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missaprylj 05-23-2004 10:00 PM

Will You See "Super Size Me" ?
Morgan Spurlock ate only McDonalds for 30 days and documented the affects it had on him. Will you see the movie?

Sandi 05-23-2004 10:15 PM

At my current size, I really don't think I'd go see it in a theater - but I will DEFINATELY rent it!!

howie6267 05-23-2004 11:50 PM

I will watch it when it comes on the independent film channle but I will not pay to see it because I do not agree with the man. I heard him on a radio show and he believes Mcdonalds and fast food should have to make the public more aware of there bad food blah blah blah. I just don't think it is Mcdonalds fualt that americans are so overweight. It's time people take responsibility for there own problems. No body forced me to eat those big macs all those times. That was my choice. It seems everyone is so ready to blame someone else for there problems. Do they need to list the calories and fat content? Yes I think they should do that. But not to serve there Super Size meals anymore because of group presure. That's not right. And no place should have to put down there own menu and tell the world that cheeseburgers are bad for you just because the food is fating or high in calories. I think we all know this and we buy it because we like it.

jiffypop 05-24-2004 12:46 PM

absolutely not. i have no interest in this. my concern is that the general public will now turn and look at overweight people and actually believe that we got this way on a steady diet of fast food!!!

i WILL NOT fork over a single penny to support this assault.

howie6267 05-24-2004 02:46 PM

Well I guess we did not gain all our weight from eating healthy. I know there are the few exceptions. However I think the general public aready believes this and for the most part I would have to argree. Maybe not fast food but junk food in general

Jennelle 05-24-2004 04:17 PM

I actually think it will be interesting to see, but it's going to be tough to find it in a movie theater around here. I'll probably have to go to the artsy-fartsy theatre on the bohemian side of town.

I heard there is a woman who did the exact same thing, but she stuck to the healthy choices and she exercised and she lost weight in the end. I think she may be writing a book about it.

I agree with Howie - Anyone who thinks you won't get fat eating cheeseburgers and 1/2 gallons of sugar-laden soda is just an idiot.

love2live 05-28-2004 01:18 PM

Jenelle-I heard about her as well

I recently saw the movie-and what I found the most alarming was the school lunches. It was amazing to me that parents had no idea what their kids were eating (and were giving them money daily to buy lunch).

channning102 05-30-2004 06:15 PM

My thing with fast food is they use to make it so easy to super size. 39 cent. Salads and healthier food are higher. I know they don't force people to eat it but they could offer healthier foods. They are doing better, I do see the calorie listed for everything. Fast food is changing because we the consumer and making them change.

nicoleiris 05-31-2004 08:45 PM

I might see the film because it looks interesting; also, it looks like it might turn me off McDonald's forever, which would definately not be a bad thing. However, I don't support it if it's simply blaming McDonald's and other fast food chains for the obeisity epidemic. It isn't the FOOD's fault that I'm fat, after all, and I don't like the way society is turning fast food into a scapegoat for America's unhealthy eating habits.

howie6267 06-01-2004 11:42 AM

Amen nicoleiris. We need to put the blame where it belongs, on ourselves.

love2live 06-01-2004 04:09 PM

I totally agree with you all-I definitely we need to be looking to oursleves for the answer and the solution in being in charge of our own personal responsibility.

Reaferg 06-01-2004 04:23 PM

I wouldn't mind going to see it myself.

Zoesmama 06-01-2004 05:43 PM

True nobody is being forced I agree with that.

But I do believe that the nations weight problems are from fast food places. Look at all the McDonalds signs they claim over a billion people served. So how can we say that it hasn't contributed to the nations obesity as a whole. Remember that I do agree nobody was forced to eat it. :)

On the average Americans eat out more often than they ever have in history and the fast food drive thrus are probably highest.

I might see it when it comes on video. Haven't been to a movie alone in 10 months. We have seen a few at the drive in with the baby but not alone yet.

Zoesmama 06-01-2004 05:49 PM

And I agree with channning it is too easy to super size. I think all restraunts fast food and sit down alike are serving us for meals that could feed 2 and sometimes 3 people. But for the sack of saving a few pennys or trying to get a better deal we scarf down way more food than we need because who wants to waste it.

love2live 06-01-2004 06:23 PM

Zoes mama-what a gorgeous baby!!!

I understand what you're saying-obesity is definitely a nationwide issue-but as parents I feel like we're setting examples for the younger generations and they learn from our habits. So if we exercise and splurge in moderation-hopefully they'll also be on that track. It's not always as easy as it seems-but I think our role can influence them.

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