2010).