Supersize Me Analysis

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While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald’s food. Morgan Spurlock eats nothing but three McDonalds meals a day for 30 consecutive days, this provides an entertaining and occasionally disturbing narrative thread that allows for informative and engaging tangents about American culture’s disturbing trends towards obesity. This film lends itself to sociological analysis by understanding the cause of obesity also, understanding the study of society and using numbers and statistics to figure out situations. Henslin (2004) defines Socialization as “Essential for our development as human beings. From our interaction with others, we…show more content…
Overall the effects that the fast food had on him where mind blowing. It is clear that fast food vs. normal food is ten times worse for the human body and is a major problem in society. In conclusion, the film “Super-Size Me” has a lot of important information about health and the food that we consume. After seeing this film it made me realize how eating healthy is very important and how it could have negative effects on your body if you do eat fast food. The film wants to show the audience how fast food has a negative effect on the human body when I saw the statistics that Morgan Spurlock consumed on McDonalds it surprised me. He consumed average of 20.9 mega joules or 5,000 kcal (the equivalent of 9.26 Big Macs) per day during the experiment. An intake of round 2,500 kcal within a healthy balance diet is more generally recommended for man to maintain his weight. As a result, Morgan gained 11.1 kilograms (24lb), a 13% body mass increase, increase his cholesterol to 230mg/dl and, experienced mood swings, sexual dysfunction, and fat accumulation in his liver. It took Spurlock’s fourteen months to lose the weight gained from his experiment using a vegan diet supervised by his
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