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A year and a half ago I was 35 pounds overweight. I ate like the standard American. I finally decided to do something about it so I did some research on the Internet, trying to focus on the science-based research. Following the advice that I found, I lost that weight in 4 months and have kept it off ever since by continuing to follow the advice. This movie captured the basic idea of all that research: low fat is bad for you, low cholesterol is worse than high cholesterol for most people, don't eat high carb food.
He does the best job I've ever seen at disproving the lipid hypothesis which nearly every doctor and media outlet promote: 1) Eating high fat foods give you high cholesterol. 2) High cholesterol leads to heart disease. Well, he makes it really clear that both of these statements are false. It's shocking to anyone who has been fed these lines (lies) for year. He explains all of this in a simplified manner that is within reach of everyone.
The other points that he make extremely well relate to what it is that actually does cause heart disease and what we should do and eat in order to minimize our risk of getting it. Again, he's funny and informative. It's hard to believe that this combination can exist when talking about nutrition, but he does it.
I added this to my library so that I can heartily recommend it to my family and friends.Read more ›
It seems political correction has plagued our society on every level. Diets have become a subject overrun by PC advocates. "Animal fats are bad... why would you want to eat animals anyway?!?! McDonald's and other fast food organizations are bad... they make our children fat. Eat grains, soybeans, and bran. They're good for you and will help you lose weight!!!" Even if we don't believe such statements, it finds its way into our subconscious which is what the bureaucrats want. And when we follow these suggestions on a whole as society, we suddenly have epidemics of diabetes, obesity, depression, and other disorders. It's obvious the vegan-inspired pro-grain diet has failed and made things worse. The bureaucrats had to find a way to divert blame: direct hatred and blame towards fast food and continue to promote the pro-grain pro-vegan agenda. Fast food is by no means the healthiest food choice out there, but it cannot be held responsible for the obesity epidemic. It's a widespread misconception: fat=unhealthy, skinny= healthy. That cannot be farther from the truth.Read more ›
The core premise of the movie is to revisit "Supersize Me", where Spurlock supposedly showed the evils of fast food by eating nothing but McDonald's for a month. Spurlock gained 25 pounds, was issued a variety of dire health warnings by his doctor, etc. Naughton turns this idea on it's head: he also ate only fast food for a month, but used his "functioning brain". Rather than just blindly eating whatever was available, he avoided those foods which science has shown contribute to metabolic problems like obesity, including sodas, french fries, too much bread, etc. The result? Eating nothing but double Big Macs and the like, he lost over 12 pounds in 28 days and his cholesterol went down. The expression on his doctor's face alone is worth the price of the DVD.
"Fat Head" is very funny and discusses the science of fat gain and loss in an manner which is easily understood. My kids (8 and 4) watched it with me, and they "got it". Get a copy and share it with your friends and family.
I'd give this movie TEN stars if I could!
If you've seen "Supersize Me!," you MUST see this movie. "Fat Head," the movie, offers real science. Also, it does it without barfing. And, Tom (Our Hero) loses weight, and lowers cholesterol and overall bodyfat after one month of eating fast food! Of course, this astounds his doctor, who is shown confirming all of these losses in the film.
What's behind all this? Tom Noughton, the independent writer/producer/director/eater of the film, was considering a project about the diet habits of Americans and our obese-ness as a society. (Actually, only so if we go by US Gov't BMI statistics, which would have shown Ahnolt the Terminator to be obese the years he won Mr. Everything Muscly.) Anyway, while doing research, Tom viewed "Supersize Me!" and came away doubting that it was all completely true.
He decided to do just about the same thing that Morgan Spurlock did in "Supersize," with only a couple of adjustments. He would eat every meal at a fast food restaurant for a month, but he would not voluntarily gorge himself by robotically agreeing to buy "fries with that," or "supersizing, maximizing," or otherwising the carbohydrate (sugar, starch, white flour) "extras" he was offered. Also, he normally removed half the bun from his breakfast sandwiches and cheeseburgers, rejected fries, and only drank diet soft drinks and tea. He kept a complete record of everything he ate, and published it online (at his blog site [...Read more ›
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So-called "documentary" has been completely debunked by a real food scientist.
This is not a documentary, it's propaganda. Read more
I loved this doc. I watched it years ago and used common sense as well as some of the tips from the doc and lost over 35 pounds. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Travis M
I can't even. I also normally do not write reviews, but as a public health announcement I feel compelled to. Read morePublished 2 months ago by THOMAS
Tinfoil hat people who are basically no different from Flat Earthers making bad arguments about carbs being evil. The worst of the worst. I would love to ask Dr. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Etienne-Emile Antikatastaseis
This movie was both enjoyable and educational. I understand some of the negative reviews for it assuming its bias or pay off but I disagree. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Reidlos
I watch this movie at least once a year since it came out and wish they would make a follow-up.
Positive: The content is solid: the U.S. Read more
I am not in the habit of writing reviews, but for this so called "documentary" i will make an exception. Read morePublished 6 months ago by fenix777tj