Super Size Me - What Happens to Mr. Spurlock Physical Wellness During His Mcdonalds Rampage

1352 Words Dec 23rd, 2005 6 Pages
The movie "Super Size Me" is a documentary on a man who has decided to consume only McDonald's food for a period of thirty days. This man, Mr. Spurlock, has embarked on this adventure to assess the health issue of McDonald's food. Of course, there are a couple of rules. He has to eat McDonalds for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He also has to devour everything on the menu at least once. If he is asked to super size his meal, he must submit. His experiences during this thirty day trial period are astonishing. Even more startling is what happens to his physical wellness during this McDonalds rampage. First on Mr. Spurlock's to do list is to examine and record his overall health. Mr. Spurlock hired several doctors to work with him during …show more content…
In the first five days it was clearly established that his body was going through some major changes, and not for the better. His physical condition was showing signs of deteriorating after these first five days. According to his nutritionist, in order to maintain a health body weight, he should only consume 2,500 calories per day. Of course, the only problem was that he was getting an average of 5,000 calories a day because of the food he was eating. Now, anyone can see that this would have a drastic effect on his overall wellness. This effect can be seen by his change in weight after only five days. His weight changed from 185.5 to a new height of 194. His weight kept gradually increasing from 194 to 202, and finally 202 to 210. All of this excess weight that was gained was due to fat and not muscle as Mr. Spurlock wasn't exercising either. Another factor of his wellness was apparent every time that he drew breath. His breathing came with difficulty as he was having extreme onslaughts of chest pain. Also according to the camera crew, he also smelled bad. This new smell could be assumed to be connected with his deteriorating health. His health started to extensively worsen again by day 21. On day 21, he was not feeling physically well at all. First of all, he wasn't able to talk normal; he eventually had to stop talking. He was also having heart palpitations and he couldn't breathe easily. His doctors recommended that if he

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